High Schools: It’s a battle, but MV girls’ soccer team comes away with a tie
Merrimack Valley's Meredith Ramsey jumps up over Hanover's Sarah Wagner in the game between the schools on September 26, 2013. The game ended in 1-1 tie after a double overtime.
(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
Merrimack Valley's Asia Hazeltine tries to control the ball past Hanover's Evie Keating in the game between the schools on September 26, 2013. The game ended in 1-1 tie after a double overtime.
(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
The Merrimack Valley girls’ soccer team struck first in the 13th minute of the first half, Hanover came back to tie in the seventh minute of the second half, and for the rest of regulation and two overtime period, defense prevailed yesterday in a game that ended in a 1-1 tie.
“It was just a battle,” MV Coach Kyle Reed said. “It was a fun game to coach.”
Pride striker Meredith Ramsey tallied what turned out to be the team’s lone goal. Brooke Ellis also played a strong offensive game for MV (5-1-3), Mayson Kimball and Emily Mulleavey led the way at midfield, and Mikayla Godfrey anchored the defense.
MV had 15 shots in the game, a few of which came very close to breaking the tie. Morgan Walton fired a shot in overtime that struck the post, bounced off Hanover’s keeper and hit the post again.
“We had a couple opportunities,” said Reed, whose team has now tied three of its last four games. “But we just couldn’t capitalize.”
But while Hanover (2-2-2) rejected the Pride’s attempts to score, MV goalie Mary Mullen had five big-time saves to prevent the Marauders from breaking the deadlock.
“We’ve done a really good job going up against some of the top teams this season,” Reed said. “Hats off to Hanover. They are always a good competitor.”
MV’s next game is Thursday, when it travels to Pemboke to start a stretch of three straight road games.
Bedford 1, Concord 0
Bedford (7-0-1) scored its goal 16 minutes into the first half, and a defensive struggle ensued for the remainder of the contest.
Concord’s back line played a solid game, led by Kiersten Klose, Bella Rubin, Molly Zollo and Rachel Stevenson. Goalkeeper Becky Weld recorded 17 saves.
Concord fell to 3-5.
Sunapee 7, Concord Christian 0
The Lady Kingsmen (1-7-1) couldn’t convert any chances on the road against a hot Sunapee team (7-1) that has won four straight.
Goalie Morgan Draus played hard in the defeat, while freshman defender Lily Rivera played well until leaving the game due to injury.
Concord 4, Bedford 1
Emmanuel Smith scored on a pass from Dominique Girard to give Concord (6-1-1) the lead in the second minute of the game, and the Crimson Tide never looked back.
Smith’s goal would be the only score of the first half, but Concord went on to tally three goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half. Danny Nkhalamba scored in the 43rd minute, assisted by Chris Pinkham. Pinkham knocked in a goal of his own with an assist by Mohamed Mohamed in the 48th minute, and Matt Chartier scored in the 51st minute, assisted by Girard.
Chartier dominated the midfield along with Isaac Dugas, while the defensive effort was led by Dan Vignati and Gaston Arocena. Andrew Grondin and Liam Richards combined for six saves in goal.
Bedford falls to 5-3.
Kearsarge 7, Mascenic 2
Andrew Van Hooydonk and Roudy Rehor each scored twice as the Cougars (5-2-1) broke a 1-1 halftime tie with six goals in the second half.
Nick Bailey had opened the scoring via an assist by Van Hooydonk early in the match, but the Vikings tied the game later in the half.
Kearsarge quickly responded just two minutes into the second with a Van Hooydonk goal on an assist by Nick Brady. Rehor scored twice and Van Hooydonk added another goal, while Jacob Donovan and Keegan Matisse also contributed goals to the second-half blitz.
Mike Sullivan made three saves in net for the Cougars, and Tad Sternberg (assist) played a great game in midfield.
Souhegan 4, Bishop Brady 2
After a scoreless first half, Souhegan (6-2) tallied three quick goals, and despite making the score 3-2 with just over a minute left, the Green Giants couldn’t complete the comeback and fell short.
