High Schools: Hopkinton golf overwhelmed in home match against Derryfield
Hopkinton senior Sam Winslow tees off on hole 5 at Country Club of New Hampshire in North Sutton on Monday, September 30, 2013.
(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
Hopkinton senior Sam Winslow misses a short putt as Derryfield senior Roger Larrivee leans in for a better look on the seventh hole at Country Club of New Hampshire in North Sutton on Monday, September 30, 2013.
(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
The Hopkinton golf team entered yesterday’s match looking to go stroke-for-stroke with the Division IV powerhouse, the undefeated Derryfield Cougars (18-0), the only team to defeat the Hawks so far this season, and do it this time on the Hawks home course. The Hawks shot well, but Derryfield carded its lowest round of the year and had three golfers shoot under 40 to hand Hopkinton its third loss of the season. Derryfield’s score of 153 was 20 strokes better than Hopkinton (173) and easily outpaced distant third-place Profile (209). Roger Laravee of Derryfield was the medalist with a 1-under 35.
“They put it all together on one day. They were just too much for us today,” said Hopkinton Coach Jeff Cahill. “It’s definitely the closest of our three matches with them (this season). We were hoping to close it even more on our home course.”
Peter Benson carded the lowest score (41) for the Hawks on their home Country Club of New Hampshire course, but was still beaten by three Cougars, including Laravee.
“They’ve got two or three kids who could be individual champions this year,” said Cahill, noting both the talent, depth and experience on the Cougars’ roster. “They will likely be battling with each other.”
Evan O’Keeffe (42), Max Legier (44) and Sam Winslow (46) rounded out the top four behind the steady Benson.
The Hawks will have another crack at the mighty Cougars at the state championships, but still have two more matches to play prior to the Division IV title match. Next up for Hopkinton is a match at Moultonborough that also includes fourth-place White Mountains (13-4). However the Hawks face a bigger test in its final tune-up before states, a contest at home against Newport, which is currently tied for second in the Division III standings with Hopkinton with an identical 12-3 record.
Although the road ahead will be challenging, Coach Cahill and the Hawks haven’t lost any fighting spirit.
“For us to be competitive we’ll have to play our best round of the year on the day (of the D-IV championships). We’ll have to rise to the occasion.”
The Falcons shot a 3-under par 141, defeating Monadnock (211) at Bretwood Golf Course.
Jake Rand and Josh Lacasse each shot 2-under par 34, Doug Champagne shot a 36 and Jeremy Duhamel finished with a 37. Bow (18-0) looks to finish its season undefeated when it hosts Mascenic, Laconia and Campbell tomorrow.
Emma Moore shot a 43 for the best score for the Hillcats (3-15), but the team finished fourth in a home match at Angus Lea. Pelham won with a score of 150. Gilford (155) and Stevens (178) also bested H-D. Brandon Soules and Paul Mooney both shot 50 and Cody Brien carded a 55.
Franklin finished in fourth place at Bethlehem Golf Course. Moultonborough won yesterday’s match at Bethlehem Golf Course with a score of 181, defeating Littleton (188), Woodsville (199) and Franklin (223). It was Franklin’s best score in a road match this year. Jacob Geddis (51), Corey Nelson (53), Billy Mazur (54), and Nate Cartier (65) were the Golden Tornadoes’ top four.
Bedford 1, Concord 0
The Crimson Tide (5-5) battled the Bulldogs evenly, making its only mistake with 5:39 left in the first half, which allowed Bedford (5-3-1) to score the only goal it ended up needing.
Abby Whimpey and Grace Orzechowski played well at midfield for Concord.
Bow 5, Campbell 2
Maddie Cheney scored a goal in each half and the Falcons took a 3-1 halftime lead en route to a win over Campbell (5-3-1) to remain undefeated (8-0).
Maddie Preston scored a on a one-timed looping shot off of a drop pass from Taylor Morrison and Campbell conceded an own goal off a corner kick for the other first half goals. Lindsey Vogt took a pass from sister Maggie Vogt and put it away for the game’s final goal.
Sarah Carlson and Gianna Celenza assisted on Cheney’s goals. Lauren Scarpetti and Christy Vinnenberg played solid defense while Naomi Kramer played well up front for Bow.
Concord 3, Spaulding 1
The Crimson Tide won the first two games, 25-16 and 25-18, before falling in game three, 25-18. They bounced back to win a tight fourth game, 27-25, to improve to 5-4 on the season.
Caitlyn Shea recorded 15 assists and three aces, Claire Celestin tallied six kills and 12 digs and Alison Quinn had 17 digs. Samantha Turner (eight kills, seven blocks) and Sydney Maclellan (two kills, two blocks) also played well for the Crimson Tide.
Belmont 3, Moultonborough 0
The Red Raiders won, 26-24, 25-21 and 25-15. Megan Bailey (11 aces, three kills, two blocks, 16 assists) led the way for Belmont (8-0). Shannon Conway tallied four kills, one ace and one block, Jessie Bergeron finished with three aces, two kills, 15 digs and 2 assists, Louisa Bergeron recorded six kills and two blocks and Alyssa Wheeler chipped in four kills.
Alex Lugar, Jackelyn Robarge and Ashley Ortiz worked hard in defending the backrow.
Winnisquam 3, Franklin 0
The Bears (6-1) dominated Franklin (1-7), winning 25-3, 25-14 and 25-20.
Erica Doubleday led Winnsiquam with 23 assists and seven aces, while Hannah Chapin added 12 kills. Bailey Long (four kills, six aces), Becky Raposa (six aces), Dallis Austin (five aces), Carissa Archibald (five aces), Marissa Deblasie (four aces) and Mo Raymond (three kills) also played well for the Bears.
Sunapee 3, John Stark 0
The Generals (3-6) fell in three straight games, 25-14, 25-18, 25-17, to Sunapee (6-1). Kendall Wilkins (four kills), Emma Fredericks (four digs) and Madalyn Lover (10 assists) played well for John Stark.