BARRE — Spaulding’s Ashley Boisvert and Payton Lamberti made their debut as a doubles team Tuesday and helped Spaulding win its fifth match in a row with a 5-2 girls tennis victory over North Country.
Makayla Boisvert, Camryn Fewer and Halle Pletzer earned singles victories for the Tide. Aliza Lindley and Grace Paterson won at No. 1 doubles, while Ashley Boisvert and Lamberti earned the decisive victory at No. 2 doubles.
“Camryn Fewer played an incredible match today, which got us the third win," Spaulding coach Kelly Cleveland said. "We put Payton Lamberti in there for her first varsity match at No. 2 doubles, and she played with Ashley Boisvert. So they were the team that got us where we needed to be. And Halle Pletzer had the longest match of anyone. It was pretty incredible to pull it off on this cold, windy day. I wasn’t sure what to expect with North Country. We always seem to battle it out with them.”
The match lasted nearly four hours, with both Pletzer and the No. 2 doubles team requiring third-set tiebreakers. Pletzer rallied past Grace Giroux, 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-7. Ashley Boisvert and Lamberti also dropped the first set before clawing back to a 4-6, 7-6(1), 10-4 victory over Ruthie Petzoldt and Marta Potter. Makayla Boisvert earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Sophie Haugwitz at No. 3 singles. Fewer held off Anika Hamby, 6-1, 7-5, at the No. 4 spot.
“Camryn and Makayla just hustle like no other,” Cleveland said. “Whether they get the shot or not, they’re on top of it. And it’s been great to see my powerhouse No. 1 doubles team do so well. Net shots were hard today because the wind would just take the ball. And it was very hard to place shots today, so they played it safe. The wind was either our friend or it wasn’t our friend, depending on which side of the court we were on.”
North Country falls to 7-5, while Spaulding improves to 5-2. The Crimson Tide will host Montpelier at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for Senior Day.
Brianna Ghosn (NC) def. Faith Redmond 6-3, 6-4
Patti Pesquero (NC) def. Megan Brier 6-2, 6-2
Makayla Boisvert (S) def. Sophie Haugwitz 6-1, 6-4
Camryn Fewer (S) def. Anika Hamby 6-1, 7-5
Halle Pletzer (S) def. Grace Giroux 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-7
Aliza Lindley and Grace Paterson (S) def. Emma Bowen and Zoe Houlihan 6-1, 6-4
Ashley Boisvert and Payton Lamberti (S) def. Ruthie Petzoldt and Marta Potter 4-6, 7-6(1), 10-4
Stowe 6, CVU 1
HINESBURG — The Raiders improved to 9-0 Tuesday wile playing their second match in 24 hours.
Ben Salvas, Alex Tilgner, Jack Seivwright and Sam Schoepke won in singles action. Max Mckenna and Jono Nissenbaum prevailed at No. 1 doubles, with Henry Paumgarten and Oliver Paumgarten adding another point at the No. 2 position. The Raiders handed South Burlington its first loss of the season Monday and will be eyeing their first title since 2010 when playoffs begin next week.
Josh Ashooh (C) def. Rai Bleda 6-2, 6-2
Ben Salvas (S) def. Brayden Bartlett 7-6(4), 6-3
Alex Tilgner (S) def. Aiden Greer 6-0, 6-1
Jack Seivwright (S) def. Kosi Thurber 6-0, 6-0
Sam Schoepke (S) def. Andrew Strobeck 6-3, 6-1
Max Mckenna and Jono Nissenbaum (S) def. Charlie Mjaanes and Henry Bijur 6-4, 6-2
Henry Paumgarten and Oliver Paumgarten (S) def. Cooper Whalen and Ben Sampson 6-0, 6-2
U-32 19, Milton 7
MILTON — The Raiders relied on goals from six players Tuesday as they kicked a stretch of four games in five days.
“Our goal was to dominate possession and dominate midfield, and we did a good job with that,” U-32 coach Emilie Connor said. “We came out strong and then (Milton) had a little flurry before halftime. We were ahead 9-5 at the start of the second half and then we took control.”
Cypress Levitt almost outscored the Yellowjackets single-handedly, finishing with seven goals and one assist. She also paced the Raiders by winning eight draw controls. Brooke George (one assist) and Charlotte Harris tallied four goals apiece for the Raiders, while teammate Ella Lyford added two goals and one assist. Jozie Bolduc and Nelly Lamb also scored in the winning effort and Sophia Heinz made three saves for the Raiders.
U-32 (8-2) will travel to play Hartford at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Raiders will host Stowe on Thursday before hosting Spaulding on Saturday.
