NORTHAMPTON, MASS. — Jack Gagnon scored his 100th goal as a Colonel on Monday in Northampton, but it wasn't enough as the host team got past Brattleboro, 10-8, in high school boys lacrosse action.
Northampton's big third quarter (4-1 goal advantage) extended a 5-4 halftime lead and allowed the Blue Devils to withstand Brattleboro's fourth-quarter rally.
Gagnon and Evan Perkins led the Colonels in defeat, with three goals each. Alex Fitch, Jasper Reed and Nate Tyler all tallied their first career varsity goals with Perkins, Fitch and Tyler also adding assists.
"This was a better outing for us. The team competed hard and we saw a lot of individual and team improvement. We made some mistakes, and ultimately that's why we didn't win, but today they were fixable mistakes. Today we were in a game and we can build on what we saw today," said BUHS coach Chris Sawyer.
The 0-2 Colonels will play at Belchertown today.
WEST RUTLAND >> The Twin Valley High School varsity baseball team was leading West Rutland 13-9 on Monday when the game was suspended due to darkness.
Joey Rafus came in in relief of starter Kyle Murdock, to throw 4 1/3 innings of one-run baseball for the Wildcats. Justin Hicks went 1 for 3 with three runs scored.
The game was suspended in the top of the seventh with two outs and runners on second and third, with Twin Valley trailing 9-4.
The Wildcats will host Arlington today.