April 11, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Quirion, Logan pace Rams to opening win

Kennebec Journal Staff

AUGUSTA -- Hayley Quirion and Bayleigh Logan each scored four goals to lead the Cony girls lacrosse team past Brunswick 13-9 in the season opener for both teams Thursday.

Logan also had nine draw controls for the Rams (1-0). Emily Quirion scored three goals and Haley Hanks added a pair for Cony.

"Very pleased to have opening win under our belts," Cony coach Gretchen Livingston said.

Lizzy Dennison had 10 saves to earn the victory. Emaleigh Aschbrenner had 10 saves for Brunswick as well.

Eliza Brooks scored five goals -- three in the second half -- to lead the Dragons (0-1).

Gardiner 19, Camden Hills 7: Brooke Davis scored seven goals and Ally Day added six as the Tigers cruised in the regular season opener for both teams in Camden. Julie Krouse scored three goals and Maddie Cutler had 14 saves for the Tigers.

Brooke Curtis, Rikki Bryant and Nickyia Lovely also scored for Gardiner. Bryant also had three assists.

College softball

Maine 11, Boston College 3: Jean Stevens hit a pair of home runs and drove in six runs as the Black Bears started their four-game road series with a win.

Stevens went 3 for 4 with two home runs and six RBI while Makaila Kowalsky, Jenny MacDowell and Kristen Koslosky each added two hits.

Beth Spoehr earned the win for Maine, pitching four innings while giving up three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts. Alexis Bogdanovich pitched the final three innings in relief for the Black Bears.

UMF 7-1, Thomas 5-7: Seven players drove in one run each to help the Beavers take the first game of a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader in Farmington.

Cony graduate Emily Soule scored a pair of runs in the UMF (5-6) win, and earned the win, striking out eight and walking four.

In Game 2, Thomas (4-19) was led by Samantha Moore and Jenelle Ciomei, who each drove in a pair of runs to help the Terriers earn a split. Faith Robinson picked up the win for Thomas, striking out one and walking one.

Also on Thursday: Gardiner graduate Forrest Chadwick had three hits for the University of Southern Maine baseball team in a 15-8 win at Husson. Messalonskee's Sam Dexter and Erskine's Nick Grady each had two hits for USM.

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