Tuesday’s high schools: Hopkinton field hockey dominates home opener

Published: 08-30-2023 11:45 PM

Field Hockey

Hopkinton 4, Mascenic 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Hadley Cook (3 goals), Sylvin Dustin (goal), Mary Maughan (defense in the midfield); Mascenic – Emma Cargill (21 saves)

Highlights: The Hawks dominated their home opener, peppering the Viking net with 25 shots.

Coach’s quote: “We came together and played a strong game, and I am proud of the teamwork we had tonight.” – Hopkinton’s Kate Hohenberger

Records: Hopkinton 1-1; Mascenic 0-1

Bow 3, Kingswood 1

Key players: Bow – Sophia Coombs (2 goals), Shire Kelley (goal), Ella Gray (2 assists), Josie Johnson (assist)

Highlights: The Falcons scored two goals in the first quarter to build an early lead.

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Coach’s quote: “Two wins in a row for these girls is a huge confidence boost. We need to continue to play aggressively and keep our heads high.” – Bow’s Sarah Vaughn

Records: Bow 2-0; Kingswood 1-1

John Stark 4
Hollis-Brookline 0

Key players: John Stark – Jillian Fredette (2 goals), Hailey Brisson (goal, assist), Lauryn Guevin (goal), Claudia Dustin (assist), Caylin Worthen (assist), Addy Pelletier (5 saves), Edie Fischer (goalie), Adie Bolduc (defense), Emilee Lundeen (defense), Kaitlin Dennis (defense), Emily Fredette (defense)

Highlights: Guevin opened the scoring in the first, followed by Brisson’s goal. The Generals’ defense was impenetrable in the first half, giving John Stark a 3-0 halftime lead. The Cavaliers started to crack the Generals’ defense some in the second half but couldn’t get the ball into the net. Fischer and Pelletier combined for the shutout in goal.

Coach’s quote: “We played an excellent first half today, which really got us off to a great start. Our defense and midfield play in the first half was nearly flawless. Great way to start the season.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 1-0; Hollis-Brookline 0-1

Merrimack Valley 6
Sanborn 1

Key players: MV – Abbey Thompson (2 goals), Grace Thompson (2 goals), Lauren Bailey (goal), Julia Michael (goal)

Highlights: MV scored in every quarter to put its first win in the books. The Pride held a 16-3 advantage in penalty corners and an 11-2 advantage in shots on goal.

Coach’s quote: “This was a great start for us as we begin our season. I was happy with the way we attacked our offensive zone and executed in the circle. We are going to bring this momentum into our next contest of Friday.” – MV’s Jen Colgan

Records: MV 1-0; Sanborn 0-1

Kennett 8, Pembroke 0

Key players: Pembroke – Meredith Kiander, Treic Thomas-Guerzon

Coach’s quote: “Obviously we are struggling early with our inexperienced squad, but the two captains (Kiander and Thomas-Guerzon) are doing a great job staying positive and showing the younger girls what it means to compete at a varsity level with their outstanding effort.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

Records: Kennett 2-0; Pembroke 0-2

Kearsarge 4, Monadnock 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Graycee Foster (goal, assist, leadership on offense), Lily Hoegler (leadership on defense), Ella Dumais (2 goals), Tori Montagna (2 assists)

Highlights: Abby Bradbury got Kearsarge on the board early for the second consecutive game, and Dumais scored her first varsity goal.

Coach’s quote: “We walked away from our first game with a clear view of what we needed to work on. It was encouraging to see the team make those adjustments today.” – Kearsarge’s Chelsea Williams

Records: Kearsarge 2-0; Monadnock 0-2


Bow 200, Pembroke 217, Kennett 219, Alvirne 236

Key players: Bow – Sean Guerrette (medalist, 36), Jacob Gancarz (40), Owen Webber (40), Joey Place (40)

Coach’s quote: “This was a good start, but there were times where I felt we could have better managed the course. This will come over time with some work from our players and coaches, and hopefully we see that translate into a consistent score in the 190s.” – Bow’s Matthew Davis

Records: Bow 3-0; Pembroke 2-1; Kennett 1-4; Alvirne 0-3

Timberlane 204, MV 214, Milford 250,
Hollis-Brookline 255

Highlights: MV won its first varsity matches since 2014, playing in its first match since 2016 on the Pride’s home course at Loudon Country Club.

