MONTPELIER — Gavin Corbett-Valade and Liam Casey made highlight-reel catches in the end zone Tuesday while lifting Montpelier Ultimate to a 15-4 victory over Mount Mansfield.
“Liam was able to make up a significant distance to make a catch for a score, and Gavin has very sticky hands,” MHS coach Anne Watson said. “The team played really well as a whole. Everyone stepped up their games to play in really challenging wet-and-windy conditions. And I really like playing MMU. They’re a very spirited, fun crew to play against.”
Montpelier (4-0) will travel to face St. Johnsbury at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Randolph 3, Lamoille 1
HYDE PARK — Winning pitcher Zach Whitmore scored the game-tying run Tuesday, giving the Galloping Ghosts a crucial boost in a tight battle.
During the fourth inning, Whitmore reached base and stole second. Howard Stockwell followed with a one-run triple and scored a few moments later on an overthrow for a 2-1 lead. The Ghosts added an insurance run in the sixth inning when Whitmore singled and scored on a base hit by Wyatt Messier. Matt Selby went 2-for-3 at the plate for Lamoille. Whitmore racked up 11 strikeouts and issued zero walks. Losing pitcher Garrett Martin threw a three-hitter, striking out 11 and issuing two walks over seven innings.
“There were a couple of nice defensive plays by our second baseman Kurt Engel,” Randolph coach Gary Curley said. “He went deep into the middle of the infield and used his backhand to take a single away in the middle of the game. And then he made the last out of the seventh inning by catching a line shot with the tying runner on first. If that had gotten through, it could have been a double.”
Randolph improves to 4-3, while Lamoille falls to 3-3. The Ghosts will host Oxbow at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Enosburg 27, Peoples 8
MORRISVILLE — The Wolves allowed their opponents to pile up double-digit scoring totals for the seventh time in eight games Tuesday.
Hornets slugger Eliza Blake went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run. Ally Dash went 2-for-5 with a home run for Enosburg, which pounded out 13 hits and capitalized on over 20 walks. Olivia Davison was 3-for-3 with a double for the Wolves. Teammate Lindsey Menard went 3-for-4 with two doubles, while Adele Biasini went 2-for-3 in the loss. Meg Gervais earned the victory on the mound after four innings of work.
“Enosburg hit well and they have a couple pitchers who can throw strikes,” PA coach Art Lilley said.
Peoples (3-5) will travel to play Twinfield at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Stowe 8, Harwood 7
DUXBURY — Hans Huber and the Raiders surprised the defending Division II champs with a healthy dose of payback.
Last week, the Highlanders were in cruise control during an 11-5 victory at Stowe. Home-field advantage in the rematch didn’t make a big difference for HU, which struggled to contain Huber (four goals). Cam Anderson added two goals for the Raiders and teammates Jake Ramos and Noah Levine also scored. Ely Kalkstein (four goals) led the way for Harwood. Jake Wells, Jake Lynn and Mike Aiken added single goals in the loss. Stowe goalie Nate Rice made 14 saves, while Sully O’Hara stopped six shots in front of the Harwood cage.
“We beat them pretty soundly up there and I think we were a little over-confident,” Harwood coach Russell Beilke said. “Nobody scored in the first quarter, and that was a harbinger for how well they were playing on defense. Stowe got out to a 4-2 lead in the second quarter, but we made a good run in the third quarter.”
The game was tied at 7 before Huber scored with 4:30 remaining to hold off the Highlanders for good. Harwood (3-2) will travel to play Spaulding at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Harwood 12, Milton 0
MILTON — Goalie Kaylee Cameron stopped eight shots during Tuesday’s shutout, while teammates Kelly Tynan and Abi Scharges registered four goals apiece. Charlotte Cook (two goals), Francie Aiken and Erica Dow also scored.
“Kaylee and the defense worked hard to keep the ball out of the net,” HU coach Hillary Wheeler said. “We plan to continue to work on fundamentals in the next couple of days of practice and hope the sun stays out.”
Harwood (1-4) will travel to play U-32 at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Lamoille 7, Stowe 4
HYDE PARK — Morgan Burnham (five goals) single-handedly outscored the Raiders during Tuesday’s victory. Ryley Cota and Addie Martin also found the back of the net for the Lancers. Leo Clark scored two goals for the Raiders, with Sierra Anderson and Shea Lyden adding single goals. Stowe goalie Annika Wagner stopped four shots, compared to 12 saves by Lamoille’s Wenzdae Wendling.