Hanover 21, Arc 20
Key players: Bow – Alex Boisvert (55-yard touchdown pass, 2-point conversion run), Owen Guertin (55-yard touchdown rush), Myles Rheinhardt (6-yard touchdown run), Ryan Lover (45 touchdown yard run) )
Highlights: Boisvert joined Guertin on a 10-yard pass and Guertin ran 45 more yards into the end zone to put the Falcons in place, 20-13, but the Marauders scored with just under 50 seconds left. play and have converted the two-point conversion for the win.
Coach quote: “An exciting, albeit disappointing start to this fall season. With a young team, mistakes are to be expected, and there is still a lot of work to be done to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. Nonetheless, I am proud of the spirit, determination and pride demonstrated last night. – Paul Cohen of Bow
Recordings: Hanover 1-0; Bow 0-1
Hollis Brookline 12,
Key players: HDH – Jack Morrall (23 carries for 136 yards), Devin Barrett (8 carries for 48 yards; interception), Thaddeus Maughan (11 tackles)
Highlights: The Redhawks’ defense kept HDH in the game, but offense failed to convert at key moments in an early-season loss to the Cavaliers.
Recordings: Hollis brookline 1-0; HDH 0-1
Merrimack Valley 35, Kingswood 0
Key players: MV – Nick Debello (3 TD rush; 15 tackles), Cam Chevarie (TD rush), Matt Sanborn (TD rush), Johnny Lessard (4-for-4 PAT; sack), Travis Garcia (1-for-1 PAT), Jake Currier (10 tackles), Brayden Hussey (sack)
Highlights: Pride took a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back thanks to strong performances from both the offensive and defensive line.
Coach quote: “Excellent team effort in attack, defense and stages. You have to keep improving with every game. – Joe Raycraft from MV
Recordings: MV 1-0; Kingswood 0-1
Key players: Franklin – Damien Eldridge (65 rushing yards, excellent defense), Zeke McCoy (solid play in QB)
Coach quote: “It was a great effort despite the score. We started off slow, but we really showed a lot of heart and got better as the game progressed. We have a young team, with a lot of freshmen and freshmen, but the veteran players have stepped up and given us a lot to look forward to. – Tim Snow from Franklin
Recordings: Raymond 1-0; Franklin 0-1
Stevens 3, Arc 2, OT
Key players: Bow – Zach Anderson (2 goals)
Highlights: The Cardinals scored in the last 15 minutes of regulation to tie the game 2-2 and completed the comeback in overtime.
Coach quote: “I hope a lesson has been learned. You must attend each game of D-II to be successful. Stevens won the match. They had a little more energy and energy today than we do. They wanted him a little more than us. They deserved the victory. – George Pinkham of Bow
Recordings: Stevens 1-1; Bow 2-1
Hillsboro-Deering 5, Winnisquam 2
Key players: HD – Joel Gould (goal, assist), Mason Ferwerda (goal), Zack Coombs (goal), Joey Lavalley (goal), Evan Winters (goal), Brady Curly (assist), Dylan Braun (2 assists)
Highlights: The Hillcats had a balanced attack and scored three goals in quick succession after the Bears tied the game, 1-1, in the 16th minute.
Recordings: HD 1-1; Winnisquam 0-2
Arc 9, West Manchester 0
Key players: Bow – Lyndsey LaPerle (2 goals, assist), Bella LaPerle (goal, assist), Sarah Lavigne (first college goal), Madison Roberge (goal, assist), Olivia Selleck (first college goal, assist), Lexi Insana (2 goals, assist), Lexanna Farr (first college goal)
Coach quote: “The girls played well and scored a lot of great goals. Thanks to Manchester West who never stopped working hard the entire game. – Bow’s Jay Vogt
Recordings: Bow 3-0; Where is 0-3
John Stark 6, Plymouth 0
Key players: John stark – Arden Ulmer (3 goals, assist), Diana Stafford (goal, assist), Reagan Lamothe (goal), Sophia McGinty (goal), Makayla Pellerin (assist)
Highlights: Ulmer was instrumental in each of the four first-half goals, scoring from a penalty to give the Generals a 1-0 lead, scored again to make it 2-0, sending a corner in the one linked to Stafford to make 3-0 and score a breakaway goal to bring the score to 4-0 at half-time.
