John Stark 2, Lebanon 1
Key players: John stark – Makayla Pellerin (winning goal), Megan Rousseau (goal), Arden Ulmer (assist). Arden Ulmer Assisted Megan Rousseau for the # 1 goal in the 8th minute. Makayla Pellerin escaped in the second half but hit the Pellerin post but more than made up in the last minute of the 1v4 game to put Stark in place 2-1. Pellerin stands out as a great offensive player.
Highlights: Pellerin hit the post on a second-half breakaway with the game tied 1-1, but faced four Lebanese defenders and beat them all for the game-winning goal in the final minute of the game.
Coach quote: “Sam Veilleux and Madison Porth have their left side locked. Defenders don’t just lock in defensively, but also do superb runs and push towards support. Sophia McGinty shines with great tackles, but also a great cast. Hayleigh Dennis and Melody Couturier’s distribution and ball control are truly impressive. – Chris Pike from John Stark
Recordings: John stark 6-3-1; Lebanon 7-3-0
Concord 1, Salem 0
Key players: Concorde – Avery Fitcher (goal), Mary Martinson (assist)
Highlights: Martinson arrived at the baseline and served a ball into the box that Fitcher was able to put in the back of the net just 40 seconds into the second half.
Coach quote: “Our daughters have been playing very hard all season and have shown again today that they can fight anybody in the division. The last few weeks of the season should be fun. – Andrew Mattarazzo of Concord
Recordings: Concorde 9-3-0; Salem 7-5-1
ConVal 2, Merrimack Valley 0
Key players: MV – Alyssa Woodman (4 shots), Mackenzie McDonald (11 saves)
Highlights: ConVal scored on a counterattack in the 16th minute and again in the second half.
Coach quote: “We had a hard time adjusting to ConVal’s disjointed and physical game. We couldn’t connect the passes we needed to get shots on goal. – Kylee Yam from the MV
Recordings: ConVal 4-7-1; MV 4-3-3
Merrimack Valley 1, ConVal 1
Key players: MV – Andrew Surprenant (goal)
Highlights: ConVal scored in the first half on a ball sent into the six-yard penalty area and Pride did not score the equalizer with six minutes remaining. Surprenant took a ball down the line and played it through where he deflected a ConVal defender into the goal, and neither team found the team in two overtime periods.
Coach quote: “I was proud to see these guys fight again to the point of exhaustion. They had back-to-back games both of which were in double overtime. When we look at our results, we are in every game, we just need to find the back of the net on some of our chances. Six overtime games in a season is more than what I experienced during my time as a coach. These guys have the skills to play at a high level, we need to have some in the win column as we get closer to the playoffs. – Ken Fuller of the MV
Recordings: MV 4-4-4; ConVal 5-6-1
Concorde 2, Salem 0
Key players: Concorde – Jacque Tunguru with a goal and an assist (goal, assist), Shamir Darjee (goal), Nate Wachter (4 saves), Sujan Bhujel (middle), Luksar Mukhiya (middle), Donciel Yemo (middle)
Highlights: Darjee touched the lower right corner of the net from outside the penalty area to open the second half. Tunguru recovered the ball 30 yards from goal and passed through two defenders to hit the ball into the far left corner of the net to make the game 2-0. Wachter collected a few dangerous crosses in the second half to preserve the shutout.
Coach quote: “We were very consistent throughout the game with our build up of midfield in attack. The effort was there throughout the game and we were able to break them in the second half. We had two quality objectives. – Scott Dunlop of Concord
Recordings: Concorde 8-3-1; Salem 3-8-1
Kearsarge 5, Newport 1
Key players: Kearsarge – Devin Phyllides (2 goals), Eliza Cardillo (goal, assist), Carly Esposito (attack), Ayla Frenkiewich (9 saves)
Coach quote: “We came out flat, but we adapted quickly and played our game.” – Chelsea Williams of Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 8-1-2; Newport 4-7-0
Hanover 1, John Stark 0
Key players: John stark – Helen Connor (12 saves), Reagan Fischer (defense), Aubrey Fischer (midfielder), Olivia Worthern (solid play off the bench)
Highlights: In a clash between two of Division II’s strongest teams, Stark had more scoring opportunities in a scoreless first half, but Hanover took advantage of a corner to gain the advantage in the beginning of the third. The Marauders were able to fend off a late Generals push, despite John Stark having a 9-4 advantage in the corners.
Coach quote: “Just a great field hockey game on a great night. We played hard despite our two starting midfielders and I felt we had a good shot to win the game against an exceptional team. We had our chances, hitting a post and having a few near misses with tips that could have gone either way. I’m very encouraged, despite the loss, that we have the talent to win every time we take the field. “- Dennis Pelletier from John Stark
Recordings: Hanover 10-0-1; John stark 9-2-0
Mascénic 28, Hopkinton 62,
Portsmouth Christian 63,
Campbell 90, Derryfield 106
Key players: Hopkinton – Ben Daniels (1st, 5:36 pm), Matt Clarner (5th, 6:39 pm), Conrad Mollano (14th, 8:00 pm), Benjamin Leach (25th, 10:21 pm), Anthony Cauley (26th, 10:24 pm); Hillsboro-Deering – Michael Denslow (21, 21:17)
Highlights: Sophomore Daniels fought off Mascenic’s top runners for the individual victory, leading the Hawks to second place as a team at the Cougar Classic, hosted by the Derryfield School. HD, Newport, Newmarket and Raymond competed but didn’t have enough runners to score.
Hopkinton 15, Mascénic 61,
Newmarket 71, Campbell 92,
Christian Portsmouth 137
Key players: Hopkinton – Hannah Bennett (1st, 9:06 pm), Shaylee Murdough (2nd, 9:08 pm), Anna O’Reilly (3rd, 9:15 pm), Cailey Stockwell (4th, 9:51 pm), Clara Locke (5th, 22: 00pm) 12); Hillsboro-Deering – Makayla Vincent (42nd, 33:56)
Highlights: Bennett led a top-five sweep for the Hawks, giving Hopkinton a perfect 15-point score and an easy win at the Cougar Classic hosted by The Derryfield School. HD, Raymond and Derryfield competed but didn’t have enough runners to score.