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High schools: Franklin field hockey team nabs elusive first win

  • Franklin's Lexi Colback moves her team's ball away from Kearsarge's Maggie Stockwell in the Tornadoes' victory against the school on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Franklin's Lexi Colback moves her team's ball away from Kearsarge's Maggie Stockwell in the Tornadoes' victory against the school on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge's Ellie Chadwick moves her team's ball down the field in the game against Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge's Ellie Chadwick moves her team's ball down the field in the game against Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.
    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.
    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.
    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.
    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.
    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.
    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.
    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Franklin's Lexi Colback moves her team's ball away from Kearsarge's Maggie Stockwell in the Tornadoes' victory against the school on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge's Ellie Chadwick moves her team's ball down the field in the game against Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kearsarge and Franklin on September 16, 2013 at Franklin High School. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

A pair of inexperienced teams, both seeking that elusive first victory after being on the wrong end of some lopsided scores … something had to give.

Yesterday, the drought ended for Franklin.

Junior Lexi Colpack scored the first two goals of the season for the Golden Tornadoes, who went on to beat Kearsarge, 2-1, in a Division III field hockey matchup.

“We’re getting better,” said Coach Deb Georgevits, in her first year at Franklin. “We had more of an offensive attack.”

Through the early stages of the season, the two teams had been outscored by a combined 35-1. Yesterday’s score was much closer to what these teams would like to see.

Colpack got the Tornadoes (1-2) on the board at 23:39, slipping away on a breakaway and driving it home for the team’s first goal of the season.

With plenty of play near midfield, the score stood until late in the second half, when Kearsarge (0-3-1) pulled even with nine minutes to play on a goal by Lauren Rivet.

Franklin showed its determination to get in the win column, however, answering back four minutes later when Colpack took the ball to the right side and chipped a shot high over the goalie and into the cage.

Colpack and freshman Anna Sylvester sparked the Franklin offense, while Shelby Joyce made several tough saves to keep the Tornadoes in the game.

“We’ve been working on bringing the ball up instead of just hitting it. Today they were able to see, ‘if I bring the ball out, I’m able to send it to someone on my team,’ then we have that movement up the field,” Georgevits said. “It’s a work in progress.”

FIELD HOCKEY

Londonderry 1, Concord 0

Concord (3-1) suffered its first setback of the season in a tightly contested game at Londonderry (2-2).

Most of the play was between the 25s, but both teams had some chances, with the Lancers converting a penalty corner 15 minutes into the game.

Molly Waite and Kaleigh Otto played great games for the Tide.

Bow 3, Hollis-Brookline 2, OT

Katie Lawson scored the game-winner in overtime to lift Bow to its first victory of the season. Both teams are now 1-2. No details were reported.

Hopkinton 6, Conant 1

Brittany Marshall scored two goals and recorded three assists to lead the Hawks (3-0) to a decisive victory over Conant (0-3) to remain undefeated. Ireland Tawney (two goals) and Maddy Sorel also scored while Sonja Leavitt netted her first goal of the season.

Midfielders Caroline Flood and Callie Chase played outstanding for Hopkinton and Maddy Bergethon (10 saves) anchored a defense that didn’t allow a Conant goal until 8:49 was left in the game.

Pembroke 3, John Stark 0

Pembroke (1-4) broke into the win column by shutting out John Stark (0-2). No details were reported.

BOYS’ SOCCER

John Stark 2,
Merrimack Valley 0

Serge Boucher and Josh Morin scored a goal apiece to lift the Generals (2-3-1) to a win over the Pride (2-3). Jackson Easter and Isiah Lovering each added an assist. Mike Prindiville made five saves to earn the shutout.

“We’ve been looking to put in a full game and we did today,” John Stark Coach Jeff Vogt said.

Hudson Aldrich made 12 saves in net for MV and Griffin Bastian played well on defense. Noah Seltzer and Ben Davis were solid in the middle.

Hopkinton 2, Sanborn 0

Sanborn tested the Hawks’ patience by playing all 11 players in its own end of the field, but it finally paid off when Riley McNicholas and Doug Fleury scored in the second half to keep the Hawks undefeated (4-0).

“Our superb, quick, fast possession play produced numerous quality scoring chances but the Sanborn keeper simply stood on his head to maintain the shutout as long as he did,” Hopkinton Coach Scott Zipke said.

