High schools: Hopkinton boys’ soccer comes alive for 5-1 win vs. MV

Monitor staff
Published: 9/29/2020 9:27:51 AM

Hopkinton junior Bryce Charron scored the only goal in the first half and then helped orchestrate a second-half offensive surge as the Division III Hawks pulled away from D-II Merrimack Valley on Monday for a 5-1 boys’ soccer win.

“Charron had a strong game at both midfield and forward,” Hopkinton coach Scott Zipke said. “He scored the opening goal for us and distributed the ball smoothly all night long.”

The Hawks (1-2-0) also got big games from Quinn Whitehead and Steven Newton-Delgado, who each had a goal and two assists.

“They really played well together as the attacking tandem at the forward position,” Zipke said.

Charron opened the scoring in the 18th minute on an unassisted goal. It stayed 1-0 for the rest of the first half, but a goal from Hunter Boissy (assisted by Whitehead) made it 2-0 in just the second minute of the second half. Charron scored again in the 65th minute before Merrimack Valley (1-3-0) got on the board with a penalty kick goal just two minutes later.

Hopkinton’s marauding forwards recorded the game’s final goals in its final minutes when Whitehead scored on an assist from Newton-Delgado in the 75th minute and Newton-Delgado scored on an assist from Whitehead in the 80th minute.

Aidan Burns made four saves for Hopkinton while Mason Boudreau had 11 saves for the Pride. The two teams meet again on Thursday in Penacook.

Boys’ Soccer

John Stark 2, Bow 2

Key players: John Stark – Riley Brooks (2 goals), Daniel Hilyard (huge PK save), Orry Murdough (assist)

Highlights: Riley Brooks gave Stark a 1-0 lead in the opening minutes of the game and then found the equalizer with about 10 minutes left to make it 2-2. Bow had a chance to move ahead with a penalty kick with five minute remaining in regulation, but Hilyard came up with a save for the Generals. Murdough, Evan Lamphere and Kaiden Hunter anchored Stark’s back line.

Coach’s quote: “Gotta love being a part of Stark and Bow games. Always enjoyable to watch and it’s great to see the boys compete at a high a level. Hard fought battle today and looking forward to our match on Thursday.” – John Stark’s Gerry Allen

Records: John Stark 2-0-1; Bow2-0-1

Pembroke 2, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy 0

Key players: PembrokeCoe-Brown Northwood Academy — Hogan Cain 11 saves

Coach’s quote: “After giving up an own goal and then a second against the run of play, we had to push the game for the last 20 minutes but couldn’t get one in the net. There was more fight in this game than our last, which is a very positive sign. We have some great young men on this team who are talented, but we are lacking a bit of an identity at the moment. It’s not for lack of effort or caring. It’s more about how to defend as one unit, and it’s more about how we can be creative and committed in the attack. We will be very motivated in our return game at Pembroke on Thursday.” Coe-Brown’s Christian Gompert

Records: Pembroke 1-3-0; Coe-Brown Northwood Academy 1-2-0

Girls’ Soccer

Merrimack Valley 1, Hopkinton 1

Key players: Merrimack Valley – Rhiley Tanguay (goal), Emily Koufos (assist); Hopkinton – Ashlee Brehio (goal), Paige Martin (strong defense), Kally Murdough (strong defense)

Highlights: Five minutes into the second half, Hopkinton took a 1-0 lead when Brehio scored on a penalty kick. MV tied things up with just eight minutes left in the game when Tanguay scored off a rebound from a long shot by Koufos.

