High schools: Boys’ soccer prelims, Brady falls in field hockey quarters, D-II volleyball opens tourney

Coe Brown’s Tommy Maskwa (7) is greeted by teammates Ryan Kouchoukos (9), Max Heigis (10) and Bruce LaPierre (1) after scoring the only goal of the match in No. 7 Coe-Brown's 1-0 win over No. 10 ConVal in the Division II boys’ soccer prelims on Tuesday.

Coe Brown’s Tommy Maskwa (7) is greeted by teammates Ryan Kouchoukos (9), Max Heigis (10) and Bruce LaPierre (1) after scoring the only goal of the match in No. 7 Coe-Brown's 1-0 win over No. 10 ConVal in the Division II boys’ soccer prelims on Tuesday. RICH MIYARA / NH Sports Photography

Published: 10-25-2023 12:30 AM

D-II Boys’ Soccer

No. 7 Coe-Brown 1, No. 10 ConVal 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Tommy Maskwa (goal), Bruce LaPierre (assist), Alex Readel (goalie), James McKane (defense)

Highlights: The Bears won their preliminary round match on their home field to earn a spot in the quarterfinals. Coe-Brown will play at No. 2 Bow on Friday. Bow won 5-0 when the two teams met on Aug. 31.

Coach’s quote:  “Our defense captained by James McKane deserves a lot of credit because they didn’t give many opportunities to ConVal forwards. They are strong through the midfield and our guys worked hard to keep them from getting in a rhythm. The result was hard-earned but I think deserved. … Early in the year, Bow hammered us 5-0. They are a great team, but we expect to make it interesting this time around.” – Coe-Brown’s Christian Gompert

Records: Coe-Brown 9-7-1; ConVal 8-8-1

No. 9 Laconia 1, No. 8 Pembroke 0

Highlights:  The Spartans worked hard to earn home field advantage for their playoff match, but the visiting Sachems topped Pembroke in a narrow victory. The Spartans improved significantly from last season when they went 3-12-1 and missed the tournament, and they won seven of their final eight matches to finish as the No. 8 seed.

Records: Laconia 9-7-1; Pembroke 8-8-1

D-III Boys’ Soccer

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No. 4 Hopkinton 5, No. 13 Stevens 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Avery Condon (2 goals), Kristof Cauley (2 goals), Cam Bassett (goal), Liam Boyle (assist), Fin Murphy (assist), Nolan Linstad (assist), C0lby Boissy (save); Stevens – Nevin Marsh (11 saves)

Highlights:  Condon scored two “workman-like” goals, according to Zipke, in the 26th and 30th minutes to give the Hawks a 2-0 halftime lead. Bassett finished confidently from 12 yards out in the 43rd minute and Cauley scored a pair on low, hard shots in the 53rd and 57th minutes. Hopkinton hosts No. 5 St. Thomas (14-3) in Friday’s Division III quarterfinal.

Coach’s quote:  “From the jump today the Hawks took it to the Stevens team and ran away with the victory. … Vince Louca contributed some hard-earned minutes at the striker position, creating chances and almost scoring a few times. Boissy had a nice save on the only shot he faced – a breakaway in the last 20 minutes.” – Hopkinton’s Scott Zipke

Records: Hopkinton 14-3; Stevens 7-9

D-III Field Hockey

No. 5 Newfound 1, No. 4 Bishop Brady 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Ava Archambault (2 saves); Newfound – Jayden Gilpatrick (goal)

Highlights:  The Giants had the majority of the shots, corners and chances on net, but Gilpatrick scored with 1:37 left in the first quarter to eliminate Brady in the quarterfinals on their home field. The Giants outshot Newfound, 21-2, (11 of those Brady shots were on net) and had a 10-3 advantage in corners. 

Coach’s quote:  “The girls played hard. Unfortunately, Jayden Gilpatrick was able to push one through the Brady defense. Newfound transitions out of the defensive zone well. We had many scoring opportunities that just missed. We had a great season and the girls should be very proud of themselves. I know that I am.” – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen

Records: Newfound 12-3; Bishop Brady 11-4

D-II Volleyball

No. 6 Gilford 3, No. 11 John Stark 1

Highlights: The Generals won the fourth set, but fell in the Division II prelims to the Eagles.

Records: Gilford 13-4; John Stark 7-11

No. 7 Kingswood 3, No. 10 Winnisquam 0 

Highlights:  The Knights defeated the visiting Bears, 25-22, 25-20, 25-14, to end Winnisquam’s season in the preliminary round.

Records: Kingswood 13-4; Winnisquam 7-10

Football

Milford 49, H-D/Hopkinton 27

Key players: HDH – Robert King (2 rush TD, 36 rush yards, 87 yards on 5 catches; interception), Roman Finlayson (TD run, 76 yards on 7 carries), Mason Nichols (65 yards on 14 carries, 1-for-1 passing, 27 pass yards), Noah Carter (5-for-10 passing, 65 pass yards), Thaddeus Maughan (11 tackles)

Highlights: The Redhawks kept it close in the first half, trailing Milford just 21-13 at halftime, but the Spartans picked it up in the second half to hand HDH a loss in its final game on its home field.

Coach’s quote:  “The HDH seniors left it on all on the field in their last home game.” – HDH’s Jay Wood

Records: Milford 3-5; HDH 1-6