High schools: MV football wins second in a row; plus field hockey, soccer and volleyball results

Published: 10-07-2023 9:20 AM


Merrimack Valley 37, Manchester West 6

Key players: MV – Cam Chevarie (66 yard TD catch), Reece Clermont (2 rush TD), Colby Sheffer (2 rush TD; safety on defense), Michael Heine (TD catch), Brayden Hussey (2 TD passes), Travis Garcia (5-for-5 PAT)

Coach’s quote: “Manchester West played tough and they never stopped fighting. Hopefully this gives us a little momentum into the tail end of the season.” – MV’s Matt Shaw

Records: MV 2-4; West 0-5

Plymouth 44, Gilford-Belmont 15

Key players: Plymouth – Luke Diamond (4-for-4, 72 passing yards, 3 TD passes), Gabe Kean (150 yards on 4 carries, 2 TD);  Gilford-Belmont – Mark Uicker (6-for-9, 90 passing yards, TD pass, INT), Hutch Haskins (57 yards on 6 carries, TD run, 26 receiving yards on 3 catches), Logan Grant (51 receiving yards on 3 catches, TD catch, 2-point conversion run), Anakin Underhill (3-for-5, 17 passing yards)

Highlights:  The Bobcats led 18-0 after the first quarter and took advantage of two Eagle fumbles and an interception in the second quarter to build a 44-7 lead at halftime. Uicker, a sophomore entered the game under center in place of an injured Underhill in the second quarter.

Records: Plymouth 5-1; Gilford-Belmont 2-4

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John Stark 4, Pembroke 0

Key players: John Stark – Lauryn Guevin (goal, assist), Hailey Brisson (goal), Jillian Fredette (goal), Ava Friberg (goal), Adie Bolduc (2 assists), Maggie McGinty (assist), Addy Pelletier (2 saves), Emily Fredette (defensive save); Pembroke – Ava Strazzeri (defense), Meredith Kiander (midfield), Annika Jawidzik (goalie)

Highlights: The Generals stormed out to a 3-0 lead after the first quarter and led 4-0 at the half. Playing on back-to-back days, Stark rolled with 19 players most of the second half en route to their 12th win.

Coach’s quote: “Great start today and the corners were on point. Great to get a lot of girls involved today, especially in a back-to-back situation.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 12-1; Pembroke 4-9

Newport 3, Kearsarge 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Leah Reeve (defense)

Coach’s quote: “Newport is one of the top two teams in the division and we competed well with them tonight. We would’ve preferred to go home with a win, but feel proud of our play.” – Kearsarge’s Chelsea Williams

Records: Newport 12-1; Kearsarge 7-6

Bishop Brady 6, Littleton 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Laura Yap (2 goals), Madison Noel (goal), Kimble Rose (goal), Mady Savary (goal), Carly Fuller (goal)

Highlights: Yap scored two goals in the first quarter, and Noel and Rose scored in the second to give Brady a 4-0 halftime lead.

Records: Bishop Brady 8-3; Littleton 0-11

Boys’ Soccer

Winnacunnet 1, Concord 0 OT

Key players: Concord – Matthew Jenness (9 saves), Nicholas D’Agostino (midfield), Jozuwe Tunguru (midfield), Nicholas Reynolds (defense)

Coach’s quote:  “Very pleased with the effort and determination of the team today. We had chances to take the game as well. Matthew Jenness played a large part in goal making nine saves and two difficult stops in regulation that keep us in it.” – Concord’s Scott Dunlop

Records: Winnacunnet 7-3-2; Concord 2-9-0

Hopkinton 2, Fall Mountain 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Avery Condon (goal, assist), Owen Wuellenweber (goal, assist), Colby Boissy (save); Fall Mtn. – Aidan Parrott (6 saves)

Highlights: Condon and Wuellenweber set up each other’s goals, with Condon volleying home a corner kick in the 14th minute and Wuellenweber finishing a shot from 15 yards out in the 68th.

