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Derryfield School's Emma Polgrean, left, is pressured by Windham's Hope Curtis during the second half of the NHIAA Div. III semifinal game at Southern New Hampshire University Monday. Windham won 16-7. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)

Windham girls top Derryfield in Div. III lacrosse semifinal

Windham established an 8-4 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 16-7 victory over Derryfield of Manchester in a Division III girls’ lacrosse semifinal on Monday at Southern New Hampshire University.

The win enabled the second-seeded Jaguars to advance to Thursday’s 7 p.m. title game at SNHU against Lebanon. The Raiders stunned top seed Kearsarge of North Sutton, 9-8, in triple-overtime in Monday night’s late game.

Courtney Sweeny led Windham (17-2) with five goals and Alexandra Connors had a hat trick along with Samantha Crichton. Melissa Cino and Alexandra Lewis each scored twice for Windham.

Polly Carter led Derryfield (14-3) with three goals followed by Brynn Polgrean with two. Atlee Coler and Elisabeth Caulo each had one goal for the Cougars.

Lebanon 9, Kearsarge 8, 3 OTs: Emily Perryman sent the game into overtime with a goal with seven seconds remaining in regulation and tallied the game-winner in the third overtime to lead fifth-ranked Lebanon to an upset win against previously undefeated Kearsarge of North Sutton.

Lebanon took a 7-4 lead in the second half on a goal from Amelia Gage.

Kearsarge roared back, scoring four straight goals, including two from Elizabeth Brooks, who provided the Cougars with their 8-7 lead with 4:35 left.

But Perryman found the net with seven seconds left to knot the game and scored the winner at the 2:12 mark of the third overtime.

Brooks finished with three goals and Caitlin Anderson added two for the Cougars (13-1).

Gage and Perryman each had three goals for Lebanon while Maureen Moran added two for the Raiders (11-4).


Division III quarterfinals

Campbell 5, Stevens 2: In Litchfield, winning pitcher Emily Paquin pitched a seven-hitter. Brittany McNulla collected three hits in the win and teammate Lauren King had two for Campbell (17-1). Stevens (13-5) committed four errors in the loss.

White Mountains 9, Franklin 1: In Whitefield, Franklin (13-5) committed five errors in the loss. Chelsea Payer led the Spartans with a two-run double in the third inning and scored on a base hit by Mary King. Winning pitcher Erika Millett struck out 14 batters. Franklin was led by Lexi Colpack with a solo homer and Kelsey Bird had two hits.

Gilford 3, Pelham 1: In Gilford, Sydney Strout pitched a complete game one-hitter and fanned 12 with four walks. Pelham’s lone hit was a home run from Sarah-Jane Spicer. Kelsey Buckley doubled in one run for Gilford (17-1). Pelham finished 11-7.


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