Pembroke 12, Plymouth 0
Key players: Pembroke – Cierra Hill (3 goals, assist), Brooke Davison (5th shutout of the season), Britney Hill (goal), Maggie Bowes (first college goal), Taylor Renna (2 goals), Hannah Picott (2 goals), Bailey Gatchell (goal, assist), Kyla Chase (goal, assist), Adrienne Dorr (goal, assist), Jaylin Ladd (2 assists), Tia Bocci (assist)
Highlights: Dorr started scoring 63 seconds into the game and the Spartans never looked back, scoring five goals in the first 15 minutes to stay perfect on the season.
Coach quote: “Contributions from the top to the bottom of the list today which is great to see. With three games this week, it was a great way to start. – Jess Kaufman-Desrochers from Pembroke
Recordings: Pembroke 8-0-0; Plymouth 0-7-1
Arc 2, Milford 1
Key players: Bow – Sara Gagné (goal), Lyndsey LaPerle (goal), Bella LaPerle (assist), Sydney Roberge (assist), Madison Roberge (assist), Cailyn Benson (goalie)
Highlights: In the first minute of the second half, Sydney Roberge played a superb diagonal ball which Bella LaPerle chased and crossed into the box for Gagné to strike at the far post. The game-winning goal came from a well-placed, deep ball from Madison Roberge that Lyndsey LaPerle hit in the box and hit a nice left-footed shot into the net on the opposite side. With the win, the Falcons avenged their loss in last year’s semi-finals to the defending champions.
Coach quote: “It was a very good win against a talented and well-trained Milford side. The girls played with great intensity and never stopped working and were rewarded with a victory. Our team’s defense was much better today which is good to see. Thanks to the Milford Birls football team who did something special for our team today ahead of the game. “- Jay Vogt
Recordings: Bow 9-0-0; Milford 5-2-3
Kearsarge 3, Bishop Brady 1
Key players: Kearsarge – Thea Spanos (goal, assist), Estelle Chmura (goal), Caroline Camp (goal, assist), Lauren Busch (assist), Addy Stadler; Bishop Brady – Grace Tauscher (goals), Ashley Brust (defense), Hayley Cochran (goalkeeper)
Highlights: Spanos and Chmura scored in the first half after a hotly contested 29 minutes to open the game. Camp added a third goal from the penalty spot midway through the second half. Brady’s quick forwards created several chances, and Tauscher scored from a penalty to put the Giants on the board. Brust’s strong defense and Cochran’s keeper kept the game close.
Quotes from the coaches: “Proud of the way the girls bounced back from our loss to Stevens. They came out ready to play and worked hard for 80 minutes. Brady was a tough team. They have a lot of young talents. They fought to the end. – Dave Smith of Kearsarge
“We only played against top 10 teams and with limited experience. We are doing well and next year this team will be very competitive and strong with this year’s experience. I am very proud of my players; they do their best for the team. – Bishop Brady’s Cevat Vural
Recordings: Kearsarge 6-3-0; Bishop Brady 2-6-1
Merrimack Valley 4, Kennett 0
Key players: MV – Colby Magoon (2 goals), Alyssa Woodman (goal), Sierra Mercer (goal)
Highlights: Pride has scored two goals in each half, with all four assisted by different players – Avery Turgeon, Kristen Therrien, Chloe Morgan and Rylee Boucher. The Pride defense earned its second straight shutout, allowing just five shots on goal.
Recordings: MV 4-1-3; Kennett 3-4-2
Saint Thomas 3
Key players: HD – Abby VonDette (midfielder), Emily Howell (midfielder), Serenedy Kelley (defense)
Highlights: VonDette and Howell sent great balls to their teammates to create scoring opportunities, but the Hillcats lost their third in a row.
Recordings: Saint thomas 7-2; HD 5-4
Hopkinton 4, Saint-Thomas 2
Key players: Hopkinton – Bryce Charron (goal, assist), Quinn Whitehead (goal, assist), Garrett Fitzgerald (2 assists), Avery Condon (goal), Andrew Zankel (goal), Aidan Burns (2 saves)
Highlights: The Saints opened the scoring in the 14th minute and no one found the net until Charron scored in the 66th minute, starting a three-goal streak for Hawk in five minutes. St. Thomas reduced the lead to 3-2 in the 77th minute, but Zankel scored his first goal of the season in the 80th to double the lead.
