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High Schools: Pembroke girls’ soccer turns tables on Coe-Brown with 1-0 victory

  • Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Emily Blad (right) comes in on Pembroke's Skylar Carter during Pembroke's 1–0 win at Coe-Brown on Friday, September 27, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Emily Blad (right) comes in on Pembroke's Skylar Carter during Pembroke's 1–0 win at Coe-Brown on Friday, September 27, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Molly DeTrude (left) gets the ball past Pembroke Academy's Casey Corriveau during Pembroke's 1–0 girls soccer win in Northwood on Friday, September 27, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Molly DeTrude (left) gets the ball past Pembroke Academy's Casey Corriveau during Pembroke's 1–0 girls soccer win in Northwood on Friday, September 27, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Molly DeTrude (left) gets the ball past Pembroke Academy's Casey Corriveau during Pembroke's 1–0 girls soccer win in Northwood on Friday, September 27, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Molly DeTrude (left) gets the ball past Pembroke Academy's Casey Corriveau during Pembroke's 1–0 girls soccer win in Northwood on Friday, September 27, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Emily Blad (right) comes in on Pembroke's Skylar Carter during Pembroke's 1–0 win at Coe-Brown on Friday, September 27, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Molly DeTrude (left) gets the ball past Pembroke Academy's Casey Corriveau during Pembroke's 1–0 girls soccer win in Northwood on Friday, September 27, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Coe-Brown Northwood Academy's Molly DeTrude (left) gets the ball past Pembroke Academy's Casey Corriveau during Pembroke's 1–0 girls soccer win in Northwood on Friday, September 27, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

About a month ago, Pembroke freshman Emilee Harlow took the field in her first varsity soccer match against Coe-Brown in a game the Spartans lost, 1-0, at home. Since then, Harlow has adjusted to a new varsity style of play and the Pembroke squad (3-4) has jelled, and it showed yesterday as the Spartans turned the tables on Coe-Brown with a 1-0 win on the Bears’ home turf.

Harlow scored the game’s lone goal in the 12th minute off an assist from Julia Currier to give Pembroke an early lead.

But despite the 1-0 lead, the Spartans had to make adjustments yet again. In a rough game that lasted almost two hours (with injury time included), Pembroke lost three players, including two captains – center midfielder Currier and sweeper Molly Hamilton – to injury in the first half. Casey Corriveau left the game in the second half with an injury.

“(The injuries) left us having to think very creatively,” Pembroke Coach Jess Croft said. “All three of those girls are integral parts of our team and they play key positions.”

One of the adjustments included moving Skylar Carter, usually an outside back, to the sweeper position. Lexi Duclos also played well in a new defensive strategy. And Stef Tumasz played well in the outside midfield, carrying the load in the absence of her injured teammates.

“The whole defensive unit had to play together to make this work,” Croft added.

Playing at the back end of the brand-new defensive unit, goalkeeper Kristin Kezar stood firm in net, making a dozen saves to keep Coe-Brown off the board. The Bears hit the post in the first half and the Spartans broke up a late attacking run with a minute to go. Carter, Duclos and company also fended off several Bears’ corner kicks late in the game.

“Coe-Brown is dangerous all across the field,” Croft said. “(Coe-Brown Coach) Josh Hils always brings his best. ... It was quite competitive.”

The victory gives Pembroke two straight wins, both shutouts, a positive turn of events for Croft’s squad, which started the season 1-4.

“We have a three-game week next week, which is key for the playoffs,” Croft said.

Despite the loss, Coe-Brown is still in good playoff position with a 5-3-1 record.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Bishop Brady 4, Kearsarge 0

Sarah Thomas had a pair of goals as the Green Giants (4-5), who were up only 1-0 at halftime, took control in the second half to secure the win.

Taylor Fortin scored the second goal on a penalty kick, and Becca Olson made it 4-0 with her first varsity goal on a through ball from Fortin. A highlight of the game came with the score still 1-0 in the 58th minute, as midfielder Nadia Crainich blocked a shot from up close to prevent the Cougars from tying the game.

