Milford girls soccer earns wins over Sanborn, West
Milford 3, Sanborn 2 (OT)
Emmy Sullivan had an unassisted goal and Erin McGuire had two goals, including the game-winning header seconds into OT, to lift the Spartans over Sanborn on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The game-winner was assisted by Colette Urda.
Katie Lorden and Jade Gregg combined for 10 saves and Milford peppered Sanborn’s keeper with 26 shots.
Milford 5, Manchester West 0
The host Spartans improved to 4-3-1 thanks to five different goal scorers – Alli Ciardelli, Ashleigh Matsis, Lauren Stec, Mikayla Rush and Emmy Sullivan. Keeper Katie Lorden made five saves.
Souhegan 2, Pelham 0
Souhegan improved to 6-2-1 on Friday behind two first half goals – the first from Ali Eweiss (assisted by Josh Massa) and the second off the foot of Matt Hopfenspirger (assisted by Jasper Jones). The Sabers had two goalies combine for the shutout, Will Facques (four saves) and Matt Greany (two saves).
Milford wins 2 of 3 at Portsmouth CC
Portsmouth used the co-medalist 39s of Jeff Barnes and Justin Grundahl to total 210, sweeping its quad-meet versus Milford (217), Pembroke Academy (239) and Trinity (260) at Portsmouth Country Club on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Hunter Hoffman (40), Weston Pare (43), Evan Ryan (44), Nick Cauley (44) and Ben Lopez (46) were Milford’s low five. Also playing well for the Spartans were Jamie Pare (47), Mitch Lepine (49) and Nick Gutterson (51).
Souhegan 4, Merrimack Valley 0
Souhegan improved to 7-2 behind four different goal scorers on Friday. Goals came from Erica Cheries, Abby Cranney, Mckenzie Robinson, and Brenna Desborough. Cranney, Erin McCool, and Sarah Eastland had an assist. Goalkeepers Maddie Maurais and Izzy Anton combined for six saves.
Hanover 4, Milford 2
Milford fell to 2-5 but got Lauren Dishong and Sydney Kolasinski (assisted by Ava Simon) scored on Friday. The Spartans got strong defense from Maya Flores.
Souhegan 2, Hollis Brookline 0
McKenzie Robinson scored four minutes into the game and Madison Robicheau followed that up with a goal with seven minutes left in the first half as the Sabers,who were tested, improved to 8-2 on Monday.
Souhegan goalie Maddie Maurais had three saves and was helped when Robicheau knocked the ball away from the goal line when HB applied some last first half pressure.
The Sabers had 19 penalty corners, keeping Cavs goalie Abby Fitzgerald (12 saves) busy. HB fell to 4-4.
Milford 1, ConVal 0
Sydney Kolasinski scored unassisted six minutes into the first half as the Spartans moved to 3-5 on Monday. Timea Hanlin had six saves in the Milford net with defensive help from Maya Flores, while Lauren Dishong played well at midfield.
Durham takes 10th at Manchester Invitational
Milford’s Rebecca Durham was first across the line in 10th (19:26) at the 42nd Manchester Invitational at Derryfield Park on Saturday in Manchester. She combined with Alex Matsis (39th, 20:19) to help the Spartans to 15th (396 points).
Souhegan was the top local team in fourth (187 points). The Sabers were led by Madeleine Hunt’s 11th-place run of 19:31, as well as top-20 finishes by Arielle Zlotnick (14th, 19:39) and Jane Leighton (16th, 19:46).
Merrimack (12th, 329 points), Nashua South (19th, 444), Nashua North (20th, 517) and Hollis Brookline (25th, 699) also competed in the large school girls race.
For the boys, Concord won the team title with 90 points, while Lucas Aramburu, of Brookline (Mass.), won the race in 15:46. Souhegan (16th, 468), Hollis Brookline (20th, 600), Merrimack (28th, 754) and Milford (31st, 797) also competed in the large school division. Other local individuals finishing in the top 50 were Merrimack’s Dave Vaccaro (26th, 16:55) and Souhegan’s Patrick McGrath (32nd, 17:00).
Milford 3, Pelham 0
Milford improved to 5-2 in straight sets (25-10, 25- 23, 25-19) thanks to several contributors on Friday. Gabby Monico (four aces, two digs, five kills), Julia Mrozek (two blocks, three kills), Maddy wheeler (four aces, five kills), Emily Flaherty (15 aces) and Robyn Krafst (one block, four kills).
Milford 3, Manchester West 0
The Spartans improved to 6-2 with a sweep of 25-14, 25-10, 25-17. Julia Guarniere led the way with nine service aces, while Maddy Wheeler (six aces, two kills), and Gabby Monico (four aces, two digs and five kills) also were keys.