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Souhegan 4, Portsmouth 1
Thomas Horner scored two goals, while Erik Richardson and Thomas Robinson added one each to lead Souhegan’s offense in Thursday’s 4-1 season-opening win over Portsmouth at Bean Fields in Amherst.
Mason Young, Ali Ewiess and Jacob Hopfenspirger assisted on goals, and goalkeeper Will Facques stopped five shots in net for the Sabers.
Manchester West 3, Milford 0
The Spartans dropped their season opener on the road Friday despite keeper Derek Curtis’ 11-save effort. Jakob Leo played well for Milford, fighting for the ball all game long. As a team Milford managed eight shots on goal.
Profile 2, Wilton-Lyndeborough 1
The Warriors (0-1) dropped their home opener Friday despite a competitive game from both sides. The lone goal by Wilton was scored in the second half, on a free kick outside of the box, by Jake LeVert who put one in the top left corner of the net.
ConVal 4, Milford 1
Milford (0-2) able to manage score one goal in front of the home crowd off the foot of Jacob Wilder. Griff Comtois picked up the assist and controlled the midfield.
Goalkeeper Derek Curtis made 10 saves in the loss.
Souhegan 2, Hollis Brookline 0
Souhegan improved to 2-0 behind two first half goals. Erik Richardson got an unassisted goal in the 15th minute then Thomas Hornor scored in the 38th minute (assisted by Mason Young). Host Hollis Brookline (0-2) got four saves from its goalkeeper Ryan Coutu.
Milford 6, Manchester West 0
Milford started its season off on the right foot Friday behind two goals from Aspen Tlapa.
Erin Mcguire, Emma Gray, Taylor Dorsey and Avery Martin added one goal each, while Jade Greg posted a five-save shutout.
Souhegan 2, Portsmouth 1
Souhegan won its home opener Friday off goals by senior captain Emma Estabrook in the 25th minute and Savannah Behn in the 12th minute.
Goalkeeper Lily Bachelder recorded six saves in the win.
Hollis Brookline 4 Souhegan 0
Hollis Brookline improved to 1-1 Tuesday behind Madeline McCann (one goal, two assists) and Magnolia Moskun (two assists. Torrey Cook, Hayley Modelski and Michele Philpot each got a goal for the Cavaliers.
Souhegan (1-1) got six saves out of their goalkeeper Lily Batchelder and HB’s Olivia Cleghorn needed only one save to pick up the home shutout.
Milford 5, ConVal 4
The Spartans had a 5-3 lead through much of Tuesday’s second half and held on to win to start the season at 2-0.
Ashleigh Matsis had two goals to lead the way, while Lauren Stec, Asten Tlapa (plus an assist) and Colette Urda all had single goals. Jade Greg had 17 saves while Geena Ciardelli played well at midfield.
Milford 3, ConVal 1
Lauren Dishong had two unasssisted goals while Meredith Recks also scored (assist to Lexi Verstraete). Spartan netminder Maddin Dodier had 11 saves with defensive help from Lexi Marois and Caroline Boudreau.
Souhegan 9, Hollis Brookline 1
Abby Cranney had three goals and McKenzie Robinson had a pair as the Sabers rolled in their season opener. Erin McCool, Kate Lindsey, Hunter Baum and Laura Gainor all had single goals while Timber Devine had two assists. Maddie Maurais had one save in the Saber net while Nichole Borque had the Cavs’ lone goal.
Led by rounds of 40 by sophomores Nick Jordan and John Natale, Souhegan (208) went on to sweep Milford (215), Goffstown (215) and Oyster River (222) in Thursday’s season-opening match at Amherst Country Club.
Milford’s Evan Ryan shot a 39 for co-medalist honors with Oyster River’s Ryan Coxen.
The Spartans other low scorers were Hunter Hoffman (40), Weston Pare (43), Nick Gutterson (46), Ben Lopez (47) and Jamie Pare (48) – whose scores as sixth man was used to break a tie with Goffstown.
The Sabers other low scorers were Ryan Stankewicz (42), Jeff Boehm (43) and John Henzel (43).