Published: 09-05-2023 11:21 PM

Field Hockey

Bishop Brady 1, St. Thomas 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Laura Yap (goal), Ava Archambault (3 saves), Kylee Potter (defense); St. Thomas – Kensley Harris (14 saves)

Highlights: After a scoreless first quarter, Yap put Bishop Brady on the board in the second quarter at 5:01

Coach’s quote: “Great all-around team play tonight! We put a lot of shots on St. Thomas goalie Kensley Harris who played a great game defensively tonight. We reminded each other at the end of the third quarter to continue to stretch and the combinations will come. Very proud of this team/family!” – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen

Records: Bishop Brady 3-0; St. Thomas 0-2

Bow 4, Portsmouth 0

Key players: Bow  – Shire Kelley (2 goals, 2 assists), Sophia Coombs (2 goals, assist), Josie Johnson (assist), Kayla Croscut (15 saves)

Highlights: The Falcons scored three goals in the second quarter to secure a strong lead. Croscut had an outstanding game to secure the shutout.

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Coach’s quote: “We had a strong performance from our whole team on both sides of the ball. Our scrappiness and perseverance is getting the job done with finding the back of the net. We need to carry over this confidence against our next opponents.” – Bow’s Sarah Vaughn

Records: Bow 3-1; Portsmouth 2-1

Merrimack Valley 6, Lebanon 1

Key players: MV – Alyssa Brodeur (2 goals), Kayla Cole (goal), Izzy Tucker (goal), Abbey Thompson (goal), Julianne Guertin (goal), Kaiya Mercier (midfield), Lauren Bailey (midfield)

Highlights: The Pride had six goals in the first three quarters from five different players. MV also had an 11-6 advantage in corners. 

Coach’s quote: “We had a great game offensively this afternoon. It’s always nice to have multiple goal scorers. We were able to sub pretty fluidly throughout the game to stay cool in this heat and everyone stepped up. It was a full-team effort. I was very happy with our ball movement through the midfield. The girls are starting to make good decisions with the ball, leading to more offensive opportunities.” – MV’s Jen Colgan

Records: MV 2-0-1; Lebanon 1-2-0

Hanover 5, Pembroke 0

Key players: Pembroke – Leah Dugas (quality time off the bench, nearly scored twice)

Highlights: Pembroke goalie Annika Jawidzik stopped a penalty stroke when the score was only 1-0.

Records: Hanover 3-2; Pembroke 1-3

Girls’ Soccer

Pembroke 7, Keene 0

Key players: Pembroke  – Kayla Amyot (2 goals), Bailey Gatchell (4 goals, assist), Ciara Fuller (first varsity goal), Lindsey Jones (2 assists), Carly Wood (assist), Lily Ricci (assist), Giannah Michelson (assist), Zoey Mayeu (assist), Laila Al-Shawafi (shutout)

Highlights: The Spartans didn’t let the heat get to them as they cruised to a decisive victory on the road.

Coach’s quote: “Our players settled in and played the style of soccer we are looking for. We haven’t seen heat like this in our season so far, and our Spartans persevered.” – Pembroke’s Jess Kaufman-Desrochers

Records: Pembroke 2-2; Keene 0-4


Bow 191, Portsmouth 201, Goffstown 217, Hollis-Brookline 238

Key players: Bow – Sean Guerrette (medalist, 35), Owen Webber (38), Jacob Gancarz (38), Billy Smethurst (39), Joey Place (41)

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

Coach’s quote: “A 191 in the heat, and on a side of the course we don’t often play, was phenomenal. The group played really solid and we were led by another excellent score from Guerrette. When the highest score is a 41, you know that you have a chance against most competitors. Now the next hurdle is to take it on the road. Hopefully we can continue this momentum at our next match.” – Bow’s Matt Davis

Records: Bow 8-1; Portsmouth 4-5; Goffstown 3-6; Hollis-Brookline 1-7

Windham 185, Merrimack Valley 205, Kennett 228, Kingswood 234

Key players: MV – Mike Kingsbury (39), Andrew Surprenant, Isaak Davis, Trevor Cote, Matt Lauren

Highlights: Kingsbury’s had two birdies to score a 39 to lead MV, while Surprenant, Davis, Cote and Lauren also posted strong rounds on the Pride’s home course at Loudon Country Club.

Coach’s quote: “We continue to see great progression as the season continues. This team has found a way to scratch and claw through challenging rounds and still produce good results.” – MV’s Joe Dougherty

Records: Windham 9-0; MV 7-2; Kennett 2-6; Kingswood 0-9