High schools: Bow, Kearsarge girls’ soccer pick up victories

Published: 10-13-2023 12:30 AM

Girls’ Soccer

Bow 8, Keene 0

Key players: Bow – Cara Van Dyke (3 goals), Ashley Wallen (2 goals), Sidney Roberge (goal), Juliette Tarsa (goal), Leah Gallier (goal), Anna Zerba (assist), Lexi Insana (assist), Brylie Gelinas (assist), Lexana Farr (assist), Bridget Hilton (shutout as goalie)

Highlights:  The Blackbirds did a good job stopping many of the Falcons’ scoring opportunities before Roberge opened the scoring and Wallen added another goal off a ball from Zerba three minutes later.

Coach’s quote:  “Our defense did a great job distributing out of the back and making overlapping runs to get in our attack. Midfielders worked the ball in possession and our forwards did a great job checking back for the ball and making runs. Great overall team effort, the girls were on the front foot today and had to work for it as Keene never stopped playing.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Bow 10-3-1; Keene 0-13-1

Kearsarge 5, Sanborn 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Carly Grant (2 goals, assist), Joleigh Root (goal), Bella Collins (goal), Ann Dudley (goal), Ava Shapiro (2 assists), Adara Boucher (2 saves), Maelle Jacques (4 saves)

Highlights: Root opened the scoring in the third minute off a cross from Grant. Grant then added a second goal with a penalty kick in the 14th minute. Grant also put the third goal on the board 15 minutes later off a pass from Shapiro. Collins netted her first goal of the season, redirecting a corner kick from Grant. Dudley capped off the scoring by deflecting a clearance attempt into the back off the net for the only goal of the second half.

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Coach’s quote:  “Solid game all around. Good effort and energy from everyone today. The wear and tear from the season was starting to get to us, but the girls were able to find their rhythm and pace today.” – Kearsarge’s Dave Smith

Records: Kearsarge 9-4-2; Sanborn 3-10-0