Local roundup: Woodstock boys tennis rallies past improved Hartford

  • Hunter Grant —Tris Wykes

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Published: 5/7/2022 7:38:43 AM
Modified: 5/7/2022 7:45:49 AM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Down 2-0 after the first two completed matches, the Woodstock High boys tennis team then won all five of the remaining contests to beat host Hartford, 5-2, on Friday afternoon.

“You’re always worried when you’re down 2-0, but the boys battled back nicely,” Woodstock coach David Miles said. “I was especially impressed by how well Otto Nisimblat played today against a tough opponent.”

Hartford picked up two early wins when Andre Damiani de Souza won, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1 singles while the No. 1 doubles team of Teddy LaFontaine and Sebastian Fraser added a 6-0, 6-1 win.

It was all Woodstock afterwards, though. Nisimblat had an impressive showing, winning 6-1, 6-1. Kaelen Lundberg (6-2, 6-1) also had a dominant singles win. Cooper Dorsogna won perhaps the match of the day, 7-6 (0), 6-2 in his singles match. Nate Satterfield and Kip Gaddis added a 6-2, 6-2 win in doubles.

Hartford (3-3) visits Brattleboro on Monday. Woodstock also hits the road on Monday, visiting Burr & Burton.

Girls Tennis Monadnock 8, Stevens 1

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals showed flashes of improvement but came up short at home.

Pantita Tansrisuwan and Kamdyn Aldrich won, 9-7, at No. 2 doubles for Stevens. Izabela Eitapence (8-5) and Morgan Tremblay (8-4) each had competitive losses in singles.

“The girls put up a good fight and continue to improve,” Cardinals coach Gary Cullison said.

Stevens will host Pelham on Tuesday.

Girls Lacrosse Hanover 17, Alvirne 1

HANOVER — The Bears (4-3) are starting to click offensively with a big game against Goffstown looming early next week.

Maeve Lee led a balanced attack with four goals and two assists. Lia Naughton and Emily Perras each added three goals. Freshman Maggie Higgins also had three. Sadie Higgins had a goal and a team-best three assists. Kali McDonnell and Caroline Adams also scored. Lauren Elder added a pair of assists.

“The team is really starting to practice hard and push one another to be the best they can be. I’m very excited about the second half of the season,” Hanover coach Sarah Martin said.

Up next is a visit to Goffstown on Monday.

Hartford 17, Milton 3

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Caroline Hamilton struck for four goals and four assists to help the Hurricanes remain undefeated at 7-0 with a blowout of Milton.

Addison Cadwell and Elliot Rupp each added three goals and a pair of assists for the dominant Canes. Chloe Jensen had a goal and three assists.

The Canes go for eight wins in a row when they visit St. Johnsbury on Tuesday.

Boys Lacrosse Lebanon 13, Hillsboro-Deering 5

LEBANON — Hunter Grant had four goals and an assist for the Raiders (4-3) in a strong showing at home.

Griffin Auch, Colin Maher and Noah Mekus had two goals apiece. Cesar Salcedo, Griffin Urnezis and Ryan Neu had one each. Auch and Otto Bourne had three assists each and Salcedo had two. Maher and C.J. Childs had one assist each.

Goalie James Barnett made five saves for the Raiders, who visit Stevens on Monday.

Softball Kearsarge 23, Lebanon 10 (5)

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Raiders lost their eighth consecutive game and fell to 1-9 with their third NHIAA Division III loss in five days. The Cougars (2-4) scored 10 times during the first inning.

Lebanon’s Piper Morgan and Ashlee Blashock knocked back-to-back pitches over the left-field fence. However, in an unusual ruling, the first home run was cut from a two-run shot to a one-run poke when the umpires ruled that a visiting runner hadn’t touched home plate ahead of Morgan.

Lebanon, which has surrendered 20 or more runs seven times this season, hosts Newport (6-0) on Monday.

Baseball Hanover 15, Stevens 2

CLAREMONT — Jake Toulmin struck out 13 in six strong innings to lead the Bears (7-3) over the Cardinals (1-8).

Sam Sacerdote was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored two runs for Hanover. Leadoff batter Mason Gantrish had a hit and scored three runs. Jackson McBride was 2-for-4 with a RBI double. Joe Davis had two hits and scored twice.

Toulmin was dominant in his six innings for the Bears, allowing just two runs on five hits. Trevor Pierce struck out the side in the seventh.

Zach Bundy pitched the first 5⅓ innings for Stevens, allowing seven runs, three earned, while striking out five. Ty Theriault and Eric Peaslee each had two hits for the Cardinals, who play at Souhegan on Monday.

Hanover also plays Souhegan next, at the Sabers on Friday.

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