Local roundup: Lebanon girls lacrosse wins fourth straight

  • Molly Smith —Tris Wykes

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Published: 5/2/2022 11:45:07 PM
Modified: 5/3/2022 6:47:30 PM

LEBANON — The Lebanon High girls lacrosse team won its fourth consecutive NHIAA Division III game on Monday, beating Plymouth, 15-8, behind four goals each by Molly Smith and Kayla Taber. The Raiders lost their opening game to Derryfield by three goals but haven’t fallen since.

The Raiders (4-1) entered the season with a strong core of field players but no experienced goaltender. However, that challenge has been overcome with the help of freshman Drew Kantor and senior Bailie Mako, who combined for nine saves against the Bobcats (0-5).

Maddie Jewell had three goals and four assists Monday, followed by Catherine Cole with two goals and two assists. Cassidy Adams and Ella Longacre had single tallies, with the latter adding six draw controls.

“We’ve been doing a good job of coming up with draws,” said 27th-year Raiders coach Sara Ecker, whose team has also used Cole, Jewell and Smith in the circle.

“We’ve also been defending opponents’ clears well and causing turnovers in their defensive end. We have some experienced defenders who work well together and double the ball successfully.”

Lebanon, which has outscored it opposition, 67-24, during its winning streak, is at Pelham (4-1) on Wednesday.

Hanover 17, ConVal 1

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — The Bears improved to 3-2 with an NHIAA Division II rout of the Cougars (1-2). Hanover is at Hollis-Brookline (6-2) on Wednesday.

Boys lacrosse Hartford 15, Mount Abraham 2

BRISTOL, Vt. — Joseph Barwood had five goals and two assists and Gordon Willey and Brayden Trombly each had two goals for the Vermont Division II Hurricanes (6-1), who also received a goal and two assists from Cavan Benjamin. The Division III Eagles fell to 1-4.

Tarin Prior made five saves for Hartford, which visits Montpelier (1-2) on Wednesday.

Plymouth 9, Lebanon 7

LEBANON — The host Raiders trailed, 7-5, after three quarters and couldn’t close the gap in the NHIAA Division III contest. James Barnett made nine saves for Lebanon (3-3) against the Bobcats (5-0).

Hunter Grant and Otto Bourne each had two goals and Griffin Auch had a goal and an assist. The Raiders host Pelham (2-6) on Wednesday (2-3).

Milford 12, Stevens 0

MILFORD, N.H. — The visiting Cardinals (0-6) have been outscored, 98-6, and are at Plymouth on Wednesday.

Baseball Hanover 8, Plymouth 4

NORWICH — The Bears (6-2) received three hits, including a triple, from Casey Graham, who also drove in two runs. Josh Bucci had two hits for the hosts, who received four innings from starting pitcher Wes Stocken. The big senior allowed seven hits while striking out five batters and walking two.

Jake Toulmin allowed five walks but no hits during two innings of one-run relief pitching for the Bears, who host Hollis-Brookline on Wednesday.

Sunapee 11, Newport 0

SUNAPEE — The Tigers (1-7) host Kearsarge (0-7) and former head coach Jon Hamel on Wednesday.

Softball Stevens 6, ConVal 1

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals broke a 1-1 tie with four runs during the fourth inning. Pitcher Mia Herbert struck out 15 Cougars and also had two hits, including a triple.

Stevens had 10 hits, with Kiley Bundy, Brianna Frisbee and Josie Aiken also posting two hits. The Cardinals (3-3) visit Plymouth on Wednesday.

Newport 11, Sunapee 3

SUNAPEE, N.H. — The Tigers (5-0) host Kearsarge (1-4) on Wednesday.

Plymouth 19, Hanover 5

NORWICH — The Bears fell to 1-5 despite three Skouly Kachikis hits and two apiece from Abby Campfield and Haily Stewart. The latter contributed a triple.

Jessie Lobb allowed 11 hits while walking 17 batters and striking out five for Hanover, which hosts Hollis-Brookline (5-1) on Wednesday.

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