Spartans Varsity Sports Recap: May 9-13

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

Baseball

Baseball had a busy week of games, first hosting Westbrook on Tuesday, May 10, losing 2-0. Ben Gill took the loss with 7IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, and 7K. Justin Gould went 2-3 at-bat, 2B.

They bounced back and defeated Biddeford 12-4 on Thursday, May 12. Gould earned the win with 2.2IP, 0H, 1BB, 1K. Other notable performances came from Caden Fontaine (1-2, BB, 2RBI), Dan Williams (2-4, RBI) and Ashton Smith (1-1, 2RBI)

They then traveled to Cheverus on Friday, May 13 and fell 13-12. Gill went 3-4, 2RBI, Smith went 3-4, 4RBI, and Fontaine went 2-5, 2RBI.

This week, Baseball hosts Kennebunk on Tuesday, May 17 and South Portland on Thursday, May 19, then travels to Scarborough on Saturday, May 21.

Boys Lacrosse

The Boys Lacrosse team traveled to Westbrook on May 9, defeating them 18-2. Six different scorers contributed for the Spartans, led by Ayden Lockard with six goals and Jackson Lyles with five. Parker Pease also tallied three, AJ Anderson had two, and Damian Oso and Tyler Pitman added one apiece.

This week, Boys Lacrosse travels to Wells on Monday, May 16, then hosts Biddeford on Wednesday, May 18.

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse went 1-1 this week with a thrilling overtime victory against Noble on the road, winning 10-9, but fell to Thornton Academy at home.

On Tuesday at Noble, the Spartans went out hard with an impressive charge in the offensive end, leading by as many as four goals. However, Noble kept battling back and ultimately tied up the game with about two minutes left in regulation. Six different players contributed the ten goals. Elaina Hanselmann led the Spartans with three goals and also produced three forced turnovers. Daylin Soule and Emerson Tolpin each had two apiece, Soule with the winning OT goal that secured the win. Kay Hessler and Mckenna Nanartowich also had one apiece. Miranda Tanguay led the defense with four forced turnovers and three ground balls. Lila Bernier notched ten saves in the cage, many coming within the last few minutes to keep the Spartans in it.

The Spartans finally returned to Alumni Stadium to host Thornton Academy after two and half weeks on the road. The game was close for the first 15 minutes, tied 2-2, but then a Thornton time out proved lethal as the Trojans powered back to end the half 8-2. The Spartans played hard in the second half but couldn’t muster up a comeback, falling 12-3. Elaina Hanselmann, Soule and Tolpin scored for the Spartans in the loss.

This week, they face Noble for a rematch at home on Friday, May 20, where they will hold a dedication game on behalf of Morgan’s Message, a non-profit organization advocating for mental health in athletics (May is Mental Health Awareness Month).

Softball

Via GAMECHANGER MEDIA

This week, Spartan Softball traveled to Marshwood on Monday, May 9 and hosted Portland on Wednesday, May 11.

On Monday, Sanford Softball defeated Marshwood 20-5 thanks to a powerful fifth inning where the Spartans tallied 10 runs. The rally was led by singles by Addison Long, Julissa McBarron, and Megan Sheppard, doubles by Ryenn Baker and Hannah Mueller, a sac fly by Madison Sheppard, and a groundout by Baker.

Azline Maurais pitched the Spartans to victory. The left-hander allowed one hit and four runs over three innings, striking out four. Libby Alexander threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Alexander recorded the last six outs to earn the save.

In total, the Spartans racked up 14 hits in the game. Mueller, McBarron, Sheppard, Maddie Allen, and Tori Parker all managed multiple hits. McBarron and Mueller each managed three hits. Alexander had three stolen bases.

This week, softball hosts Scarborough on Tuesday, May 17 and travels to Thornton Academy on Friday, May 20.

Girls Tennis

The team faced a busy week of matches last week where they faced Windham, Bonny Eagle and Cheverus.

“Our girls doubles played so strong in the heat of Saturday’s Double Championship,” said head coach Lindsey Strout. “Although we did not place, they worked so well together and I’m a very proud coach!”

First doubles were played by Caroline Daskoski and Sydney Roux.  Second doubles were played by Audrey Cote and Hannah Morgan. 

This week, they host South Portland on Tuesday, May 17 and travel to Scarborough on Thursday, May 19.

Boys Track & Field

This week Sanford Track & Field hosted South Portland, Falmouth and Noble at Alumni Stadium for a coed meet with more than 300 athletes that went late into the evening. The boys team took third with 60 total points, edging out Noble.

Mason Van Gieson placed second in pole vault. Jake Dougthy placed second in triple jump (in his first time attempting the event, according to Coach Kevin Way) and third in long jump. Tucker Walker earned third in the shot put and discus throw. Nick Farrington and Landon Gosling took third and fourth in javelin, respectively. Jean Paul Alexandre placed third in the 1600m and Ryan Brennan placed third in the 3200m. Isaac Colon took first in the 1600m racewalk. Sanford’s 4x100m relay and 4x400m relays placed third.

Girls Track & Field

The women’s team placed third in Wednesday’s meet with 72 points. South Portland notched second with 76 and Noble took first with 104 points.

Senior Taylor Tovey took first in the 200m dash and high jump, and third in the triple jump. Fellow senior Jaylyn Bartolome took first in pole vault and second in long jump. Samone Gallagher took second in the 800m run. Misty Adams placed first in the 3200m and fourth in the 1600m. Hayleigh Bolduc placed third in the 300m hurdles. Ariana Hebert took first in the 1600m race walk. The 4x800m relay took first (Adams, Gallagher, Celia Perks and Addie Fiandaca).

Boys and Girls Track & Field heads to Bonny Eagle on Thursday, May 19.

Additional games and matches this week (not listed above):
  • Tennis: Boys Varsity at South Portland
    • Tuesday, May 17, 4:30 p.m.
  • Tennis: Boys Varsity vs. Scarborough
    • Thursday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.

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