Records: Timberlane 3-0; MV 2-1, Milford 1-2; Hollis-Brookline 0-3

Coe-Brown 81, Kearsarge 67, Plymouth 52, ConVal 47

Key players: Coe-Brown – Hunter Demas (medalist, 39), Jack Smith (40); Kearsarge – Charlie Reeve (41), Alex Tockman (44), Ryan Donelan (48), Eli Gray (48)

Highlights: The Bears swept a match on their home course at Nippo Lake, while Kearsarge performed well in its second match of the season.

Records: Coe-Brown 4-2; Kearsarge 4-1; Plymouth 1-2; ConVal 0-6

Boys’ Soccer

Concord 6
Bishop Guertin 0

Key players: Concord – Irankunda Mvuyekure (2 goals, 2 assists), Benjamin Hughes (2 goals), Bronson Becker (goal, assist), Jozuwe Tunguru (goal), Nicholas Reynolds (assist), Drayden Nyambo (assist), Finley Chapman (assist), Matthew Jenness (3 saves, shutout)

Highlights: Concord’s attack clicked in the second half, netting five goals after a 1-0 first half.

Coach’s quote: “Team played hard for beginning to end, creating numerous chances out of our new formation. We are please with the team’s effort and level of play today. Playing well in the midfield were Nicholas D’Agostino and Dean Ayotte.” – Concord’s Scott Dunlop

Records: Concord 1-1; Bishop Guertin 0-2

Bow 5, Pembroke 0

Key players: Bow – Luke Hartshorn (2 goals), Ethan Anderson (goal), James Green (goal), Austin Beaulieu (goal), Carter Weiss (assist), Colby Smith (assist), Eli Berrigan (assist)

Highlights: The Falcons scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of the match and tacked on three more goals in the second half.

Coach’s quote: “On the front foot early, we scored two goals in the first 15 minutes, which set the tone for the rest of the match.” – Bow’s Josh Smith

Records: Bow 2-0; Pembroke 0-1

Coe-Brown 3
Merrimack Valley 1

Key players: Coe-Brown – Alex Readel (7 saves), Tommy Maskwa (goal), Bruce LaPierre (goal), Max Heigis (goal), Brady Colgan (assist), Nick Ball (assist)

Highlights: MV scored first on a clever dribble through our the Coe-Brown defense. Maskwa’s lefty bender 10 minutes later helped shift the momentum.

Coach’s quote: “Our main focus today going into our first game was playing as a team and sticking by each other. They stayed level-headed, supported one another, covered for one another on D and solved a number of problems together. It was a difference-maker. We are a fairly young team with a number of new faces, but if they can come together as a team first, their potential can be quite high for playing some attractive soccer.” – Coe-Brown’s Christian Gompert

Records: Coe-Brown 1-0; MV 0-1

Bishop Brady 3
Inter-Lakes 1

Key players: Bishop Brady – Alex King, Kevin Dunn, Nick Yonaitis, Anthony Dow, Gabriel Zinkin; I-L – Ben Boudoin

Records: Bishop Brady 1-0; I-L 1-1

Hopkinton 3, Mascoma 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Fin Murphy (2 goals), Nolan Linstad (2 assists), Liam Boyle (goal), Owen Wuellenweber (assist), Colby Boissy (6 saves)

Highlights: The Hawks held off the Royals in the first half and took control in the second with three goals. Linstad made nice runs with the ball before laying it off for Murphy to finish in the 43rd and 76th minutes. Wuellenweber assisted on Boyle’s goal in the 53rd minute, withstanding challenges by several Mascoma defenders, but Boyle refused to get dispossessed.

Records: Hopkinton 1-0; Mascoma 1-1

Girls’ Soccer

Merrimack Valley 2
Coe-Brown 1

Key players: MV – Sierra Mercer (2 goals), Hannah Verville (6 saves), Calli Gray (defense), Jada Lucas (defense); Coe-Brown – Bella Lapierre (goal), Somer Loto (assist), Alyviah Blad (defense), Kylie Prusia (defense), Amanda Thomas (defense), Samantha Ball (defense), Avery Wells (defense), Cam Buchanan (defense)

Highlights: The Pride took a 1-0 lead late in the first half off a nice through ball, but Coe-Brown tied the game before halftime following a breakdown in the MV defense. The Pride converted a penalty kick midway through the second half to secure the win.

