Colonel girls win lacrosse opener, 14-13
SUTTON, N.H. — Liz Day went off for seven goals and two assists to help the Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls lacrosse team to a thrilling 14-13 victory over defending Division 3 champion Kearsarge in Tuesday's season opener.
"I'm really proud of the way the players came out strong in our first game, against a very tough and skilled opponent. The attack showed that they can score in a variety of ways, and the defense stepped up and worked well as a unit," stated first-year BUHS coach Michael Lonergan.
The Colonels jumped out to a 6-1 lead, but the hosts fought back to within 9-8 by the intermission. The purple and white maintained a one or two goal advantage during the second half.
Tobin Lonergan (3 goals and 2 assists), Meg Ayotte (1 goal and 2 assists), Liv Romo (1 goal), Sam Cragin (1 goal), and Avalon Johnston (1st varsity goal) also contributed offensively for the winners. Leslie Angus (5 goals), Jakie DeAngelis (5 assists), Emily Webster (4 goals), and Megan Worris (3 goals) did the damage for Kearsarge.
Despite their opposition's tremendous speed, Brattleboro's Liv Stent, Cragin, and Ayotte did a nice job of clearing the ball out of their defensive zone.
PUTNEY — The Colonels improved to 2-0 with a 12-8 win over Pittsfield on Monday at Landmark College.
Trailing by a single goal, Brattleboro outscored its opposition 5-0 in the final quarter. The rally was capped off by defenseman Tanner Edson's end-to-end run.
"We had to decide if we were mentally and physically tough enough to win a game like this," said Brattleboro coach Chris Sawyer, whose team took a 6-4 lead to the break but trailed 8-7 at the end of the third period. "The team responded with an excellent fourth quarter."
Alejandro Cornman and Durin Hoyer each finished with a hat trick to lead the purple and white offensively. Charles Burroughs and Elliot Bauer tallied twice each, while Ryan Tyler and Edson scored one goal apiece.
Brattleboro goalie Caleb Martin ended up with 10 saves for the Colonels.
HINSDALE, N.H. — Megan Blanchard struck out 12 and scattered four hits, pitching Hopkinton to a 12-1 victory over Hinsdale in Monday's season opener.
"There were good things that came out of this game, as we had six players playing new positions for the first time," said Hinsdale coach Carl Anderson.
Hannah Lynch, Sidney Martelle, Kristin Davis, and Shelby Martelle all had one hit for the Pacers. Freshman Angelina Nardolillo started her first varsity game in the circle and fanned five Hopkinton batters.
Thursday, April 12
Brattleboro track hosts Mill River, 4 p.m.
Brattleboro girls tennis at Springfield, 4:30 p.m.
Brattleboro girls lacrosse at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.
Brattleboro baseball hosts Windsor, 5 p.m.
Brattleboro softball hosts Windsor, 5 p.m.
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