Local Roundup: Rivendell pulls away from Blue Mountain

  • Dartmouth's Emily Henrich.

  • Hanover's Allison Lichtenstein.

  • Rivendell's Dylan Ricker.

Staff Reports
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

ORFORD — A five-run third inning broke a 1-1 tie and sent the Rivendell Academy baseball team to an 11-1 Central Vermont League win in six innings over Blue Mountain at Community Field on Tuesday afternoon.

Dylan Ricker had the key shot, a two-run double that put the Raptors (3-1) ahead to stay. Ricker finished the day with two hits in two at-bats and three RBIs.

Ricker had the game-winning hit with his two-run two-bagger, which gave Rivendell a 3-1 lead. Zach Dexter followed with a run-scoring triple to plate River, and Jake Kilmer doubled Dexter home for a 5-1 cushion. Sean Maddock boosted the lead to five runs with an RBI single to cap the charge.

“Defensively, we played a really sound game for the weather conditions,” Rivendell coach Eric Reichert said. “We played a fundamentally sound ballgame all the way around: baserunning, defense, hustle, aggressiveness. We were especially good at attacking the baseball (at the plate), not sitting back on it.”

Ty Newman benefited from all of the offense. The sophomore went the distance, holding the Bucks to three hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Blue Mountain's only run, which was unearned, came in the top of the first inning.

Rivendell resumes action with a key CVL home contest against White River Valley on Thursday.

GIRLS TENNISHanover 8, Keene 1

HANOVER — A young woman's work is never done: The Marauders (6-1) began a stretch of five matches over six days by controlling the Blackbirds at Dartmouth College's Boss Tennis Center.

Eleanor van Aalst, Brooke Voelker, Lyric Wilson, Bella Malo, Emma Marks and Amelia Wallis claimed singles wins, with van Aalst sweeping to an 8-0 shutout at No. 1.

The tandems of van Aalst-Voelker and Wilson-Marks won at doubles to complete the victory.

Hanover will hit the hardcourts every day through Saturday, with the stretch continuing at Derryfield on Wednesday at Southern New Hampshire University.

GIRLS LACROSSE Hanover 11, Oyster River 8

HANOVER — Junior goaltender Allison Lichtenstein took a star turn in the Marauders’ net, making 12 saves and “played outstanding,” Hanover coach Chris Seibel said. “She kept us in the game.

“She had really good timing stepping to the ball,” Seibel added. “She did a nice job with her angles and limiting opportunities for the kids from Oyster River.”

Maddie McCorkle scored six goals and set up a seventh for the Marauders, who also got three goals from Jasmine Lou and two from Jess Seibel.

The Marauders host Portsmouth on Saturday.

BOYS LACROSSE Hanover 14, Salem 6

HANOVER — After engaging the Blue Devils in a tight contest through three quarters, the Marauders (5-3) scored the game's final eight goals — the last seven coming in the final period of play — for their fifth win in their last six starts.

Charlie Baughman led the assault with five goals, and Caleb Morse backed him up with three scores. Noah Fahey (two assists), Toño Correa (one assist) and Brett Simmons (one assist) also struck twine once each, as did Kyle Rozzi, Eli Silovich and Sylas Oberting.

Brendan Brigham continued to dominate on faceoff, winning 21 of 23, and Oberting joined Griffin Young in vacuuming up a team-high six ground balls. Hanover owned a whopping 37-7 advantage in that department for the afternoon.

Mason Winter needed just three saves for the win. Hanover continues a four-game homestand when Concord visits on Friday.

Trinity 22, Stevens 2

CLAREMONT — Although the two goals marked a season best, the Cardinals dropped to 0-6 with the defeat at Monadnock Park.

Stevens is back in action at home on Wednesday, hosting Bishop Brady.

WOMEN’S RUGBY Henrich named nation’s top player

HANOVER — USA Rugby has bestowed upon Dartmouth freshman Emily Henrich its MA Sorensen Award, emblematic of the nation’s top women’s rugby athlete.

It’s the first time the award, which is in its third year, has gone to a Dartmouth player. Henrich led Dartmouth to its first NIRA national championship with a team-best 11 tries last fall, finishing second on the squad with 73 points and third with nine conversions. She scored the final try of that 19-14 defeat of Harvard for national honors and was on the U.S. national team roster for its internationals last November.

Other finalists for the honor included Dartmouth teammate Kat Ramage.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Thoni joins Dartmouth staff

HANOVER — Will Thoni has joined the coaching staff of the Dartmouth men’s basketball program, joining the Big Green after a nine-year stint at Davidson in a variety of capacities.

Thoni began with the Wildcats as a student manager and walk-on player before joining the coaching staff five years ago. He worked as the assistant for program development, director of student-athlete development and, eventually, director of basketball operations.

Thoni owns a sociology degree from Davidson. He joins a Big Green program that went 11-19 last winter with a 2-12 Ivy League mark.

COLLEGE BASEBALL Chargers’ Unczur all-GNAC

NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer junior Tim Unczur has landed on the all-Great Northeast Athletic Conference third team.

Unczur earned his first all-league nod for his utility play for the Chargers. He led all Colby-Sawyer pitchers with three wins, three complete games two shutouts and 30 strikeouts. He was also a mainstay in the CSC lineup even when pitching, topping the team stat sheet with 19 runs out of the leadoff position in the lineup.

Teammate Brendan Barrett was chosen for the league’s sportsmanship team.