Monday’s high schools: John Stark field hockey hangs on to improve to 8-0

Published: 09-25-2023 11:52 PM

Field Hockey

John Stark 1, Merrimack Valley 0

Key players: John Stark – Caylin Worthen (goal), Edie Fischer (2 saves); MV – Taylor Gionet (20 saves), Caroline Wheeler (defense), Zetta St. Onge (defense), Julia Michael (defense)

Highlights: The Generals scored in the first quarter and held on defensively the rest of the way. John Stark had a 12-4 advantage in corners.

Coaches’ quotes: “Our girls were very sluggish today. Good case of the Mondays, but we got away from team hockey today and need to fix that ASAP. MV played very hard and aggressive, especially in the defensive circle. Kudos to the Pride on an amazing effort today.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

“We did a solid job competing against a very talented John Stark team. Our goalie (Gionet) kept us in the game and we made some big stops defensively, but we were not able to generate the offense we needed today. If we keep playing hard and making smart decisions on the field good things will come.” – MV’s Jen Colgan

Records: John Stark 8-0-0; MV 3-3-2

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Bow 196, Portsmouth 200, St. Thomas 207, Kingswood 221

Key players: Bow – Sean Guerrette (medalist, 35), Owen Webber (39), Jacob Gancarz (39), Joey Place (41), Andre Contreras (42), Aidan O’Keeffe (42)

Highlights: The Falcons swept a four-team match at Pease Golf Club.

Coach’s quote: “Conditions were really challenging. The course was firm and the wind was unrelenting all day. Guerrette led us again with another even par outing. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going as we get closer to the state tournament.” – Bow’s Matt Davis

Records: Bow 19-2; Portsmouth 12-6; St. Thomas 11-6; Kingswood 2-21

Sanborn 69, Kearsarge 64, Coe-Brown 62, ConVal 43

Key players: Kearsarge – Charlie Reeve (43), Owen Blood (46), Alex Tockman (47), Andrew Cushing (48); Coe-Brown – Alex Myslinsky (18 points), Joe Fenton (16 points), Gilbert Bean (15 points), Connor Marquette (14 points)

Highlights: The Cougars picked up a pair of wins, including a big win over Coe-Brown, in Monday’s match at Apple Hill Golf Club.

Coach’s quote: “The race for the No. 8 spot in the tournament is very tight. Our two wins today definitely keeps us in the mix.” – Kearsarge’s Bubba Williams

Records: Sanborn 4-8; Kearsarge 10-10; Coe-Brown 14-5; ConVal 1-18

Girls’ Soccer

Hopkinton 3, Prospect Mountain 1

Key players: Hopkinton  – Liz Holmes (2 goals), Katie Brown (goal), Paige Prisco-Nelson (assist), Belle Serzans (assist), Sarah Chodosh (midfield), Abi Hotten-Somers (defense)

Highlights: The Hawks and Timberwolves were tied early in the second half, but Hopkinton netted two more goals in the final 20 minutes of the match.

Coach’s quote: “The girls had a strong first 20 minutes and last 20 minutes of the game, but the middle 40 minutes we struggled to do the simple things. Good win and good confidence with three games this week.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

Records: Hopkinton 8-1; Prospect Mtn. 3-5

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