Cloudy
36°
Cloudy
Hi 56° | Lo 29°

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

  • Pembroke Academy senior Austin Sartwell goes up for a header as Pembroke Academy boys soccer beats Manchester West High School 6–1 in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy senior Austin Sartwell goes up for a header as Pembroke Academy boys soccer beats Manchester West High School 6–1 in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke junior Chandler Boyce clears the ball as Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke junior Chandler Boyce clears the ball as Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy senior Austin Sartwell goes up for a header as Pembroke Academy boys soccer beats Manchester West High School 6–1 in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke junior Chandler Boyce clears the ball as Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy boys soccer hosts Manchester West High School in Pembroke on Monday, October 21, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

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 of those things yesterday, scoring five goals in the first half and limiting Manchester West’s chances in a 6-1 home victory.

“We tried to control the ball. West has a couple of dangerous players; the more we kept the ball, the more we kept it out of their hands,” Pembroke Coach Peter Bisson said. “We attacked the ball well through the midfield.”

Austin Sartwell scored in the fourth and 20th minutes (assist by Jake Gaskell), including a long shot with a nice finish to open up the scoring. Jeremy Caruso scored a goal in between off an assist from Brendon Pettigrew. Toward the end of the first half, Justus Turk found his finishing touch, scoring in the 30th (assisted by Caruso) and 36th minutes to give the Spartans a 5-0 halftime lead. Aaron Locke scored one of the “most interesting” goals of the day, according to Bisson, when a Spencer Nowe pass hit the heel of Locke who flicked it into the net.

Alex Trujillo made a couple of good saves to hold off the Blue Knights attack, while captain Josh Payeur commanded an organized defense.

“He’s done a good job all year,” Bisson said of his senior back. “He stands out almost every game.”

The win puts Pembroke’s record at 11-2-1, good for third place with two games remaining: a contest tomorrow vs. Goffstown at home and the finale Friday at Milford.

“We’re just trying to win through those last few games. If we win, we’ll end up where we need to be,” Bisson said of the Spartans’ place in the division.

And in order to get where they need to be, Bisson’s squad knows what needs to be done.

“We’re just trying to, I mean it sounds simple, but play well, trying to play our game all the time and not getting caught up on what teams do,” he said. “That’s basically what we’ve been trying to do, play our game and not the game teams want us to play.”

BOYS’ SOCCER

Concord 3, Pinkerton 2

The Tide secured a top-four seed for the playoffs with a key win over the Astros at SNHU.

Pinkerton held a 1-0 lead at the half after a goal in the 39th minute, but Concord found its rhythm in the next 40 minutes.

“It was a tale of two halves. In the first half, we struggled to find our game. In the second, we were firing,” Tide Coach Scott Dunlop said.

Gaston Arocena knocked in a loose rebound five minutes into the second half to tie the game. Danny Nkhalamba assisted on a Chris Pinkham goal (63rd minute) and then scored one of his own after receiving a cross from Emmanuel Smith in the 77th minute to give Concord a 3-1 lead. Pinkerton scored a goal a minute later, but didn’t have enough time for an equalizer.

Andrew Grondin made six saves.

Goffstown 1, John Stark 0

The Generals (6-8-1) suffered their fourth 1-0 loss of the season, with multiple shots going either just over the bar or just wide of the goal.

Goffstown (7-5-2) took advantage of a slow start by John Stark, scoring 15:30 into the game for the deciding tally.

Cam Williams, Serge Boucher, Will Pineault, Jackson Easter and Brandon Dugay had strong games for the Generals, who host Con-Val in the regular-season finale on Friday.

Portsmouth Christian 2,
Concord Christian 1, OT

The Kingsmen (1-12-2) held a slim lead at halftime, but lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Portsmouth Christian (5-10).

Concord Christian got on the scoreboard in the 21st minute when Ryan Ober connected to Jonathan Taylor on a great cross.

Nine minutes into the second half, the Eagles tied it to force overtime, and six minutes into the extra session, PC struck again, beating Kingsmen goalkeeper Jeremiah Boulter (seven saves) for the game-winning goal.

Colin Lockwood and Eli Christensen led the defense. Ober, Connor Nee and Adam Sylvester all had great games at midfield.

Winnisquam 3, Newfound 3

For the second time this season, Winnisquam (3-10-2) and Newfound (7-4-3) played to a draw. No details were reported.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Pinkerton 2, Concord 1

The Tide played well against the second-place Astros, but Concord couldn’t overcome a 2-0 halftime deficit at SNHU. Pinkerton was efficient with its opportunities, scoring in the 13th and 38th minutes despite the Tide controlling possession for considerable lengths of time.

“It was pretty back and forth. We had spurts of 15, 20 minutes of play when we controlled possession, but couldn’t finish … Overall it was a good team effort,” Concord Coach Bill Nardino said.

