Spartans Varsity Sports Recap: May 2-7

Last week’s varsity game recaps for Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field

Baseball

The first game of the week was postponed due to weather, but the Spartans were victorious over a busy weekend, first defeating Windham on Friday, May 6 with a score of 14-4, followed by a 9-2 win against Portland on Saturday.

Against Windham, Dan Williams was credited with the win and tallied 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 3K, also finding success at-bat going 2-4, 2B, 1R, 3RBI. Scotty Long went 2-4, 1R, 2RBI, Hayden Connarton went 2-2, 1R, 2RBI, and Parker Knapp went 2-2, 1R, 1RBI.

TJ Curley took the win against Portland with 7IP, 7H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 11K, and going 1-3, 1BB, 2R, and 1RBI. Alex Sevigny went 2-2, 1R, 2RBI, with Ben Gill going 1-2 adding 2R.

This week the 7-2 Spartans (5-1 in the region) play three games, hosting Westbrook on Tuesday, May 10 and Biddeford on Thursday, May 12, then traveling to Cheverus on Friday, May 13.

Boys Lacrosse

The Boys Lacrosse team lost in overtime to Bonny Eagle 9-8 on Monday, May 2, rescheduled from the previous week due to weather.

They hosted Marshwood on Wednesday, May 4, falling 16-4, but bounced back on Friday, May 6 defeating Morse/Boothbay in a tight match, 16-14.

“It was a busy week with three games throughout,” said Head Coach Nate McLellan. “The boys lost a heartbreaker at Bonny Eagle and had an eye-opener on Wednesday, so we felt Friday was going to be our night. In a battle until the last whistle, the boys showed their ability to manage their emotions while holding, losing, and taking back the lead at the end. Overall [it] was a great team win.”

This week, the Spartans (4-4) travel to Westbrook (0-5) on May 9.

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse continued their second straight week on the road, facing Biddeford on Tuesday, May 3 and Wells on Friday, May 6. The Spartans lost to Biddeford 18-7 in a fast-paced game. The Tigers outshot the Spartans 35-16; sophomore goalie Lila Bernier had 13 saves in the contest. Freshman Audrey Payeur led the Spartans in scoring with three goals, followed by Emerson Tolpin with two. Daylin Soule and Kaylynne Hessler also tallied one apiece. Sophomore Caitlin Hanselman led the defense in forced turnovers with five.

On Friday, the Spartans traveled to Wells and fell 9-3. Tolpin had two goals and an assist, and Soule tallied one goal and assist. Bernier made nine saves in net.

This week, the Spartans travel to Noble on Tuesday, May 10 and host Thornton Academy on Thursday, May 12.

Softball

Via GAMECHANGER MEDIA

Sanford softball defeated Massabesic 15-0 on Friday, May 6, as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Freshman Meg Sheppard induced a fly-out from to finish off the game and is credited with the win.

Sanford opened up scoring in the first inning when junior Madi Sheppard singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. The Spartans put up seven runs in the third inning. Batters contributing to the big inning included Julissa McBarron, Addie Long, Azline Maurais, Maddie Allen, and Tori Parker, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Parker and Libby Alexander had multiple hits throughout the game with Parker having three hits in three at-bats. 

This week, the team travels to Marshwood on Monday, May 9 and hosts Portland on Wednesday, May 11.

Junior Azline Maurais at bat. Source: John Hamilton
Girls Tennis

On May 3, the Spartans hosted a talented Kennebunk and fell 5-0. Head coach Lindsay Strout credited Olivia Guinard and Caroline Daskoski with hard-fought matches.

“In life, winning and losing will both happen. What is never acceptable is quitting,” said Strout. “Today my girls did not quit and they gave it their all, I [am] so proud of them.”

The team sees a busy week of matches this week including traveling to Windham on Monday, May 9, hosting Bonny Eagle on Tuesday the 10, then traveling to Cheverus on Friday, May 13.

Boys Track & Field

For the second meet of the season, the boys and girls track team traveled to Portland’s Fitzpatrick Stadium to compete against Portland and Bonny Eagle. Athletes excelled on the track and in field events, specifically pole vault, where Sanford swept the first three places on both teams.

On the men’s side, the Spartans battled down to the last events, placing second in the meet to Portland by just one point. Top performances came from junior Adrian Zea, who placed second in both the 100m and 200m dashes. Senior Kurtis Voter was close behind, scoring fourth in the 100m and third in the 200m. Sophomore Tyler LeBeuf scored first in the 110m hurdles and second in the 300m hurdles. Carter Buswell and Zea scored second and third, respectively, in the long jump. Sanford swept pole vault by placing in the top four slots, led by Mason Van Gieson, followed by Preston Brown, Landon Gosling, and James-Allen Chaplick. Tucker Walker took first in discus and shot put, while Nick Farrington placed first in javelin.

“I was very impressed with team effort as a whole,” said head coach Kevin Way. “We finished one point out of first with many athletes setting personal best and a few new state qualifiers. The team received a compliment from an official impressed with the amount of sportsmanship shown.”

Pictured: Adrian Zea (right), Colin Carpenter (front left), and Craig Grant (back left). Source: Kevin Way
Girls Track & Field

The women’s team placed second at the meet with 57 points. Top performers included senior Taylor Tovey, who placed second in the 200m and high jump and third in the triple jump; while fellow senior Misty Adams scored second in the 2300m and third in the 1600m. Senior Hayleigh Bolduc scored second in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles, followed closely behind by teammate Sophie Therrien who scored third (300m hurdles). The 4x100m relay placed second while the 4x800m relay took first. Sanford swept the pole vault, led by senior Jaylyn Bartolome, followed by Amy Williams and Tovey. Tamia Tomlinson scored second in discuss, Skye Morrison took first in Javelin, and Kora Eckelman took second in shot put.

“So many personal bests all over the place, over it was a great day for Sanford Girls Track and Field,” said assistant coach Nick Ericson.

Boys and Girls Track & Field hosts Falmouth and Noble this Wednesday, May 11 at Alumni Stadium.

Sanford’s Sophie Therrien (center) and Hayleigh Bolduc (left) in the 100 meter hurdles. Source: Nick Ericson
Additional games and matches this week (not listed above):
  • Tennis: Boys Varsity vs. Windham
    • May 9, 4:30 p.m.
  • Tennis: Boys Varsity @ Bonny Eagle
    • May 10, 3:30 p.m.
  • Tennis: Boys Varsity vs. Biddeford/Massabesic
    • May 11, 3:45 p.m.
  • Tennis: Boys Varsity vs. Cheverus
    • May 13, 4:30 p.m.

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