LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Playing on Senior Day, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys lacrosse team was led by senior Avery Peck in a 21-8 thumping of Rutland on Tuesday.
Peck scored eight goals and had two assists to help MAU to the win, while Damon Young struck seven times and added four helpers.
Senior Layne Trafton had two goals and four assists, while Matt Strano picked up one of his first varsity goals for MAU in his final regular season home game.
Otis Selib had a goal and Luke Keenan finished with two assists. In the cage, Jackson Thibodeau had nine saves.
Rutland was led by Joe Couture, who had five goals and two assists. MAU is now 7-8 on the year and will ride its three-game winning streak into the regular season finale on Friday at Brattleboro.
Bulldogs blank Otters
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls tennis team only dropped five games during their match against Otter Valley on Tuesday, rolling to a 7-0 win in a Division II quarterfinal contest.
Maddy Pagnucco set the tone for BBA, winning 6-0, 6-0 at first singles. Jordan Harmon won 6-0, 6-3 at second singles, while Irene Matas won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles, Gabby Vella won at fourth singles (6-1, 6-0) and Eliza Breed won at fifth singles (6-0, 6-1).
In doubles action, Stella Oh and Julia Campanella won 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles and Maria De Pablo and Silvia Velasco won 6-0 in their match, with Otter Valley's team retiring due to injury.
BBA advances to the semifinals where they will host the winner of No. 4 Springfield against No. 5 Harwood. The match was moved due to weather concerns Tuesday.
Unearned runs doom MAU
HARTFORD -- Hartford scored both of their runs in the bottom of the first inning off of three Mount Anthony errors as the Hurricanes topped MAU, 2-0, in baseball on Tuesday.
Patriot starter Ellis Baker only allowed one hit, walked three and struck out six in his outing, but his defense betrayed him, committing the three errors all with two outs.
Ryan Latif led the offense, going 2-for-3, but the Patriots couldn't come up with the timely hit, stranding the bases loaded in one inning and runners at second and third in another.
MAU drops to 6-9 and hosts Brattleboro on Thursday for senior day.
MAU improves to 13-1
HARTFORD -- Mount Anthony's Kate Goodell and Makayla Farrara combined for eight hits in nine at-bats as the Patriots crushed Hartford, 9-1.
Goodell was 4-for-5 with two singles, a double and a homer, while Farrara, batting in the cleanup spot, was 4-for-4 with three singles, a double and three RBI.
The beneficiary of all that offense was Baylee Ports, who threw a complete game three-hitter and struck out 10. Kaitlyn Woodward took the loss for the Hurricanes.
MAU improves to 13-1 and are tied for first in the Division I standings. They face Brattleboro at home for Senior Day on Thursday.