High Schools: Concord girls’ lacrosse beats Exeter in OT

  • Concord’s Mary Martinson looks for an opening during a game in late April. She scored five goals Thursday. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor file

Monitor staff
Published: 5/14/2021 7:07:12 AM

On Tuesday, an injury to Concord’s Kaitlyn McKinnon triggered a run for the Exeter girls’ lacrosse team and eventually led to a loss for the Crimson Tide. On Thursday, McKinnon was back on the field and scored the game-winner in overtime as Concord claimed a 14-13 win at Memorial Field.

The Tide (3-5) controlled the ball off the overtime draw, worked it into the attacking area and patiently set up the offense. McKinnon eventually caught a pass behind the net, came around the crease, beat her defender, threw a fake and netted her fourth goal of the game for the win.

Like Tuesday’s contest, this one was close throughout. Exeter (5-5) held a 7-6 lead at halftime before the Tide evened things out in the second half.

Mary Martinson finished with a team-high five goals and one assist for the Tide. Maria Armaganian had four goals and two assists and Emma Beaujouan scored one. Concord goalie Teylor Greene finished with 10 saves.

“This team has come so far in the short season we have had so far,” Concord coach Amanda Bacher said. “We’re a young team with a lot of potential and we’ve finally keyed in on it. We’re cutting down on our unforced turnovers and being more patient with the ball on attack.”

Girls’ Lacrosse

Bow 18, Kearsarge 2

Key players: Bow – Addy Trefethen (4 goals, 2 assists), Alex Larrabee (4 goals, assist), Sara Gagne (2 goals, 2 assists), Barrie Guertin (goal, 2 assists), Amelia Coe (defense), Gracie Bresson (defense), Stephanie Gosselin (defense), Meaghan Danahy (goalie)

Records: Bow 8-0; Kearsarge 2-3

Boys’ Lacrosse

Exeter 15, Concord 5

Key players: Concord — Eaton Tarbell (2 goals), Sam Nichol (2 goals), Danny O’Brien (goal, assist), Joey Tarbell (2 assists), Nate Doherty (assist)

Highlights: After falling behind 5-1 in the first quarter, the Tide offense made a push in the second with three goals, two assisted by Joey Tarbell, but the Blue Hawks held Concord to just one goal in the second half.

Records: Exeter 10-2; Concord 3-8


Bishop Brady 12, Hillsboro-Deering 1

Key players: Bishop Brady — Halle Laramie (7 IP, W, 1 R, 1 H, 9 K; 2 hits, 3 runs, SB), Isabella Rivera (run, single, triple, 2 RBI, SB), Ami Rivera (run, single, double, 2 RBI), Jayden Johnson (run, single, double), Mia Wagner (run, 2 hits, RBI), Ashley Brust (2 runs, hit, walk), Riley Marsh (run, hit, 2 RBI), Meg Pellerin (run, hit), Margaret Sheehan (run, hit, walk)

Highlights: H-D kept things close early, but Brady broke through in the top half of the fourth inning with five runs on six hits, highlighted by a two-run double from Ami Rivera and a two-run single from Marsh. Brady put up another five spot in the top half of the seventh. Laramie was one out away from a no-hitter before the Hillcats broke it up.

Coach’s quote: “Despite the slow start, it was good to see our bats consistently put the ball in play,. Halle Laramie pitched a great game.” — Brady’s Freddy Rivera

Records: Bishop Brady 6-2; Hillsboro Deering 3-5

Bow 21, Kearsarge 0, 5 inn.

Key players: Bow — Hannah McGonigle (5 IP, W, 7 K, 1 BB , 1H; 3-for-4, triple, 6 RBI), Alex Bessette (1-for-3, walk, RBI, 2 runs), Emma Kelly (1-for-2, walk, 2 runs), Kelly Harris (1-for-1, HBP, double, 2 RBI), Lilly Wright (good defense behind the plate)

Highlights: Bow did most of its damage in the third and fourth inning. Every Falcon on the roster reached base.

Records: Bow 4-4


Bow 10, Kearsarge 0, 5 inn.

Key players: Bow — Matt Lamy (5 IP, W, 0 R, 3 H, 6 K, 1 BB; 4-for-4, double, 2 RBI, run), Kyle Martin (3-for-4, double, 2 RBI, 3 runs), Ryan Leonard (2-for-3, RBI, run), Anthony Constant (double, RBI, run) 

Highlights: Bow scored single runs in the first and second innings before playing six in the third to take control.

Records: Bow 4-4

Bishop Brady 3, Hillsboro-Deering 0

Key players: Bishop Brady — Connor Treybig (7 IP, W, 1 hit, 20 K; 2 hits, run), Cody Fuller (2 hits, run), Darren Earley (hit, 2 RBI)

Highlights: Treybig twirled another gem, allowing just one infield hit. Brady scored all three runs in the sixth inning with Earley getting the big hit to plate Fuller and Treybig.

