Local roundup: Hanover lax back — and winning — on home turf

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Friday, April 26, 2019

HANOVER — Kyle Rozzi and Toño Correa each scored in the final two minutes to help the Hanover High boys lacrosse team to a 7-5 victory over Bedford on Friday in the first game this season on Merriman-Branch Field.

The score was deadlocked, 5-5, at halftime. Rozzi broke the tie on his goal with 1:59 left to play. Correa added an insurance goal with 1:16 left, which was fortunate because the Bulldogs answered less than 20 seconds later to get back within one. The Marauders defense, anchored by goalie Mason Winter (six saves), held the line from there to preserve the lead.

Hanover improved to 3-2 with the win while Bedford tell to 1-4.

Rozzi finished with a team-high three goals to pace the Marauders. Caleb Morse added two goals. Correa and Eli Silovich each had one goal. Noah Fahey had an assist.

Coach Ryan Gardner praised the play of Brendan Brigham, who was 15-for-17 on faceoffs and had eight ground balls. As a team, the Marauders built a 24-12 advantage on ground balls, including a 9-3 edge in the fourth-quarter rally.

Hanover, which couldn’t play on Merriman-Branch while drainage work was done, has now won three straight games and will look for four in a row when Timberlane visits on Tuesday.

Hartford 18, Montpelier 4

MONTPELIER — The Hurricanes built an 11-3 lead at halftime in a dominant win over the Solons.

Hunter Hutchinson led Hartford (3-1) with five goals. Dawson Nalette and Reece Thompson each had three goals and two assists. Jackson Balch and Aidan Boonyaharn each added their first varsity goals as part of the scoring barrage.

“We played well. We played good on the defensive end and used our transition well,” Hartford coach Grant Whiteway said.

Logan Raymond added two goals and an assist. Carter Nalette had one and one. Nemo Arnold and Andrew Knight also scored. Kaj Boeri had an assist.

Goalie Tarin Prior finished with five saves. The Canes visit Harwood on Monday.

Kearsarge 17, Lebanon 6

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Raiders fell to 1-2 on the season with a loss at the Cougars.

Kearsarge improved to 3-2 with the win. Lebanon will host Hopkinton on Monday.

GIRLS LACROSSE Burr & Burton 16, Woodstock 3

MANCHESTER, Vt. — The Bulldogs couldn’t slow down Woodstock’s Gina Sorrentino, but they did have enough to keep the Wasps (2-3) in check.

Sorrentino accounted for all of Woodstock’s goal, continuing a strong start to her season. “She’s one of our captains this year, and she’s stepping up into that role,” Woodstock coach Amanda Hull said. “She’s trying to lead by example.”

Kai Albers had a “phenomenal game” in goal, making 12 saves, Hull said. “They had a lot of possession time,” Hull added. “We didnt.”

Woodstock visits Rutland on Tuesday.

Girls Tennis Rutland 4, Hartford 3

RUTLAND — The Hurricanes brought only four players and won three of the four matches played to nearly pull off the upset.

Phelan O’Keefe again set the tone at No. 1 singles for Hartford, winning 6-1, 6-0. Hannah Eastridge added a 6-2, 6-3 win. Sophomore Jessica Davis then had her first career varsity win, a 6-4, 6-0 decision. Nyah Jenks lost a close battle in her singles match, 4-6, 5-7. Hartford (0-3) will host North Country on Monday.

Women’s Rugby Dowty to coach collegiate XVs

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Dartmouth women’s rugby head coach Katie Dowty was named head coach for the Collegiate All-American XVs.

Dowty has previously served as an assistant coach on the women’s Under-20s and on the Collegiate All-American teams in addition to a stint playing on the national team. She will be assisted by Tiffany Faaee, an assistant coach for Rugby United New York.