High schools: Hopkinton lax sweeps opponents, more Thursday results

Published: 05-03-2024 1:39 AM

Boys’ Lacrosse

Hopkinton 15, Bishop Brady 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Patty Buss (5 goals, 2 assists), Merrick Chapin (2 goals, 5 assists), Shane Smith (3 goals, assist), Jackson Westover (2 goals, 2 assists), Kip Hedquist (2 goals, assist), Ozzie Rosenholm (13-for-17 faceoffs, 12 ground balls), Cam Bassett (assist, 5 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers), Brayden Crawford (assist, 4 ground balls, 6 caused turnovers), Avery Condon (5 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers), Kaleb Huse (4 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers), Colby Boissy (8 saves, .800 save %); Bishop Brady – Joey Richardson (goal), Drake Bekar (goal), Luke Jackson (6 saves)

Highlights: The Hawks led 10-0 at halftime, but the Giants kept it even in the third to make it 12-2. After a delay caused by thunder at the start of the fourth, Hopkinton kept the pressure up with a 3-0 run to seal the deal. Hopkinton pressured well on defense and maintained long possessions on offense. Strong transition and relentless ground balls helped them maintain ball control. Bishop Brady pushed the ball nicely, but the Hawks’ stalwart defense held them outside and goalie Boissy did the rest.

Coach’s quote: “We played a really solid and complete game today. We were smart with the ball and stayed disciplined all over the field. The guys are working really well together right now and we will carry this momentum into our big game against Coe-Brown on Saturday.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Hopkinton 6-1; Bishop Brady 2-4

Merrimack Valley 8, Hanover 4

Key players: MV – Michael Kingsbury (5 saves on 9 shots), Carter Lankhorst (11-for-16 faceoffs), Colin Reardon (2 goals, 4 ground balls), Tyler Carter (2 goals, 2 ground balls), Brayden Hussey (goal, 2 assists, ground ball), Mike Heine (goal, 6 ground balls), Jake Demers (goal, ground ball), Conner Hanson (goal), Matt Lauren (assist, ground ball), Colby Scheffer (4 ground balls), Travis Garcia (3 ground balls), Jake Leclerc (3 ground balls)

Highlights: Weather caused a 30-minute weather delay with 5:28 left in the third quarter, but the Pride’s high lacrosse IQ helped Valley early and MV came out of the delay with high energy to gain the momentum down the stretch. 

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Coach’s quote: “I am continuously proud of this group. We know we have work to do, but are focused on our goals and working hard to achieve them.” – MV’s Sean Gill

Records: MV 3-2; Hanover 3-3

Laconia 8, Kearsarge 4

Key players: Kearsarge – Eliot Asbury (2 goals, assist), Davin Selby (goal), Quinn Cusick (goal), Sawyer Slayton (assist), Brodie Malynowski (17 saves)

Highlights: Although Laconia had a slow start, the Sachems managed to end the first half with a commanding 5-1 lead. Kearsarge made a strong comeback in the third quarter and narrowed the lead to 5-4, but costly penalties at crucial moments of the game ultimately allowed Laconia to secure the victory.

Coach’s quote: “Breakdown in fundamentals and key penalties caused us to fall a part in fourth quarter.” – Kearsarge’s Chris Boucher

Records: Laconia 3-3; Kearsarge 1-3

Girls’ Lacrosse

Hopkinton 18, Milford 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Sarah Chodosh (4 goals, 2 assists, draw control), Sydney Westover (3 goals, assist, 9 draw controls), Marcella Guadagno (2 goals, 2 assists, caused turnover), Avery Chase (3 goals, draw control, 3 ground balls), Lia Chapin (2 goals, assist, 2 draw controls, 3 caused turnovers, ground ball), Maeve Owens (2 goals), Lilly Chodosh (2 assists, ground ball), Helen Yeaton (goal, ground ball, caused turnover), Veronica Nylund (goal, ground ball), Molly Hodgdon (assist), Viola Pietrabissi (5 saves)

Highlights: The Hawks excelled in all areas of the game, took an early lead, and extended it against a Spartan squad that battled until the final whistle. Ten different Hopkinton players were involved in the scoring. The Hawks distributed the ball well, scoring 10 assisted goals, while the defense and goalie play was also excellent.

