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High School Sports Roundup: ConVal boys’ lacrosse blows out Stevens, plus results from the region

  • The ConVal boys' lacrosse team hosted Stevens on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal boys' lacrosse team hosted Stevens on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Cam Tracy gets a good shot on net during ConVal’s lacrosse win over Stevens Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The ConVal boys' lacrosse team hosted Stevens on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal boys' lacrosse team hosted Stevens on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal softball team hosted Milford on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The ConVal softball team hosted Milford on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The ConVal softball team hosted Milford on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The ConVal softball team hosted Milford on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The ConVal softball team hosted Milford on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Jack Plourde pitches for ConVal during the Cougars' win over Milford on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The ConVal boys’ lacrosse team put a hurting on Stevens Tuesday afternoon, beating the visiting Cardinals 19-4 in a game that was only close for the opening period.

“They were moving the ball,” said first-year head coach Nick Duffy, “playing the two-man game pretty well, dodging pretty well. The more aggressive they get, it's really going to help us.”

It was a welcome offensive explosion for ConVal after losing their past two games against Laconia and Hopkinton —with injury-depleted rosters — by a combined score of 28-9.

“Against Hopkinton we were missing six starters,” Duffy said. “These teams are beatable it's just, we've gotta get healthy.”

Senior Scott Stanley, perhaps ConVal’s most dangerous weapon, won’t be among those healthy anytime soon. Stanley is bandaged to the elbow after injuring a finger splitting wood and won’t return for about a month.

“Scottie was having an All-State year and now we've lost him,” Duffy said.

In his absence, Hunter Gullage stepped up, scoring four goals and notching four assists against Stevens. Jake Phillips led the team with five goals and Dan Spezzaferri scored another three.

ConVal (3-2) hosts Plymouth (3-1) on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Cougars knocked Plymouth out of the playoffs last year.

 

BASEBALLConVal 4, Milford 3

Jack Plourde pitc hes for ConVal  during the Cougars' 4-3 win over Milford on Tuesday. Plourde struck out six in a complete game, allowing three earned runs. ConVal scored all four runs in the fourth, where Michael Gutwein, Dylan Pipher and Duncan Cahoon  singled, Connor Buffum walked, Tim Burgess hit a sac fly and Manny Bowman doubled. Cahoon had three hits on the day; Bowman, Plourde and Burgess had two apiece. ConVal (4-2) played Windham (4-1) Wednesday after press time and travel to Hanover (1-1) on Friday.  

Mascenic 5, Prospect Mountain 3

Mascenic got a good start out of freshman Isaac Rodier to beat Prospect Mountain 5-3 on Tuesday. 

Drew Rines, Shea Zina, TJ Hiott and Justin Smith all singled and scored in the fourth to give Mascenic the edge.

The Vikings host Conant Friday at 4 p.m.

SOFTBALLMilford 13, ConVal 0

The ConVal softball team had a tough day against undefeated defending two-time champion Milford on Tuesday, losing 13-0. Sarah Dauphinais led ConVal with two hits; Kylee Brown and Natalia Hautanen also had a hit apiece. ConVal (1-4) is at Trinity Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Mascenic 11, Prospect Mountain 0

Maddie Labrie struck out 14 and only allowed three hits as the Mascenic softball team beat Prospect Mountain 11-0 on Tuesday.

Melonie Ojala went 4-4 with a triple and four RBI to lead the Vikings’ offensive attack against Prospect pitcher Megan Sarno, who struck out 11 Vikings in the loss. 

Sam Bilodeau was 2-3 with another two RBI.

Mascenic (6-0) has Conant in New Ipswich Friday at 4 p.m. in what is the most anticipated showdown of the year so far.

Keene 9, Conant 0

The Conant softball team was dealt its first blemish on the win/loss column on Monday, losing 9-0 at Division I opponent Keene. 

Camri Aho pitched and was saddled with the loss after the Orioles gave up six runs in the second inning. Keene held Conant to just two hits, by Brenna Welch and Hannah Carey. 

Conant (4-1) is still undefeated in Division III play heading into Friday’s game at undefeated Mascenic.

Boys’ volleyballMascenic 3, John Stark 0

The Mascenic boys’ volleyball team bounced back with a 3-0 win over John Stark on Monday. 

Micah Howard returned to the lineup with dominance, racking up 17 kills, five blocks and an ace. Nate Long added 10 kills and four blocks.

The Vikings (3-2) host Souhegan (2-2) Friday at 6:15 p.m.

Track and field

The ConVal Track and Field teams faced Souhegan and Kennett yesterday.

The girls team had a strong day despite finishing third.  The girls were led by event winners Rachel Hurley (800 meters), Clare Veverka (1600 meters), Ree Bell (Shot put), and Nikki Bell (Javelin).    Clare's time in the 1600 meter run ranks her first in division II.

The boys team was top of the heap as they defeated both Kennett and Souhegan by a wide margin.  The boys were led by event winners Finn Wegmueller (200 meters), Evan Coyne (800 meters and 1600 meters), Harrison Kim (3200 meters), Ryan Murray (Shot-Put and Discus),  and Sean Boggis (Javelin).  

The team heads to Mascenic to race on the finest dirt track in the state on Saturday.

Girls’ tennisPelham 9, WLC 0

The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls’ tennis team battled both Pythons and black flies during their match against Pelham. 

The Pythons swept the Warriors on a buggy day that had WLC coach Betsie Sullivan searching for the bug spray in advance of their next home match.

“Although my No. 1 No. 2 singles lost, each of them played well against extremely tough competition,” Sullivan said.

The Warriors (1-5) travel to Kearsarge Thursday at 4 p.m.