High schools: Coach Smith wins first game behind Bow bench on opening day of soccer, field hockey season

Published: 08-26-2023 9:21 AM

Boys’ Soccer

Bow 1, Kingswood 0

Key players: Bow – Aaron Barrieau (goalie), Colby Smith (goal), Matei Botha

Highlights: Barrieau stopped a penalty kick in the first half and Smith connected on a free kick in the 69th minute to lift the Falcons over the Knights in head coach Josh Smith’s first game behind the Bow bench. 

Coach’s quote: “A tremendous team effort versus a top opponent on the road.” – Bow’s Josh Smith

Records: Bow 1-0; Kingswood 0-1

Hanover 7, Concord 1

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Key players: Concord  – Ben Hughes (goal), Matthew Jenness (17 saves)

Highlights: Jenness stopped 17 of the 24 shots he faced and Hughes scored to open the second half to make it 3-1.

Coach’s quote: “We faced the preseason favorite that was already in midseason form. Their talent level across the field was hard to match throughout the game. We were pleased with the boys’ effort from the beginning of the game to the end.” – Concord’s Scott Dunlop

Records: Hanover 1-0; Concord 0-1

Girls’ Soccer

John Stark 1, Souhegan 0

Key players: John Stark – Melody Couturier (goal), Reaghan Lamothe (assist), Elizabeth Hatfield (defense), Sophia Lamothe (defense), Hayleigh Dennis (defense), Makayla Pellerin (defense), Chloe Caron (defense), Ava Rivers (defense), Avery Geaumont (defense)

Coach’s quote: “It is nice to get the season up and running. We had a full team effort, and had to manage an effective counter attack by Souhegan for 80 minutes. I am very proud of the girls’ efforts as a team and am looking forward to our next match.” – John Stark’s Eddie Marceau 

Records: John Stark 1-0; Souhegan 0-1

Monadnock 2, Hillsboro-Deering 0

Key players: H-D – Kathryn Thyng, Emma Davis

Highlights:  The Hillcats put forth a great effort, but allowed a pair of goals to the Huskies in their season opener.

Coach’s quote:  “My girls worked really hard today against Monadnock, but unfortunately they were able to score two great goals against us. Kathryn Thyng and Emma Davis worked really hard offensively and defensively to try to score for H-D and protect our goalie. It is only up from here.” – H-D’s Makayla Savoy

Records: Monadnock 1-0; H-D 0-1

Kearsarge 3, Inter-Lakes 1

Key players: Kearsarge  – Ellie Wimer (3 goals), Ann Dudley (assist), Jada Kendrigan (assist), Joleigh Root (assist), Reese Lacombe (defense), Carly Grant (midfield), Ava Shapiro (midfield); Inter-Lakes – Laura Schwarz (goal)

Highlights: After a slow first half, Wimer fired a shot from outside the 18 to open the scoring in the 44th minute and tallied another in the 49th. Despite the Cougars controlling most of the play in the second half, Schwarz scored for the Lakers in the 67th minute, but Wimer locked up her hat trick in the 70th.

Coach’s quote: “Super proud of the work everyone put in tonight. Started a little slow, but got progressively better as the game went on. Great way to open the season, but still have some things to improve on.” – Kearsarge’s Dave Smith

Records: Kearsarge 1-0; Inter-Lakes 0-1

Field Hockey

Kearsarge 4, Monadnock 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Tori Montagna (3 goals), Stella Syversten (offense)

Highlights: Abby Bradbury the Cougars on the board early in the second quarter off a Syversten assist.

Coach’s quote: “We worked through our first-game jitters to earn a solid win. With three freshmen starting on varsity today, our team showed a lot of potential for an exciting season ahead.” – Kearsarge’s Chelsea Williams

Records: Kearsarge 1-0; Monadnock 0-1


Mascenic 93, Hopkinton 69, Monadnock 48, Belmont 37

Key players: Hopkinton – Zach Hopper (5-over 42), Bronson Ammann (6-over 43); Mascenic – Josiah Hakala (medalist, 5-under 32); Belmont – Max Ryder (48)

Highlights: Hopper and Ammann played consistent golf and got support from senior Adam Richter and junior Tate Doolan in Hopkinton’s season-opening match.

Coach’s quote: “Pretty good first day out, we are looking forward to seeing how much we can improve each week.” – Hopkinton’s David Chase

Records: Mascenic 3-0; Hopkinton 2-1; Monadnock 1-2; Belmont 0-3