Pembroke 12, Plymouth 0
Key players: Pembroke – Cierra Hill (3 goals, assists), Brooke Davison (5th shutout of the season), Britney Hill (goal), Maggie Bowes (first college goal), Taylor Renna (2 goals), Hannah Picott (2 goals), Bailey Gatchell (goal, assist), Kyla Chase (goal, assist), Adrienne Dorr (goal, assist), Jaylin Ladd (2 assists), Tia Bocci (assist)
Highlights: Dorr started the scoring 63 seconds into the game and the Spartans never looked back, scoring five goals in the first 15 minutes to stay perfect this season.
Coach’s quote: “Contributions up and down the roster today which is great to see. With three games this week it was a great way to start. – Pembroke’s Jess Kaufman-Desrochers
Recordings: Pembroke 8-0-0; Plymouth 0-7-1
Bow 2, Milford 1
Key players: Bow – Sara Gagné (goal), Lyndsey LaPerle (goal), Bella LaPerle (assist), Sydney Roberge (assist), Madison Roberge (assist), Cailyn Benson (goalkeeper)
Highlights: During the first minute of the second half, Sydney Roberge played a superb diagonal ball that Bella LaPerle chased and crossed into the box for Gagne to hit at the far post. The winning goal came from a well-placed through ball from Madison Roberge on which Lyndsey LaPerle ran into the box and hit a fine left-footed shot into the net on the other side. With the win, the Falcons avenged their semi-final loss to the defending champions last year.
Coach’s quote: “It was a very good win against a talented and well trained Milford side. The girls played with great intensity and never stopped working and were rewarded with a victory. Our team’s defense was much better today which was good to see. Thanks to the Milford Birls football team who did something special for our team today before the game. — Jay Vogt
Recordings: Bow 9-0-0; Milford 5-2-3
Kearsarge 3, Bishop Brady 1
Key players: Kearsarge – Thea Spanos (goal, assist), Estelle Chmura (goal), Caroline Camp (goal, assist), Lauren Busch (assist), Addy Stadler; Bishop Brady – Grace Tauscher (goals), Ashley Brust (defense), Hayley Cochran (goalkeeper)
Highlights: Spanos and Chmura scored in the first half after a tightly contested 29 minutes to open the game. Camp added a third goal from the penalty spot midway through the second half. Brady’s quick forwards created several chances and Tauscher scored from a penalty to put the Giants on the board. Brust’s strong defense and Cochran’s keeper kept the game close.
Coaches Quotes: “Proud of the way the girls bounced back from our loss to Stevens. They came out ready to play and worked hard for 80 minutes. Brady was a tough team. They have a lot of young talent. They fought well until the end. – Dave Smith of Kearsarge
“We only faced top 10 teams and with limited experience. We are doing well, and next year this team will be very competitive and strong with this year’s experience. I am very proud of my players; they’re doing their best for the team.- Bishop Brady’s Cevat Vural
Recordings: Kearsarge 6-3-0; Bishop Brady 2-6-1
Merrimack Valley 4, Kennett 0
Key players: MV – Colby Magoon (2 goals), Alyssa Woodman (goal), Sierra Mercer (goal)
Highlights: The Pride scored two goals in each half, with all four assisted by different players – Avery Turgeon, Kristen Therrien, Chloe Morgan and Rylee Boucher. The Pride defense earned its second straight shutout, allowing just five shots on goal.
Recordings: MV 4-1-3; Kennett 3-4-2
St. Thomas 3
Hillsboro Deering 0
Key players: HD – Abby VonDette (midfielder), Emily Howell (midfielder), Serenedy Kelley (defense)
Highlights: VonDette and Howell sent great balls to their teammates to create scoring chances, but the Hillcats lost their third in a row.
Recordings: St. Thomas 7-2; HD 5-4
Hopkinton 4, St. Thomas 2
Key players: Hopkinton – Bryce Charron (goal, assist), Quinn Whitehead (goal, assist), Garrett Fitzgerald (2 assists), Avery Condon (goal), Andrew Zankel (goal), Aidan Burns (2 saves)
Highlights: The Saints opened the scoring in the 14th minute and no one found the net until Charron scored in the 66th minute, starting a three-goal streak for the Hawks in five minutes. St. Thomas cut the lead to 3-2 in the 77th minute, but Zankel scored his first goal of the season in the 80th to double the lead.
