Local roundup: Lebanon girls lacrosse rolls to first win

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Published: 05-02-2023 8:19 PM

LEBANON — Maddie Jewell scored six times and Hadley Rich added three goals on Monday to lift the Lebanon High girls lacrosse team to its first victory of the season, a 13-2 romp over Plymouth.

Norah Burns, Abigail Rich, Abigail Auch and Lindsey Stark also tallied for the Raiders (1-3), who led, 8-2, at halftime in the first of four games this week. Lebanon, which returned only three players from last season’s 9-6 team, dropped the Bobcats to 0-6.

“The schedule definitely hasn’t played out well for us,” said 28th-year coach Sara Ecker, whose squad played three games during the season’s first week and no games during its second. “We definitely have inexperience, but we also have good athleticism and enthusiasm.”

Newcomers Hadley Rich, Burns and Delaney DeShane have been impact players for the Raiders. DeShane, a longtime soccer player, has shown such promise that Ecker said the senior could have been one of New Hampshire’s best in lacrosse if she’d started playing that sport earlier.

“The things we work on in practice seem to be sticking,” Ecker said. “We could have won two of our first three games, and I think our players have had the realization that if we work a little harder, we can win some of the ones to come.”

BOYS LACROSSE Keene-Monadnock 8, Hanover 5

KEENE, N.H. — Henry Cotter made 16 saves, but the Bears fell to 3-2.

Mateo Trimble had two goals and Wyatt Seelig a goal and three assists for the visitors, who also received a goal and an assist from Brendan Kwaku and a single goal from Sam Bagatell.

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Hanover, which took 15 of its 31 shots during the fourth quarter, hosts Merrimack Valley (3-2) on Wednesday.

Plymouth 16, Lebanon 9

HOLDERNESS, N.H. — Otto Bourne scored five times and Abe Pearson added three goals and two assists during an NHIAA Division III contest staged at the Holderness School, but the Raiders (2-4) couldn’t hold an early lead against the Bobcats (3-2).

“We simply could not compete with their depth and ran out of steam,” said coach Cole Flannery.

Lebanon, which received a goal and two assists from Benji Madory and 12 saves from James Barnett, hosts Stevens on Friday.

Hartford 18Mount Abraham 3

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Joseph Barwood poured in eight goals and an assist, all during the first half. The senior passed the 200-point mark for his high school career and is only the second player to do so in program history.

Brayden Trombly scored three goals, and Ryan Spaulding and Austin St. Peter each had two tallies. Bryce Soboleski had three assists for Hartford (6-0), which hosts Montpelier on Wednesday.

Burr & Burton 19Woodstock 5

MANCHESTER, Vt. — The Wasps fell to 2-3 with the loss to thee Bulldogs. Woodstock hosts Brattleboro on Wednesday.

GIRLS TENNIS Lebanon 6, Trinity 3

MANCHESTER — The Raiders (3-4) upset previously unbeaten Trinity (6-1).

Aisha Soni won, 9-8, at No. 1 singles, taking the tiebreaker, 7-2. Adaa Karanwal prevailed at No. 2 singles and Mari Utell triumphed at No. 5 singles, both by 8-4 scores. The Raiders’ doubles teams of Soni-Karanwal, Sophie Longacre-Hailey Schibuola and Amalia Mladek-Hannah Rich were all victorious.

Lebanon hosts Bishop Brady on Tuesday.

Hanover 8Nashua South 1

NASHUA, N.H. — The Bears’ only defeat came at No. 1 singles, and they dropped no more than three games in any of their victories with four shutouts.

Hanover’s singles wins came from Mackenzie Liu (8-2 at No. 2), Sophia Costa (8-0 at No. 3), Noura St. Hilaire (8-3 at No. 4), Emilia Torresoni (8-0 at No. 5) and Campbell White (8-0 at No. 6).

Rachel Rockmore teamed with Costa for an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles, Liu and St. Hilaire also won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles, and No. 3 pairing Hailey Pastel and Shayna Rockmore claimed an 8-0 victory.

The Bears (4-1) host Merrimack on Thursday.

BOYS TENNIS Lebanon sweeps Bow

BOW, N.H. — The Raiders improved to 6-1 with two wins over Bow on the afternoon, taking the first match, 7-2, and the second, 8-1.

Nolan Arado, at No. 1 singles, won his first match 8-2, and Kyle Hines, at the No. 2 position, came back from a 7-2 deficit to win seven straight games for a 9-7 victory. Finn Ericson (8-5), Baden Schifferdecker (8-6) and Lucas Graham (8-5) also won their singles matches. Arado and Hines won in a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles, and Ericson and Schifferdecker cruised at No. 2 doubles.

All of the above were victorious again in the second match of the day. Arado (8-1), Hines (8-5), Ericson (8-0), Schifferdecker (8-0) and Graham (8-6) all won in singles. Arado teamed with Will Katz for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles, Hines and Schifferdecker won 8-2 at No. 2 and Ericson and Graham took home an 8-4 win at No. 3.

Lebanon hosts ConVal on Wednesday.

BASEBALL Hinsdale 14, Newport 1

NEWPORT — The Tigers fell to 1-3 with the loss and will take on rival Stevens for their annual same-day home-and-home series on Friday. The Sugar River rivals will meet in Newport at 3:30, then head to Claremont for the nightcap at 7.

Monadnock 17, Stevens 7

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals fell to 2-4 and will play rival Newport twice on Friday, once at each team’s home.