John Stark 10,
Key players: John stark – Meghan Rousseau (goal, 3 assists), Makayla Pellerin (3 goals), Reagan Lamothe (2 goals, assist), Maddy Parker (2 goals), Meghan Mefford (2 goals), Arden Ulmer (assists), Madison Porth (assist) )
Highlights: The Generals have brought a number of players back to the roster after injuries and illnesses. John Stark only managed one goal in the first half, but scored nine in the second.
Coach quote: âThe girls from Sanborn came to play and showed some flaws in John Stark’s play. (Sanborn) performed with passion, courage and a sincere heart. The score doesn’t reflect how potentially dangerous they can be and they never give up. – Chris Pike from John Stark
Recordings: John stark 5-3-1; Sanborn 1-9-1
Oyster River 0
Key players: Bow – Lexi Insana (goal), Sydney Roberge (goal), Lyndsey LaPerle (goal), Kelly Harris (assist)
Highlights: Insana headed the first goal from a Harris corner 28 minutes into the first half. Three minutes later, Sydney Roberge won a ball in midfield – which she’s been doing all day – made a few touches and then hit a superb shot over the keeper’s hands to make it 2- 0. Oyster River goalkeeper Laura Siama made several great saves in the first and second half. The final goal came from Lyndsey LaPerle’s header after a superb cross into the box from her sister Bella.
Coach quote: âIt was our first full effort (80 minutes) of the season. We moved the ball well, created great scoring opportunities and played great team defense. Every player who entered the field today (was a key player). Today was a big step in the right direction against a well-trained and hard-working Oyster River team. – Jay Vogt of Bow
Recordings: Bow 11-0-0; Oyster river 4-3-2
Key players: Kearsarge – Addy Stadler (goal), Estelle Chmura (assist), Lauren Busch (goal, assist), Caroline Camp (assist), Thea Spanos (goal, assist), Val Soule (goal), Isa Barron (defense) , Carly Grant (defense), Analiese Blasingame (defense), Adara Boucher (9 saves); Laconia – Ashlynn DeLuca (goal), Makenzie LaFlamme (defense), Makayla Dutile (goalie)
Highlights: Busch hit a cross from Spanos to give the Cougars a 1-0 halftime lead, but Laconia came out in the second half with DeLuca scoring to tie the game. Kearsarge responded a few minutes later with Spanos shooting a ball just inside the box. From then on, Kearsarge controlled the game, scoring two more goals from a Soule rebound and a rainbow 30 yards from Stadler.
Coach quote: âThe girls played a great game today from start to finish. They were really connected there. Excellent pass, excellent communication, solid defense. It was a very good game from all points of view. – Dave Smith of Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 7-3-0; Laconia 5-3-1
Key players: Kearsarge – Dylan Selby (goal), Toby MacLeod (assist)
Highlights: Kearsarge took a 2-0 lead in the first half. Laconie managed to recover one in the second half, but couldn’t find the equalizer.
Coach quote: âThe boys have played a great first half and have played the best 40 technical minutes of the season so far. Our defense did a great job of absorbing any pressure that came their way and stringing passes through the midfield. Our flankers did a great job creating space and services. – Matt Burch from Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 7-2; Laconia 9-2
Merrimack Valley 0,
Hollis Brookline 0
Key players: MV – Trevor Simonds (goalie)
Highlights: The Cavaliers had several scoring opportunities, but Simonds and MV’s defense kept the ball out of the net for 100 minutes.
Coach quote: âIt was a complete team effort to get a tie against Hollis. They are a very strong team and work well together to get the ball around. We kept putting them under pressure and made some really good defensive plays. It was great to see our second year goaltender Trevor Simonds really start to come together in the net and make some great saves. We need to keep that high level of play as we move into the final three weeks of the regular season. – Ken Fuller of the MV
Recordings: MV 4-3-3; Hollis-Brookline 9-0-2
Key players: Kearsarge – JJ Davis (90-yard touchdown run), Anders Sailer (2-yard touchdown run), John Fraioli (25-yard touchdown run)
Highlights: The Cougars were leading 16-0 at the end of the first quarter and 40-6 at halftime to maintain Kearsarge’s playoff hopes. The Cougars now have two wins this season, something the program hasn’t achieved in several years.
Recordings: Kearsarge 2-2; Laconia 2-3
Bishop Brady 9
Highlights: The Giants stayed close in the first half, trailing 12-3, but the Royals dominated the second half of their comeback.
Recordings: mascome 2-2; Bishop Brady 1-4
Recordings: Campbell 4-1; Winnisquam 0-5
33rd Merrimack Valley
Key players: Concorde – Alina Pincoske (24th, 8:48 pm), Molly Nyhan (34th, 9:11 pm), Shelly Smith (36th, 9:12 pm), Abby Goulas (70th, 10:00 pm), Chloe Gudas (148th, 11:13 pm); MV – Sophia Reynolds (19th, 8:37 pm), Samantha Kimball (229th, 24h36), Kendra Davidson (284th, 25:27)
Merrimack Valley 41st
Key players: Concorde – Sam Hilts (4th, 4:48 pm), John Murphy (11th, 5:01 pm), Liam Gleason (61st, 6:22 pm), Tyler Watt (63rd, 6:25 pm), Jonathan McDonald (84th, 6:41 pm); Coe-Brown – Lars Hogne (10th, 4:59 pm), Jamie Lano (28th, 5:42 pm), Jacob Cowan (64th, 7:37 pm); MV – Marshall Carey-Matthews (211th, 20:12), Oliver Forsha (228th, 20:27), Mark Mercier (246th, 20:35)
Highlights: The Tide finished fifth out of 55 teams and was New Hampshire’s second-best team on the Thetford Woods Trail Run at Thetford Academy in Vermont. Thetford will be the New England site this year. Concord’s Hilts was fourth out of 694 runners. Coe-Brown ran without top runner Aidan Cox for the second week in a row.
Key players: Bow – Ali Sargent (9th, 88), Amelia Soucy (tied for 12th, 92); Kearsarge – Meghan Blood (10th, 90); Pembroke – Summer Pescinski (tied for 17th, 60), Abigail Duchesne (tied for 22nd, 62)
Bishop Brady 2,
Mascoma 1, OT
Key players: Bishop Brady – Mieke Rentsch (goal), Libbey Hicks (goal, assist), Julie Blais (3 saves)
Highlights: Mascoma tied the game with 3:31 left in the third quarter to force overtime, but Blais made a huge overtime save that saw Hicks score the game-winning goal in a halfway’s rematch. -final of last year which became the championship. Rentsch gave the Giants a 1-0 lead in the second quarter.
Coach quote: âBig hard-fought victory this morning for the girls! I couldn’t be more proud of the way they have supported each other. It was our first overtime game of the season. – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen
Recordings: Bishop Brady 7-3; mascome 1-9