High schools: Area field hockey and soccer results

Published: 10/9/2021 12:02:53 PM
Field Hockey

Merrimack Valley 3,
Milford 0

Key players: MV – Amanda Parrotto (goal), Sadie Barnard (goal), Grace Thompson (goal), Kaiya Mercier (assist)

Highlights: Parrotto slipped the ball past the goalie after a scrum in front of the net late in the first quarter for the only goal of the half. Barnard scored on a deflection in the third quarter and Thompson scored at the beginning of the fourth off a rebound.

Coach’s quote: “Today was a nice win for us. I thought the girls really played hard in the second half and made some adjustments which allowed us to execute on scoring opportunities. We look forward to competing in the last week of regular season.” – MV’s Jennifer Colgan

Records: MV 3-9; Milford 0-13

Bishop Brady 6,
Littleton 1

Key players: Bishop Brady – Libbey Hicks (4 goals), Laura Yap (goal, 2 assists), Kimble Rose (goal), Mieke Rentsch (assist), Julie Blais (2 saves)

Highlights: Hicks scored a pair of first-quarter goals to give the Giants a 2-0 lead and scored again in the third to make it 3-0. Brady tacked on three more goals in the fourth quarter.

Records: Bishop Brady 9-3-0; Littleton 2-9-1

John Stark 2,
Bow 1

Key players: John Stark – Reagan Fischer (first varsity goal), Jillian Fredette (goal), Linsey Hagman (2 assists), Helen Connor (goalie), Aubrey Fischer (midfield), Bella Pelletier (offense), Gracie Bolduc (offense); Bow – Sarah Guerrette (goal), Madeleine Kropp, Madden McLeod

Highlights: Guerrette opened the scoring early in the first quarter for the Falcons, but the Generals countered back by scoring a pair of goals off corners to close out the half. The Generals controlled the play most of the second half, but needed a big from Connor late in the game to seal the Senior Night victory

Coach’s quote: “Great night celebrating our four seniors: Bella, Gracie, Maria and Linsey. We played well and our much-maligned offensive corners proved to be pivotal tonight, which is great to see after 90 minutes of focusing on them in practice on Thursday.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 10-2; Bow 6-6

Boys’ Soccer

Hopkinton 3,
Hillsboro-Deering 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Owen O’Brien (goal, assist), Quinn Whitehead (goal, assist), Bryce Charron (goal), Garrett Fitzgerald (assist), Aidan Burns (3 saves); H-D – Logan Clough (9 saves)

Highlights: The starting striker pairing of O’Brien and Whitehead combined for the first two goals of the match, with O’Brien sending a looping pass to Whitehead for a goal in the third minute and O’Brien corralling a Whitehead cross in the 49th. Cam Bassett (defensive center midfield) and Lincoln Wilson (outside back) played some big minutes to help Hopkinton earn the clean sheet. Mason Ferwerda had the best scoring chance for the Hillcats when his chip shot hit the crossbar. Charron scored on a nifty backheel in a crowded penalty area in the 62nd minute.

Coach’s quote: “We played well, but couldn’t find the net.” – H-D’s Glenn Winters

Records: Hopkinton 10-1-1; H-D 5-7-0

Kearsarge 3,
St.Thomas 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Dylan Selby (goal, assist), Davin Selby (goal, assist), Parker Root (goal), Toby MacLeod (assist), Cole Rozum (shutout)

Highlights: The Selby brother were able to connect nicely for the first and second Cougar goals, both in the 1st half. MacLeod played a nice through ball to Root for the third goal in the second half.

Coach’s quote: “The team played well today. It was nice to see that even when missing a number of starters, the team could put together a quality game.” – Kearsarge’s Matt Burch

Records: Kearsarge 8-3-1; St.Thomas 3-6-2

Girls’ Soccer

Hopkinton 4,
Bishop Brady 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Ashlee Brehio (2 goals, 2 assists), Annie Higginbotham (2 goals, assist), Paige Martin (assist), Emily Fleegle (goalie), Ellie Sintros (midfield), Elise Miner (midfield); Bishop Brady – Lydia Tremblay (goal)

Highlights: The Hawks scored all four goals in the first 33 minutes of the first half and dominated possession all game long. The Giants played much better against Hopkinton in this rematch than they did of the season opener, a 10-0 loss.

Coaches’ quotes: “Brady was much improved since the first game of the season. Tremblay has lightning speed and dribbled past five Hawks players to finish with a nice chip over Fleegle. Our girls need to do better with winning 50/50 balls within our last four regular season games to prep for the playoffs.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

“My girls had played so well. We are getting better and our goalie Hayley Cochran is going to be an all-state player if she keeps up with her training. We are slowly, but surely, adopting our formation.” – Bishop Brady’s Cevat Vural

Records: Hopkinton 12-0-0; Bishop Brady 3-7-1

Kearsarge 1,
White Mountains 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Estelle Chmura (goal), Lauren Busch (assist)

Highlights: Caroline Camp, Chmura and Ella Stocker controlled much of the game in the midfield, creating multiple opportunities for the Cougars, but the game was scoreless at halftime thanks to strong play from White Mountains’ goalkeeper Carrisa Challiaur. Chmura broke the deadlock midway through the second half.

Coach’s quote: “Nice to see the passing connections and control for many possessions. Lots of creative possessions started out of the backfield through all lines of attack. The midfield and forwards were connected and the defense stood tall to keep a clean sheet. Kudos to the Spartans who stood up to multiple challenges and fought til the end.” – Kearsarge’s Dave Smith

Records: Kearsarge 8-4-0; White Mtns. 5-5-1

John Stark 2,
Oyster River 1

Highlights: The Generals came from behind to win their third straight.

Coach’s quote: “The trust the girls have in one another and in the coaching staff to change formations and positions shows how they can adapt to keep on coming from behind for the win. This isn’t just a team or a program. This is a family that is there for one another day in and day out. Today was a family effort to get things done.” – John Stark’s Chris Pike

Records: John Stark 7-3-1; Oyster River 5-4-2

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