High School Sports Highlights
Sept. 19: Souhegan girls win Bobcat Invitational
Souhegan High School’s girls cross country team didn’t just win Saturday’s Bobcat Invitational on Saturday, the Sabers dominated the field in Durham.
With all seven runners finishing in the Top 25, Souhegan scored 56 points – besting runner-up Winnacunnet by 35.
The Warriors finished second with 91 points, followed by Windham (139), Exeter (143) and Oyster River (184) to round out the Top 5 teams out of 19. Hollis Brookline (231) and Milford (304) finished ninth and 11th respectively.
Oyster River’s Maegan Doody won the girls race in 18 minutes, 20.5 seconds. Souhegan’s Madeleine Hunt led the local contingent with a seventh-place showing in 19:53.5.
The other six Sabers to cross the linewere Arielle Zlotnik (10th, 20:11.2), Shannon Earley (11th, 20:16.1), Jane Leighton (12th, 20:22.6), Elise Lambert (16th, 21:12.1), Hannah Gillis (18th, 21:24.2) and Kate Bermingham (25th, 21:44.3).
Alex Matsis (19th, 21:28.6) was Milford’s top runner, while Kay Partridge (27th, 22:05.6) led Hollis Brookline.
Other locals in the Top 60 were HB’s Madylin Partridge (38th, 22:46.4) and Megan Cramton (45th, 23:13.9), and Milford’s Shannon Hull (54th, 23:41.8).
Souhegan’s girls also dominated at the junior varsity level, winning that race with seven runners in the Top 9.
On the boys’ side of things, Oyster River came out on top with 75 points – followed by Dover (173), Exeter (175), Kennett (181) and Kingswood (188) to round out the Top 5 out of 23 teams.
The Bobcats were led by the first-place run of Patrick O’Brien (15:58.0).
The first local runner to cross the finish line was Hollis Brookline’s Cameron Jackson in 13th (17:53.4), while Souhegan’s Garrett Earley (23rd, 18:13.0) also finished Top 25. The Cavaliers finished 10th as a team, one spot behind the Sabers, who were ninth, and three places ahead of Milford in 13th.
Jake Ricca (27th, 18:20.4) and Tim Tamulonis (30th, 18:27.5) led the Spartans.
Complete results of the event can be found at lancertiming.com.
Sept. 19: Milford 3, Hanover 0
Cora Rogers scored two goals and assisted on another tallied by Nicole McMorrow. Lilly Erdody made six saves in net for the shutout win.
Sept. 23: Derryfield 2, Milford 1
The Spartans had its three-game win streak snapped by the Cougars, who scored the game-winner with 3:10 left in regulation.
Cora Rogers had the lone goal for Milford midway through the second half to tie the game. Goalie Lilly Erdody made four saves.
Sept. 16: Milford 3, ConVal 0
Hanna Hembrow posted 23 assists, five digs, five aces and two kills in leading Milford to a 25-16, 25-9, 25-12 win over ConVal.
Casey Covell (five digs, three kills, three aces), Ellie Chappell (three aces), McKenzie LaFond (six digs, two aces), Olivia Blanchet (seven digs, four aces), Maddy Wheeler (eight kills, five digs) and Olivia Rougeau (10 kills, nine digs, four aces) also chipped in with big performances for the Spartans (4-0).
Sept. 18: Milford 3, Fall Mountain 0
Olivia Rougeau (10 kills), Maddy Wheeler (seven kills, two aces) and Hanna Hembrow (20 assists, seven digs, three aces) all had solid nights for Milford, as the Spartans picked up their fifth win in five matches. Milford beat Fall Mountain 25-11, 25-16 and 25-15.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Sept. 22: Souhegan wins quad meet
The Sabers (20) took seven of the top eight places to top host Merrimack Valley (57), John Stark (61) and Windham (114). The Sabers were led by freshman Arielle Zlotnick who finished second in 19:45. Souhegan then took the next six places with Shannon Earley (third, 20:25), Jane Leighton (fourth 20:32), Hannah Gillis (fifth 20:56), Elise Lambert (sixth, 21:04), Kate Bermingham (seventh, 21:26) and Alissa Reiter (eighth 21:57) all running well.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Sept. 22: Souhegan
wins quad meet
The Sabers took six of the top 12 places to finish with a score of 33, ahead of host Merrimack Valley (41), Windham (62) and John Stark (94).
Garrett Earley led the Sabers in second in 18:06, followed by Billy Seguin (fifth, 18:25), Jake Upton (sixth, 18:39), Bobz Zampella (ninth, 19:21), Nate Sodders (11th, 19:30), and Kyle Manlogan (12th, 19:32).
Sept. 19: HB 1, Souhegan 1
Trailing by a goal, Hollis Brookline freshman Max Mello tied the game on an assist by Ryan Olson with less than a minute to play in the second half, sending the game into overtime before the two sides settled for a draw.
Scoreless at the break, Souhegan (3-1-1) broke the ice midway through the second half as Luke Berry placed a soft ball just inside the post in the 60th minute as HB keeper Nick Wood (seven saves) dove at his feet.
The halftime stalemate wasn’t really the whole story, as the Sabers had generated four clear chances – all high or wide – in the first eight minutes of the game. Despite allowing that goal, Wood took over in the second half, making a great save late in the match to keep it even, and then three high-flying saves in overtime to preserve the tie.
Nate Chamberlain and Nick Scavetta were strong defensively in front of keeper Will Facques, who stopped four shots for the defending Division II champions. Scavetta also regularly involved himself in the attacking end, along with midfielders Erik Richardson and Ely Marciano, who picked up the assist on Berry’s goal.
HB’s Zac Crooks, Cam Tulley, Dale Jacobs and Olson were sound defensively. Mello’s goal was part of a terrific day in the midfield, during which he connected well with Sam Hall and Joey Dias to create opportunities for the Cavaliers (1-4-1).
Sept. 22: Souhegan 2, Portsmouth 1 (OT)
Ali Ewiess scored an unassisted goal in the 85th minute of the first overtimeto help the Sabers improve to 4-1-1. Ely Marciano tied the match up at one in the 34th minute, assisted by Luke Berry. Will Facques made eight saves for the Sabers.
Sept. 17: Souhegan 3, Goffstown 1
Hannah Chick had a hat trick for the Sabers, now 4-1-1,while Alana Barretto added two assists. Marlena Culver also had an assist. The Sabers are off until they host Portsmouth next Wednesday.
Sept. 17: WLC 3, Hinsdale 0
Naomi Wight (unassisted), Ally Schwab (assisted by Lexi Balam), and Balam (assisted by Suzie Lemire) provided the Warrior goals as Wilton improved to 2-4. Cori Balam had three saves in the Warrior net.