Indians keeper Shaun Howard (17 saves) held the Hawks barrage at bay until the 68th minute, when McNicholas calmly buried a 25-yard shot into the back of the net. Fluery received a throw-in from brother Nick seven minutes later and knocked the ball over Howard for the final goal of the match.

Sweeper James McCluskey led the defense by keeping the Hawks’ backline organized and preventing any Sanborn counterattacks. Brian Hauschild played well at center midfield.

Hopkinton hosts Bow (5-0) tomorrow in a battle of undefeated teams.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Coe-Brown 6, Manchester West 0

For the first time in five games, Coe-Brown (3-1-1) didn’t need to play into double overtime to decide things. The Bears scored three times in each half to dispatch
West (0-4).

Emily Blad and Ariel Clachar each scored two goals, while Jelasa Nelson and Christen Gallant added one apiece. Gallant also assisted on two goals, with Kianna Daudelin, Hailey Serino and Molly DeTrude doling out assists. Alley Savioli and Jesse Ohrenberger split halves in goal to earn the shutout.

VOLLEYBALL

Winnisquam 3,
Moultonborough 2

Winnisquam (3-1) started off a little slowly, but the Bears played well when they needed to, using a strong third game and an early fifth-game lead to put away Moultonborough (3-1), 20-25, 25-11, 25-23, 15-25, 15-7, in a tough road match.

“In spurts we played well,” Coach Mike Livernois said. “It’s a tough gym to play in (at Moultonborough). They have a lot of fans. They are well coached and are always a tough team.”

Winnisquam fell behind early and eventually lost the first game, but the Bears played better toward the end and used that momentum to cruise to a second game win. The Bears had another slow start in the third game, trailing 19-9, but rallied with a 16-4 run to come from behind and started the fifth game with a 5-0 lead to clinch the match.

Hannah Chapin’s 21 kills led in the team and the senior outside hitter also provided 10 digs and two blocks.

“She really was the difference-maker tonight,” Livernois said. “She was hitting them down and was unblockable.”

Strong performances were also turned in by Erica Doubleday with a team-high 37 assists and Bailey Long (seven kills, five aces, three blocks), Carissa Archibald (13 digs, four kills), Mo Raymond (seven digs and four kills) and Clariss MacDonald (five digs).

GOLF

Concord First

Scores were high on a cold and blustery day on a difficult Concord Country Club course, but the Tide’s score of 208 was lower than those of Pinkerton (221), Alvirne (226) and Dover (231).

Matt LaTourette was the medalist with a 38 and Adam Godbout (39) was second overall. Sam Tardiff (42), Tim Levins (44) and Josh Pifer (45) also scored for Concord (16-2) in its final home match of the season.

Bishop Brady First

The Green Giants (8-4) made the most of their makeup match, earning three points they desperately needed. Bishop Brady’s score of 219 narrowly beat Goffstown (222), but easily outdistanced Merrimack Valley (254) and Pembroke (261) at Pembroke Pines.

Alex Von Svoboda tied for medalist honors with Goffstown’s Griffin Barbaro with a round of 39. Nick Vermette shot a 42 and teammates Alex Thompson, Brendan Bryck and Jack Bryck each shot a 46.

Merrimack Valley (1-9) earned its first win of the season behind the play of Matt Gilliland (46) and Jesse Demers (46). Brandon Desilets (49), Nicco Vizziello (50) and Chris Maxwell (63) rounded out the Pride’s scoring. Bobby Andrews (42), Casey Gut (44), Scott Batchelder (45), Nick Berube (63) and Angus Jameson (67) scored for Pembroke (0-9).

Bow first, H-D third

Bow had a quartet of golfers all shot rounds under 40 to easily win a four-way match at Angus Lea. The Falcons (6-0) shot 142 to beat Prospect Mountain (167), Hillsboro-Deering (195) and Monadnock (239).

Josh Lacasse shot an even-par 33 to earn medalist honors for Bow, while teammate Doug Champagne shot 34, Jake Rand 36 and Jacob Berrigan 39.

Danny Egner turned in H-D’s low card of 41, and Brandon Soules shot 51.

Franklin Third

The Golden Tornadoes came in third in a three-team match at Candia Woods. Franklin (240) fell to Derryfield (163) and Newport (175). Corey Nelson (51), Jake Geddis (61), Nate Cartier (62) and Billy Mazur (66) scored for Franklin.

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