Souhegan lacrosse teams off to sparkling starts
It is extremely early in the spring season, but if the early results mean anything, you have to like what’s happening on the Souhegan lacrosse field.
Both the boys and girls teams have been perfect in the early going, combining to be off to a 5-0 start to the season.
Here’s look recent local action around the area fields, courts and and diamonds.
Freshman Riley Lawhorn led all scorers with six goals to capture the win for the Sabers. Tyler Hall (five goals, two assists), Luke Manning (three assists, 11 ground balls), Palmer Belowski, Luke Civiello, and Jack Manning had four ground balls each. John Lohnes had 16 saves for the Sabers.
Abby Cranney had a six point day (four goals, two assists) to keep the Sabers undefeated. Abby Hawkes had a four goal game as well, while Savannah Behn, Taylor Clark, O’Neill Galinson, and Brigid Casey each contributed a goal. Alex LaBrosse had seven saves in goal.
It was a tough season opener for the Tomahawks against the defending Division I champion Sabers. For Merrimack, Jenna Chambers and Autumn Howe each had a goal, with Chambers and Melanie Hutchinson getting assists.
Bella Beaton had 12 sparkling saves in the ‘Hawks’ net.
Wilton-Lyndeborough 9, Sunapee 4
The Warriors went to 3-0 as Neal Brennan earned his second win of the season, scattering six hits, allowing four runs, and walking one over seven innings. Sunapee took a two run lead in the first but the Warriors battled back to take a 3-2 lead in bottom of the first on a two run double by Cody Johnson. Wilton-Lyndeborough added one in the second, but Sunapee came back to tie it 4-4 in top of the fourth. Owen Hughes hit a two run double in the bottom of the fifth, and the Warriors went up 7-4. Brennan hit in Jake Le-Vert in the sixth to make it 9-4.
Windham 12, Souhegan 2
The 0-2 Sabers were held to four hits by Windham hurler Ryan Faria. Dan Trzepacz took the loss for Souhegan on the mound giving up four runs in an inning-plus, but he did smack a two-run homer.
Souhegan 8, Windham 7
Jenna Speer’s third hit of the day drove in sister Carrie Speer as the Sabers walked off with a win. Carrie Speer led off the ninth with her third hit of the day, a triple to right field. Callie McBride also collected 3 hits for the Sabers, including a run-scoring single in the eighth that extended the game. Cameron Whitney went the distance for the win.
Wilton-Lyndeborough 11, Sunapee 5
The Warriors improve to 3-0 with a win over three time defending champions Sunapee. Lexi Balam scattered five hits, two earned runs, and six strikeouts. Balam also had three hits and two RBIs while at the plate.
Janel Barchand had a big three run home run and Emma Skelly had a two run home run as well. Abby Leblanc had two RBIs, coming off a clutch double.
Manchester West 0
The Spartans improve to 2-0 in the young season with another shutout win. Jenna DeAngleis took a perfect game into the top of the seventh, until a bloop hit was scored in short right. DeAngelis struck out 11 and was also 4 for 5 at the plate. Kassidie Freeman, Olivia Conforti, Brennan Parker, Katelyn Houghton, and Stephanie Stillwagon all had solid games.
Souhegan 8, Windham 1
The Sabers are off to a 3-0 start in Division II, and took five of six singles to end this one early Winners included No. 1 Matt Lapsley (8-1), No.2 Sam Goddard (8-4), No. 3 Kyle Gibson (8-1), No. 5 Josh Lacaillade (8-0) and No. 6 Michael Dodge. The doubles teams of Lapsley/Goddard (8-0), Gibson/Dale Estes (8-4) and Lacaillade/Dodge (98, 7-4) were victorious as well.