Clough throws complete game

ConVal girls lacrosse loses in valiant effort against Hopkinton

The ConVal varsity baseball team beat Milford 3-2 in the 2014 opener. Senior hurler Ivon Clough threw a complete game, striking out 12 while walking one and giving up six hits. ConVal’s offense was led by Mathias Fressilli, senior, with two hits and two runs scored. Danny Allen, freshmen, had two hits and one run scored. Matt Davis, sophomore, had two hits and two RBI.

∎ The ConVal boys tennis team won their first match of the 2014 season with a decisive win over Hollis-Brookline. Carl Svensson, a senior exchange student from Sweden, won handily, 8-2. ConVal won four of the six singles and then won all three doubles as Svensson/Forrest secured the win, 8-3. Grenier/Pierce, having a lot of fun, finished it off with a 7-1 tiebreak win.

∎ Conval varsity girls lacrosse lost their game to Hopkinton 7-3. Sarah Kolk and Zoe Paige each scored in the first five minutes to give Conval a 2-0 lead for the first 12 minutes of the game. Meghan Close scored the final Conval goal in the last 43 seconds of the game. In addition to her goal, Zoe Paige also had 2 assists. A real stand out player of the evening was Conval’s goalie Lilly Grisafi, who made 18 saves. Conval plays at Kearsarge tonight.

∎ The Conant varsity softball team won their opening game of the season, defeating Fall Mountain by a score of 19-0. The Orioles led 6-0 after the first inning, then added one in the second, three in the third and nine in the fourth.

Down ten going into the forth inning, Fall Mountain replaced its pitcher. Unfortunately, the new pitcher could not find the strike zone, “and when she did, we hit her,” said Orioles coach Tom Lambert.

Once the Orioles were up by 12, they took their foot off of the gas.

“I can’t tell my players to go up there and not swing, we have to keep playing our game,” said Lambert.

Ivy Chalke threw five inning for the Orioles, allowing just two hits while striking out six and walking one. At the plate, Katie Chadbourne and Ivy Chalke all went 3-4, while Sierra Landry and Bethany Hector went 2-3. “We looked good at the plate, but we still have work to do,” said Lambert. The Orioles play Campbell on April 18.

∎ The Conant varsity baseball team lost its home opener to Fall Mountain by a score of 6-4. The Orioles have high expectations for this season, coming off their first state title in 57 years last spring.

“Our pitchers had trouble finding the plate today,” said head coach Josh Heaphy. “We really didn’t have too many highlights on our side.”

The Orioles will try to bounce back and notch their first win of the season when they play Campbell on April 18.

∎ On April 4, Dublin School’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee team played its first match on the road against an experienced Hartsbrook team in Hadley, Mass. The windy conditions posed a challenge to both teams, but in the end, Hartsbrook’s skilled throwers were the difference-makers, and Dublin school was defeated by a score of 15-3. Emmett Darman scored all three of Dublin’s points, two of which were thrown by Matt Coffin. Freshman Somali Greene displayed great stamina, playing virtually the entire game without a substitution. Hartsbrook displayed great sportsmanship throughout the match and left Dublin’s team excited to continue developing and eager for their next match.

∎ On April 9, Dublin School’s Boys’ Tennis team played at Proctor Academy and lost against Proctor’s strong varsity team. Hunter Bauchman won his singles match against the 4th seeded player from Proctor. Andrew Parnes and Sukhun Cho also had strong singles matches. Considering that this is one of the first time Dublin’s tennis team has had a chance to play on actual tennis courts,because of our long, snowy winter, they played very well.

∎ Dublin School boys lacrosse kicked off their season against a very tough Vermont Academy squad. Junior Tucker DeSisto and senior Charley Neisner led a tight defensive effort. Senior Peter Dunphy made some outstanding saves and senior Ben Simon scored his first goal for Dublin. The game ended up as an 8-3 loss.

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