Coach’s quote: “We struggled with the offspeed stuff at the plate today, and give H-D credit, they made the plays when we hit the ball hard. Luckily we had Connor going today and he basically was unhittable with 20 strikeouts.” — Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 5-2; HD 1-6

Hopkinton 7, Derryfield 6, 9 inn.

Key players: Hopkinton — Bryce Charron (3.2 IP, W, 5 K), Joe Yanzo (4 IP, 8 K), Peyton Marshall (2-for-4, game-winning, walkoff RBI), Logan Briand (2 hits); Derryfield — Will Perkowski (grand slam HR) hit a grand slam home run in the top of the 5th to give Derryfield a 6-5 lead. Janai Cruz (2 hits) and Zack Martin (2 hits) each had 2 hits.

Highlights: The Hawks held a 5-2 lead through four innings, but the grand slam from Derryfield’s Perkowski put the Cougars on top in the fifth. Hopkinton tied things and then won in extras. Colby Boissy scored the final run after reaching on an error, going to second on a bunt from Charron, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a hard-hit ground ball off the shortstop from Marshall.

Coach’s quote: “The Hawks played error free baseball for nine innings which allowed them to battle a very talented Derryfield team. Pretty pleased with the effort of each player to stay focused and pull this game out. Charron was competitive on the mound picking up the win in relief.” — David Chase

Records: Hopkinton 6-2; Derryfield 6-2

Pittsfield 12, Farmington 2

Key players: Pittsfield — Abraham Marcotte (5 IP, W, 3 H, 0 R, 3 K), Casey Anderson (2-for-4, double), Riley Reed (2-for-3, double, 3 RBI)

Records: Pittsfield 6-3; Farmington 3-6

Boys’ Track

Concord 98, Manchester Memorial 46

Key players: Concord – Derek Taylor (1st triple jump, 1st high jump, 3rd long jump), Jacque Tunguru (1st 100, 1st 200), Eben Bragg (1st 1,600, 1st 3,200), Nick Richards 91st long jump, 2nd 300 hurdles, 3rd 110 hurdles), Sam Hilts (1st 800), Nate Muller (1st pole vault), Alex Watkins (1st javelin), Quinn Marino (2nd 100, 2nd 200)

Highlights: Bragg won the 1,600 and the 3,200, leading teammates John Murphy and Zachary Hooper in 1-2-3 sweeps for the Tide in those events and Concord won both relays in a decisive dual meet victory over the Crusaders. Sam Hilts led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 800 with Aiden Gleason and Liam Gleason.

Girls’ Track

Concord 92, Manchester Memorial 40

Key players: Concord – Alexis Adams (1st javelin, 1st shot, 2nd discus), Whitney Vaillant (1st 800, 1st 1,600), Sarah Sponenberg (1st 100 hurdles, 1st 300 hurdles), Cassie Pfitzenmayer (1st discus, 3rd shot), Katie Watt (1st 3,200), Kendall Barton (1st pole vault), Sarah Potter (1st triple jump), Isabelle Sawyer (1st 200), Kelly Mikelson (2nd pole vault, tied 2nd high jump)

Highlights: Freshman Vaillant lead 1-2-3 sweeps in the 800 and 1,600 with teammates Abby Goulas (second 800, third 1,600), Molly Nyhan (second 1,600) and Morgane Orcutt (third 800) to help boost the Tide to a victory over the Crusaders in a dual meet at Memorial Field. Concord also won both relays.

Boys’ Tennis

Bow 6, Kearsarge 3

Key players: Bow — Dominik Jurcins (8-2 win at No. 1), Hunter Duncan (8-5 win at No. 2), Colby Smith (8-2 win at No. 3) Kearsarge — Liam Miller (8-6 win at No. 4), Davis West (8-4 win at No. 5), Graham West (8-3 win at No. 6)

Highlights: When these two teams met on Monday, they were all tied after singles before Bow pulled out a 5-4 win. It was 3-3 after singles again on Wednesday, but this time the Division II Falcons swept through the doubles matches to claim the win against the D-III Cougars. Bow’s Jurcins and Duncan doubled up on their singles wins with an 8-2 win at first doubles. Smith teamed with Aiden Munro for an 8-5 win at second doubles. And after they both lost in singles, Bow’s Oliver Dolcino and Dan Blandini came back and claimed an 8-6 win at third doubles.

Records: Bow 4-3; Kearsarge 3-4

Youth baseball

The Convenient MD Sharks baseball team from Hopkinton came out strong on Wednesday against the Sheepdog Enterprises Golden Knights from Bow. Will Racine lead his team offensively with a home run in the first inning. Mason Allen only gave up two runs in the first three innings pitching and was supported with solid defense from Liam Barger who made a great fly ball catch. Timely hits from Garrett Abberton and Brody Beach helped the Knights put together a rally to win 11-10 after trailing by nine runs. The Knights were led by four innings of solid pitching from Quinn Filkins, who retired 12 of the 14 batters he faced.

Local golf

Bob Mielcarz and Bill Krueger won the Two Ball Best Ball event at the Concord Country Club. The team carded six birdies in a 10-under par round of 60. Ray Steenbeke and Jeff Towle took second place with an 8-under par round of 62.

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