Recordings: Hopkinton 8-1-0; Saint thomas 3-4-2
Concord 3, Londonderry 1
Key players: Concorde – Sujan Bhujel (goal, assist), Jacque Tunguru (goal), Alejo Caceres (goal), Meier Kuepper (assist), Max Leahy (10 saves), Jimmy Rutikanga (defense), Ben Hughes (defense)
Coach quote: “We played at a high level against a high level opponent. We showed great tenacity in the second half to close the match. Londonderry threw everything at us and we were able to bend, but not break. Alejo Caceres has shown tonight why he is considered one of the best players in the state this year. He was able to give us the rhythm of the match. – Scott Dunlop of Concord
Recordings: Concorde 7-2-1; Londonderry 6-3-0
Kearsarge 5, Inter-Lacs 0
Key players: Kearsarge – Dylan Selby (2 goals), Cam Dezatel (goal), Parker Root (goal, assist), Toby MacLeod (goal), Ty Bears (assist), Elliot Asbury (assist), Cole Rozum (3rd shutout of the season)
Coach quote: “We had good possession and control of the ball tonight. The team worked really well together and managed to create some great goals. – Matt Burch of Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 6-2-0; Inter-Lakes 3-3-2
Kearsarge 4, Bishop Brady 2
Key players: Kearsarge – Tori Montagna (2 goals), Carly Esposito (goal, assist), Devin Phyllides (2 assists), Paige Hoegler (defense), Lily Hoegler (goal), Marissa Montagna (assist)
Highlights: Kearsarge lost two points in the first quarter, but adjusted in the second quarter to tie the game 2-2 at halftime and took the lead in the third quarter. The Cougars finished the scoring with their last goal of the game with 0.01 seconds on the clock.
Coach quote: “Today’s game was a big effort on the part of all of our team. These players are getting better every day and it’s fun to be a part of them. – Chelsea Williams of Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 5-1-1; Bishop Brady 6-2-0
Hopkinton 5, Conant 0
Key players: Hopkinton – Abby Condon (2 goals, assist), Natalie Allen (goal), Charlotte Presti (goal, assist), Hanna Hoyt (goal), Kate Bouchard (assist), Sylvia Dustin, Maddy Houston, Kelsey Sullivan
Coach quote: “We came out strong from the whistle tonight. We played well and people explored new positions. Our goal is to continue playing as a team! – Kate Hohenberger from Hopkinton
Recordings: Hopkinton 9-0; Conant 2-6
Concord 3, Winnacunnet 2
Key players: Concorde – Emma Beaujouan (2 goals, assist), Isabelle Sawyer (goal), Sophia Branch (assist)
Highlights: Concord scored three goals in the first half.
Coach quote: “It was good for the team to reach their goal of being first on the scoreboard. Even though we entered the second half with a 3-0 lead, we knew Winnacunnet would come out hungry, and they did. They scored two goals in the second half, which didn’t allow us to enter the chessboard at all. As the season continues, our goal is to get more shots on goal and allow fewer defensive corners. – Nicole Armaganian from Concord
Recordings: Concorde 7-3; Winnacunnet 7-3
John Stark 3, Sanborn 0
Key players: John stark – Gracie Bolduc (goal), Bella Pelletier (goal), Hailey Brisson (goal), Maria Hagar (assist, first career point), Linsey Hagman (assist), Aubrey Fischer (assist), Helen Connor (6th shutout of the season )
Highlights: The Generals dominated the first half, scoring three goals and allowing no shots on goal. Sanborn’s defense managed to keep the Generals off the board in the second half, despite many chances. Stark won three games in four days.
Coach quote: “We had a ton of energy despite playing two consecutive days, controlling the pitch most of the game. Sanborn filled the circle and was difficult to score, but we managed to get a few through. I would love to see us convert on more of our chances. We will have to do this in the future. But, in all fairness, playing three games in four days with as much energy as we had in all three is a testament to our team and how hard they work and want to win. – Dennis Pelletier from John Stark
Recordings: John stark 8-1; Sanborn 3-4
Portsmouth 7, Arc 2
Key players: Bow – Sophia Coombs (goal), Maia Kimball (goal), Josefine Jacques (assist), Madden McLeod, Annie Tsouros (goalkeeper)
Highlights: The Falcons played hard and didn’t back down, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Clippers.
Recordings: Portsmouth 8-1; Bow 4-5
John Stark 3, Pelham 1
Key players: John stark – Emma Dobbins (7 kills, tip), Paige Hamel (5 aces, 5 kills, 10 digs), Molly Gamache (7 aces), Destiny Vickers (9 digs, 4 kills)
Recordings: John stark 5-4; Pelham 0-8