Coach’s quote: “We did a much better job in possession today. Built through our midfield and found feet. Defensively we stayed strong and limited Hopkinton’s tough attack. It was a well-played game by both teams. ” – MV’s Nick D’Agostino

“Good back-and-forth match by both teams. MV is well coached by my friend Nick D’Agostino. At times our team had glimpses of brilliance and so did MV, just need our Hawks to not take the foot off the gas the entire 80 minutes.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

Records: Merrimack Valley 2-1-1; Hopkinton 0-1-2

Bow 3, John Stark 0

Key players: Bow – Chloe Binder (defense), Bella LaPerle, Lyndsey LaPerle, Kristina Pizzi; John Stark – Ali Hardcastle, Dianna Stafford, Hayleigh Dennis

Highlights: John Stark was missing some starters in midfield, but Hardcastle, Stafford and Dennis stepped up to full the void and played well in midfield against a tough Bow team. Whenever the Generals made a mistake, the LaPerle twins and Pizzi were there to capitalize for the Falcons.

Coach’s quote: “It’s fun playing Bow. You get the opportunity to play high-level soccer and with Bow they always take advantage of any mistake. You think you’re doing well and then they find the gap or take advantage of a mistake and they finish so well. The girls are finding their rhythm despite small numbers and a few recent injuries. We also need to finish or it doesn’t matter how hard we work.” – Joyhn Stark’s Chris Pike

Records: Bow2-0-1; John Stark 0-3-0

Field Hockey

Concord 5, Manchester Memorial 0

Key players: Concord – Kait Mckinnon (goal), Andie Reed (goal), Maria Armaganian (goal, assist), Isabelle Sawyer (goal), Emma Lariviere (assist), Emma Beaujouan (assist), Alice Rosenberg (assist); Manchester Memorial – Emily Leblanc, Carly Dedrick (28 saves)

Highlights: Manchester Memorial set a quick pace and had some strong attacks, but a well-rounded team effort from the Crimson Tide resulted in the team’s fourth-straight win to open the season. The two teams meet again on Wednesday in Concord.

Records: Concord 4-0-0; Manchester Memorial 0-3-0


Bow first

Key players: Hunter Duncan (39), Matt Lamy (41), Cam Evans (40)

Highlights: The Falcons recorded a very impressive 165 to beat out both Derryfield (191) and Campbell (209) on Monday.

Coach’s quote: “Our score today was representative of what we know we are capable of. Really proud of our play on a long course. Hopefully we can keep this going.” – Bow’s Matthew Davis

Girls’ Volleyball

Oyster River 25 17 25 24 15, Coe Brown 21 25 18 26 10

Key players: Coe Brown – Kaitlyn Miller (35 assists, 9 digs), Anneliese Wade (8 kills, 3 blocks), Emily Morris (14 digs), Molly Ewing (5 kills, block)

Highlights: Oyster River built a 2-1 lead on Saturday night in Durham (25-21, 17-25, 25-18) and looked ready to close it out in four sets, but Coe-Brown came back to win the fourth, 26-24, before Oyster River pulled out the win with a 15-10 decision in the fifth.

Coach’s quote: “It’s always fun to play our friends and rivals at Oyster River. The team tried some new things and pushed themselves tonight. We struggled to keep momentum, but this team isn’t afraid to push the edge of their comfort zone. We can’t wait to get back to practice to take what we learned and run with it. ” – Coe-Brown’s Renee Zobel

Records: Oyster River 1-1; Coe Brown 1-1

Middle school results

Tommy Tsouros scored three goals as the Bow Middle School boys’ soccer team beat Hopkinton, 6-1. Carter Weiss scored a pair of goals for Bow while Noah Zanella added one. Liam Miller, Luke Hartshorn, Ethan Anderson and James Green all had assists.

Youth hockey results

The Concord Capitals LeBreton Steele 11U lost to the New England Predators, 3-0. Parker Lamb, Atley Rollins, Noah Raczkowski, Thomas Nason and goalie Peyton Cone, who was excellent, led the Concord defense. Isabelle LeBreton, Chase Thomas, Ethan Herrick and Will Thayer also skated well for the Caps.

■Elite Door of New England Concord Capitals 16U elite fell to Manchester at West Side Arena. Concord’s lone goal came from Calvin Dunstan assisted by Zach McCoy. Nick Osborne has a strong showing on defense.

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