Thursday’s high schools: Bow, Hopkinton, Kearsarge girls’ soccer earn shutout victories; plus field hockey, volleyball and golf results

Published: 09-15-2023 12:57 AM

Girls’ Soccer

Bow 6, Kingswood 0

Key players: Bow – Lexi Insana (2 goals, assist) Cara Van Dyke (goal), Ella Murphy (first varsity goal), Juliette Tarsa (2 goals), Kendall Murray (first varsity assist), Anna Fellers (first varsity assist), Charlotte Larochelle (defense), Abby Foote (defense), Ashley Wallen (forward) Bridget Hilton and Eisley Siegler (combined for shutout)

Highlights: Insana opened the scoring 11:50 into the game and Van Dyke scored off a corner to make it 2-0 at halftime. Insana notched her second tally 2:30 into the second half and Tarsa scored both of her goals in a two minute span to complete the scoring.

Coach’s quote: “The girls came to play today. We have really good possession and we started to see some benefits in our attack from things we have been working on in training. Everyone put it a very good effort when they got on the field which is exactly what we are looking for.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Bow 4-1-0; Kingswood 2-2-1

Hopkinton 8, Conant 0

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Key players: Hopkinton – Keegan St. Cyr (3 goals, 2 assists), Katie Brown (3 goals), Belle Serzans (goal), Greta Baker (goal), Annie Morrall (3 assists), Julia Chapin (assist), Avery Loew (shutout), Ally Duval (defense)

Highlights: St. Cyr’s third hat trick of season, Brown’s second hat trick of season and Baker’s first career varsity goal led the Hawk offense. Loew recorded her fourth shutout of season.

Coach’s quote: “Beautiful weather to earn a dominant win. The Hawks connected well as a team and every player on the team got plenty of minutes.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

Records: Hopkinton 5-1; Conant 1-3

Kearsarge 4, Berlin 0

Key players: Kearsarge  – Joleigh Root (goal), Ann Dudley (goal), Chloe Hasey (goal, assist), Ellie Wimer (goal, assist), Maddie Thorp (assist), Ava Shapiro (assist), Adara Boucher (3 saves), Reese Lacombe (defense), Tessa Marinello (defense), Nadia Spiegel (defense), Jada Kendrigan (defense)

Highlights: The Cougars controlled much of the game, with Root opening the scoring in the fourth minute, redirecting a cross from Hasey. Dudley scored off a cross from Thorp to make it 2-0 and Hasey put the third goal on the board, crashing the net as Wimer sent a ball into the box. Wimer added the only goal in the second half off a pass from Shapiro. Kearsarge’s back four (Lacombe, Marinello, Kendrigan and Spiegel) held off a few Mountaineer counterattacks. 

Coach’s quote: “The girls did their job today. It’s been a difficult two weeks dealing with the crazy weather and we haven’t been able to put in the preparation we are used to. The girls were able to find a rhythm and play a solid game from whistle to whiste.” – Kearsarge’s Dave Smith

Records: Kearsarge 4-0-1; Berlin 0-6-0

Field Hockey

Merrimack Valley 1, Pelham 1

Key players: MV – Julianne Guertin (goal)

Highlights: Guertin scored off a corner rebound with 5:40 left in the second quarter, but Pelham tied the game two minutes later off a corner of its own. Neither team found the cage in overtime.

Coach’s quote: “Today was a tough game for us mentally. Things were not going our way and we faced some adversity. We could not capitalize on our adjustments. Hats off to Pelham, they were very aggressive and quick to the ball. We learn more and more with every game and we are ready to move forward into next week.” – MV’s Jen Colgan

Records: MV 2-1-2; Pelham 4-2-1

Kearsarge 1, Stevens 0, OT

Key players: Kearsarge – Luna Landers (9 saves), Lily Hoegler (assist, defense), Tori Montagna (goal)

Highlights: Montagna scored the winning goal halfway through overtime, after a Kearsarge player was carded and the Cougars were a player down.

Coach’s quote: “Tonight was a hard fought win. Stevens drew a lot of corners, but we hung in there and kept up the intensity. It was a great team effort.” – Kearsarge’s Chelsea Williams

Records: Kearsarge 5-1; Stevens 3-1

Girls’ Volleyball

Winnisquam 3, Fall Mountain 0

Key players: Winnisquam  – Caiden Carter (3 kills, 3 aces), Victoria Kelly (3 kills, block), Loralie Nelson (5 digs), Shayla Jordan (8 aces, 2 digs), Bella Dill (4 digs, 5 aces)

Highlights: The Bears controlled the first two sets with strong service, but the Wildcats kept it close in the third as Winnisquam won 25-9, 25-16, 25-21. Fall Mountain led 21-17 in the third set, but Madyson Haskins served out the last nine points with two aces to secure the win. The Bears had 23 aces total in the match. 

Coach’s quote: “Nice team win, I was able to play all 14 girls on the team in this match.” – Winnisquam’s Mike Livernois

Records: Winnisquam 2-3; Fall Mtn. 1-3

Newfound 3, Hillsboro-Deering 0

Key players: H-D – Eve Erickson (block, 3 aces), Emilia Eggers (3 blocks, 3 touches, 3 aces, kill), Dahila Anwar (block, ace, kill)

Coach’s quote: “The team worked hard as a whole in learning a new defense. It is always difficult when a team loses four starters from the previous year, but this is a great group of girls that are committed to developing and each other.” – H-D’s Christa Liquori

Records: Newfound 1-2; H-D 0-4


Bow 195, Timberlane 200, Pembroke 214, Kennett 225

Key players: Bow – Jacob Gancarz (34, medalist), Sean Guerrette (36), Andre Contreras (41), Billy Smethurst (41), Joey Place (43)

Highlights: The Falcons swept a four-team meet on their home course at Beaver Meadow.

Coach’s quote: “It was a good outing for us tonight. A solid performance as a team, highlighted by Jacob with a stellar performance. Happy to see Contreras come in with a 41. His hard work is paying off.” – Bow’s Matt Davis

Records: Bow 11-1; Timberlane 8-4; Pembroke 5-10; Kennett 2-12

Coe-Brown 86, Lebanon 77, Bishop Brady 76, Sanborn 69

Key players: Coe-Brown – Alex Myslinsky (38, 24 points), Jack Smith (39, 23 points), Liam Marquette (42, 20 points), Joseph Fenton (43, 19 points), Hunter Demas (43, 19 points); Bishop Brady – Mady Savary (35, 27 points), Cam Fortier (19 points), Alex Pelletier (18 points), Cam O’Rourke (10 points), Bronson Taylor (10 points)

Highlights: Savary earned medalist honors by four strokes, but the Bears defended their home course at Nippo Lake.

Coach’s quote: “Really great performance by Coe-Brown. Coach Chris Mowers has them prepared for a good run the rest of the way.” – Bishop Brady’s Jason Bird

Records: Coe-Brown 11-2; Lebanon 5-5; Bishop Brady 8-4; Sanborn 1-5

Souhegan 93, John Stark 72, ConVal 63

Key players: John Stark – Landon Duclos (19), Logan Montgomery (19) 

Highlights:  The Generals split a tri-match on their home course at Angus Lea to pick up their first win of the season.

Records: Souhegan 5-0; John Stark 1-9; ConVal 1-10