High schools: Woodman leads MV girls’ soccer to 2-1 win vs. Coe-Brown

Published: 9/25/2020 9:06:58 AM
Girls’ Soccer

Merrimack Valley 2, Coe Brown 1

Key players: Merrimack Valley – Alyssa Woodman (goal, assist); Rhiley Tanguay (goal); Colby Magoon (assist)

Highlights: Coe-Brown opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, but the Pride answered four minutes later when Magood played a through ball to Woodman, who chipped it over the charging to keeper. The score stayed 1-1 until the 70th minute when Woodman fed Tanguay on the right side of the box and she beat a defender ands cored near post for the game winner.

Coach’s quote: “Today was a much better game from both teams compared to Monday. We generated more chances and played accurately to feet. We celebrated the seniors today and they found a way to dig deep and come from behind to win the game. Great team effort. ” – MV’s Nick Dagostino

Records: Merrimack Valley 2-0-0; Coe-Brown 0-2-0

Pembroke 4, John Stark 0

Key players: Pembroke – Adrienne Dorr; John Stark — Meghan Mefford, Megan Rousseau, Sophia McGinty

Coach’s quote: “The girls wanted to try something different but then slipped into old habits. We were always numbers up defending, but they still forced the outside middies to drop so we lost our offense. Add to that some simple errors and Pembroke took the advantage. Dorr is a great player. You know what she’s going to do, you plan for it and she somehow manages to still slip by or make the most beautiful runs and shots.” – John Stark’s Chris Pike

Records: Pembroke 2-1; John Stark 0-2

Boys’ Soccer

Merrimack Valley 1, Coe Brown 0

Key players: Merrimack Valley – Jack Davis (goal), Mason Boudreau (shutout)

Highlights: Merrimack Valley was moving the ball well right from the opening kick, and the midfielders’ quick passes helped open up a scoring opportunity for Davis. The Pride also got solid work from its back line of Connor Baldwin, Andrew Baldwin, Jackson Mercer and Chase Schnipke.

Coach’s quote: “It was great to see the boys come together as a team to win this game. Coe-Brown never let up and we had to fight off many waves of their attack. It was great to see the boys move the ball around and build on the things we worked on in practice.” – MV’s Ken Fuller

“Regardless of the outcome, the team would have been disappointed in our performance overall. Defensively, we did alright on the back line but lost the middle of the field for portions of the game. Offensively, we made it harder on ourselves by lacking enough anticipation and commitment. We got caught playing reactionary soccer which made us very one dimensional. By the time we started working some of that out, we ran out of time.” – Coe-Brown’s Christian Gompert

Records: Merrimack Valley 1-1; Coe Brown 1-1

John Stark 4, Pembroke 1

Key players: John Stark – Riley Brooks, Will Connor, Nate Innerfield, Nolan Scott, CJ Brennan

Highlights: Pembroke scored first, but the Generals tied things up after Orry Murdough played a great ball off a direct kick to Brooks, who placed a header past the goalkeeper to tie it at 1-1. Innerfield found some space at the top of the 18 and placed a nice shot in the lower left hand corner to break the tie. Connor added a goal late in the first half (assist by Innerfield) to make it 3-1 at halftime and Scott finished the scoring in the second half off a cross from Gabe Lacasse.

Coach’s quote: “A little bit of a sluggish start, but we picked up the intensity and created a lot of scoring opportunities. The boys are really starting to find their touch and coming together nicely in the early stages of the season.” – John Stark’s Gerry Allen

Records: John Stark 2-0; Pembroke 0-3

Field Hockey

Concord 3, Merrimack Valley 0

Key players: Concord – Maria Armaganian (goal), Gaby Pimentel (goal), Emma Beaujouan (goal, assist), Kait McKinnon (assist), Maria Ruelas (great effort); Merrimack Valley – Rosemary Ostrowski, Taylor Bailey, Caitlyn Fortier

Highlights: Division II Merrimack Valley started strong and pushed the pace of the game from the starting whistle against Concord, last year’s D-I runner-up. But a strong opening goal by Armaganian off a corner put the Crimson Tide in charge.

Coach’s quote: “We played tough against a top Division I team. We moved the ball well on offense and played smart team defense. We could not generate enough offense in the circle to put the ball in the net today. Concord is a great program with some really talented players. I am proud of the way my team competed today. ” – MV’s Jen Colgan

Records: Concord 2-0-0; Merrimack Valley 0-2-0

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