Coaches’ quotes: “It was a messy first game, but I’m proud of our girls. They worked hard against a physical and talented Coe-Brown team. In a game that could’ve gone either way, a few decisions helped us push it in our direction. With a few nerves worked out, we will be ready for Pembroke on Friday.” – MV’s Kylee Yam

“Games can be a wild ride of emotions and reactions to the flow of a game. We didn’t adapt well to the inconsistent flow of the game, and Merrimack Valley was on the receiving end of those inconsistencies. To their credit, they played as a cohesive unit. It felt like we were trying too hard to make plays instead of allowing the plays to happen in a more natural way. MV played their game; we didn’t play ours for 80 minutes.” – Coe-Brown’s Josh Hils

Records: MV 1-0; Coe-Brown 0-1

John Stark 3, Lebanon 1

Key players: John Stark – Melody Couturier (goal), Madison Lamothe (goal), Kate Smith (goal), Reaghan Lamothe (assist), Rebecca Mussey (assist), Elsa Winther (assist), Lexi Boudreau (4 saves)

Coach’s quote: “We had a full-team effort today, and I am very proud of the team for another strong performance.” – John Stark’s Eddie Marceau

Records: John Stark 2-0; Lebanon 0-1

Kearsarge 4, Stevens 2

Key players: Kearsarge – Carly Grant (2 goals, assist), Maddie Thorpe (goal), Ellie Wiemer (goal), Ava Shapiro (assist), Adara Boucher (12 saves), Reese Lacombe (defense), Nadia Spiegel (defense), Tessa Marinello (defense)

Highlights: Grant scored off a penalty kick in the sixth minute and Thorpe redirected a corner kick in the 31st to make it 2-0. Grant scored four minutes later with a shot off a throw-in. Kearsarge led 3-1 at halftime, and Stevens scored to cut the Cougar lead to 3-2, but Boucher made several saves in goal and Wiemer put the game out of reach in the final minute with a beautiful shot from beyond the 18.

Coach’s quote: “Incredible game. So impressed with the work the team put in. We made some changes in our plan yesterday, and the girls were able to play the way we wanted and find success. Their effort on every play was truly the difference.” – Kearsarge’s Dave Smith

Records: Kearsarge 2-0; Stevens 1-1

Girls’ Cross Country

John Stark 28
Merrimack Valley 28

Key players: MV – Lily Moser (1st, 23:29), Madison Geddes (2nd, 24:11), Sydney Spack (5th, 25:37), Kiera Cote (10th, 27:35), Tessa Lynch (12th, 28:44)

Highlights: Moser ran to her first high school win and Geddes gave the Pride a solid 1-2 punch on its home course, but John Stark had more depth to claim the team victory via the tiebreaker rule (best sixth runner). Cote ran a personal record in the first race of the season.

Coach’s quote: “The girls really exceeded expectations today, just losing on a tiebreaker to John Stark. Lily and Maddy ran great to finish 1-2, while Keira had one of the races of the day to finish an unexpected fourth on the team.” – MV’s Dave Irving

Pembroke at
Jamie Martin Invitational

Key players: Pembroke – Jasmie Blake (47th), Alayna Maguire (52nd), Layla Couture (63rd)

Highlights: The Spartans had three athletes run at the 14-team Jamie Martin Invitational hosted by Sanborn Regional High School but didn’t have enough runners for a team score.

Boys’ Cross Country

Pembroke 11th

Key players: Pembroke – Caleb Saturley (35th, 20:04), Samuel Nereson (46th, 20:34), Dacota Hewitt (74th, 22:11); ConVal – William Simard (1st, 16:40)

Highlights: Pembroke finished 11th out of 14 teams at the Jamie Martin Invitational hosted by Sanborn Regional High School. Windham (40) placed four runners in the top 10 to easily win the meet, with Goffstown (102), Hollis-Brookline (106), ConVal (116) and St. Thomas (140) rounding out the top five.