High School Sports Highlights

CROSS COUNTRY

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.

MILFORD

FIELD HOCKEY

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.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

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.

SOUHEGAN

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).

BOYS SOCCER

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.

GIRLS SOCCER

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.

WILTON-LYNDEBOROUGH

GIRLS SOCCER

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.