Colleen Earley and Jillian Provost each scored goals for Bishop Brady (1-7), while Hannah Thompson and Marissa Urbanek tallied one assist apiece. Meg Houten led the defensive effort for the Green Giants.
Merrimack Valley 2, Hanover 1
Olivia Thurber gave the Pride a 1-0 lead early in the first half, scoring on a pass from Cassidy Huckins, and with the score tied 1-1 with 6:43 remaining in the game, it was Huckins who tallied the game-winner on a pass from Thurber.
Emily Masse and Erin Frost led the way for MV (6-2) in the midfield, while Lily Davis had a strong game at wing. Maggie Carey was the winning goalie with eight saves.
Hanover falls to 3-4.
Profile 2, Franklin 1
The Golden Tornadoes found themselves down 2-0 at halftime, but improved their transition play, which led to a goal by freshman Abriale Pratt that made the score 2-1. Despite multiple scoring opportunities, Franklin (1-5) wasn’t able to put another shot past Profile (1-6) and fell short.
Katarina Styles recorded an assist on Pratt’s goal. Mackenzie Weatherbee led the Golden Tornadoes defensively.
The Crimson Tide tallied a score of 197 to defeat Spaulding (205), Timberlane (217) and Salem (223) at Rochester Country Club yesterday.
Adam Godbout was the medalist, leading Concord (23-4) with a 1-over 37. Ben Bengtson and Matt LaTourette both shot a 39, while Josh Pifer shot a 40 and Tim Levins rounded out the scorers with a 42.
Bishop Brady second
Sanborn shot a 204 on its home course to defeat Bishop Brady (211) and Oyster River (219).
Nick Vermette led the Green Giants (13-5) with a 39, while Alex Von Svoboda shot a 40, Alex Thompson shot a 43 and Jack Bryck turned in a 44. Brendan Bryck and Connor Gagnon each shot a 45 to tie for the fifth position.
The Falcons (15-0) remained undefeated after cruising to a match win at the Shattuck Golf Club. Josh Lacasse led the way with a 3-over 39 to earn medalist honors and pace Bow (165) ahead of Conant (190, 3-10 record) and Winnisquam (272, 0-14 record).
Also scoring for the Falcons were Jake Rand (41), Doug Champagne (42) and Jeremy Duhamel (43).
Campbell placed first, shooting a 158. Stevens tallied a 176 on its home course, while the Hillcats (201) and Monadnock (218) placed third and fourth, respectively.
Emma Moore shot a 42 to lead the H-D. Cody Brien (50), Brandon Soules (52) and Hunter Ledoux (57) rounded out the Hillcats’ scorers.
H-D is now 3-12.
The Cougars were in it until late in the match at Country Club of New Hampshire, but Pelham and Gilford’s last golfers to finish gave those teams the edge. Pelham (13-3) edged Gilford (14-4) by one stroke, 173-174, with Kearsarge (9-7) coming in at 184 and Prospect Mountain (8-9) carding a 186.
The Cougars were led by Lucas Muzzey with a 4-over 40, just one shot behind medalist Cody Goodwin of Gilford. Andy Arnold (41), Bailey Kane (51) and Connor Shannon (52) also scored for Kearsarge.
The Golden Tornadoes (1-14) took fourth place out of four squads at a home meet held at Mojalaki Country Club. Profile (8-3) was first with a score of 179, ahead of Farmington (199, 4-9 record), Sunapee (207, 5-11 record) and Franklin (219).
Freshman Corey Nelson shot a 48 to lead the Tornadoes in front of Jacob Geddis (50), Courtney Mazur (55) and Billy Mazur (66).
The Hawks (12-2) shot a 161 to narrowly defeat Division IV rival Newport (9-3) by two strokes at Rockingham Country Club. Host Newmarket (2-10) came in third with a 190.
Senior captain Sam Winslow was the medalist with a 2-over 37. Peter Benson (40), Jamison Crouch (41) and Max Legier (43) rounded out the scores for Hopkinton.