Local roundup: Marathon match caps Wasps’ tennis win

Staff Reports
Published: 5/15/2021 1:17:41 PM
Modified: 5/17/2021 7:11:33 PM

WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock High boys tennis team won its third straight contest on Friday at home, defeating Burr & Burton, 4-3.

Woodstock (5-2) won one doubles match by forfeit. Otto Nisimblat and Jake Singelais cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win in the other. Nixon Malik won his singles match, 6-4, 6-3.

But the highlight of Woodstock’s victory was Cooper Dorsogna’s singles encounter. He fought for more than two hours to outduel Burr & Burton’s Christo Buckley, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

Wasps head coach Dave Miles said the match featured long, hard-fought rallies, particularly in the tiebreaker.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen an individual high school match that lasted as long as Cooper’s did,” Miles said. “His focus was incredible.”

The Wasps visit Hartford on Monday.

Rutland 7, Hartford 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (0-9) put up a battle with the Ravens at Maxfield Sports Complex.

Ethan Michaels came closest to posting a win for the Canes. Michaels won his opening set with Rutland’s Augie Louras for falling, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4. Rutland took the remaining matches in straight sets.

Hartford hosts Woodstock on Monday.

GIRLS TENNIS Lebanon 9, Stevens 0

LEBANON — The Raiders (8-1) defeated the Cardinals (1-7) for the fourth time this season.

Lebanon senior Kaeley Skakalski, freshman Adaa Karanwal, junior Crisi Patel and sophomore Aesha Soni each won their singles matches, 8-0. Patel and senior Keira Hines also won their doubles match, 8-0.

Lebanon will wrap up the regular season next with matches against Kearsarge, at home on Tuesday and on the road on Friday. Stevens will face Wilton-Lyndeborough on the road on Monday before hosting Kearsarge on Thursday.

Mount Anthony 5, Hartford 2

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Hurricanes (0-7) picked up a pair of debut singles wins in a team loss to the Patriots.

Toni Harper got her first victory at fourth singles, topping MAU’s Gabriella Georgi, 6-4, 7-6(2). No. 5 Alex Gray also broke through with her first win of the season. topping the Patriots’ Dhruva Patal, 6-2, 6-0. Nyah Jenks dropped a first-set singles tiebreaker before falling in two sets to Lexi Gerow, and the second doubles tandem of Ceci Wendling and Silvia Hale made a good accounting in a 6-3, 7-5 defeat.

Hartford visits Burr & Burton on Wednesday.

GIRLS LACROSSE Lebanon 17, Laconia 6

LACONIA, N.H. — Lebanon (7-3) got back to winning ways on the road after falling in overtime Wednesday.

“Another outstanding team effort both offensively and defensively,” Raiders head coach Sara Ecker said.

Junior Catherine Cole enjoyed a big game for Lebanon, scoring four goals and assisting four more. Freshman Maddie Jewell led the team with five goals, and added one assist. Senior Sydney Gonyea added three goals and one assist. Junior Ella Longacre scored two.

Junior Molly Smith recorded one goal and one assist. Juniors Kayla Taber and Sydney Zagarola each chipped in one goal, and junior Cassidy Adams and senior Rachel Harrington both added one assist. In goal, senior Lena Nowell saved 15 shots.

Lebanon will return home for its next game Tuesday against Kearsarge.

Hartford 20, Harwood 1

MORETOWN, Vt. — Eleven different players scored as the Hurricanes (9-0) continued their undefeated ways.

Zoe Pfeiffer, Reilly Slusser and Caroline Hamilton all posted hat tricks for Hartford. Jasmine Jenkins had a two-goal, three-assist contest. Davan Murphy and Chloe Jensen also scored twice each.

Sophie Howe, Addison Cadwell, Elliot Rupp, Rylee Potwin and Abigail Gross provided the Cane’s other goals.

BASEBALL Brattleboro 14, Windsor 1 (5)

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets (2-6) lost their second consecutive game.

Windsor trailed just 2-1 after the first inning, but its bats went quiet the rest of the way as Brattleboro continued to score.

Junior catcher Ethan Belvin hit an RBI double to drive in the Yellowjackets’ only run. He finished 1-for-3.

Junior Ryan Connelly pitched four innings for Windsor, surrendering nine runs (four earned) on seven hits, two walks and one hit batsman while striking out one.

Windsor’s next game is Tuesday at home against Otter Valley.

Sunapee 14, Newport 2

NEWPORT — Newport (2-4) lost its third consecutive game, dropping a Bill Bates Field contest to the neighboring Lakers.

SOFTBALL Springfield 18, Hartford 4

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford (2-5) was unable to build on Tuesday’s win during Friday’s home game.

Springfield led 9-4 going into the final inning, but it exploded for another nine runs in the seventh.

Hartford head coach Danielle Tenney said her team’s fight represented improvement they’ve continually shown throughout the season.

“These girls went from being mercied by Springfield in our season opener to staying in the game for an entire seven innings. We still have areas of growth to focus on and endurance to build for 7 inning games, but I have no doubt this team will conquer soon enough.”

The Canes will be back in action on Monday on the road at Fair Haven.

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