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High schools: Mullen’s hat trick leads Tide to first victory

  • Brady Chamberlain of Pembroke-Campbell, takes the puck while being defended by Tanner Simms of Lebanon during the hockey game in Hooksett on Wednesday night, January 15, 2014.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Brady Chamberlain of Pembroke-Campbell, takes the puck while being defended by Tanner Simms of Lebanon during the hockey game in Hooksett on Wednesday night, January 15, 2014.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Alex Mailot of Pembroke-Campbell, left, and Dylan Gaudette, of Lebanon, collide while fighting for possession of the puck during the hockey game in Hooksett on Wednesday night, January 15, 2014.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Alex Mailot of Pembroke-Campbell, left, and Dylan Gaudette, of Lebanon, collide while fighting for possession of the puck during the hockey game in Hooksett on Wednesday night, January 15, 2014.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Brady Chamberlain of Pembroke-Campbell, takes the puck while being defended by Tanner Simms of Lebanon during the hockey game in Hooksett on Wednesday night, January 15, 2014.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Alex Mailot of Pembroke-Campbell, left, and Dylan Gaudette, of Lebanon, collide while fighting for possession of the puck during the hockey game in Hooksett on Wednesday night, January 15, 2014.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

Every time Concord took the lead, Souhegan seemed to answer. Three times during last night’s girls’ hockey game the Sabers pulled back even, twice after being down by two goals.

But when the Tide’s Annie Mullen scored with four minutes to play, giving Concord a 6-5 lead, there would be no relenting, the defense and goalie Amandaline Tibbals saw to that.

The blue line crew of Emily Scheer, Elizabeth Donlon, Molly Emerson and Kate Dasey limited Souhegan (2-3-0) to just 23 shots and Tibbals stopped 18 of them to help the Tide (1-4-0) to its first victory of the season, 6-5.

“Overall it was a good team effort,” Concord Coach Stacy Boudrias said.

Mullen scored the game-winner short-side on the power play with assists from Sam Schecter and Donlon, and it completed a hat trick for Mullen, who scored Concord’s final three goals.

Coming off a great effort against Oyster River on Monday, when the Tide held the undefeated Bobcats scoreless until the final 10 minutes of the game, Concord took some confidence and momentum into last night’s affair.

A pair of goals by Schecter (with assists to Aelin Shea and Kaleigh Otto) boosted Concord to a 2-0 lead after the first period. But that’s when Souhegan started to answer. The Sabers scored the first two of the middle frame to tie it at 2-2, and when Delana Erickson scored (assisted by Mullen) to put Concord up 3-2, Souhegan answered again to bring it to 3-3. Mullen put the Tide back on top, then scored off an assist from Erickson for a 5-3 lead heading into the final period.

One more time, Souhegan answered, scoring the first two of the third before Mullen completed the hat trick and sent the Tide to victory.

“With four minutes left, everyone was nervous, on the edge of their seats, and when the buzzer sounded, it was definitely relief, but also a sense of accomplishment,” Boudrias said. “The girls have been working hard, but with our lack of experience hockey-wise, we were working so hard and not getting the results we wanted.

“Tonight was a good result and the girls were definitely happy. It was a different attitude coming out of the locker room.”

BOYS’ HOCKEY

Trinity 2, Concord 1

Concord (2-4-0) played most of the third period in its defensive zone, but goalie Ben Nelson kept the Tide in the game, making 15 saves in the third period alone to send the game into overtime. Unfortunately for the Tide, Trinity (5-2-0) scored a power-play goal with just 1:41 left in the extra session to pull out the win.

“Our biggest problem was we couldn’t generate much offense,” Concord Coach Dunc Walsh said. “(Trinity was) bearing down every time, pinching every time, and we struggled to get it out of our own end.”

Trinity outshot Concord, 38-18, with Nelson making 36 saves. But it was the Tide who struck first, with Tim Weinhold ripping a power-play goal from the top of the right faceoff circle late in the first period. Adam Godbout and Connor Beatty assisted. The Pioneers answered just 32 seconds later, however, and the game stayed deadlocked at 1-1 until the sudden-death goal.

BELMONT-GILFORD 8, PORTSMOUTH 3

In a lopsided affair, the Bulldogs (5-0-0) were able to pull away from the Clippers (3-1-1), handing Portsmouth its first loss.

Andrew D’Amour opened the scoring seven minutes into the game. The Clippers wouldn’t go away, tying the game a minute later. The Bulldogs then had the backbreaker with goals from Daryll Cahill (10:44) and Nate Bowler (11:22) less than a minute apart. The Bulldogs then coasted for the rest for the game, outscoring Portsmouth 5-2.

“Our game plan was to be disciplined,” Coach Jay Londer said. “That’s exactly what we did, and it paid off.”

The Bulldogs offense was led by D’Amour (two goals, three assists), Bowler (goal, two assists), Caleb Drouin (two goals, assist) and Dylan Treamer (two goals). Brogan Hurst, Jamie Gill and Will Mahoney had an assist apiece. Calvin Davis made 17 saves.