Records: Hopkinton 12-1-0; Fall Mtn. 3-7-1

Girls’ Soccer

Concord 2, Winnacunnet 1

Key players: Concord – Rachel Gridley (goal, assist), Kate Dickson (goal), Whitney Vaillant (assist), Kelley Mikelson (4 saves)

Highlights: Gridley scored early for the Tide and the Warriors were able to tie it up just before halftime. With about 20 minutes left, Gridley set up Dickson, who beat the Winnacunnet keeper to the lower left corner of the goal for the game winner.

Coach’s quote: “Our girls battled from the opening whistle. Winnacunnet is a tough place to play and they are well-coached and organized. This was a big win for our team as we went in with identical records and came out on top.” – Concord’s Andrew Mattarazzo

Records: Concord 7-3-1; Winnacunnet 6-4-1

Bow 1, Merrimack Valley 0

Key players: Bow – Lexi Insana (goal), Lexana Farr (assist), Bridge Hilton (goalie), Sidney Roberge, Leah Gallier, Anna Zerba, Ella Trefethen, Gabby Tarsa, Brylie Gelinas Olivia Selleck

Highlights: Farr delivered a corner kick that Insana headed home 10 minutes into the second half and Hilton made a big save as the Falcons defeated the Pride.

Coach’s quote: “The girls worked very hard this week in training to improve on areas we want to focus on. All their hard work paid off with an excellent game against a well-coached and talented Merrimack Valley team. This was a big win and a good week for us, and now we need to carry it forward as we finish the regular season. Job well done by the whole team.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Bow 8-3-1; MV 9-2-1

Coe-Brown 3, Kennett 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Somer Loto (goal), Jennifer Noni (goal), Audrey Tuttle (goal), Lily Wolf (assist), Avery Wells (assist), Sadie Scruton (5 saves), Maggie Escabi (midfield), Sammy Perron (midfield), Jaelyn Demers (forward pressure)

Highlights: The Bears adjusted after a scoreless first half, with Loto finishing a rebound for a goal in the 60th minute. Wells set up Noni for a header in the 66th minute and Wolf played a through ball to Tuttle for the third goal with less than three minutes to play.

Coach’s quote: “It was slogging first half with no real pace. Our passing and linking was good, we were just missing the last pass to get a clean look at goal. Kennett decided to park 10 players in the defensive third, so space was hard to come by. The girls made the adjustments we talked about and executed them perfectly. Long trip, but worth it for the win.” – Coe-Brown’s Josh Hils

Records: Coe-Brown 9-2-1; Kennett 5-7-0

John Stark 1, Pembroke 0

Key players: Pembroke  – Lily Royer, Giannah Michelson, Bailey Gatchell, Guiliana Davis, Abby Shaugnessy, Laila Al Shawafi, Carly Wood

Highlights: After a scoreless first half the Generals found the back of the net in the second, while a Spartan penalty kick was saved and another strike went off the cross bar to prevent the equalizer.

Coach’s quote: “The score doesn’t reflect it, but this was one of our better games all year thus far. The girls possessed well, and mounted a collective effort against a John Stark team that’s seen a lot of success thus far this season. If we continue to play like we did, we can see our own success in the last stretch of the season.” – Jess Kaufman-Desrochers

Records: John Stark 9-2-1; Pembroke 5-8-0

Girls’ Volleyball

Winnisquam 3, Plymouth 0

Key players: Winnisquam  – Caiden Carter (3 kills, 5 digs, 5 aces), Alyse Damato (4 kills, block), Triniti Carter (4 kills), Lucy Prunier (14 assists, 3 digs), Shayla Jordan (3 digs, 2 aces), Danica Weymouth (3 digs, 3 aces)

Highlights: Winnisquam led throughout to secure wins in sets one and three, but had to battle back from a 19-14 deficit to win set two, claiming the match with a final score of 25-19, 28-26, 25-17.

Coach’s quote: “I was pleased to see the team battle back in set two to win a very tight set.” – Winnisquam’s Mike Livernois

Records: Winnisquam 5-8; Plymouth 1-11