Roundup: BBA ends season with win over Rice

BURLINGTON - Last year, the Burr and Burton Academy girls lacrosse team saw its season end in the Division II finals to Rice Memorial.

This year, the Bulldogs will head into the Division I playoffs with a 14-9 win over the Green Knights - who also made the jump to D-I this year.

BBA used five goals from Morgan Bazyk and four goals from Hayley Sabol to help get the job done, and BBA coach Dave Miceli also noted the solid transition defense that allowed BBA to force Rice turnovers and give the Bulldogs second chances to score.

Rice was led by Michelle Bolger, who had three goals and two assists.

Lauren MacKenzie stopped 10 shots for BBA, while Maura Sheridan stopped 12 for Rice.

BBA ends the regular season at 13-2 and is the top seed in D-I VPA brackets which were released on Monday afternoon. Rice ends the regular season at 10-5.

BBA baseball loses by one

MANCHESTER - Finishing off the regular season last Saturday, the Burr and Burton Academy baseball team fell to Hartford 5-4.

The Hurricanes jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second on a two-run double by Jacob Perkins and a BBA throwing error, but Jackson Rawson responded with a three-run double in the bottom of the inning.

Hartford pushed its other two runners across in the third and the fourth, with Greg Shinn hitting a triple to plate Brandon Gaudet for the would-be winning run.

In the bottom of the fourth, BBA cut the deficit to 5-4 on a sac fly by Rawson that plated Adam Maitland, who had gotten on base with a double. Noah Rizio and Maitland finished with two hits on the day.

Steve Carrone picked up the win for Hartford, while Jordy Allard pitched a decisive seventh inning, striking out two BBA batters with pinch-runner Cody Hogan on third base.

BBA ends the regular season at 7-9.

Voltage fall again

ST. ALBANS - The good news for the Vermont Voltage is that they get to play the Westchester Flames again on Wednesday.

The bad news is that the Voltage will still be searching for its first win after falling to the Flames 4-1 on Saturday at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex.

First half goals by Lucas Salmon and Rilway Salaway helped put the Flames in a commanding position, then a goal by Abrah Baryua two minutes after halftime and another by Lucas McBride in the 68th minute doomed the Voltage to its fourth loss in four contests.

In the 90th minute, Ovan Oakley got the Voltage on the board with a pass from Bo Vuckovic, but it was too little, too late.

The Flames are now 2-2-0 on the year while the Voltage are 0-4-0.

Westchester will host Vermont in the rematch on Wednesday.

BBA softball earns playoff berth

PROCTOR - The Burr and Burton Academy softball team secured its spot in the 2014 postseason by topping Proctor 13-11 last Friday.

Needing to get one win to get over the 25 percent requirement set forth by BBA, the Bulldogs gave up a run in the first inning then had to survive a rally in the fifth to get the win.

At the plate, Rachel Senecal went 4-5 with two runs scored, while Kristi Lewicki and Caitlyn Arellano both went 2-3 with a double. Laura Gutierrez went 2-5 at the dish.

Arellano started in the circle, going into the fifth inning before Hannah Goepel came in to finish things off.

In that fifth inning, BBA led 11-4 but Proctor plated six runners to cut the deficit, but Goepel got BBA out of that jam then shut the door the rest of the way.

BBA is now 4-11 on the year.


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