Sophie Palangas and Katherine LaBrake split time in net for the Giants.

Hillsboro-Deering 3,
Pelham 2, OT

The Winters sisters had a hand in all three goals, combining for three assists and two goals, including the game-winner in overtime to lift the Hillcats over the Pythons.

Madisyn Winters sent a cross to Kymberlee Bergstresser in the 34th minute for the first goal of the game, but Pelham scored with a minute left in the half to tie it up at 1-1.

Freshmen Bridgette Winters scored off a pass from older sister Morgan Winters late in the second half, but once again Pelham scored an equalizer, this time with two minutes left to force overtime. But three minutes into overtime the sister duo was at it again, with the winning goal coming off the head of Bridgette following a corner kick from Morgan.

“I’m proud of how they are doing; they had to work to get the win,” Hillcats Coach Susan Else said. “I think they need to know that when they work hard they can come up with a win.”

Defensively, Danielle Armstrong was outstanding and Hannah Murdough played well in midfield. Emily Moore had seven saves in goal.

BOYS’ SOCCER

Pembroke 4, Coe-Brown 0

The Spartans took a 3-0 halftime lead en route to a shutout win over the Bears (3-6-1) at home. Four different players scored for Pembroke, with Spencer Nowe, Austin Sartwell, Aaron Locke and Justus Turk finding the back of the net. Parker Heath (two assists) and Brendon Pettigrew provided assists.

With the win, Pembroke (6-1) is now in a three-way tie for second-place in Division II.

Garrett Kunz and Isaac Nowland played well defensively for Coe-Brown.

Bow 3, Pelham 0

The Falcons (8-1) dominated defensively as they recorded their third straight shutout, the fourth overall for goalie Timothy Bradley.

Bow tallied its first goal in the 19th minute when Nate Riera passed to Josh DeYoung on a free kick from the left side, and DeYoung headed it into net from six yards out. In the 46th minute, Corey Plumb scored with an assist to Mitchell Blair, and Chris Ketchum scored in the 78th minute on a pass from Blair.

Frank DeMaria, Calvin Szumierz and Braden Dugas played well off the bench for the Falcons.

Pelham falls to 3-4.

Hopkinton 8,
Monadnock 0

Monadnock (1-5-2) parked 11 defenders in front of its net, but Zach Rouleau scored in the 25th minute and the scoring didn’t let up as the undefeated Hawks routed the Huskies. Rouleau added another goal in the 36th minute to give Hopkinton a 3-0 halftime lead.

The balanced scoring attack also received contributions from Austin Brehio (goal, assist), Jacob Rockwood (goal, assist), Riley McNicholas (goal, assist), Doug Fleury (two assists), Evan Ruderman (goal), Brian Hauschild (goal) and Liam McNicholas (goal). Five of the eight goals came off of set plays.

The Hawks didn’t allow an single shot on goal.

Fall Mountain 2,
Hillsboro-Deering 1

The Hillcats (2-4-2) had the better of possession and pressure but fell short against the Wildcats (3-5-1).

Fall Mountain converted its only scoring chance of the first half for a 1-0 lead, then doubled its advantage with 13 minutes left. H-D pulled within 2-1 with four minutes left when Dominic Downs tallied an unassisted goal off a corner kick.

Troy Girard stood out for H-D, playing a great game and making several dangerous runs. Goalie Brett Bennett made three saves.

FIELD HOCKEY

Keene 2, Concord 1

Becca Proulx punched in a goal in a scramble in front of the net with 13:39 left in the second half, but Keene answered with 3:40 to goal to break a 1-1 tie and come away with a win.

Steph Resnick was aggressive on offense for the Crimson Tide (5-4), while Sarah Ek also played well.

