NHIAA Roundup: Central's Lavallee shines again
It seems every time Sarah Lavallee pitches, opposing batters wear out a path between home plate and their dugout.
That was the case Thursday when Lavallee struck out 10 batters to lead Manchester Central to a 6-1 Division I girls’ softball win over host Merrimack.
Lavallee allowed two hits and walked three for Central (6-2).
Lavallee helped her cause with two RBIs. Kim Leiter, Colleen O’Hara, Allie Jacques and Victoria Krideras each drove in a run.
Renee LeClaire and Anjelica Gonzalez each had a hit for Merrimack, which dropped to 3-3.
Souhegan 10, Londonderry 8: In a close game in Londonderry, Souhegan scorers were Jocelyn Donohue (four goals), Madison Learned (three goals, three assists), Mickenzie Larivee (three goals, two assists), Jesse Jay (two assists) and Olivia Durling with one assist. Meaghan Allard had five saves for Souhegan. The Lancers (3-3) were led by goalie Emily Holtshouser, who posted nine saves. Alexa Bedell (four goals, two assists) and Noelle Lambert (one goal, three assists) led Londonderry’s offense. Maeve Holland registered four draw controls and three ground balls.
Hanover 15, Keene 2: On Wednesday, Kate Martin scored both of Keene’s goals. Hanover is 4-0 and Keene dropped to 2-4.
Exeter 20, Manchester Central 5: In Exeter, the Blue Hawks (4-3) were led by Isaiah Thomas with four goals and two assists. Buddy Carr, Mike Cashman and Kyle Lorenz each had three goals.
Brad Simas collected two goals and two assists and Christian Stone garnered two goals and three assists. Jack Carr (three assists), Sean Tenna and Zach Carey each scored once. Julio Rincon and Mark Beirne each scored two goals for Central (2-5). Ross Lougee had the other score.
Pinkerton 7, Hanover 3: In Hanover, James Tulley scored three times to lead Pinkerton of Derry (7-2). Austin Maylor, Brett Dattilo, Evan Sweeney, Todd Billetter and Jake Lisauskas added singlets for the Astros, and goalie Cam Hayward made 10 saves.
Bishop Guertin 19, Nashua South 2: On Wednesday, the Cardinals (7-0) defeated the Panthers (1-6) thanks to Alex Astarita (three goals, one assist), Tom Hurley (two goals, two assists) Connor Donahue (one goal, three assists), Dom St. Laurent (one goal, two assists) and Anthony Reale (one goal, one assist). John Miller and Nick Prunier each added two goals. Russell Applegate and Andrew Decarteret each scored for the Panthers.