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Local roundup: Lichtenstein save boosts Marauders’ girls lax playoff plans

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Staff Reports
Thursday, May 16, 2019

HANOVER — If the Hanover High girls lacrosse team eventually reaches the NHIAA Division II state tournament, they may have Allison Lichtenstein’s knack for getting in the way to thank.

The Marauder goalkeeeper made six saves, including one with less than five seconds to play, to preserve a key 11-10 win over Hollis Brookline at Merriman-Branch Field on Thursday. In knocking the top-ranked Cavaliers (11-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten, Hanover (8-5) strengthened its bid to secure one of D-II’s eight tournament slots.

The victory leaves the Marauders no worse than fifth in the state standings with about a week to play. Windham, Goffstown and Oyster River all entered the day at 6-6, with them and the Marauders holding anywhere from two to four games remaining on their schedules.

“It was a total team win,” Hanover coach Chris Seibel said. “Our defense really worked well.”

That started in the net with Lichtenstein, whose play enabled Hanover to win its fourth straight game. Defenders Aiden Stone, Emma Taylor and Wylie Lucas also played key roles in the victory.

Jasmine Lou and Maddie McCorkle both had four-goal games for Hanover, with McCorkle adding an assist. Jess Seibel, Anna Kirkpatrick and Allie McCorkle also scored, while Maggie Lee, Miranda Galbraith and Kirkpatrick contributed assists.

Hanover begins a three-game final week by hosting Goffstown on Monday.

Mount Anthony 14, Woodstock 8

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The host Patriots pulled away from a one-goal halftime lead with an eight-goal second half to top the Wasps (2-10).

Sydney Pilot and Gina Sorrentino paced Woodstock with two goals each. Addie Gray, .965 cenKelly Gebhardt, Audrey Eggum and Izzy Jones accounted for the Wasps’ other scores, and Emma Tarleton recorded nine saves.

Woodstock hosts Rutland on Saturday.

Pembroke 9, Lebanon 4

PEMBROKE, N.H. — The Raiders trailed, 6-0, at halftime and fell to 6-5. Izzy Peress had two goals and an assist, and Clara Cole had a goal and an assist.

Lena Nowell made 16 saves for Lebanon, which also received a Sydney Gonyea goal and an Emma Hansen assist. The Raiders are at Plymouth (5-6) on Monday.

BOYS LACROSSE Woodstock 9Middlebury 6

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Lucas Piconi and Caden White each scored a hat trick to help the Wasps’ offense swarm.

Andrew Gubbins, Keaton Piconi and David Willis each scored one goal to help Woodstock. Both Piconi brothers had one assist, and White had a team-high two assists.

Gabe Marsicovetere made 14 saves in the win.

Woodstock (7-4) hosts Rice on Saturday.

Baseball Rivendell 10, Sharon 0

ORFORD —- Ryan Woodbeck led Rivendell’s offense going 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs.

Zach Kilmer also went 3-for-4 at the plate including a RBI double in the fourth inning. Dylan Ricker started on the mound and went three innings giving up only two hits. Ty Newman, Zach Gould and Luke Streeter each contributed an inning a piece of pitching.

Rivendell (5-3) travels to Twinfield tomorrow. Sharon (1-7) hosts Stratton on Tuesday.

WRV 16, Blue Mountain 2

SOUTH ROYALTON — White River Valley had the bats going at home to extend its unbeaten streak to 11 games.

Jake Hewitt went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double, three RBIs, and three runs scored. Carder Stratton went 2-for-3 also tallying two RBIs and three runs scored. Dominic Craven went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Logan Martin started on the mound and gave up just one earned run over four innings.

WRV (11-0) hosts Leland and Gray on Tuesday.

Hanover 9, Souhegan 6

NORWICH — Paul Tanny broke the game open for Hanover in the fourth inning with a two out, two RBI single that pushed the lead to four.

Joey Perras went four innings on the mound giving up four hits, three walks, two runs, two earned runs and two strikeouts.

Kegan Silovich was hot at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ian Hedgepath went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and one run scored. Hedgepath also came in relief on the mound throwing two innings.

The Marauders overcame six errors on the day to find the win.

Hanover (6-5) hosts Saint Thomas today.

Thetford 13, Lyndon 5

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — Thetford’s win was through a complete team effort, but Alden Nichols’ pitching certainly helped.

Nichols threw six innings with three strikeouts, one walk, six hits and five run, only two of them earned.

Seth Boyce helped on the offensive end, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Alex Emerson went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored. John Moore went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

“Alden pitched really well,” Thetford head coach Phil Chaput said. “He went deep into the game, and everyone was disciplined at the plate, helping us to get a win.”

Thetford (6-3) travels to U-32 on Friday.

Fair Haven 3, Windsor 2

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — After surrendering three runs in the home first, Windsor pitcher Grayson Frazer settled down to throw two-hit ball the final five innings to give the Yellowjackets (3-9) a chance.

