Bulletin Board: Patterson tops Assumption Invitational field

Staff Writer
Published: 4/14/2019 9:14:36 PM

Conway’s Nathan Patterson lifted his Franklin Pierce University golf team to a big weekend performance.

The junior transfer carded rounds of 70 and 74, finishing atop the overall leaderboard as the Ravens won the Assumption Spring Invitational at Blackstone National Golf Club in Sutton.

Patterson was first overall with the two-day total of 144. His team had three of the top four individual finishers as Franklin Pierce held off runner-up Post University by 20 strokes.

After a 2-under round of 70 on Saturday, Patterson’s Sunday 74 had him right at an even-par 144.

The 2016 Frontier Regional School graduate played collegiately at Rhode Island College before transferring to Franklin Pierce this year. The Ravens next travel to the Penmen Invitational this upcoming weekend at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, N.H.

Schools

Four Rivers ultimate wins

It was quite a weekend for the Four Rivers ultimate team. The Otters improved to 6-0 on the season, winning four games to capture the Northfield Mount Hermon School Tournament on Saturday.

Four Rivers beat Amherst’s JV team (14-1) and Longmeadow (13-4) to get into the semifinals. They trailed 2-0 in that contest to host NMH, but rallied with 13 straight goals for a 13-2 victory. In the title game, the Otters edged St. John’s Preparatory, 12-10, in a game they never trailed.

Four Rivers was paced by Aidan DiLorenzo and Evan Leaf.

The squad is back in action May 4 with a home event held at GCC.

Preps

DA results

It was a successful home opener for the Deerfield Academy golf team, as the Big Green captured a 6½-3½ win over Exeter on Saturday.

The Big Green also swept Choate on the lacrosse fields, with the girls team capturing a 21-11 win and the boys team claiming a 12-8 victory.

• In other action, the boys tennis team got past Taft, 6-1, and the girls team claimed a 9-0 shutout over Taft.

Elsewhere, the ultimate team went 4-0 with wins over Longmeadow JV (11-5), Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School (11-1), Northampton (11-1) and Arlington (13-2) in action at NMH, while the girls water polo team was swept with losses to Williston (9-8) and Sacred Heart (12-8).

On the diamonds, the baseball team blanked NMH, 14-0, and the softball team fell to Choate, 15-5. The track teams fared well at Taft, with the boys team finishing first and the girls team taking third.

NMH action

The Northfield Mount Hermon boys volleyball team was swept, 25-14, 25-16, 25-23, in action against Phillips Andover over the weekend.

The boys tennis team fell to Berkshire School, 7-0.

Colleges

UM lax upsets Towson

Behind 17 saves from goalkeeper Sean Sconone,  the UMass men’s lacrosse upset No. 9 nationally-ranked Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday. The Minutemen held off a late charge and received hat tricks from Gabriel Procyk and Jeff Trainor.

The victory puts Massachusetts at 8-4 overall and 2-1 in the CAA while Towson dropped to 7-4 and 2-1 in the CAA.

Chris Connolly finished with a team-high four points on a goal and three assists, which gave him an even 100 points for his UMass career. Connolly is the first Minuteman to reach 100 career points in less than two seasons since Jim McAleavey (1988-91) did so in 1989.

Ben Spencer added two goals and an assist, Charlie O’Brien scored twice and Kevin Tobin notched a goal and assist.

Massachusetts returns to campus for a Saurday to play Fairfield at 3 p.m. 




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