Raiders Blank Cougars in Season Finale
North Sutton — The Lebanon football team closed its season just as it was hitting its stride, taking its third win in the last four games with a season-ending 14-0 triumph over Kearsarge.
“It was a good way to send the seniors out,” said Lebanon coach Chris Childs. “We ended the season on a good note.”
The Raiders (4-5) did all the scoring in the first half. Lucas Gerow hit the end zone on a 34-yard run in the first quarter to put Lebanon up, 7-0. Gerow rushed for 101 yards on just four carries in the first half.
In the second quarter Dom Morrill pounded his way into the end zone for the 14-0 lead.
Lebanon’s domination was not only on the scoreboard. In the first half, the Raiders ran 42 offensive plays to just 17 for Kearsarge, who finished the season 2-7.
“We played well defensively as a team,” said Childs, finishing his 7th year as head coach. “They really couldn’t move the ball at all. We controlled the game on both sides.”
Things got a little out of hand in the second half when both coaches pulled their respective teams off the field after the action got as little chippy. Players from both teams were thrown out of the game, and will serve a suspension in the next sports season in which they participate.
“It was too bad,” said Childs, feeling the officials let the game get out of hand by not taking control of the situation soon enough.
Grayson Hardy and Joe Flanagan had interceptions for the Raiders, who finished a game behind Kennett for second place in the North Conference of N.H. Division II football.
Portsmouth, n.h. — Hanover (1-8) played Portsmouth tough, but ended its season with a loss to the Clippers (8-1), who were in first place in the New Hampshire Division II Eastern Conference heading into Friday’s action.
Portsmouth, which won its eighth straight, won by its narrowest margin of victory this season.
KUA 3, New Hampton 0
Meriden — Shannon Walsh scored three goals to lead KUA (11-4) over New Hampton.
Catherine Auger–Morin and Katie Decker each picked up assists. Decker had a strong game for Wildcats in the midfield and with Greta Hulleberg controlled much of the play.
Keeper Katelyn Fowler recorded the shutout, stopping two New Hampton shots. KUA travels to Cushing on Wednesday.
Women’s College Hockey
Union 3, Dartmouth 0
Schenectady, n.y. — The Dartmouth College women’s hockey team suffered its first shutout of the season at the hands of Union (4-5-0, 1-0-0 ECAC), which registered its first-ever win against the Big Green.
Heading into the contest, the Big Green (0-4-0, 0-3-0 ECAC) was 20-0-0 all-time against Union and never allowed more then two goals in a game. On Friday, the Dutchwomen flipped the script as goaltender Shenae Lundberg stopped all 25 shots she faced en route to her fourth win of the year.
Dartmouth out-shot Union 25-18, including a 10-0 advantage in the third period.
Taylor Purvis, Kathryn Davis and Kathryn Tomaselli scored for Union.
The Big Green was 0-for-5 on the power play and the Dutchwomen were 0-for-4. Over the first four games Dartmouth is 16-for-17 when a skater down.
Dartmouth goalie Katie Milligan made her first start of the year and made 15 saves.
The Big Green visits Rensselaer today.
Women’s College Volleyball
Yale 3, Dartmouth 1
Hanover — Dartmouth (10-11, 3-6 Ivy) lost to defending Ivy League champion Yale, which remained unbeaten in league play (15-3, 9-0 Ivy).
Dartmouth’s Paige Caridi registered a match-high 17 kills and produced 10 digs. Fresh off being named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week, Emily Astarita had 14 kills for Dartmouth. Stacey Benton dished out 36 assists to go along with four kills and 11 digs.
The Big Green returns to the court today against Brown. Dartmouth looks to avenge a five-set loss that came earlier in the year in Providence.