It wasn’t until the 78th minute that the Tide finally broke onto the scoreboard. Freshman Jess Nelson won the ball in a scramble in the box and booted it home. Caroline Andy played well at forward and Kate Dasey played well at midfield.

With a 7-8 record, Concord (currently 11th in D-I) still has an outside chance at eighth place, which would secure home field for the first playoff game.

Pembroke 5, Manchester West 0

After a scoreless first half, Pembroke broke out in a big way after the break, scoring five times to improve to 9-6 and pick up its eighth win in the last 10 games.

Celia Sartwell, Lexi Duclos and Emilee Harlow all found the back of the net for the Spartans, with Emma Foss and Maddie Bardier providing assists. Kristin Kezar earned Pembroke’s fifth shutout of the season in goal.

John Stark 2, Goffstown 1, OT

The Generals (5-7-3) dominated most of the play and had many opportunities to score, but couldn’t upset the third-place Grizzlies (8-4-2) until four minutes into overtime, when Nikki Beeso scored the golden goal assisted by Kelsey Johnstone. Jordan Shatney scored John Stark’s opening goal in the first half (assisted by Bri LeGrand), but Goffstown evened the score 10 minutes later.

Stark’s solid defense was led by Chloe Loos, Liz Brandt, Liz Neal, Savannah LaBounty and Beeso. Maddie Janelle secured the net, coming up with a couple of key saves.

Hopkinton 2, Kearsarge 0

Courtney Benson scored goals in the 13th and 65th minutes to lead the Hawks (11-2-2) at Kearsarge (3-10-2). Lily Scammon assisted on the second-half goal.

“It was one of the better games we played all season. Defensively we were on point. At midfield we were controlling and communicating. Up front we had tons of shots, our forwards were getting through balls. I couldn’t say enough about their teamwork,” Hopkinton Coach Lauri Izzi said.

Meg Hemmerlein, Sabrey Montore, Josie Lavigne and Tess Masci all played well defensively.

Concord Christian 0,
Portsmouth Christian 0

The Lady Kingsmen (2-11-2) couldn’t find the back of the net in a scoreless draw at Portsmouth Christian (0-11-2).

Concord Christian had a great scoring chance late in the second half when a corner kick by Alecia Spiewack almost connected with a header from Alana Varley. Defender Hannah Boulter also played a solid game.

∎ Last Friday, the Lady Kingsmen lost at Hinsdale, 2-1. The lone goal was scored by Mary Anderson.

VOLLEYBALL

Coe-Brown 3, Kennett 0

The Bears won their 13th straight match with a 25-11, 25-12, 25-11 victory at Kennett (1-14).

Megan Rouillard (15 kills) and Katie Tomaszewski (seven aces) led the offense, while Debbie Peabody (25 digs) led the defense.

With a win in its final match against Kingswood (7-7), Coe-Brown can secure the top seed in Division II.

Winnisquam 3, Raymond 0

The Bears (12-2) swept their ninth match of the season, winning with ease, 25-9, 25-4, 25-12.

Hannah Chapin set the pace at the net with 12 kills, while Mo Raymond provided seven kills and three digs. Carissa Archibald (four kills, four digs), Bailey Long (two kills, nine aces), Erica Doubleday (22 assists, two kills, three aces), Clarissa MacDonald (six digs) and Hannah Kilkoyne (five service points) all had strong games for Winnisquam.

Moultonborough 3, Belmont 2

Belmont (11-4) took the first two sets against Moultonborough (9-5), but couldn’t put away the match, falling 22-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 15-10.

Jessie Bergeron was a force for the Raiders with six aces, two kills, 28 digs and two assists. Megan Bailey (one ace, five kills, one dig, 31 assists), Alyssa Woods (three aces, 10 kills, one dig, one block), Louisa Bergeron (11 kills, one block) and Jackelyn Robarge (five aces, five digs) also played well for Belmont.

Timberlane 3, Concord 1

Concord (8-8) dropped back to .500 with a loss at home to Timberlane (10-6). No details were reported.

Nute 3, Pittsfield 0

Pittsfield (3-11) fell on the road to undefeated Nute (15-0). No details were reported.

Related

High school stars of the day

Monday, October 28, 2013

Austin Sartwell and Justus Turk, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 2 goals each in 6-1 win Danny Nkhalamba, Concord boys’ soccer, 1 goal, 1 assist in 3-2 win Kristin Kezar, Pembroke girls’ soccer, shutout in goal Courtney Benson, Hopkinton girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-0 win Debbie Peabody, Coe-Brown volleyball, 25 digs in 3-0 win …

Previews of local schools’ NHIAA playoff matchups

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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 …

Legacy Comments0
There are no comments yet. Be the first!
Post a Comment

You must be registered to comment on stories. Click here to register.