Varsity Sports Recap: April 25-30

Last week’s game recaps for Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball and Track

Baseball

On Tuesday, April 26 the Spartans were victorious on the road, defeating Bonny Eagle 3-0. Ben Gill takes the win with 5 1/3 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, and 6 Strikeouts. TJ Curley tallied 1 2/3 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, and 4 strikeouts. Curley also went 1-3 with a run. Caden Fontaine went 2-4 with 2RBIs and 3 stolen bases, Ashton Smith went 1-3 with an RBI.

On Thursday, April 28 The Spartans hosted Thornton Academy, facing a tough 11-0 loss. They bounced back on Saturday, April 30 against Deering with an 8-2 victory. Curley is credited with the win with 6IP, 2R, 1ER, 1H, 2BBs, and 9Ks. He also went 2-4 at the plate with 2R, 2RBIs, 3SBs, and 1BB. Tyler Sevigny also had a strong game going 2-4 with 2R, 1RBI, and 1SB.

This week the Spartans host Portland on Wednesday, May 4 and travel to Windham on Friday, May 5.

Boys Lacrosse

The Boys Lacrosse game against Bonny Eagle on Wednesday, April 27 was postponed due to inclement weather.

They hosted Traip Academy at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, earning another win for the record with a score of 14-1. Sophomores Ayden Lockard and AJ Anderson helped drive the Spartan win with eight goals and five assists, respectively.

This week, they travel to Bonny Eagle on Monday, May 2 to make up last week’s rained-out game. They then host Marshwood on Wednesday, May 4, and travel to Morse/Boothbay on Friday, May 6.

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse played on the road for the first time this season and their schedule increased in difficulty. On Tuesday, the Spartans faced their first loss of the season to a talented Gorham, with a score of 16-1. Gorham dominated the draw, forcing the Spartans to play defense for the majority of the game. The team was able to get one tally on the board, a goal by Kaylynne Hessler, assisted by Emerson Tolpin. Tolpin also led the team in ground balls with three. Lila Bernier made 14 saves in the net.

On Friday, the Spartans traveled to Cheverus High and lost 14-3. Cheverus led the entirety of the game in large part to Bryant University commit Riley O’Mara, who scored seven goals and dominated the draw placement. Scorers for the Spartans included Tolpin with two and Hessler with one. Bernier held strong in the cage blocking 15 shots.

“I’m really proud of our team despite what the scoreboard shows,” said head coach Kelly Foley. “In losses like these, it’s easy for players to get frustrated and point fingers, but these girls didn’t do that. They supported each other and battled as a team. And these games make us better players.”

The 3-2 Spartans are on the road again this week, facing Biddeford on Tuesday, May 3, and Wells on Friday, May 6.

Softball

Via GAMECHANGER MEDIA

The Sanford Varsity Softball Team fell to Cheverus 8-7 on Monday, April 25 at home. Despite a four-run deficit in the fifth inning, the Spartans almost came all the way back. According to Gamechanger Media, the Spartans were right in it until the seventh inning.

The Spartans tallied four runs in the fifth inning on an RBI by sophomore Hannah Mueller, who also launched a home run in the third inning. Mueller went 2-4 at the plate to lead the Spartans in hits. She also had two stolen bases.

Libby Alexander started the game for the Spartans, lasting nearly five innings, allowing three hits and seven runs, and striking out 11. Junior Azline Maurais takes the loss, pitching nearly three innings, allowing one hit and one run, as well as one strikeout.

Cheverus scored three funs in the top of the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth, the game was tied up at seven when Alexander lined out, driving in a run. Cheverus’ Isabella Cortez earned the win for Cheverus. She allowed eight hits and seven runs over seven innings, striking out four. Cheverus also stole four bases during the game.

On Wednesday, April 27, the Spartans’ game against Falmouth High School was postponed due to weather.

This week, the team travels to Gorham on Wednesday, May 4 and hosts Massabesic on Friday, May 6.

Boys and Girls Track & Field

For the first meet of the season, the boys and girls track team traveled to Biddeford for a windy competition against Biddeford, Marshwood and Cheverus. The high wind speeds made competing very difficult but the Spartans stayed strong. Pole vault was delayed to Friday at Sanford.

On the women’s side, top performers included senior Taylor Tovey, who placed second in the 200m, triple jump, and high jump; while fellow senior Misty Adams scored second in the 3200m, third in the 1600m, eighth in the 800m and contributed to the second-place finish of the 4x800m relay (with Addy Fiandaca, Samone Gallagher and Grace Fleming). Junior Lili Lam earned third in the 400m, senior Makayla O’Brien earned fourth in Javelin and seventh in Shotput and Discus. Freshman Sophie Therrian scored second in the 300m hurdles and fourth in the 100m hurdles, and Arianna Hebert scored first in the 1600m Racewalk.

Assistant Coach Nick Ericson commented, “The team had a very nice first meet with many great first-meet performances. Many of our points came from our seniors that have been in our program for four years.”

On the men’s side, the Spartans proved victorious with 94 points, beating out Marshwood by three. Coach Kevin Way credits a full team effort, with noteworthy performances in the 4×800 relay (J.P. Alexandre, Cam Mathieu, Josh Werner and Greg Watterman), Tyler LeBeuf in the high-hurdles, Tucker Walker in the shotput, and Nick Farrington in the Javelin. Landon Gosling and Preston Brown both cleared 8 ft. in the pole vault, securing the win for the squad.

The teams travel to Portland’s Fitzpatrick Stadium on Tuesday, May 3.

Additional home games and matches this week (not listed above):
  • Tennis: Boys Varsity vs. Gorham
    • May 2, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Tennis: Girls Varsity vs. Kennebunk
    • May 3, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tennis: Boys Varsity vs. Thornton Academy
    • May 5, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

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