Wednesday’s high schools: Bishop Brady field hockey knocks off defending champs Gilford in rematch, Pembroke girls’ soccer bounces back

Published: 08-31-2023 12:20 AM

Field Hockey

Bishop Brady 2, Gilford 1

Key players: Bishop Brady – Kimble Rose (goal, assist), Camdyn Despres (goal), Ava Archambault (17 saves); Gilford – Livy Keenan (goal), Caroline Guest (6 saves)

Highlights: Rose put the Giants on the board in the first quarter at 13:26 and crossed to Despres for a tip in to make it 2-0 with 1:50 left in the third. Keenan scored with 6:40 remaining in the fourth to put Gilford on the board in a rematch of last year’s Division III championship. The Eagles had a 7-0 advantage in penalty corners in the second quarter, and a 13-2 advantage throughout the game, but Archambault had a great game in between the pipes to preserve Brady’s lead.

Coach’s quote: “We knew today was our second game of the 2023 season, but with that said, the girls had a small piece of last season’s championship loss to Gilford on their minds … Ava Archambault had a great game in net. Very proud of the entire team. We continue to keep working together!” – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen

Records: Bishop Brady 2-0; Gilford 0-1

Girls’ Soccer

Pembroke 8, Plymouth 0

Key players: Pembroke  – Ava Alberico (2 goals), Lindsey Jones (3 assists), Lily Ricci (2 assists), Giannah Michelson (goal), Layla Thorne (goal), Kayla Amyot (goal), Taylor Renna (goal), Jaylin Ladd (goal), Bailey Gatchell (assist), Guilianna Davis (assist)

Highlights: The Spartans opened a balanced attack with a goal in the 12th minute, scoring four goals in each half in a full-team victory.

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Coach’s quote: “Playing back-to-back games is no easy feat, but the girls came north and worked as a unit to secure our first victory of the season.” – Pembroke’s Jess Kaufman-Desrochers

Records: Pembroke 1-1; Plymouth 0-2