Coach quote: “The seniors, Emaly Roy (captain), Arden Ulmer (captain), Diana Stafford and Natalie Patterson, have created a varsity team and a soccer program to be proud of. They are the glue that unites the group. Arden came up with a mission today and took advantage of every space and opportunity given or created to him. Defense is often fuzzy about how it controls play and tempo, and today was no exception, throwing balls to the ground for the run or changing terrain with precision. – Chris Pike from John Stark
Recordings: John stark 2-1; Plymouth 0-3
Pembroke 1, Milford 0
Key players: Pembroke – Lindsey Jones (goal), Cierra Hill (assist), Adrienne Dorr (defense), Jaylin Ladd (defense), Grace Simmons (defense), Mackenzie Hawkins (defense), Brooke Davison (bleach)
Highlights: The battle of the two Spartan teams scoreless until the 75th minute, when rookie Jones landed a shot from the top of the box into the net on the right side for the only goal of the game. Pembroke had the advantage in shots, 15-5.
Coach quote: “I’m not sure we’ve ever beaten Milford in my 12 years. Today was quite a special day and gives us a lot of momentum for next week. We will continue to work to complete the great combination game that we have started. – Jess Kaufman Desrochers from Pembroke
Recordings: Pembroke 2-0-0; Milford 1-1-1
Bishop Brady 1
Key players: HD – Abbie Johnson (2 assists), Kimmy Nadeau (goal), Eva LaValley (goal), Hannah Edwards (assist)
Coach quote: “The way these girls played against a very physical team made me extremely proud. Their hard work and dedication showed. – Makayla Savoy from HD
Recordings: HD 3-0; Bishop Brady 1-2
Arc 3, Pembroke 1
Key players: Bow – Madeline Kropp (goal, assist), Trista Day (goal), Sarah Guerrette (goal), Kat Burke (assist), Maia Kimball (attack), Jocelyn Webber (attack), Rylee Constant (defense), Elena Roy (defense) ); Pembroke – Ali Townsend (goal), Sarah Lapointe (assist), Zoie Wall (midfielder), Natalie Longacre (midfielder)
Highlights: Pembroke’s goal, by rookie Townsend, gave the Spartans their first lead in three seasons, and the Falcons returned to secure their first victory since the 2019 season.
Coach quote: “The team were very excited about their game. We had a lead and were still less than a goal late in the game. Girls gain confidence every day. – Steve Langevin from Pembroke
Recordings: Bow 1-1; Pembroke 0-2
John Stark 3,
Key players: John stark – Gracie Bolduc (2 goals), Bella Pelletier (goal), Adie Bolduc (assist), Aubrey Fischer (middle), Linsey Hagman (middle / defense), Helen Connor (4 saves, shutout)
Highlights: Pelletier’s goal opened the scoring, but the Generals missed many near-miss shots and went 1-0 to the half. Stark controlled most of the second half as Bolduc added one goal each in the third and fourth quarters.
Quote from the coach: “We passed the ball well today and changed the court better in the second half. We need to capitalize on our opportunities more regularly, but overall our game is going well at the start of the season and I was proud of our efforts. – Dennis Pelletier from John Stark
Recordings: John stark 2-0; Derryfield 0-2
Bishop Brady 4, Mascénic 2
Key players: Bishop Brady – Libbey Hicks (2 goals, assist), Margaret Sheehan (goal), Kimble Rose (goal)
Highlights: The Vikings stayed close early, tying the game after Brady took a 1-0, 2-1 lead, but Rose and Hicks both scored in the fourth quarter to secure the win. The Giants had a 15-8 advantage in the corners.
Coach quote: “Another great opportunity for the team to continue to build and trust each other today. Mascenic challenged us in some areas that we were able to recognize and adjust. – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen
Recordings: Brady 2-0; Mascenic 0-2
Concorde 187, Exeter 190,
Hanover 214, Nashua North 217
Key players: Concorde – Griffin Norwalt (35, tied for medalists), Cam McGonigle (37), Gavin Richardson (37), Dylan Miles (39), Tyler Coskren (39)
Highlights: Norwalt tied for medals of honor to help bring the tide to another sweep on three strong teams, including defending champions Exeter. Concord handed the Blue Hawks their first loss of the season.
Recordings: Concorde 6-0; Exeter 11-1; Hanover 4-2; North 2-6
Saint Thomas 3,
John Stark 0
Highlights: The Generals opened the season with a straight set loss, 25-20, 25-20, 25-11, to the Saints.
Recordings: Saint thomas 1-0; John stark 0-1
Key players: HD – Madison Podsadowski (8 serves for 8, 5 hits, kill), Allie Whisman- (10 serves for 10, 3 hits, kill), Haley Hathorn (5 serves for 5, ace, 2 hits, kill), Aurora Przybyla (19 servings for 21, tip, 5 shots)
Highlights: The Hillcats swept the Cardinals in their opener, 25-15, 25-14, 25-9.
Coach quote: “All the players contributed and deserved this victory. No one really knows what this season will look like after what the team went through last season, but the team played hard and merged. – Christa Liquori from HD
Recordings: HD 1-0; Stevens 0-1