EAST HANOVER, NJ- Hanover Park Baseball, Softball, Girls/Boys Lacrosse and Golf were all in action this past week in spite of the uncooperative weather. In addition to this, the rainy week saw Hanover Park's state wrestling champ, Nick Raimo, compete as one of seven New Jersey state champions in Battle of the Borders’ “Pinning Down Autism” charity event held on Saturday, April 8th at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale N.J.
Girls Lacrosse has started off 2-0 with a 12-6 win over Parsippany Hills on March 30th and 11-3 victory against Hackettstown on April 1st. Senior Amanda Hoberman has already racked up nine goals and Molly Powers has chipped in seven to lead the attack in the two wins.
Boys Lacrosse split two contests, beating Parsippany Hills 17-7 behind six goals and two assists from Jake Crane. Hanover Park jumped out to a quick start and led after the first quarter 10-2. Mendham visited Hanover Park on Friday, April 7th and earned a 17-5 victory, breaking open a halftime lead of only 7-3 by outscoring Hanover Park 6-1 in the third quarter.
The Golf team saw its record drop to 1-1 with a 182-187 loss to Livingston. Rob Lotito shot a 44 for Hanover Park’s best score.
The Boys Baseball team improved to 2-1 with a 5-2, nine inning win over Morristown Beard. The Hornet’s Bailey Dominguez had a three hit shutout entering the 7th, but Morristown Beard was able to push across two runs to tie the score at 2-2. Bailey also contributed to the offense, scoring two runs along with an RBI. Brendan Sardo doubled in the ninth inning, keying a three run uprising and Joey Jandoli recorded the win with three scoreless relief frames.
Hanover Park's Ladies Softball had an interesting week. Junior pitcher Jessica Miller followed up her no-hitter vs Dover with three perfect innings against Morristown Beard, until an infield single in the fourth broke up her chance for back to back games giving up no hits. Jessica also contributed to the offense with two doubles on her three hits.
Hanover Parks hitting barrage (18 hits) was led by Freshman Nicole Miller, 3-4, with a two-run Home Run and four RBIs. Another junior, Amy Petrovich, went 3-3, five RBIs and four runs scored, along with a three-run Home Run. Senior, Amanda Bermel, scored three runs and drove in three more.
On Saturday, April 8 the team took part in the Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament held in Chatham. Hanover Park went 1-1 in two exciting games vs Gov. Livingston and host Chatham. Hanover Park defeated Gov. Livingston 3-2 on a Home Run by Dara DiMalolo in the top of the sixth. Lead-off hitter Aryana Galioto was 2-3 including an inside the park Home Run, but the play of the game was made by freshman, Brielle Junda, who's perfect throw from left field cut down the tying run to end the game. Jessica Miller earned her third win of the season.
Game two against Chatham was a pitcher’s duel and was scoreless after four innings. Chatham broke through with a run in the fifth, but Hanover Park respond quickly as Amanda Bermel walked, stole second and was bunted over to third. Clean-up hitter, Nicole Miller, pushed her in with a Sac. Fly to tie the game at 1-1. Chatham ended the contest 2-1 on a walk-off Home Run by Morgan Pellegrin Hanover Park's season record stands at 3-1.