High School Highlights
Matsis claims 1st at invite
Milford’s Alex Matsis crossed the finish line in 20 minutes and 22 seconds to claim first place overall at the Coach Korcoulis Invitational hosted by Hollis Brookline.
Matsis beat ConVal’s Clare Veverka by 4.9 seconds to win the race. Milford also featured Lindsay Wright (34th), Makayla Sullivan (37th), Destiny Bartlett (40th), Grace Vogel (42nd) and Lori Demambro (43rd) and Kaela Greska (60th).
ConVal (63 points) was first in the team standings, while Oyster River (68) took second and Campbell (109) was third. The host Cavaliers (133) were fourth, ahead of Milford (145), Hopkinton (157), Bow (163), St. Thomas Aquinas (183), Mascenic (187) and Sanborn (220).
Hollis Brookline was led by Kay Partridge’s 13th-place finish (22:32.6). Madylin Partridge (17th) and Megan Cramton (20th) also ran well and were followed by teammates Emma Bruseo (44th), Victoria Rezzarday (49th), Catherine Donovan (50th) and Jocelyn Lysik (63rd).
Oyster River (52), was first in the boys 12-team standings, followed by Mascenic (84), Pelham (96), Hollis Brookline (120), Campbell (158), Milford (167), Bow (181), Belmont (187), ConVal (192), Hopkinton (252), Sanborn (286) and St. Thomas (290).
Milford’s top finisher was Florian Bochert in eighth place. The Spartans also received contributions from Blake Audibert (17th), Ethan Briggs (38th), Thomas Herner (49th), Tyler Russin (57th), Jacob Sickler (62nd) and Trevor Grenier (68th).
Hollis Brookline was led by Kenny Corsetti (14th), Adam McQuilken (19th), Evan Simonds (21st), Joel DeLong (32nd), Patrick Bloniasz (34th), Kyle Hsu (39th) and Joe Caswell (41st).
Souhegan 6, Merr. Valley 0
Souhegan improved to 4-1 on Friday thanks to six different goal scorers, Thomas Robinson, Mason Young, Thomas Hornor, Lucas Bellapanni, Erik Richardson, and Sam Pham. Hornor, Richardson and Bellapanni all collected an assist too. Goalkeepers Will Facques and Matt Greany combined for four saves.
Milford 1, Pelham 0
The host Spartans improved to 2-3 on Tuesday thanks to a goal with about two minutes left in the first half by Matt Chase (assisted by Jacob Wilder). Great defense was played by midfielder Jakob Leo and center backs Mike Federico and Mason Mallows. Derek Curtis earned the shutout with six saves.
Souhegan 3, Goffstown 0
Souhegan improved to 3-1 in front of its home crowd on Friday thanks to Abby Cranney, who had two goals – one unassisted, the other assisted by Erin McCool. Erica Cheries scored the other goal, which was also assisted by McCool.
Milford 3, Fall Mountain 0
The visiting Spartans (2- 0) won in straight sets (25- 14, 25-16, 25-9) on Friday.
Some of the Spartans’ top contributors were Maddy Wheeler (nine aces), Emily Flaherty (seven aces and eight assists), Julia Mrozek (six kills) and Olivia Blanchet (four aces).
Portsmouth 3, Souhegan 1
Souhegan (0-2) convincingly won the first set 25-9 before losing three straight (25-15, 25-16, and 25-15) on Friday.
For the Sabers, sophomore Katie O’Brien dominated from the service line with 21 service points and three aces.
Junior Anna Wason, sophomore Vivien Merryfield and sophomore Kristiana Dibble also played well.
Milford 3, Souhegan 0
The Spartans improved to 3-0 after a 25-21, 25-7, 25-17 straight-set win on Monday. Emily Flaherty led the way with six aces, two kills and 17 assists.
Also contributing to the Milford win were Gabby Monico (three aces, two blocks, and five kills), Olivia Blanchet (three aces, seven digs) and Maddy Wheeler (two aces, six kills). The Sabers fell to 0-3.
Milford splits tri-match
Weston Pare and Nick Cauley shot 3-over-par 39s for Milford’s low scores, as the Spartans pulled off a 208-229 win Thursday over Kennett, but lost to Coe- Brown (203) at Nippo Lake Golf Club in Barrington.
The other three recorded low scores for Milford were Hunter Hoffman (41), Evan Ryan (43) and Mitch Lepine (46). Others playing well for the Spartans were Jamie Pare (46), Ben Lopez (47) and Nick Gutterson (48).
Coe-Brown’s Joel Boulanger was medalist with a 2-under-par 34.
Souhegan takes 2 of 3
Souhegan (209) lost to Windham (186) and won against Pembroke (222) and Kennett (245) on Tuesday. Jeff Boehm led the 8-4 Sabers with a 39, followed by Ryan Stankewicz and Nick Jordan ( 42 each), and John Henzel and Quade Bell (43 each).
The Spartans (4-9) shot a 226 which was not enough to beat out Goffstown (212), Kingswood (213), and Bishop Brady (224) on Tuesday. Milford was led by Nick Gutterson and Weston Pare who each scored a 44, followed by Mitch Lepine and Nick Cauley (45 each), and Ben Lopez and Evan Ryan (48 each).