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Local Roundup: Canes Improve to 2-0

  • Head coach Heather Hartford hugs sophomore Emi Harlow after a five point win over Chelsea High School at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., on April 9, 2018. This is Hartford's first year as head coach for the Hurricanes. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hartford High School junior Emily Ricker passes the ball as Chelsea High School Amanda Ferris attempts to block during the game at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., on April 9, 2018. The Hurricanes defeated the Red Devils, 10-5. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hartford High School junior Caitlin Gaudet cheers with her teammates before the game against Chelsea High School at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., on April 9, 2018. The Hurricanes defeated the Red Devils, 10-5. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Head coach Heather Hartford talks to the Hartford High School girls varsity lacrosse team at halftime during the game against Chelsea High School at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., on April 9, 2018. The Hurricanes defeated the Red Devils, 10-5.(Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Robert Slocum



Monday, April 09, 2018

White River Junction — The Hartford High girls lacrosse team doubled up on visiting Chelsea, winning 10-5 on Monday afternoon in frigid temperatures.

Zoe Pfeiffer led the Hurricanes (2-0) with three goals. The Canes led, 6-4, at halftime before playing a very strong second half to pull away from the Red Devils.

Taylor Simmons and Greer McCarty each added two goals. Morgan Pero had a goal and an assist. Caitlin Gaudet had a goal. Goalie Emi Harlow made six saves for the Canes.

Hartford hosts St. Johnsbury on Friday.

Baseball

Windsor 13, Hartford 3 (6)

Windsor — Pitcher Robert Slocum stuck out 12 and had a good day at the plate to lead the Yellowjackets over the Hurricanes.

Slocum went all six innings on the mound, allowing one earned run on just two hits. Solcum also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, and Ben Meagher was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run.

Ryland Richardson, Seth Blach and Justin Smith each had a hit and two RBIs.

Windsor scored three runs in the home half of the first inning and then took control with eight runs in the third.

The Jacks (1-0) visit Brattleboro on Thursday.

White Mtns. 8, Mascoma 1

Hopkinton, n.h. — The Royals dropped their season opener to the host Spartans.

White Mountains scored four runs in the first inning and led, 6-0, through three. Devin Tetreault pitched the first five innings for Mascoma, striking out five. Seth Martin had a pair of hits for the Royals (0-1).

Littleton 14, Woodsville 0

Woodsville — The Engineers struggled in their first game of the season, falling to the host Crusaders.

Freshman Brendan Walker had his first career hit for Woodsville. The Engineers committed seven errors.

“We usually have a very solid defense, so I’m not too concerned,” Woodsville coach Brent Cox said. “This is a team we want to beat really bad; I think we overthought things a little bit.”

The Engineers (0-1) host Pittsburg-Canaan on Wednesday.

Softball

Hartford 21, Windsor 18

Windsor — The Hurricanes outlasted the Yellowjackets’ comeback attempt in each team’s season opener.

Emily Ballou and Kylie Beaucage each had two hits for Hartford. Sam Walz pitched into the seventh inning, striking out four, walking four and allowing eight hits to get the victory. Sophomore catcher Kendyl Boisvert had a solid game behind the plate in her catching debut.

“It wasn’t pretty but a win’s a win,” first year Hartford coach Bob Beisler said. “We hit the ball well, but couldn’t get the third outs when we needed to.”

Jasmine Frazier was 2-for-5 with a triple and had four RBIs for Windsor. Ava Sutton added two hits and drove in three. Freshman Hannah Wood added a two-run triple.

Carah Rugg went the distance in the circle for the Yellowjackets, striking out six against 12 walks. Windsor found an offensive groove late, scoring 13 runs in the final two innings to narrow the gap.

“We struggled a bit defensively. We had kids playing different positions and we have not had a whole lot of time outside to practice,” Windsor coach Heather Stearns said. “We were down big, but the kids kept battling. That was great to see.”

