High schools: Lee scores twice, helps Pittsfield girls’ soccer notch 1st win

Monitor staff
Published: 9/16/2019 9:48:31 PM

The Pittsfield girls’ soccer team had a rough go of it in its first two games of the season, but turned the tables on Monday.

Tori Lee scored two goals and the Panthers (1-2) peppered the Newport (0-4) net with 28 shots, coming away with a 4-0 victory for its first win of the season.

Senior midfielder Haylee Gilleney scored 10 minutes into the match and Lee, also a senior midfielder, scored five minutes later on a through ball from senior midfielder Kianna Vincelette to give the Panthers a 2-0 halftime lead.

Sophomore Maddy St. George scored the first goal of the second half, and Lee tallied her second goal of the game to round out the scoring.

The Panthers moved the ball well up the field, which Pittsfield head coach Jayme Kennedy expected given that eight of Pittsfield’s nine seniors have been playing together for Kennedy since seventh grade.

Still, Kennedy knows that her squad has areas to improve upon if they are going to make the Division IV tournament, a bid the Panthers fell short of last year with a 5-9-2 record.

“I thought we moved the ball well and had many opportunities,” Kennedy said. “We just need to do a much better job finishing. Twenty eights shots tonight and only four goals to show for is tough. We still have lots to work on but it’s nice to get the first win of the year at home.”

Senior backs Bryana Morris and Jolene Wood anchored the defense and senior goalkeeper Becca Smith made three saves to help preserve the shutout.

The Panthers have had a tough schedule early this season, losing to Newmarket (4-1), 7-0, in their season opener and losing to first-place and undefeated Wilton-Lyndeborough (5-0), 9-0, in their second match.

The schedule won’t get any easier, as Pittsfield hosts Newmarket on Friday.

Boys’ Soccer

Bishop Brady 3, St. Thomas 1

Key players: Bishop Brady – Evan Haas (2G), Ariel Okiendo (G), Miles Lavoie (3A), Liam Masner (5 saves)

Highlights: The Giants were able to get out to a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes through solid defense and some good combinations.

Coach’s quote: “I thought our boys played well today from start to finish. We are starting to connect more passes throughout the field and I think that is helping our play. We are finding more of a rhythm every game and it will only get better from here.” – Bishop Brady’s Mike Ling

Records: Bishop Brady 2-2-0; St. Thomas 1-4-1

Field Hockey

Merrimack Valley 2, Plymouth 0

Key players: MV — Lauren McLaughlin (G), Reilly Swislosky (G), Alexa Prewitt (A)

Highlights: McLaughlin put in a rebound off the Plymouth goalie’s pads with 10:23 left in the first half and Swislosky redirected a shot from Prewitt across the circle into the back of the net five minutes later. Molly McLaughlin made many defensive stops which were crucial to the Pride’s transition game.

Coach’s quote: “It was nice to come out and get a road win tonight. The girls had many opportunities to score and I’m happy they were able to capitalize and come out on top.” – MV’s Jen Colgan

Records: MV 2-3; Plymouth 3-2

Hopkinton 3, Lebanon 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Avery Barrett (2G) and Julia Baer (G), Izzy Holmes (shutout)

Highlights:The Hawks kept its undefeated streak alive with their first shutout victory of the season.

Coach’s quote: “We had a slow start and it took us a long time to get into our game. It was 0-0 at the half and that’s all it took for us to start playing our game. Avery decided to take care of business and score on a corner ten minutes into the second half to give us our first goal. Proud of everyone who contributed to today’s win.” – Hopkinton’s Kate Hohenberger

Records: Hopkinton 5-0; Lebanon 1-3

Bishop Brady 5, ConVal 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Libbey Hicks (4G), Becca Murphy (G), Ashlyn Toupin (2A), Julie Blais (5 saves); ConVal – Goalie Makenzie Anderson (24 saves)

Highlights: Hicks netted four goals and the Giants took a 3-0 halftime lead to extend its undefeated streak.

Records: Bishop Brady 5-0; Con Val 1-4

Kearsarge 3, Laconia 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Brier Roberts (2G, A), Marissa Montagna (G, A), Paige Hoegler (A), Eliza Cardillo (defense), Paige Hoegler (defense)

Highlights: Roberts netted the first two goals of the game and assisted on the third, while the Cougars’ defense was shut down against the Sachems.

Coach’s quote: “After losing three in a row we made adjustments to the lineup that contributed to this win. Our forward line found their groove in the second half. ” – Kearsarge’s Chelsea Williams

Records: Kearsarge 2-3-0; Laconia 1-2-1


Pinkerton 197, Concord 207, Londonderry 208

Key players: Concord – Matt Hauschild (40), Cam Brown (40), Tyler Coskren (42), Will Shoemaker (42), Colin O’Brien (43), Matt Burns (43), Logan Otto (43)

Highlights: The Tide split a tri-match at Passaconaway, losing to the Astros, the only undefeated team remaining in Division I.

Records: Pinkerton 7-0; Concord 7-2; Londonderry 2-6

Bow 70, Conant 45, Campbell 38, ConVal 25

Key players: Bow – Matt Lamy (21 points)

Highlights: The Falcons picked up another three victories, sweeping a match at Hilltop Golf Course.

Coach’s quote: “Not our best score of the year but with such a difficult course, I was pleased to see our effort. Matt Lamy had a solid day and carried us to a win.” – Bow’s Matt Davis

Records: Bow 11-1; Conant 7-5; Campbell 6-9; ConVal 4-14

Pelham 77, Gilford 69, Sanborn 68, John Stark 40

Key players: John Stark – Jacob Greene (15, best round of the season), Kolby Spiers (10), Colin Warecki (8), Anthony Detone (7)

Records: Pelham 14-1; Gilford 11-7; Sanborn 8-4; John Stark 3-12

Girls’ Volleyball

Campbell 3, Hillsboro-Deering 0

Highlights: The Hillcats dropped a match at home to a strong Cougars squad.

Records: Campbell 2-0; H-D 0-3

John Stark 3, ConVal 0

Key players: John Stark – Lillian Stogner (12 kills, 4 aces), Brooke Patnode (8 aces, 16 assists, 3 kills, 5 digs)

Highlights: Patnode’s strong serving led the Generals to a 25-11 first set victory and John Stark came out on top in a back-and-forth second set, 25-18. The Cougars had a 10-point lead in the third set, but the Generals battled back to secure the victory, 25-20.

Coach’s quote: “It was great to see the team play with great focus and energy. Also great to get every player some good playing time. I feel we’re getting better a little more everyday.” – John Stark’s Jeff McClellan

Records: John Stark 3-1; Con Val 0-4

Mascoma 3, Franklin 1

Key players: Franklin – Lauryl May (11 digs), Olivia Wattendorf 910 digs), Megan Sorette (8 digs), Fayth Kaspszak (10 assists, 6 kills)

Records: Mascoma 3-0; Franklin 1-2

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