High schools: Stark tops Bow girls; plus more soccer, field hockey and volleyball results

Published: 09-30-2023 11:04 AM

Girls’ Soccer

John Stark 4, Bow 2

Key players:  John Stark – Melody Couturier (goal, 2 assists), Haley Stafford (goal, assist), Reaghan Lamothe (goal), Elsa Winther (goal), Rebecca Mussey (assist), Lexi Boudreau (12 saves), Madi Lamothe (offensive pressure); Bow – Lexi Insana (2 goals), Cara Van Dyke (2 assists), Olivia Selleck (assist), Sidney Roberge (midfield), Gabby Tarsa (midfield), Lexana Farr (midfield), Brylie Gelinas (midfield), Charlotte Duncan (defense), Abby Foote (defense)

Highlights: Couturier’s goal in the second half broke the 2-2 tie that stood at halftime and she also assisted on an insurance goal by Winther to seal the Generals’ victory over the Falcons. For Bow, Insana hit a nice one-touch shot into the right corner off a cross from Van Dyke 13 minutes into the game. Two minutes before halftime, Van Dyke won a ball on the end line and crossed to the far post to Selleck who headed it back across to Insana for the finish on a one-timed shot.

Coaches’ quotes:  “Bow is a perennial favorite in Division II girls’ soccer so we are happy to get a good result in this match. I am proud of our girls as they demonstrated a tremendous amount of problem solving on the field and during half time. The worked extremely hard, as one team, to earn this victory against a respected club.” – John Stark’s Eddie Marceau

“The girls played with a lot of energy and passion today, and at times had a lot of possession. Unfortunately, we gave John Stark some opportunities and they took advantage of them, along with some great saves from their keeper. It was a very well-played and competitive soccer game against a talented and well-coached John Stark team. If we play with the same energy and passion going forward, we will be okay.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: John Stark 7-2-1; Bow 6-3-1

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Coe-Brown 10, Spaulding 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Bella Lapierre (3 goals), Sammy Perron (2 goals), Alyviah Blad (2 goals), Somer Loto (goal), Ellie Escabi (goal), Jaelyn Demers (goal), Alyviah Blad (2 assists), Lily Wolf (2 assists), Bella Tenney (2 assists), Ellie Escabi (assist), Somer Loto (assist), Sadie Scruton (6 saves)

Highlights: The Division II Bears defeated D-I Spaulding to win their second game in 24 hours. The Bears had a balanced attack and spread the ball out among six different goal scorers.

Coach’s quote: “The girls played as a team and distributed the ball well. It’s always hard to play back-to-back games and the girls handled themselves well. Proud of the team game we played.” – Coe-Brown’s Josh Hils

Records: Coe-Brown 7-2-1; Spaulding 0-10-0

Boys’ Soccer

Coe-Brown 5, Sanborn 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Stephen Phillips (5 saves)

Highlights: Bruce LaPierre crossed to Tommy Maskwa who headed the ball into the net for one of the Bears’ goals.

Coach’s quote: “We were impressed with Sanborn’s effort and commitment throughout the match. They’ve faced a lot of adversity this year, and to see them maintain a spirit of play is something that is not lost on us. Tonight’s effort from our guys was a full-team effort. A number of less experienced players, including four JV guys, have gotten solid field time over the last two weeks while we have waited for a number of missing players to be cleared to return. Seeing our guys work hard, grow as players and soak it all in during this time has been a real pleasure to observe. We are looking forward to next week to enter into the final chapter of our season and hopefully postseason with the full slate of players.” – Coe-Brown’s Christian Gompert

Records: Coe-Brown 7-3; Sanborn 0-9

Hopkinton 5, Stevens 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Avery Condon (2 goals, assist), Owen Wuellenweber (2 goals), Fin Murphy (2 assists), Liam Boyle (goal), Vincent Louca (assist), Colby Boissy (4 saves)

Highlights:  The Hawks scored a couple early goals to take a 2-0 halftime lead in wet conditions against a physically large Cardinal squad. Boissy stopped a breakaway in the first half and made a key save in the second half to preserve the shutout. Boyle played well in the middle of the field in the second half, helping lead to Hopkinton two goals in a 3-minute span in the 66th and 68th minutes.

Records: Hopkinton 10-1; Stevens 7-2

Field Hockey

John Stark 3, Hanover 0

Key players: John Stark – Lauryn Guevin (goal), Hailey Brisson (goal), Adie Bolduc (goal, defense), Kaitlin Dennis (assist), Caylin Worthen (assist), Paityn Niquette (defense), Addy Pelletier (save)

Highlights: The Generals led 1-0 at halftime and turned up the pressure in the second half while playing excellent defense.

Coach’s quote: “We played a good game today and dominated in the second half with improved ball movement and lock down defense. Great team effort today.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 10-0-0; Hanover 5-5-1

Bishop Brady 1, Berlin 0, OT

Key players: Bishop Brady – Kimble Rose (goal), Ava Archambault (10 saves); Berlin – McKenna Kelly (12 saves)

Highlights: Marcella Tonge passed to Laura Yap, whose shot was deflected by Mady Savary to Rose, who scored the game-winning goal with 4:26 left in overtime. The Giants had an 11-4 advantage in corners.

Coach’s quote: “An all-around great game from the entire team. These are the times when you know the girls are buying into the ‘we’ and will work together for it.” – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen

Records: Bishop Brady 6-2; Berlin 5-3

Girls’ Volleyball

Coe-Brown 3, Milford 2

Key players: Coe-Brown – Emma Zeblisky (11 kills), Annika Gunderson (10 kills, 5 aces), Stella Vachon (7 kills on 14 swings), Haile Comeau (8 digs, 2 aces, high efficiency serve receive)

Highlights: The Bears won the first two sets, 25-10, 25-11, narrowly lost the next two, 25-27, 25-27, but won the fifth set, 15-11, to claim the victory over the Spartans.

Coach’s quote: “I’m proud of the grit and resilience of the team tonight. After being up significantly in the third set, Milford picked up their defense, and we took our foot off the gas and stopped playing smart, aggressive Coe-Brown volleyball, dropping that and the next set. We came into the fifth set committed to staying present and where our feet are, and fought until the end. Five setters may feel stressful, but they are great proving grounds for sharpening our mental and physical skills as we head through the second half of the season.” – Coe-Brown’s Renee Zobel

Records: Coe-Brown 8-2; Milford 5-5

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