Tuesday’s high schools: Coe-Brown girls shock Bow, plus more soccer and field hockey results 

Published: 09-26-2023 11:40 PM

Girls’ Soccer

Coe-Brown 4, Bow 1

Key players: Coe-Brown – Bella Lapierre (2 goals), Somer Loto (2 assists), Sammy Perron (goal), Jadyn Spearin (goal), Ellie Escabi (assist), Alyviah Blad (assist), Alyviah Blad (defense), Maggie Escabi (midfield), Jaelyn Demers (forward), Avery Wells (defense), Sammy Ball (defense), Sadie Scruton (11 saves); Bow – Cara Van Dyke (goal), Lexi Insana (assist)

Highlights: Bow took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute, but Coe-Brown answered when Perron finished a cross from Blad to tie the game just five minutes later. Lapierre added two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half, both assisted by Loto, to put the Bears up 3-1. Spearin added the fourth goal on a feed from freshman Ellie Escabi.

Coaches’ quotes: “This was a huge win for the team and program. This is the first time Coe-Brown has ever beaten Bow. We knew we had to force the tempo and be ready for Bow’s disciplined play. The pressure they applied was relentless and the team stepped up and played well today! Super proud of all 19 girls today – a total team effort.” – Coe-Brown’s Josh Hils

“Josh had his girls ready to play today and I did not. Hats off to Coe-Brown. We need to forget about this one and get ready for the next game. It is only one game and I know we are better than what we showed today.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Coe-Brown 5-2-1; Bow 6-2-1

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Pembroke 4, Kingswood 0

Key players: Pembroke  – Ava Alberico (2 goals), Laila Al Shawafi (shutout), Lindsey Jones (goal, assist), Taylor Renna (assist), Bailey Gatchell (goal), Kayla Amyot (assist), Carly Wood (midfield), Abby Shaugnessy (defense), Lily Royer (defense), Mackenzie Hawkins (defense), Layla Thorne (defense), Guiliana Davis (defense)

Highlights: The Spartans started the scoring seven minutes into the match en route to their fourth shutout of the season.

Coach’s quote: “It was a beautiful night to play under the lights and the girls connected beautiful passes all over the field. We can take this momentum onward and upward.” – Pembroke’s Jess Kaufman-Desrochers

Records: Pembroke 5-4-0; Kingswood 4-3-2

Hopkinton 5, Fall Mountain 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Keegan St. Cyr (4 goals, assist), Katie Brown (goal, 2 assists), Sarah Chodosh (assist), Paige Boudette (defense), Avery Chase (midfield)

Highlights: The Hawks scored four goals in the first 30 minutes of the match to put away the Wildcats.

Coach’s quote: “It was a good game against a strong Fall Mountain team. Many girls on our team are under the weather and were tired from our away game Monday, so we started out slow, but picked it up quickly enough for a strong showing.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

Records: Hopkinton 9-1-0; Fall Mtn. 4-2-2

Boys’ Soccer

Kingswood 6, Coe-Brown 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Steven Phillips (12 saves)

Highlights: Coe-Brown lost the ball on the dribble 20 times in the match and gave up 24 shots.

Coach’s quote: “This is our second game like this where the wheels seemed to fall off. Interestingly, the Bow team that gave us the same problems also ran a four-middle-diamond-two in which their midfield was really committed to streaking forward on the attack during transitions. Losing the ball the amount of times as we did on the dribble (20) and losing the transition play is a recipe for trouble. In the end, I’m proud of our team working hard until the last whistle and played with class even with the circumstances being really tough. I’m committed to getting them to be more consistent. If they stay hungry and focused, I do believe they will be able to compete with anyone by season’s end.” – Coe-Brown’s Christian Gompert

Records: Kingswood 5-2-2; Coe-Brown 6-3-0

Hopkinton 3, Conant 0

Key players: Hopkinton –  Cam Bassett (goal), Liam Boyle (goal), Owen Wuellenweber (goal), Abram Standefer (assist), Nolan Linstad (assist), Colby Boissy (2 saves)

Highlights: Bassett scored the game’s opening goal in the 12th minute – his first goal of the season – when Standefer played a corner kick to Bassett’s boot. Boyle made it 2-0 in the 39th minute and Wuellenweber scored in the 69th.

Coach’s quote:  “Hopkinton played tough soccer against a Conant team that has suffered through some injuries but can still play strong and fast. Center back Mike Pantano anchored the defense to the shutout, as he tackled assuredly and cleanly a number of times to shut down what looked like dangerous Conant attacks.” – Hopkinton’s Scott Zipke

Records: Hopkinton 9-1-0; Conant 4-4-1

Field Hockey

John Stark 7, Sanborn 0

Key players: John Stark – Hailey Brisson (3 goals), Lauryn Guevin (goal, assist), Kaitlin Dennis (goal, assist), Caylin Worthen (goal, assist), Ava Friberg (goal), Adie Bolduc defense

Coach’s quote: “After a sluggish first quarter we really took advantage of our corner opportunities. Nice to get all 22 players a lot of minutes today.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 9-0; Sanborn 0-8

Oyster River 2, Merrimack Valley 0

Key players:  MV – Caroline Wheeler (defensive and midfield play), Lauren Bailey (both sides of the ball), Kaiya Mercier (both sides of the ball), Alyssa Brodeur (offensive pressure), Izzy Tucker (offensive pressure)

Highlights: The Bobcats scored a goal in the third and fourth quarters to put away the Pride. Oyster River had a 5-4 advantage in corners.

Coach’s quote: “Oyster River was a tough competitor. I felt we had opportunities to score, but could not put the ball in the net. We’ve struggled to score the last three games so we will definitely have some areas of focus to work on in practice. It’ll be nice to have some time to work on things as a team after four games in a row.” – MV’s Jen Colgan

Records: Oyster River 7-2-0; MV 3-4-2

Pelham 1, Pembroke 0

Key players: Pembroke – Treic Thomas-Guerzon, Bria LePage

Highlights: The Pythons scored the game’s only goal in the second quarter.

Records: Pelham 5-4-1; Pembroke 4-6-0

Bishop Brady 3, Kearsage 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Laura Yap (3 goals), Payton Bryson (2 assists), Ava Archambault (4 saves); Kearsage – Luna Landers (26 saves)

Highlights: Yap scored two goals in the first quarter, both assisted by Bryson, and completed her hat trick with an unassisted tally in the third.

Coaches’ quotes: “Great team win with all players touching the ball and making key plays. We continue to push forward as today marked the halfway point of our season.” – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen

“Brady is a skilled team. I am proud of our defense for working so hard in a primarily defensive game. We were able to utilize some skills that we’ve been working on, which tells me that we will continue to move forward and get stronger.” – Kearsarge’s Chelsea Williams

Records: Bishop Brady 5-2; Kearsage 5-3

Mascoma 2, Hopkinton 1, OT

Key players: Mascoma – Aalyah Muzzy (goal), Ann Buffington (goal); Hopkinton – Aurelia Salce (goal), Maddie Ceriello (goal)

Coach’s quote: “We worked hard, but just could not find the goal in overtime. The game was well played by both teams. We look forward to our next home game this Thursday.” – Hopkinton’s Kate Hohenberger

Records: Mascoma 6-3; Hopkinton 5-4

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