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Recordings: Hopkinton 8-1-0; St. Thomas 3-4-2
Concorde 3, Londonderry 1
Key players: Concorde – Sujan Bhujel (goal, assist), Jacque Tunguru (goal), Alejo Caceres (goal), Meier Kuepper (assist), Max Leahy (10 saves), Jimmy Rutikanga (defense), Ben Hughes (defense)
Quote from the coach: “We played at a high level against a top opponent. We showed incredible courage in the second half to close the game. Londonderry threw everything at us and we could bend, but not break. Alejo Caceres showed tonight why he is considered one of the best players in the state this year. He knew how to set the pace of the game for us. – Scott Dunlop of Concord
Recordings: Concorde 7-2-1; londonderry 6-3-0
Kearsarge 5, Inter-Lacs 0
Key players: Kearsarge – Dylan Selby (2 goals), Cam Dezatel (goal), Parker Root (goal, assist), Toby MacLeod (goal), Ty Bears (assist), Elliot Asbury (assist), Cole Rozum (3rd shutout of the season)
Quote from the coach: “We had good possession and ball control tonight. The team worked really well together and were able to create some great goals. – Matt Burch of Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 6-2-0; Inter-Lakes 3-3-2
Kearsarge 4, Bishop Brady 2
Key players: Kearsarge – Tori Montagna (2 goals), Carly Esposito (goal, assist), Devin Phyllides (2 assists), Paige Hoegler (defense), Lily Hoegler (goal), Marissa Montagna (assist)
Highlights: Kearsarge was down two points in the first quarter but adjusted in the second quarter to tie the game, 2-2, at halftime and took the lead in the third quarter. The Cougars finished the scoring with their last goal of the game with 0.01 seconds on the clock.
Quote from the coach: “Today’s game was a great effort from everyone in our team. These players are getting better every day and it’s fun to be a part of them. -Chelsea Williams of Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 5-1-1; Bishop Brady 6-2-0
Hopkinton 5, Conant 0
Key players: Hopkinton – Abby Condon (2 goals, assist), Natalie Allen (goal), Charlotte Presti (goal, assist), Hanna Hoyt (goal), Kate Bouchard (assist), Sylvia Dustin, Maddy Houston, Kelsey Sullivan
Quote from the coach: “We came out strong from the whistle tonight. We played well and people explored new positions. Our goal is to keep playing as a team! – Kate Hohenberger of Hopkinton
Recordings: Hopkinton 9-0; Conant 2-6
Concorde 3, Winnacunnet 2
Key players: Concorde – Emma Beaujouan (2 goals, assist), Isabelle Sawyer (goal), Sophia Branch (assist)
Highlights: Concord scored three goals in the first half.
Quote from the coach: “It was good for the team to achieve their goal of being first on the scoreboard. Although we went into the second half with a 3-0 lead, we knew Winnacunnet would come out hungry, and they did. They scored two goals in the second half, not allowing us to enter the table at all. As the season progresses, our goal is to land more shots on net and allow fewer defensive corners. – Nicole Armaganian of Concord
Recordings: Concorde 7-3; Winnacunnet 7-3
John Stark 3, Sanborn 0
Key players: John Stark – Gracie Bolduc (goal), Bella Pelletier (goal), Hailey Brisson (goal), Maria Hagar (assist, first career point), Linsey Hagman (assist), Aubrey Fischer (assist), Helen Connor (6th shutout of the season)
Highlights: The Generals dominated the first half, scoring three goals and giving up no shots on net. Sanborn’s defense managed to keep the Generals off the board in the second half, despite plenty of chances. Stark won three games in four days.
Coach’s quote: “We had a ton of energy despite playing two days in a row, controlling the pitch for most of the game. Sanborn filled the circle and were hard to score but we managed to get a few past. I’d like to see us convert more of our chances. We’ll have to do that in the future. But, in all honesty, playing three games in four days with as much energy as we had in all three is a testament to our team and their hard work and will to win.–Dennis Pelletier of John Stark
Recordings: John Stark 8-1; Sanborn 3-4
Portsmouth 7, bow 2
Key players: Bow – Sophia Coombs (goal), Maia Kimball (goal), Josefine Jacques (assist), Madden McLeod, Annie Tsouros (goalkeeper)
Highlights: The Falcons played hard and didn’t back down, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Clippers.
Recordings: Portsmouth 8-1; Bow 4-5
John Stark 3, Pelham 1
Key players: John Stark – Emma Dobbins (7 kills, tip), Paige Hamel (5 aces, 5 kills, 10 digs), Molly Gamache (7 aces), Destiny Vickers (9 digs, 4 kills)
Recordings: John Stark 5-4; Pelham 0-8