High Schools: Concord boys’ soccer team bounces back with 1-0 victory over Londonderry
Junior forward Mohamed Mohamed scored the lone goal of the contest to lead the Concord boys’ soccer team (9-2-1) to a 1-0 road victory over Londonderry (5-7-1) yesterday, allowing the Crimson Tide to rebound from a tough 2-1 loss to Alvirne on Tuesday.
Mohamed received a pass from Dominique Girard inside the 18-yard box and beat the goalie with a far-post shot in the 60th minute.
Junior goalkeeper Andrew Grondin made five saves behind solid defense from Kyler Thayer and Augustine Fornor, and Danny Nkhalamba controlled the midfield.
The Tide has now won seven out of its last eight games.
Bow 2, Fall Mountain 0
Chris Ketchum scored a goal on either side of the halftime break to lead the Falcons (11-1-1) to a home win over Fall Mountain (5-6-1).
Ketchum started off the scoring in the 35th minute on a rebound off of a Corey Plumb shot that bounced off the post. Ketchum made it 2-0 in the 48th minute after taking a pass from David Merchan in the middle of the field and hitting a shot from 35 yards.
Josh DeYoung created several scoring chances for the Falcons, while Braden Dugas and Owen Molind played well in the midfield. Goalie Timothy Bradley registered the shutout.
Kearsarge 7, Franklin 0
Keegan Matisse scored a hat trick to lead a strong offensive showing for the Cougars (9-3-1) at Franklin (0-11).
Andrew Van Hooydonk had two goals, while Roudy Rehor and Bobby Lauster added scores. Calvin Berger and Nick Bailey each had two assists.
Goalie Mike Sullivan picked up the shutout.
Kearsarge has won four straight.
Laconia 5, Winnisquam 2
Nick Welch scored twice for the Bears (2-9-1), but Laconia (10-3) was able to score freely to win at Winnisquam. The Sachems have won seven straight games, while the Bears have dropped five straight.
Welch scored a goal in each half, with his first-half strike making the score 2-1 (the closest that the Bears got to Laconia on the scoreline). Christian Stock and Ben Wentworth provided assists, and Wentworth was solid defensively.
Sophomore goalie Mike Buxton made 10 saves.
Concord 4, Salem 0
Rachel Stevenson scored three minutes into the game and Kate Dasey doubled Concord’s lead eight minutes later as the Tide (5-6) broke on top early before pulling back on the reins and working on things in the dominant win over Salem (1-9-2).
Gillian Bennett tacked on an insurance goal with an assist from Dasey in the 75th minute, and Danielle Rossetti finished the scoring in the final minute.
Goalie Becky Weld was rarely tested, making just two saves for her second straight shutout, but also had a strong game organizing the Tide backfield.
Hollis-Brookline 2, John Stark 0
The Generals (3-7-2) started slowly and went down 2-0 after 15 minutes. Stark dominated play after the opening moments but couldn’t create a goal, giving the Cavaliers (5-5) the home win.
Jordan Shatney, Meg Keim and Danielle Galli led the offense, while Kelsey Johnstone, Brooke Shatney and Jocelyn Dimond controlled the midfield. Chloe Loos and Angela Beeso secured the defense.
MV 0, Oyster River 0
The Pride (6-2-4) put 11 shots on net at home versus Oyster River (4-6-1) but couldn’t capitalize on any opportunities.
MV goalie Mary Mullen made nine saves to preserve the draw.
Brittany Warren, Mayson Kimball, Teagan Lavery, Erin Bresslin, Emily Mulleavey, Meredith Ramsey and Asia Hazeltine all played well for the Pride.
Belmont 0, Laconia 0
Belmont (10-2-1) outshot Laconia (1-9-2) 32-4 and had a whopping 19 corner kicks to the Sachems’ two but couldn’t get the ball over the line.
The Red Raiders had several close chances and opportunities to put in rebounds, but the Laconia keeper held up. The result was indicative of recent games for Belmont, as the Raiders have only managed a goal or less in each of their last four matches.
Makayla Donovan fought through an illness to put in a solid shift, and Chayleigh Cadarette led a typically airtight Belmont defense.
Cassie Contigiani, Emily Ennis and Kelsey Scott played well.
Bishop Brady 2, Raymond 1
The Green Giants (7-5-1) came back from an early 1-0 deficit to get a big win over a Raymond team (8-3) that is one of the better squads in Division III.
After Raymond got on the board in the 13th minute, Bishop Brady responded in the 23rd when Nadia Crainich beat the defending fullback and hit a near-post cross for Lauren Abbott to finish for her first varsity goal.
Just over 10 minutes later, outside back Lila Bradley made a nice tackle to start a counter attack, which went through Taylor Fortin before Crainich beat the keeper one on one.
Brady made adjustments defensively in the second half to keep Raymond at bay and make an easier time of it in net for Sophie Palangas. Gabby Eaton played a key role in anchoring the defense for the Giants.
Pittsfield 2, Farmington 0
The Panthers (4-7) scored a goal in each half to pick up a road win over Farmington (1-9).
Star Chagnon opened the scoring seven minutes in, and Stefani Gauthier scored early in the second half. Assists came from Gretchen Hilton and Lindsey Massey.
Goalkeeper Kaylee Morel made four saves behind a solid performance from sweeper Brooke Vien.
Concord 0, Timberlane 0
Concord (5-6-1) was shut out for a third straight game, but the defense was up to the task in keeping the fifth-ranked Owls (7-3-2) off the scoreboard as well.
“We dominated a lot of the play. It was a great game,” Concord Coach Steph Johnson said. “We were so close (to scoring) so many times.
“The entire team played hard and played so well together, from the forwards to midfield to defense.”
Goalie Colleen Casey anchored the defense with her fourth shutout of the season.
Winnisquam 1, White MTNS. 0
Mackenzie Byers scored with four minutes left to lift the Bears (6-3-2) to a valuable road win over White Mountains (4-8).
Madison Langan assisted Byers on the winner in a back-and-forth contest.
Somersworth 2, Franklin 0
The Golden Tornadoes (1-10) were shut out by Somersworth (6-6) but showed improvement from their recent losses, especially in the second half.
The Hilltoppers scored a goal in each half to take control.
Brigette Robichaud made a successful switch from offense to the sweeper position and played well. Goalie Shelby Joyce made seven saves.