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Previews of local schools’ NHIAA playoff matchups

High school tournaments today

Field hockey

Division I first round

No. 12 Concord (5-8-1) at No. 5 Timberlane (8-4-2), 3 p.m.

Head to head: The teams played to a 0-0 tie less than two weeks ago.

Notes: Concord started the season on a roll, winning four of its first five games. But once the leaves started to change, so did the Tide’s fortunes, with Concord going winless over its final six games. One of those games was the scoreless tie with Timberlane and three of the losses were by a single goal, so the Tide has been competitive in just about every game. The key for both teams will be finishing, as the Owls were held scoreless in four of their final five games, going 1-2-2 in that span. Sophomore Steph Resnick leads the Tide offense with seven goals, while senior Chelsey Jobin has three and senior Grace Orzechowski and freshman Lauren Mullen have two apiece. Molly Waite is also an integral piece of the puzzle, working both sides of the ball from the midfield.


High Schools: Pembroke soccer rolls over West, 6-1

Monday, October 21, 2013

With 13 solid soccer matches under its belt and a winning record, the goal for Pembroke is to fine-tune its game before the playoffs. Executing simple things like communicating, passing the ball and controlling possession, finishing chances and playing solid defense are all the more important as the regular season starts drawing to a close. And the Spartans did all …

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