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Local roundup: Lebanon girls lax remains on a roll

  • Molly Smith

Staff Reports
Published: 5/3/2021 11:19:09 PM
Modified: 5/3/2021 11:19:08 PM

LEBANON — The surging Lebanon High girls lacrosse team fired on all cylinders in a dominant win, 13-4, over visiting Plymouth on Monday.

“It was all over a great team effort. It was the most complete game we’ve played all year. Great passing, every goal was assisted and everyone contributed defensively,” a happy Sara Ecker said.

Molly Smith had a team-best five points on two goals and three assists for Lebanon (4-2). Ella Longacre and Catherine Cole each had three goals. Kayla Taber had a goal and three assists. Sydney Gonyea scored twice and had two assists. Amalia Hickey had a goal and an assist. Rachel Harrington scored once.

Gonyea added a pair of assists. Longacre, Clara Smyrski and Cassidy Adams also had helpers.

The Raiders opened the season with back-to-back losses against Hanover but have since won four straight. Lebanon goes for five in a row in a rematch at Plymouth on Friday afternoon.

Hartford 15, Woodstock 7

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (4-0) kept it rolling in a defeat of the Wasps (0-4).

Zoe Pfeiffer and Caroline Hamilton led a balanced Hartford attack with four goals and an assist each. Addison Cadwell and Jasmine Jenkins had three goals and an assist each. Abigail Gross had the final goal.

Canes coach Heather Hartford praised the defensive effort of the whole team, highlighting the work of Ella Perreault, Ryelee Potwin and Abby Vanderpot.

Isabel Konijnenberg paced Woodstock with four goals. Chloe McKaig added two goals. Lili Sorrentino had a goal and an assist, and Hannah Reed had one goal. Goalie Audrey Emery made 13 saves.

Both teams return to action on Wednesday when the Canes host Vergennes-Mount Abraham and Woodstock hosts Green Mountain.

Boys LacrossePlymouth 11, Lebanon 6

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — The Raiders (0-4) lost a tight battle with Plymouth.

Griffin Auch and Cesar Salcedo each had two goals and an assist for Lebanon. Noah Mekus added a pair of goals. Goalie James Barnett had 16 saves for the Raiders.

Lebanon hosts Stevens on Wednesday.

Boys TennisHanover 9, Concord 0

HANOVER — The Marauders (4-2) disposed of Concord in a home match at Storrs Pond.

Evan Yang, Alex Rockmore, Zhiwen Liu and Charlie Birkemeyer all won, 8-0, in singles for Hanover. Kevin Pillsbury (8-2) and Alex Stevens (8-1) also added singles wins. Yang/Rockmore completed a perfect afternoon with an 8-0 doubles win. Pillsbury/Stevens (8-1) and Liu/Zach Pearson (8-4) also won in doubles.

The teams will play again Wednesday, weather dependent, in Concord.

Woodstock 4, Brattleboro 3

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Noah Anderson claimed the match of the day to help the Wasps (2-0) to win in their first match after four straight postponements.

Anderson won in singles over Max Naylor, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), after trailing, 6-5, in both sets. Jake Singlais earned his first career varsity win in singles. Nixon Malik and Max Hambsch also won in singles.

“After four consecutive postponements, we were happy just to get a chance to play. It was a very gutty win for Noah to come from behind in both sets and then win both tiebreakers,” Woodstock coach David Miles said.

The Wasps will visit Rutland on Saturday.

Girls TennisConant 5, Lebanon 4

LEBANON — The Orioles got some revenge after the Raiders took down Conant by the same 5-4 count a week ago.

The contest came down to the No. 1 doubles match, with Conant’s Margaret Winiki and Sarah Smith taking down Lebanon’s Keira Hines and Kaeley Skakalski, 8-3. Skakalski (8-2), Aesha Soni (8-0) and Sally Rainey (8-0) all won in singles for the Raiders. Soni/Rainey added an 8-0 win in doubles.

Lebanon (4-1) visits Plymouth on Tuesday.

Hanover 7, Concord 2

CONCORD — Hanover improved to 5-2 with a win at Concord.

Eleanor van Aalst helped set the tone with an 8-0 win in singles for Hanover. Carly Miles (8-2), Lyric Wilson (8-3), Natalie Feyrer (8-6) and Shayna Rockmore (8-2) also won.

Van Aalst/Miles (8-1) and Feyer/Rockmore (8-6) added doubles wins. The teams will go again on Wednesday in Hanover.

BaseballNewport 8, Mascoma 7

WEST CANAAN — Despite having two games washed out last week and not having had a meaningful contest in more than two weeks, the Tigers (1-1) used a three-run sixth inning to rally past the Royals (0-6) for their first win of the season.

Karter Pollari, Josh Sharron and Devyn Heino all had key hits for Newport, which also took advantage of four Mascoma errors. Josh Orlowski got the complete-game win, striking out seven. Sharron and Orlowski also had two RBIs each.

Mike Evans drove in three runs for Mascoma.

Hartford 13, Woodstock 1 (5)

WOODSTOCK — The Hurricanes (4-0) scored eight runs in the fifth inning to close out the Wasps (2-3).

Leadoff hitter Jacob Dwinell created havoc all day for the Canes, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Nick Martin was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Danny Bushway drove in four on three hits and scored twice.

Colin Vielleux pitched the first four innings to record the win, striking out six while walking five and allowing three hits. Cam Tucker pitched a perfect fifth, fanning two.

Tom Bissaillon took the loss for Woodstock, striking out two in four-plus innings. Wyatt Begin walked and scored the lone Wasps’ run.

Hartford, at long last, will have its home opener on Tuesday when Lyndon pays a visit. Woodstock hosts Green Mountain on Thursday.

Sunapee 6, Lebanon 4

LEBANON — The Lakers scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a win against the Raiders (3-2).

Braeden Falzarano pitched the first four innings for Lebanon, striking out seven while allowing two runs. Zach Howland pitched the final three, also striking out seven. Howland did some damage at the plate as well, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Preston Hewett was 2-for-4.

“It was a great game, with good pitching on both sides,” Lebanon coach Chauncey Wood said.

The Raiders get another chance at the Lakers on Tuesday in Sunapee.

SoftballNewport 19, Mascoma 3

WEST CANAAN — Teagan Sanchez slugged a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Tigers (2-0) over the Royals (4-2).

Paige Jette had a triple for Mascoma. Tatum Schmidt was 2-for-3.

“The girls showed some improvement in key areas and kept their heads up. They’re more confident as hitters but learned the hard lesson that they need to give 100% on defense and get a little dirty if they want to keep the runs against us down,” Mascoma assistant coach Christine Labore said.

The teams get another crack at each other on Thursday in Newport.

Sunapee 30, Lebanon 5 (5)

LEBANON — The Raiders fell to 0-5 with a loss to the Lakers.

Ashlee Blashock had a double, a triple and two RBIs for Lebanon. Autumn Crowell had two doubles and scored twice. Piper Morgan had a RBI triple. Lilly Petterson and Jackie Fredette each scored a run.

The Raiders and Lakers play again on Tuesday, this time in Sunapee.

Stevens 29, Hanover 1 (5)

NORWICH — Emma Campfield singled and scored in the fourth inning for Hanover.

Emilee Jones pitched the first three innings for Hanover. Jessica Lobb relieved. Campfield finished with two hits, later adding an infield single.

Stevens led, 19-0, after the first inning.

The teams play again on Thursday in Claremont.

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