ESSEX – Opening up a four-goal lead in the second half, visiting Middlebury held on to edge Essex 10-9 in a showdown of Metro Division high school boys lacrosse powers Tuesday.
Bobby Ritter paced the Tigers (9-2) with a hat trick, Connor Quinn had two goals and four assists, and Cullen Hathaway added two tallies and a helper. Jack Donahue, Ali Abdul-Sater and Andrew Gleason tucked away single goals and Nate Lalonde made 10 stops.
Henry Adams put up three goals and two assists to lead the Hornets (8-3). Joe Galati and Teo Olsen had two goals each, Brendan Gleason notched a goal and three assists. Andrew Lounsbury turned away 11 shots.
• Champlain Valley 19, Rutland 2: Matt Palmer pumped in five goals, Elliott Mitchell tossed in four and host Champlain Valley rolled past Rutland.
Griffin Diparlo had two goals and four assists, Charlie Bernicke and Owen McCuin each had two goals and an assist, and Dylan Schaefer notched a goal with three helpers for the Redhawks (6-6). Chris Gronlund made four saves for the win.
Kevin Mcfarlane had six saves for the Raiders.
• South Burlington 19, Mount Mansfield 3: Ahead 12-1 at halftime, visiting South Burlington cruised to a convincing win over Mount Mansfield behind a six-goal, three-assist performance from Cam Nolting.
Kyle Murakami collected a hat trick and an assist, and Dylan Avery (assist) and Adnane Adossama tucked away two goals apiece for the Rebels (9-3). Mike Blauvelt and John Cole combined for six saves.
Travis Benson, Justin Fischer and Dom Mosca tallied for the Cougars (2-9), who got 10 saves from Will Macone.
• BFA-St. Albans 11, Colchester 7: A 7-1 second-quarter run propelled host BFA-St. Albans to the victory over Colchester.
James Conrad totaled two goals and four assists, Griffin Knapp supplied a hat trick and Tanner Cioffi scored and picked up three assists for 8-3 BFA. Killian Shea-Smith stopped six shots.
Abe Trabulsy and Brandon Bedard each scored twice and Cam LeClair made nine saves.
• St. Johnsbury 9, Spaulding 5: Dallas Leach and Ronnie Gobin each put up hat tricks to power host St. Johnsbury’s win over Spaulding.
Kalen Busano led the Crimson Tide with two goals.
• Rice 7, South Burlington 6: Michelle Bolger became Rice’s all-time points leader in the first half en route to a three-goal, two-assist day as the Green Knights hung on to top host South Burlington.
Sophie Loughran tallied the eventual game-winner with less than six minutes to play for 8-1 Rice and Sarah Sem made three saves.
Sarah Fisher led the Rebels (8-3) with a hat trick and two helpers. Kimmy Norris scored twice, Casey Johnson added a single tally and Danielle Boucher turned away 11 shots.
• St. Johnsbury 9, Green Mountain Valley 6: Abby Speck and Megan Wood struck for four goals apiece and visiting St. Johnsbury broke free from a 4-4 tie at halftime to drop Green Mountain Valley.
Holly Downing added the other goal for the Hilltoppers and goalie Bria Willis made 17 saves.
Ellie Urdang netted a team-high two goals for the Gumbies and Payton Andrews turned away eight saves.
• Champlain Valley 12, Middlebury 0 (5): Will Potter pitched a perfect game and also went 3-for-3 at the plate in Champlain Valley’s triumph over visiting Middlebury.
Potter, who fanned eight, drove in a pair of runs and scored three times to lead the Redhawks (11-1). Deagan Poland and Shea Ireland each went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a double and Kyle Hinsdale’s 2-for-3 effort included two RBIs.
Middlebury’s Bruce Wright suffered the loss.
.@CVUBaseball senior Will Potter's day was probably better than yours:— Alex Abrami (@aabrami5) May 20, 2015
Tossed perfect game w/ 8Ks & went 3-for-3 at plate w/ 3 runs, 2 RBIs
• Colchester 10, BFA-St. Albans 0: Rob Chase twirled his third consecutive complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits as Colchester blanked visiting BFA-St. Albans.
Jared Antoniak (double, triple) and Jared Rylant each finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the 11-2 Lakers. Derek Sanderson and Brandon Arel also had multi-hit days.
Jon Connor went the distance in the loss for the Bobwhites (6-6), striking out six.
• Spaulding 14, Mount Mansfield 7: Josh Flory went 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI and three runs and Cameron Flinn also had three hits and drove in two runs as Spaulding doubled up host Mount Mansfield.
Brad Romeo had a key two-run double in the second inning and Jordan Godfrey earned the win for Spaulding (4-8).
Alec Pelton went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and scored three runs to lead MMU (5-7). Kyle Leggett had a hit and two RBIs.
• Rice 7, Mount Abraham 3: Will Hesslink and Nick Ritchie each went 2-for-4 as host Rice clipped Mount Abraham.
Austin Purinton went four innings for the win, fanning three batters. Anthony Phillip ccollected five stolen bases and scored twice for the Green Knights (11-1).
Joey Payea finished 3-for-3 to lead the Eagles and Chris Wood finished 2-for-4.
• BFA-Fairfax 5, Peoples 4: Evan McGregor (3-for-4) singled to right field to score Alex Chapman for the game-winning run as host BFA-Fairfax beat Peoples in walk-off fashion.