Coach’s quote: “Psyched to see goalie Viola Pietrabissa get her first varsity win, and Helen Yeaton and Lia Chapin scoring their first varsity goals. Moving our feet, playing with our heads up, and moving the ball showed Hopkinton lacrosse at its best today.” – Hopkinton co-coach Gus Madden

Records: Hopkinton 5-2; Milford 0-5


Inter-Lakes 6, Hopkinton 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Devin Allen (1-for-3, double, RBI), Tyler Czarkowski (1-for-3, run), Nate Windhurst (1-for-3, stolen base), Travis Windhurst (1-for-3)

Highlights: Hopkinton freshman pitcher Michael DePiano cruised through the first three innings and battled the rain well in his first varsity start on the mound, but the Lakers loaded the bases and went up 3-0 in the fourth inning on a hit batter and two passed balls. Allen’s RBI double down the left field line scored Czarkowski (singled to center) for the Hawks’ only run. Hopkinton loaded the bases in the top of the sixth and tried tagging up to score on a fly ball to left-center field when Inter-Lakes’ Ben Beaudoin made a perfect throw to the plate to get the Hawk runner out.

Coach’s quote: “While this loss is a tough one, our approach at the plate was good as we forced Inter-Lakes to make 20 plays out of the 21 outs.  In a game that featured rain and a wet field, that’s how we want to challenge the other team defensively. Unfortunately, there were too many routine fly balls and hard hit line drives were right at the Lakers’ players. After the third inning we made four errors and put six runners on via a walk or hit batter.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Inter-Lakes 2-4; Hopkinton 2-5


Merrimack Valley 6, Pembroke 2, 6 inn.

Key players: MV – Caydence Allberg (win, 5 IP, 2 ER), Kayla Smith (save, 1 IP; 1-for-3), Addy Allen (2-for-3, RBI), Liv Seeley (1-for-4), Ryleigh Perry (1-for-4, 2 RBI)

Highlights: MV scored four runs in the first, and tallied single runs in the second and fifth innings to secure a victory in a game shortened due to the weather and field conditions.

Coach's quote: “Jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first inning and secured the victory. It was a good, competitive contest.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: MV 4-2; Pembroke 1-6

Hopkinton 5, Bishop Brady 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 9 K, 1 BB), Lizz Holmes (CF), Paige Boudette (RF), Annie Morrall (1-for-3, walk, 2 stolen bases); Bishop Brady – Abby Tyrell (2-for-3, 2 RBI; 8 K), Mia Wagner (2-for-3), Payton Bryson (triple)

Highlights: Elrick pitched a great game from the circle, and Holmes and Boudette made huge catches in the outfield to end a potentially big inning for Brady, lifting Hopkinton to its first win of the season.

Coaches’ quotes: “It was nice to get that elusive first win. We had contributions from several players and needed to play clean defense against Brady as they are tough outs and very fast on the bases. Looking to build on this momentum.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

“This was a tough game for us from the start. We just couldn’t get anything going. Learn and grow from this loss.” – Bishop Brady’s Shane Baron

Records: Hopkinton 1-4; Bishop Brady 4-1

Boys’ Tennis

Goffstown 7, Coe-Brown 2

Key players: Coe-Brown – James Larson-Clarke (8-5 win at No. 1), Luke Melanson and Chase LaChapelle (8-3 win at No. 3 doubles)

Coach’s quote: “Some close matches, but Goffstown had less unforced errors.” – Coe-Brown’s Mark Struthers

Records: Goffstown 5-1; Coe-Brown 2-5