High School Highlights
Milford girls soccer rolls past Kearsarge, John Stark
Milford 3, Kearsarge 0
Milford improved to 5-3-1 on Sept. 27 thanks to three goals from Alli Ciardelli. Aspen Tlapa and Lauren Stec each collected an assist. Goalkeepers Katie Lorden and Jade Gregg each had five saves, with defensive help from Sophie Grill.
Milford 2, John Stark 1
Brieanna Degroot scored off a free kick from 25 yards out with five minutes remaining in regulation to lift Milford over John Stark on Friday.
Degroot also recorded an assist, setting up Erin McGuire 15 minutes into the game for a 1-0 Spartans’ lead. Stark scored its goal early in the second half to even the score.
Katie Lorden (four saves) and Jade Gregg (eight saves) split time in net for Milford (6-3-1). Center back Geena Ciardelli and center midfielder Riley Matthews also played well for the Spartans.
Goffstown 3, Souhegan 1
Souhegan dropped to 4-4-1 on Sept. 27. The lone goal for the Sabers came off the foot of Marlena Culver.
Milford 0, Kearsarge 0
The Spartans (2-6-1) got good performances from John Noel, Mike Federico, Mason Mallows, Austin Martel, Ryan Thompson, and Jakob Leo on Sept. 27.
John Stark 1, Milford 0
Milford fell to 2-7-1 on Saturday despite getting excellent play from sophomore Jakob Leo at midfield.
The Spartans also got solid performances from seniors Mike Federico and Mason Mallows at center back.
Gilford 3, Milford 1
Milford dropped the first two sets and couldn’t fully recover in a 25-22, 25- 8, 24-26, 25-12 loss to Gilford on Sept. 28.
Gabby Monaco (five service aces, two blocks, five kills), Maddy Wheeler (two aces, six kills) and Julia Mrozek (four kills) stood out for the Spartans (6-3).
Milford 4, Oyster River 0
Lauren Dishong scored three goals and Sydney Kolasinski added one of her own to lead Milford past Oyster River in Durham on Sept. 28.
Meredith Recks picked up an assist on Kolasinski’s goal, while goalie Timea Hamlin had a light night between the pipes.
Hamlin only need to stop one shot to record the shutout and improve the Spartans record to 4-5.
Milford drops 2, Souhegan splits
Souhegan (15-9) finished with a 205, good enough to beat Milford (209) but fall just short of Hanover (203) on Sept. 27. The Sabers were led by medalist Ryan Stankiewicz (35), followed by Nick Jordan (41), Jack Hopey (43), Jeff Bohem (43), and John Natale (43).
The Spartans fell to 8-15. Their top golfers were Evan Ryan (40), Hunter Hoffman (41), Weston Pare (42), Mitch Lepine (42), and Ben Lopez (44).
Tesconi places 13th
Souhegan freshman Lydia Tesconi (117) finished 13th on Saturday at the NHIAA Girls Individual Golf Tournament at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands in Salem.
Pinkerton junior Lauren Thibodeau won the title for a third consecutive season after carding a 75. Hannah Drew, of Keene, took second with a 79. Alvirne junior Jess Lortie was third at 82. Exeter’s Aislin Murdock (85) and Concord’s Hayley Reed (86) rounded out the top five.
Spartans take 6th place
Milford placed sixth at the NHIAA Bass Fishing Championships on Saturday at Lake Winnipesaukee.
SHS girls 2nd at Thetford
In a race with nearly 600 entrants, Souhegan’s Madeleine Hunt, Arielle Zlotnick and Jane Leighton all finished in the top 10 to lift the Saber girls to second place at Thetford (Vt.) Academy’s 26th Annual Woods Trail Run on Saturday.
Hunt, a senior, completed the 5-kilometer run in 19 minutes, 43.88 seconds to earn sixth place. Zlotnick, a sophomore, was ninth at 20:04.96 and Leighton, a junior, claimed 10th at 20:08.33.
Marissa Romano (47th, 21:32.09), Shannon Earley (64th, 21:53.98) and Elise Lambert (87th, 22:20.29) were all among the top 100 finishers for Souhegan, which finished behind only Champlain Valley (Vt.) in the 48-team standings.
For the boys, Souhegan senior Patrick McGrath led the Sabers in 60th at 18:10.46, followed closely by Garrett Earley (64th, 18:12.63). Jake Upton (154th, 19:07.21), Nathan Stine (194th, 19:25.86) also ran well.
Durham 4th at Black Bear
Milford junior Rebecca Durham placed fourth at the Black Bear Invitational on Saturday with a time of 18:58.
The Spartans finished 11th as a team and received contributions from Alex Matis (18th, 20:26), Makayla Sullivan (87th, 23:20), Elisabeth Rodil (95th, 23:51) and Lori Demambro (97th, 23:58).
The Milford boys were paced by Floria Bochert (32nd, 17:56), Blake Audibert (46th, 18:18) and Ethan Briggs (84th, 19:00) en route to 15th place.