Chapman went 2-for-3, driving in the game-tying run in the seventh a bloop double to left field, and Asa Hoover had a double and two RBIs for the 9-1 Bullets. Starter Kyle Combs went five innings, giving up four unearned runs in the second. Jake Hakey earned the win in one inning of relief.
Wolves (9-4) starter Kylie Moody went the distance, allowing three earned runs and scattering 10 hits with three walks and a strikeout.
• Missisquoi 11, Essex 10: Nick Poissant yielded just one earned run and four hits in six innings for Missisquoi as the Thunderbirds held on to sink visiting Essex.
Logan Day had two hits while Poissant and Levi Russin doubled for the 2-11 Thunderbirds.
Brian Godard had two hits for the Hornets (7-6), who rallied to close the gap in the seventh inning behind hits from Elija Baez and Andrew Vanacore (double). Joey Robertson took the loss.
• Milton 10, Burlington 3: Six players put in multi-hit performances and host Milton got a complete-game, 15-strikeout outing from Luke Covey as it pulled away from Burlington.
Tyler Lamphere (two doubles, three RBIs), Cole Reilly (two RBIs) and Logan Bean each went 3-for-4 for the 9-2 Yellowjackets. Covey, Tyler Skinner and Cooper Bushey (double) had two hits apiece.
Mike Maynes had two hits for the Seahorses and Chris Fenimore went five innings to take the loss.
• Lake Region 15, Hazen 0: Logan Harper went 4-for-5 with five RBIS to help fuel Lake Region’s rout of host Hazen.
Matt Messier (RBI) and Dylan Gile (two RBIs) each had three hits and scored three runs for the Rangers (8-3), who pounded out 21 hits, and Denver Bodette picked up the win on the mound.
Russ Shopland took the loss for 3-12 Hazen.
• Colchester 5, BFA-St. Albans 1: Alli Sheets went the distance with nine strikeouts and no walks as host Colchester handed BFA-St. Albans its first win of the season.
Brittany Isabelle went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Lakers (11-2), while Danielle Whitham, Sheets (double) and Suleika Torres (double) had two hits apiece. Whitham’s two-out, two-run triple in the fourth provided the go-ahead runs.
Emma Teague and Devan Blodgett each had two hits for the Comets (11-1). Maria Machia (10 strikeouts) took the loss.
• Essex 5, Missisquoi 3: Winning pitcher Allie Rutz helped her own cause with a two-out, two-run home run over the left field fence in the third inning as Essex bested host Missisquoi.
Rutz went the distance, scattering six hits with six strikeouts and finishing 2-for-4 at the plate. Jordan Appenzeller added three hits and Kristen Perkins two for the 12-1 Hornets.
Olivia Thayer had two hits and drove in a run for the Thunderbirds (8-5). Emma Getty went seven innings in the loss, yielding three earned runs.
• Milton 7, Burlington 5: Shannon Foley yielded just five hits and fanned eight batters to earn the win in the circle as Milton topped Burlington.
Kara Donaldson’s two-hit day included a home run and three RBIs, Katie Rayner had two hits and Casey Hurley doubled for the Yellowjackets.
Mallor Cross and Audrey Nichols (two RBIs) each had two hits for the Seahorses. Hanna Schirling had a triple and an RBI and Kendal Pace took the loss.
• Mount Mansfield 11, Spaulding 0: Ten Mount Mansfield players recorded a hit and the Cougars sprang for a combined 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings en route to a shutout win over Spaulding.
Sydney LeBourveau’s two-hit outing helped her own cause in the circle, where she went seven innings, allowing three hits and striking out 15 in the win. Jordan Gosselin, Rylee LeBourveau and Danielle Bushey also had two hits each for the Cougars (8-4).
Brooke Benoit took the loss for 3-9 Spaulding, allowing six hits and walking none.
• Mount Abraham 21, Rice 4: Audrey Shahan scattered eight hits as she went the distance and visiting Mount Abraham used a six-run fourth inning to topple Rice.
Dani Forand led the Eagles (7-6) with three hits, including a three-run home run. Rachael McCormick was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs.
Lindsay Rockwood had a two-run double and Rachel Chicoine (loss) had a two-run home run for the Green Knights (3-8).
• BFA-Fairfax 15, Peoples 0 (6): Kayla Mathieu tossed a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts and no walks to lead host BFA-Fairfax past Peoples.
Mathieu also had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and fourth RBIs for Fairfax (11-0). Kayla Nester (two triples, double, three RBIs), Kaitlyn Barnack (three hits, three RBIs) and Chloe White (two hits) also contributed.
Megan LeMare, who took the loss, had PA’s only a hit, a double.
• Lake Region 19, Hazen 2 (6): Winning pitcher Alex Smith went 4-for-4 at the plate with a home run and two doubles to power Lake Region to the win at Hazen.
Smith tossed a two-hitter and pitched all six innings while Abby Ladd (three hits) homered and had three RBIs for Lake Region (4-7).
Nerissa Coolbeth had both of Hazen’s hits.
• Middlebury men advance to Division III final: For the fifth time in program history and the first since 2010, the Middlebury men will play for the NCAA Division III championship after beating Chicago 5-1 in Mason, Ohio.
The third-ranked Panthers (22-3) will play No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps today for the national crown.
In the semifinals, Middlebury’s William de Quant and Chris Frost won at doubles, as did the Panther tandem of Ari Smolyar and Noah Farrell. In singles play, Middlebury’s Jackson Frons, de Quant and Farrell copped wins.