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High schools: Area football, soccer and volleyball results

  • Referees Tom Fischer (left) and Steve Rosetti (right) were recognized by Pembroke Academy on Oct. 20 for their combined 70 years of officiating high school soccer. Rosetti officiated for 50 years, while Fischer officiated for 30 years total, 20 of them including soccer. Courtesy 

Published: 10/23/2021 7:10:29 PM

Bedford 52,
Concord 14

Key players: Concord – Zack Doward (2 TD passes), Divon Duncan (TD catch), Matt O’Rourke (TD catch), Jacob Plante (PAT)

Highlights: The Bulldogs led 21-0 at halftime and 31-14 through three quarters.

Records: Bedford 6-2; Concord 3-5

ConVal 43,
Winnisquam 16

Highlights: The Cougars earned their first win of the season over the Bears.

Records: ConVal 1-7; Winnisquam 0-7

Fall Mountain 36,
Franklin 0

Highlights: The Tornadoes ended the season with a loss on the road.

Records: Fall Mtn. 4-3; Franklin 0-8

Boys’ Soccer

Keene 1
Concord 0

Key players: Concord – Alejo Caceres (midfield), Nathan Wachter (6 saves)

Highlights: Keene scored 10 minutes into the match and held off the Concord’s attack for the win.

Coach’s quote: “We struggled in the final third of the field to create quality chances. Keene had a terrific game in defending us. They executed it from the beginning to the end of the match.” – Concord’s Scott Dunlop

Records: Keene 3-13-0; Concord 10-4-2

Merrimack Valley 3,
Pembroke 0

Key players: MV – Souleymane Sangare (2 goals), Gavin Wheeler (goal, assist), Trevor Simonds (shutout), Jackson Mercer (defense)

Highlights: Sangare poked the ball into the net off an MV corner to give the Pride a 1-0 halftime lead. He also finished off a shot off the post from Wheeler with 20 minutes left, and Wheeler scored on a penalty kick with eight minutes left.

Coach’s quote: “That was a good game for us. We had plenty of chances and did a great job of limiting Pembroke’s chances on goal. The entire defensive line played great tonight, which was led by captain Jackson Mercer, who did a great job of organizing the back and staying focused. Owen Piper is a huge part of our game and continues to do a great job anywhere he is at on the field. Gavin Wheeler created a lot of chances, and I was glad he got a goal in that game. Trevor Simonds continues to be a force in the net and made some great saves tonight. Now we need to get ready for the playoffs and bringing a consistent effort every game.” – MV’s Ken Fuller

Records: MV 7-5-4; Pembroke 4-11-1

Hopkinton 3,
Mascenic 2, 2OT

Key players: Hopkinton – Owen O’Brien (goal, assist), Hunter Boissy (goal), Quinn Whitehead (goal), Andrew Zankel (assist), Aidan Burns (3 saves)

Highlights: The Vikings took a 2-1 lead in the 28th minute thanks to a pair of goals from Sean Agonis, but Boissy tied the game in the 76th minute and Whitehead scored two minutes into the second overtime to give the Hawks the victory. Hopkinton wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Division III state championship tournament.

Coach’s quote: “Mascenic came to play tonight, as they used their speed and size well, and looked nothing like a team that didn’t qualify for the tournament. Both of their early goals were fed to Agonis, who then asked questions of our defenders that we could not answer. Once Mascenic gained the lead, they did a solid job of playing with the lead and making it difficult for us to run with the ball or find much space. Eventually, however, the relentless pressure we applied resulted in the tying goal.” – Hopkinton’s Scott Zipke

Records: Hopkinton 14-1-1; Mascenic 3-10-2

Belmont 3,
Prospect Mountain 1

Key players: Belmont – Liam Waldron (goal), Ronan Taylor (game-winning goal), Kaden Jewell (goal), Jacobb Bivens (10 saves)

Highlights: Taylor scored with 1:10 to play and the Raiders added an insurance goal with 30 seconds left to end the season with a win.

Coach’s quote: “Outstanding effort by all tonight. Special shoutout to my seniors for hanging in there this season.” – Belmont’s Michael Foley

Records: Belmont 3-11-1; Prospect Mtn. 5-10-0

Conant 4,
Kearsarge 3, 2OT

Key players: Kearsarge – Dylan Selby (2 goals), Parker Root (goal), Kaleb Mattice (quality game after returning from injury)

Highlights: Kearsarge’s Selby scored a powerful shot from distance five minutes into the match, but Conant scored two goals after to make it 3-1 at halftime. Selby and Root both had goals with less than five minutes left in regulation to force extra time, but the Orioles scored with two minutes left in the second overtime to take the win.

Coach’s quote: “It was a well-played game and exciting to watch. We failed to capitalize on chances early in the game which left the door open for Conant, who took advantage of their opportunities. We pick up our physicality and effort in the second half and fought until the end. It was a great game to get us prepared for playoffs.” – Kearsarge’s Matt Burch

Records: Conant 13-2-1; Kearsarge 10-5-1

Bishop Brady 1,
Hillsboro-Deering 1

Key players: H-D – Zack Coombs (goal)

Highlights: The Giants and Hillcats ended the regular season with a draw, enough to secure H-D a spot in the Division III tournament. Both teams will travel to face their preliminary round opponents.

Coach’s quote: “Great game defensively by these guys.” – H-D’s Glenn Winters

Records: Bishop Brady 9-6-1; H-D 6-9-1

Girls’ Soccer

Bow 2, Lebanon 0

Key players: Bow – Juliette Tarsa (goal), Sydney Roberge (goal), Lexi Insana (assist), Steph Gosselin (assist)

Highlights: Tarsa scored in the 18th minute and Roberge added another goal three minutes into the second half.

Coach’s quote: “It was nice to have a win on senior night. I would like to thank our seniors Cailyn Benson, Steph Gosselin, Kelly Harris, Ally Boone, Madison Roberge, Elena Jay, Rachel Towne and Addy Trefethen. I appreciate all their hard work and leadership.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Bow 15-1; Lebanon 10-6

John Stark 8, Manchester West 0

Key players: John Stark – Meghan Mefford (goal, 2 assists), Melody Couturier (2 goals), Becca Mussey (2 goals), Madison Porth (goal), Lilly Perkins (goal), Sophia McGinty (goal), Megan Rousseau (assist), Reagan Lamothe (assist), Makayla Pellerin (assist)

Coach’s quote: “Manchester West is a small team with a huge heart. They never gave up and show the true meaning of sportsmanship, perseverance and working together as a team.” – John Stark’s Chris Pike

Records: John Stark 10-4-2; Manchester West 0-15-0

Hillsboro-Deering 5,
Monadnock 1

Key players: H-D – Abbie Johnson (2 goals, assist), Kimmy Nadeau (2 goals), Abby VonDette (goal, assist), Hannah Edwards (assist)

Highlights: VonDette made a beautiful header off of an Edwards cross as the Hillcats won their third consecutive game by a 5-1 scoreline.

Coach’s quote: “Hillsboro kept their heads on straight the whole game, even with negative fans and comments from the other team.” – H-D’s Makayla Savoy

Records: H-D 10-5-0; Monadnock 4-8-2

Girls’ Volleyball

Portsmouth Christian 3, Franklin 0

Key players: Franklin – Raquel McCoy and Brooklyn Valotta (led the team in digs), Stephanie Lucero (led the team in assists)

Highlights: The Golden Tornadoes ended the season with a loss to the Eagles.

Records: Portsmouth Christian 12-4; Franklin 1-15

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