High School Sports Talk
The Sabers got top-20 finishes from Madeleine Hunt (11th) and Jane Leighton (19th) en route to a second-place finish in the Girls Large class at the 41st Manchester Invitational. The event featured over 80 schools and hundreds of runners from around New England.
Coe-Brown came away with the crown in the Girls Large division, followed closely by Souhegan. Merrimack (fifth), Alvirne (10th), Nashua South (18th), Nashua North (21st), Hollis Brookline (23rd) and Milford (28th) also competed.
Coe-Brown’s Elisabeth Danis won the individual title in the class with a time of 18:19.
Hunt had the best finish among local competitors, with Leighton right behind her. Other local top-50 finishers were Souhegan’s Shannon Earley (29th), Hannah Gillis (35th), and Elise Lambert (48th), Alvirne’s Katie Bellomo (22nd) and Jessica Fontaine (32nd), Merrimack’s Bailey Carrillo (27th), Lauren Brennan (28th), Erica Lane (42nd), and Grace Corbett (47th), North’s Nicolina Braccio (33rd) and South’s Lauren Robinson (44th).
Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island took the Boys Large division.
Local competitors included Nashua South (ninth), Alvirne (10th), Nashua North (12th), Merrimack (22nd), Souhegan (29th), Hollis Brookline (35th), and Milford (36th).
Oyster River’s Patrick O’Brien was the overall winner of the class, with Alvirne’s Kendall Westhoff (8th) finishing with the best time among local runners. Other top- 50 finishers included Alvirne’s Noah Bellomoss(18th), North’s David Vorbach (29th) and Connor Muise (45th), and South’s Mitch King (35th).
Harwood High School from Vermont took home gold in the Boys Small division. Bishop Guertin (5th) and Campbell (32nd) also competed.
Cameron Daly of Inter- Lakes finished first overall, while Campbell’s Jeffrey Allen (16th) had the best time among local runners. The Cardinals had three top-50 runners in Christopher Fischer (22nd), Jackson Kiernan (35th), and Aiden Sullivan (38th).
Campbell was the lone local school to compete in the Girl’s Small division, finishing 23rd. Hanover High School finished first in that class.
Windham 1, Souhegan 0
The Jaguars scored a goal in the first ten minutes, and the Sabers were never able to recover last Friday.
Souhegan still had a number of opportunities, particularly during the end of the first half, with the offense flowing through Josh Anson and Ely Marciano.
Will Facques stopped four shots for the Sabers, who fall to 4-2-1.
Wilton Lyndeborough 0
After having finally ended their eight-game losing streak with a tie against Mascenic, the Warriors once again earned another mark in the ‘loss’ column.
The loss was the fifth time this season the Warriors have failed to score any goals. Pittsfield, meanwhile, hadn’t scored a goal in four straight games prior to this contest.
Hollis Brookline 4,
Syd Brackett scored three goals and Magnolia Moskun provided three assists for the Cavaliers to lead them to an easy victory over Milford last Friday.
Haley Modelski netted the other goal for Hollis, while Avery Martin scored the lone goal for Milford.
Olivia Clegghorn stopped five shots in net for the victory, while Milford’s Katie Lorden finished with 17 saves.
Con Val 0
Makayla LaChance made 14 saves, including one diving stop that prevented the game from heading to overtime, to earn the shutout victory over Con Val last Friday.
Hannah Chick scored the game’s lone goal, assisted by Emma Estabrook.
Hailey Johnson also had a standout game defensively for the Sabers (6-1-1).
Wilton-Lyndeborough 4, Pittsfield 1
The Warriors have won multiple games in a row for the first time all season after topping Pittsfield. Wilton was coming off a 2-0 win over Portsmouth Christian earlier this week.
Abby LeBlanc led the offensive effort with a pair of goals, while teammates Suzie Lemire and Dani Bird also found the back of the net.
Ally Schwab finished with three assists in the win.
Goalie Cori Balam stopped three Pittsfield shots for the Warriors (4- 5).
The Spartans (242) edged Oyster River (243) but finished behind match winner St. Thomas (231). at the Oaks Golf Club in Somersworth last Thursday.
Nick Cauley led the way for Milford with a 47, followed by Ben Lopez (48), Evan Ryan and Hunter Hoffman (49) and Weston Pare (50).
Milford 3, Souhegan 2 (OT)
Cora Rogers netted all three of the Spartans’ goals, including the game-winner, to lead Milford to a dramatic victory over Souhegan last Friday.
Olivia Mabbett, Erin Tyrrell, and Nicole McMorrow each added assists in the victory.
Tyrrell, Lauren Dishong, and Allison Betelak were each singled out for their leadership and effort for Milford.
Lilly Erdody stopped four saves in net for the Spartans, who improve to 6-2.