Windham 6, Bow 0

The Jaguars (7-0) proved why they are the team to beat in Division II, holding onto first place with a shutout victory over Bow (3-4). Windham had a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Despite the loss, the Falcons had a great defensive effort from goaltender Lyndsey Wheeler, central defender Laura Zbehlik, right defender Hallie Lothrop and left defender Sarah Davis. Bow hosts another top D-II team, second-place Lebanon (6-1-1), on Tuesday.

Hopkinton 1, Stevens 0

Izzy Gesen scored with 22:02 left in the first half for the lone goal in a battle between one-loss teams. Brittany Marshall assisted on the goal.

The Hawks (6-1) held a 10-6 advantage in penalty corners over the Cardinals (4-2). Maddy Bergethon made four saves, and Ireland Tawney and Maddy Sorel played well.

The Hawks travel to Sanborn (5-2-1) on Tuesday.

Newport 11, Franklin 4

The Golden Tornadoes (1-6) struggled defensively, and despite solid offense production they couldn’t keep up with Newport (4-3).

Abriale Pratt and Katarina Styles tallied two goals apiece for Franklin.

GOLF

Merrimack Valley Second

The Pride (3-15) shot a 229 to split a match at the Loudon Country Club, losing to powerhouse St. Thomas (203, 14-1 record) but beating Con-Val (237, 1-17 record).

Sam Cody of Con-Val carded a 38 for medalist honors. Not far behind was Merrimack Valley’s top golfer, Nicco Vizziello, who golfed well on his home turf, shooting a 40. Jesse Demers (44), Justin Brochu (47), Matt Gilliland (48) and Brandon Desilets (50) also scored for the Pride.

Bow First

Trevor Garrett shot a career-best 36 for par, while Doug Champagne (2-under 34) and Jake Rand (1-under 35) shot under par to keep the Falcons undefeated. Bow shot 1-over 145 as a team, easily outdistancing second-place Campbell (170, 13-3 record) and Stevens (212, 5-13 record).

“He had a big day,” said Falcons Coach Mike Seraikis of Garrett, one of five seniors on the roster. “He really came through. His previous best was a 38.”

The Falcons at 16-0 remain undefeated and atop the Division III standings with three matches remaining.

Franklin Second

The Golden Tornadoes (3-15) finished in second place at a home meet at Mojalaki. White Mountains (13-4) was the winning team, shooting a 176. Franklin (210), Farmington (217, 5-11 record) and Lisbon (247, 0-16 record) rounded out the team scores.

Franklin’s top four golfers included Jacob Geddis (48), Corey Nelson (49), Courtney Mazur (54) and Billy Mazur (59).

VOLLEYBALL

Concord 3, Keene 0

The Crimson Tide swept Keene (1-7), winning 25-10, 25-13, 25-20.

Alison Quinn led Concord (4-4) with 10 digs, while Samantha Turner tallied six kills and one block and Molly Emerson added four aces and one kill.

Belmont 3,
Prospect Mountain 2

The Red Raiders (7-0) edged the Timberwolves (4-4), losing in the first game, 25-14, winning the next two, 25-23, 25-14, falling 26-24 in game four and coming back from a 10-5 deficit to win the finale, 15-11.

Shannon Conway (eight kills, two digs, two aces), Megan Bailey (one kill, five aces, 28 assists), Jessie Bergeron (two kills, one ace, 26 digs) and Louisa Bergeron (11 kills, one dig) led the attack.

Winnisquam 3,
Newfound 2

What seemed like an easy night became a test, as Newfound (3-4) rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth game, which Winnisquam (5-1) rallied to win, 15-5.

“I was really happy with the way they played, at the end, especially,” said Coach Mike Livernois, whose team won, 25-17 and 25-8, before dropping the next two games, 25-23 and 25-20. “They didn’t get flustered.”

Hannah Chapin had 14 kills and eight digs, Bailey Long had eight kills, five aces, two blocks and six digs, and Carissa Archibald had eight kills, 11 digs and five aces. Erica Doubleday (33 assists), Dallis Austin (eight digs) and Mo Raymond (seven digs) also played well.

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