“We did a lot of subbing today and we rested a lot of people,” Connor said. “We worked on some things we need to work on, both on offense and in the midfield. We’re looking to prepare for (Hartford) because that will be a big test for us. They’re always well-coached, so we know that will be a good challenge. It will be a busy schedule with four games in five days, but we’re hoping to be 11-2 heading into playoffs.”
Randolph 17, Thetford 8
RANDOLPH — Sisters Hayley and Natalie Messier combined for nine hits and 11 RBIs on Tuesday, leading the Galloping Ghosts past the Panthers.
Hayley Messier went 5-for-5 with three doubles and five RBIs. Natalie Messier also tormented Thetford, going 4-for-5 with a triple, a double and six RBIs. Teammate Serena Hanrahan went 3-for-5 with a double, while Mollie Thompson was 2-for-3 in the victory. Becca Wells went 4-for-4 with two doubles for Thetford, which endured its fifth straight loss.
Pitcher Becky Johnson earned the complete-game victory. She recorded eight strikeouts, issued six walks and gave up 11 hits. Losing pitcher Lilli Vaughan struck out one batter, issued seven walks and gave up 18 hits. Randolph held a 3-1 advantage after the first inning and held a 7-3 lead after two. The Ghosts were up 9-4 after the fourth inning and extended their lead to 13-4 in the fifth. Randolph capped a season sweep over Thetford (2-9) following last week’s 16-3 victory.
“It was a big win when we played them the first time and I think both teams have improved,” Ghosts coach Brandi Comette said. “It was a good game where we could get some hits, which is something we haven’t been able to string together. And we were able to keep tight reins on our defense. It was a stronger, better showing altogether.”
Randolph (6-9) will travel to play Lake Region at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Williamstown 11, Northfield 8
WILLIAMSTOWN — A five-run surge in Tuesday’s fourth inning helped the Blue Devils snap a five-game losing skid.
The Blue Devils fell behind 2-0 in the opening inning before building a 4-2 lead in the second inning. Both teams scored one run in the third and Williamstown led 9-4 after the fourth. The Marauders put on their rally caps in the seventh, plating four runs before Blue Devils pitcher Brianna McLaughlin shut the door. McLaughlin wound up striking out five batters, issuing seven walks and allowing 10 hits over seven innings. Northfield’s Dana Stone also went the distance, recording three strikeouts, issuing three walks and giving up 11 hits.
Hailey Miller went 3-for-4 at the plate for the Blue Devils and scored three runs. Teammate Brittany Hood was 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice, while Vanessa Choquette belted a double and also scored two runs. The top hitters for Northfield (0-11) were Kaitlyn Stone (3-for-5, two runs scored), Lindsay LaCasse (3-for-5, double, two runs scored) and Dana Stone (2-for-4, triple).
Williamstown (5-8) will host Richford at 3 p.m. Wednesday for a doubleheader.
Rivendell 19, Twinfield 2
MARSHFIELD — The Trojans stayed in the hunt for five innings before the Raptors (4-5) exploded late to cap Tuesday’s six-inning victory. Delaney Fowler had a one-run triple for the Trojans (2-11).
Montpelier 15, South Burlington 7
MONTPELIER — Senior Day was a glorious occasion for the undefeated Solons.
Nineteen players were honored during pre-game ceremonies Tuesday, and those upperclass leaders celebrated in style as the Montpelier boys held off South Burlington.
“We started this game with an all-senior lineup and we ended the game with an all-senior lineup,” Montpelier coach Anne Watson said. “Somehow that felt appropriate. I have been coaching many of these kids since they were in middle school, so I feel particularly connected to this crew of seniors. These are some of the most hard-working, dedicated players I have ever coached. It has been really wonderful to see them grow into the people that they have become.”
The MHS boys improved to 8-0 during their final home game of the regular season. The seniors on this year’s team are Kaleth Torrens-Martin, Anders Shenholm, Remi Savard, Ethan Rubin, Silvan Padberg, Ian Keene, Max Hughes, Hayden Ellms, Colin Desch, Gabe Crane and Liam Casey. During the final possession, Torrens-Marten caught a pass from Shenholm in the end zone for an upwind break.
“The wind was intense, making throws a little harder to predict, but our team navigated the wind with basically no problem,” Watson said. “Ian caught two scores and it was very helpful to have solid handlers on the line for upwind points, including Colin, Hayden, Kaleth and Anders. Both Max and Remi were important cutters, gaining lots of yards on their completions. The whole team played really well together, capitalizing on errors and throwaways that the other team made.”
The MHS girls (6-0) played a scrimmage Tuesday and will return to action later in the week. The Solons will travel to play South Burlington on Thursday before visiting Burlington on Friday. Seniors on the girls roster are Jordan Allen-Brandon, Mary Curran, Sophia Currier, Emma Harter, Ruby Jennings, Chloe Pettersen, Nadia Scoppettone and Apple Tabacco.