Nashua South 2, Bishop Brady 0

The Green Giants (0-5-0) were shut out for the second straight game, this time at the hands of Nashua South (1-5-2). No details were reported.

Lebanon 3, Pembroke-Campbell 0

Pembroke (0-7-0) turned in its second-best defensive outing of the season, but couldn’t stop Lebanon (1-4-1) from picking up its second win of the season. No details were reported.

Berlin 5, Laconia-Winnisquam 1

Laconia-Winnisquam dropped to 1-4-0 with a home loss to Berlin (4-1-0). No details were reported.

WRESTLING

Concord 40, Pinkerton 21

Concord’s youth is starting to wrestle more like savvy veterans, with three freshmen and two sophomores earning victories in an impressive win over Pinkerton, last year’s Division I runner-up.

Those freshmen winners were George Tarwo (7-4 at 170 pounds), Chris Munnell (fall at 138) and Jacob Pickard (13-7 at 132), while the sophomore winners were Mark Hoyt (fall at 106) and Mitch Comeau (12-2 at 160).

Nate Engel (113) and Dan Lawrence (145) each won by fall, while Brandon Simpson (6-3 at 126) and Walters Ndi (11-5 at 195) rounded out the winners for the Tide (9-1 overall, 8-1 in-state).

JOHN STARK 45, BOW 30

The Falcons wrestled well, but just couldn’t get the edge over the visiting Generals.

Bow won six matches. Michael York (113) and Chris Forrest (120) won by forfeit. Eric Scott (152) and Tony Roberts (195) won by pin. Brendan Mooney (126) won his match, 9-2, while Jared Reynolds (225) won his match, 4-2, in what Coach Brock Hoffman deemed a “barn burner.”

The Generals, on the other hand, had eight winners. Colton Millette (145) won by decision and Andy Hewey (160) won by pin. Hewey has won his last four matches by pin. Deric Farris (106), Nick Widmann (126), CJ Coughlin (138), Aaron Nelson (170), Kellen Brien (182) and Isaiah Prevo (285) each won their matches by forfeit.

Windham 60, Winnisquam 9

Richard Mills (fall at 170) and Dakota Van Tassel (6-1 at 195) had the lone victories for Winnisquam in a tough loss to Division III power Windham.

Pelham 60, Franklin 18

Pelham (3-1) kept Franklin (0-5) winless in Division III. No details were reported.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

LEBANON 74, MERRIMACK VALLEY 53

J.T. Driscoll had 17 points for the Pride (2-6), but Division II power Lebanon (5-1) was too powerful. The Pride was down for the duration of the game, but Coach Kevin O’Brien felt that the score wasn’t indicative of his team’s performance.

“We played with energy and urgency throughout the night,” O’Brien said. “I’m very proud of my guys.”

Ryan Head chipped in 10 points, and Cole Remillard had eight for the Pride.

Newport 69, Kearsarge 35

Kearsarge (0-7) got off to a rough start, trailing Newport (5-0) by 11 points after one quarter and 20 at halftime, 38-18.

Carter Noordsij led the Cougars with 11 points, James Bromwell added six, and Eric Morin scored his first varsity first points.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Lebanon 52, Merrimack Valley 48, OT

Two nights after knocking off top-ranked Souhegan, Lebanon (5-2) beat No. 2 MV (6-2), this time in overtime.

The Pride, which was playing on back-to-back night road games as part of a six-games-in-10-days stretch, traded leads with the Raiders throughout the game. MV held a 17-13 edge after the first quarter, Lebanon bounced back to take a 25-20 lead at the half, MV regained its advantage, 39-33, after three quarters, then Lebanon pulled even at the end of regulation, 45-45.

Four players scored in double digits for MV, led by Mary Mullen with 13 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Mayson Kimball added 12 points and eight boards, Olivia Thurber chipped in 11 points, and Cassidy Huckins scored 10 points. Both Thurber and Huckins knocked down three 3-pointers apiece.

BOW 59, SANBORN 36

The Falcons (6-3) had 23 fourth-quarter points in an all-around rewarding contest.

Kirsten Bresson (20 points, seven rebounds, six steals), Sam Lulka (10 points, six rebounds) and Amanda Murray (10 points, six steals) propelled the Falcons.

RAYMOND 33, HILLSBORO-DEERING 26

Marygrace Bartoldus had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Hillcats (0-9) past Raymond (3-4). The Hillcats led 26-24 with three minutes to go. The wheels then fell off as Raymond ended the game on a 9-0 run that began with a crucial Hillcats turnover.

Paige Vincent also had 10 points for the Hillcats.

DERRYFIELD 43, CONCORD CHRISTIAN 26

The Lady Kingsmen (1-7) were down for the entirety of the evening in a frustrating contest.

Kendra Jarvis had nine points with seven blocks, while Lily Rivera added eight points. Emily Purtell, Morgan Draus and Becca Johnson also played well.

Franklin 63, Stevens 32

Franklin won with authority over Stevens (1-7) to even its record at 4-4. No details were reported.

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