NHIAA Roundup: BG girls’ tennis team sweeps Pinkerton
The Bishop Guertin High School of Nashua girls’ tennis team started its title defense strong with a clean sweep of Pinkerton Academy of Derry in the Division I quarterfinals on Wednesday in Nashua.
The top-seeded Cardinals, who are the three-time defending champs, won 9-0. They got 8-0 wins from Jen Dai, Lauren Hayward and Liz DiCesare in individual action as they cruised to victory. Pinkerton was the eighth seed and ends its season at 10-5. Bishop Guertin will take on No. 5 Exeter on Friday in Nashua.
Londonderry 7, Winnacunnet 2: In Londonderry in a Division I quarterfinal match, Cassie Burbine, Ana Milosavljevic, Amanda DePasquale, Kyleigh McMullen and Nicole Lamalua each won their singles’ match for the 14-1 Lancers. Marissa Beaton won at No. 5 singles for Winnacunnet (11-4).
Exeter 15, South 10: In Nashua, Galen Antolino, Donny Litzelman and Jimmy Young each scored four goals as the Blue Hawks (11-6) beat the Purple Panthers (6-9) in Division I play. Dan Auger scored five goals an added one assist for South.
Duxbury 12, Bishop Guertin 9: At Newton, Mass., the Cardinals received three goals from Dom St. Laurent but came up short in this non-league contest. John Miller and Colin Swanson each scored twice for BG.
John Stark 14, Lebanon 2: At Weare, Matt Richard collected four goals and three assists as John Stark ended the regular season on a three-game winning streak. Brody Fredricks and Colbey Decotis each added three goals for the Generals.
Souhegan 14, Central 9: In Manchester, Joe Nutting scored three goals to pace a balanced attack as the Sabers (9-6) beat the Little Green (4-12) on Wednesday. Marcus Sutton stopped 18 shots in net for Central.
West 8, Trinity 6: In Bedford, Ryan Askham scored four goals as the Blue Knights wrapped up their Div. III regular season with a win over the Pioneers on Wednesday.
John Child netted two for West (6-9), while Joe Clement, Jared Camire and Zach Ziemba all had one apiece. Tyler Tambouris scored four goals for Trinity (7-7) and Will Towner netted two.
Derryfield 17, Windham 6: In Windham, Art Krogman scored five goals and Matt Milne added four for the 16-0 Cougars. Anthony Gallo scored three times for the 8-9 Jaguars.
Bedford 15, Goffstown 5: In Goffstown, the Bulldogs remained perfect with a win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Tyler Sullivan and David Phelps scored three goals and had two assists each for Bedford (18-0), which led 10-2 at halftime. Liam Moloney netted two goals for Goffstown (9-5).
Londonderry 19, Nashua North 8: At Londonderry, Rob Hart collected four goals and two assists to lead the Londonderry offense in this Division I victory. The Lancers, who used three goalkeepers, outscored North 6-1 in the second quarter.
Bow 13, Keene 3: At Keene, Ellen Malloy scored two goals for Keene in its final regular-season game. Payton Wilhelm also scored for the Blackbirds, who received three saves from Courtney Laperierre.
Central 3, Salem 2: In Manchester, Zach Parker went the distance on the mound for the Little Green (4-13) and held the Blue Devils (6-13) to just five hits to pick up the win on Wednesday.
Parker struck out four and walked two while Nick Makers drove in two on offense for Central. Nick Shumski had two RBI for Salem.
Campbell 11, Farmington 1 (6 inns.): In Litchfield, Campbell completed a 12-4 regular season campaign behind winning pitcher Connor Sahlin. In six innings, he pitched a three-hitter and fanned six. He walked two on 92 pitches.
Sahlin hit a solo homer in the sixth inning and Cody Caron added a three-run triple. Farmington is 11-6.
Londonderry 11, Merrimack 6: At Londonderry, Brett Evangelista collected three hits, and Rob Del Signor, Mike Ryan and Colby Joncus each had two as the Lancers secured the No. 1 seed for the Division I tournament. Merrimack’s Taylor Blac had two hits and an RBI.
Alvirne 4, Dover 3: At Dover, Dakota Williams drove in three runs to help Alvirne extend its Division I winning streak to five games. Alvirne’s Mike Sirvydas entered the game in relief with two on and no one out in the sixth and didn’t allow a run.
Monadnock 8, Hillsborough-Deering 1: In Hillsborough, winning pitcher Jeff Williams fanned eight batters over five innings. He helped his cause with three RBIs.
Pembroke 8, Plymouth 5: At Plymouth, Shane St. Onge pitched four innings to collect the win and also hit a home run in this contest, which was shortended to six innings by rain. Seth Gonya and Mike Barnum each had two hits for the Spartans.
Hanover 3, Windham 2: At Windham, Hanover’s Joe Cravero struck out 14 and held Windham to three hits. Cravero, who collected his fifth win, has 101 strikeouts this season.
Exeter 3, Bedford 2: At Exeter, Ethan Joyce tossed a complete game and held Bedford to four hits as the Blue Hawks rebounded from Monday’s 16-run loss to Londonderry.
Pinkerton 3, Winnacunnet 1: In Derry, Sam Hennequin was sharp on the mound for the Astros as they downed the Warriors on Wednesday.
Hennequin struck out nine, scattered four hits and walked none. Kinsey Manchester had two hits for Pinkerton (8-9) and Lauren Phillips drove in two runs. Kali Hume had two hits and an RBI for Winnacunnet (5-12).
Gilford 4, Franklin 1: Lisa Osborne and Abby Harris had three hits each for the Golden Eagles as they beat the Golden Tornadoes on Wednesday. Sydney Strout struck out 12 to set the school record with 620 career strike outs for Gilford (14-1). The previous record of 619 was held by Alyssa Crowell. Shelby Joyce had three hits for Franklin (12-4).
Campbell 10, Farmington 2: In Litchfield, Emily Paquin tossed a four-hiiter in the win for 13-1 Campbell.
Trinity 19, Hanover 2: In Norwich, Vt., Katie Pelton fanned six batters in five innings. Jenna Nalette led the offense with two doubles and three RBIs. Allie Bowe and Abbie Proulx each drove in three runs for Trinity (9-7).
Merrimack 8, Londonderry 3: In Merrimack, Renee LeClaire collected three hits for the 7-10 Tomahawks and Alexis Kapsambelis added two hits. Julie Hamilton of Londonderry (9-8) highlighted a three-run first inning rally with a two-run double.
Monadnock 17, Hillsborough-Deering 6: In Hillsborough, winning pitcher threw a six-hitter over five innings and Jordan Blake collected four hits. Jenna Beaulieu also had four hits for the Huskies.
Goffstown 3, Merrimack Valley 0: At Goffstown, Haeli Campbell struck out eight and Jen Cashin had two singles as Goffstown completed the Division II regular season with a 13-5 record. Campbell walked three and held Merrimack Valley to four hits.