Windsor cut the deficit to 3-1 in the fifth when Caleb Meagher walkes, stole second and scored on Justin Smith’s RBI single. Jordan Place singled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored in the seventh on back-to-back groundouts, the last by Meagher, to leave the Jacks down, 3-2.

Windsor put runners on first and second with two outs, but the Fair Haven defense corraled a slow Robert Slocum ground ball for the final out to end the game.

Frazer finished with five hits allowed and four walks against four strikeouts in a complete-game effort.

Windsor hosts Stevens on Saturday afternoon.

Harwood 10, Oxbow 4

MORETOWN, Vt. — Oxbow picked up only its third defeat on the season in a tough road loss.

Hunter Locke pitched four innings for the Olympians. Orin Mahikoa went 2-for-4 with two hits.

Oxbow (9-3) hosts Lamoille on Saturday.

New Hampton 16, KUA 11

NEW HAMPTON, N.H. — Kimball Union fought hard to the very end but came up just short in Wednesday’s Lake Region League semifinals in a game that had a combined 32 hits and five home runs between the teams.

The matchup was back-and-forth, but New Hampton pulled away in the bottom of the fifth, scoring seven runs. KUA bounced back with back-to-back home runs from Andrew Hadlock, Jonah Silverman and Kyle Young, but the fifth inning New Hampton rally proved to be too much.

SOFTBALL Oxbow 18, Harwood 0

MORETOWN, Vt. — Madison Fornwalt helped Oxbow to remain unbeaten both on the mound, and at the plate.

Fornwalt pitched a complete game giving up four hits, two walks and striking out 17. She also went 5-for-6 at the plate with two doubles and an RBI. Emma DeGoosh also helped at the plate going 4-for-6 and two RBIs.

Oxbow (12-0) travels to Linden on Monday.

Souhegan 18Hanover 6 (6)

NORWICH — The visiting Sabers broke open a 5-5 game with a six-run fifth inning to topple the Marauders (1-9) at the Dresden Athletic Fields.

Bella Bardales had another strong day at the plate for Hanover with three hits and two runs. Daria Gundermann drove in a run, scored three times and had two hits.

Hanover hosts St. Thomas on Friday and ConVal on Saturday before meeting Lebanon on Monday at the Dartmouth Softball Park.

Lyndon 23, Thetford 1 (5)

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — Cyrstal Parshley, Becca Wells, Shannon Hayes and Ellen Veracka accounted for all of Thetford's hits in a loss to the undefeated VPA Division I Vikings (11-0).

The Panthers (2-4) are back in action at U-32 on Friday.

BOYS TENNIS Lebanon 6, Pembroke 1Portsmouth 5, Lebanon 1

PEMBROKE, N.H. — The Raiders (7-7) split a season-ending, two-stop doubleheader to clinch a spot in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament.

Lebanon dominated its first match over the Spartans, getting singles wins from No. 1 Mason Arado (8-0), No. 2 Seamus Hickey (9-8), No. 4 Nate Magari (8-6), No. 5 Tyler St. Martin (8-6) and No. 6 Roneet Arora (8-3), with Hickey taking a 7-4 tiebreak for his point. Hickey and Arado wrapped up the match with an 8-6 decision at first doubles.

Although the Raiders dropped their second match of the day to the Clippers, Arado provided a highlight with a 9-7 first-singles win over Portsmouth’s Ryan Baxter. Arado, who had dropped an 8-6 match to Baxter earlier in the season, rallied from a 7-6 deficit to take the final three games.

Lebanon coach Mike Haxton said his team would either be seventh or eighth in the eight-team tournament, with the likelihood of facing either Portsmouth or Hollis Brookline in a Tuesday quarterfinal.

Girls Tennis Monadnock 5, Stevens 0Monadnock 6, Stevens 3

SWANZEY, N.H. — Stevens fought hard but fell short in its second double header in the past two days.

Lauren Fellows and Quinn McCaffery each won a singles match in the second round. Fellows also contributed in a doubles match win alongside Riley Murphy.

Stevens (1-10) will conclude its season at home against Conant.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL Schroder honored again

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has included Dartmouth’s Micah Schroder on its Division I All-Northeast regional first team.

A second-team choice last year, Schroder batted .473 with 40 RBIs this past season, both school records. Her campaign included an 11-game hitting streak at one point along with 17 multi-hit games.

Schroder finished fourth in the nation in batting average. The NFCA regional mention makes Schroder eligible for the association’s All-America squad.

College Baseball Green hands out awards

HANOVER — Senior third basemen Steffen Torgersen was named most valuable player and sophomore reliever Max Hunter was named pitcher of the year as the Dartmouth baseball team handed out its year-end awards at its postseason banquet this week.

Torgersen started all 41 games this season and led the Big Green with .344 batting average (seventh-best in Ivy League), .438 on-base pertage (sixth) and 11 hit-by-pitches (tied for first).

Torgersen was also stellar on the defensive end with a fielding percentage.

Hunter had a team-best ERA (3.98) and also gave up just .165 batting average to opposing players through his 31⅔ innings on the mound.