STOWE — Cypress Levitt poured in seven goals Saturday, leading the U-32 girls lacrosse team to a 14-10 victory over Stowe during a battle between the Raiders.
Levitt and her teammates entered halftime with a 7-4 lead. The Raiders increased their lead to 13-4 before holding off a late run by Stowe.
“We played well in spurts today,” U-32 coach Emilie Connor said. “We held them scoreless for close to a 15-minute stretch. And then we lapsed a little and let them climb back into it. They scored five goals in the last five minutes to bring it closer. So I’m proud of the effort we gave in pieces today. We just need to work on putting together a full game. If we can do that, I think we will be unstoppable.”
Emily Ehret scored three goals for the Raiders. Kaylee Thayer, Brooke George, Jozie Bolduc and Charlotte Harris added single goals for U-32.
Goalie Kathryn Jones made nine saves in the victory. Leo Clark (six goals) was Stowe’s top scorer and teammate Annika Wagner made 10 saves.
U-32 (7-2) will play four games next week, starting Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. clash at Milton.
Harwood 16, St. Johnsbury 6
ST. Johnsbury – The Highlanders set the tone early during Saturday’s win over the Hilltoppers.
Harwood held a 6-0 advantage after the first quarter and led 9-2 entering halftime. The Highlanders were up 13-2 after three quarters.
“It was another good game,” Harwood coach Russell Beilke said. “We came out, and after the first couple minutes we settled down and played solid all the way through. Ollie Hammond and Gavin Thomsen both played really solid defense. And stuff like that helps tremendously.”
Ely Kalkstein (four goals, two assists), Mike Aiken (three goals, one assist) and Finn O’Hara (one goal, five assists) led Harwood’s offense. Teammate Sully O’Hara made nine saves in goal. Harwood also featured contributions from long-stick defensemen Robert Morelli (one goal) and Brian Gilhuly, who notched is first varsity goal.
A handful of seniors from last year’s undefeated state championship team have worked with Harwood’s current players.
“Hunter Wimble, Connor Cameron, Connor Woolley, Tyler Skroski - these guys keep showing up on our sidelines, throwing and catching and stuff like that,” Beilke said. “It really nice some for some of the kids who played with them last year, and also for a bunch of these younger guys who are freshmen.”
Nick Palmieri scored two goals in front of some sharp goalkeeping for the Hilltoppers. Harwood (7-3) will host Milton at 4 p.m. Monday.