Woodsville 12, Littleton 4

Woodsville — Alyssa Prest tossed a complete game with 11 strikeouts to lead the Engineers (1-0) over the rival Crusaders.

Prest also had a strong day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Emma Restelli added two hits, including a double, and had four RBIs. Emily Prest drove in two with a single and a double. The first nine Woodsville hitters were retired before the Engineers woke up with six runs in the fourth inning.

Boys Lacrosse

Champlain Valley 9Hanover 2

Hanover — The Marauders’ Graham Penfield scored during each half of a season-opening loss to the Red Hawks (2-0), winners of the last five Vermont Division I titles. The hosts committed 11 turnovers in the offensive end during the first half, after which they trailed, 6-1.

“We definitely didn’t catch and throw as well as we did in our two scrimmages, but CVU is a tough team and they put a lot of pressure on us,” fourth-year Hanover coach Ryan Gardner said. “We’ve got a lot of younger guys who maybe had jitters and our sticks just aren’t there yet. But we played hard in the second half.”

Mason Reed made nine saves, Alex Mosenthal had seven ground balls and Brendan Brigham was 10-of-15 on faceoffs for Hanover, which visits New Hampshire Division I powers Pinkerton and Bishop Guertin on Wednesday and Thursday.

InterLakes 17, Stevens 5

Meredith, n.h. — The Cardinals suffered a defeat to open the season. Stevens (0-1) will host Plymouth on Friday.

Girls Tennis

Woodstock 7, Brattleboro 0

Woodstock — The Wasps turned in a dominant effort to open the season.

Momo Biele, Kenzie Biele and Olivia Marsicovetere each won 6-0, 6-0 in their singles matches. Grace Frazier (6-4, 6-3) and Chloe Noble (6-3, 6-1) also won in singles. Lydia Howe and Julianna Beraldi added a 6-2, 6-0 win in doubles. The Wasps added a win by forfeit in the second doubles spot.

Pelham 8, Lebanon 1

Pelham, n.h. — The Raiders dropped to 1-2 with the loss at the Pythons.

Artemesia Delgado won, 8-6, in singles for Lebanon. Fatima Khan and Leah Mayes lost a tight match in doubles, 8-5. The Raiders visit Wilton-Lyndeborough on Thursday.

Boys Tennis

Lebanon 8, Milford 1

Lebanon — The Raiders picked up their first win of the young season.

Brodie McPherson won 8-0 in singles to set the tone for Lebanon (1-1). Pedro Sacristian (8-2), Seamus Hickey (8-4) and Cam Magari (8-3) all won in singles. Lebanon added two wins in singles by default.

Eric Spaulding and Nate Magari added an 8-6 victory in doubles.

Bedford 7, Hanover 2

Bedford, n.h. — Hanover dropped its season opener at Bedford in chilly, breezy conditions.

Trevor Siegel (8-3) picked up a win for the Marauders at No. 5 singles, and the duo of Lincoln Adam and Will Blinkhorn (8-4) won at No. 3 doubles.

The Marauders visit Nashua North today.

College Softball

Big Green Freshman Honored

Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth freshman Schae Nelson was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week following her work over the weekend.

The Montgomery, Texas native was effective all series long at Princeton, finishing with a .600 average on the weekend with six hits through three games with two doubles, one RBI and three runs scored with a .900 slugging percentage.

Dartmouth continues conference play this weekend with a home series against Cornell.

Today’s scheduled game between Dartmouth and Holy Cross was cancelled due to expected inclement weather in the area. The game will not be rescheduled.

Sailing

Dartmouth Takes Third

Hanover — Ranked 13th in the nation, the Dartmouth coed sailing finished third out of 12 teams in the Fowle Trophy, hosted by Connecticut College.

An all-women group was in the state as well, competing in the Wick/Shrew Trophies at Yale, where the team finished 10th out of 18.

With only three weekends left in the regular season, the Big Green needed success in the Fowle Trophy to secure a bid for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championship.