Cavs girls volleyball opens season at 2-0
Hollis Brookline 3, Manchester Central 0
The defending Division I champion Cavaliers started their season with a win (25-6, 25-6, 25-8) behind Hannah Balfour, who had 10 aces and 18 assists.
Other contributors for Hollis included Kaleigh Whalen (seven aces), Taylor Hamel (six kills), Sammie Shepard (five digs) and Kaitlyn Johnson (two blocks).
Hollis Brookline 3, Keene 0
The visiting Cavaliers (2-0) enjoyed a straight set win of 25-15, 25-13, 25-22 on Tuesday thanks in part to Kaleigh Whalen (six aces, seven kills).
Other contributors included Taylor Hamel (seven kills), Rachel Bill (six kills), and Kira Belden (five aces).
Milford 2, Hollis Brookline 1
Griff Comtois and Ryan Thompson scored one goal each, both assisted by Jacob Wilder as the Spartans beat the Cavaliers 2-1 on Friday. Milford’s Jakob Leo, Mason Mallows and Mike Federico were strong in the midfield and defensively in front of keeper Derek Curtis (eight saves).
ConVal 5, Hollis Brookline 0
Kyle Simpson, Dale Jacobs and Joe Dias all played well Tuesday but it wasn’t enough as the Cavs dropped to 0-4. HB keeper Ryan Coutu had 15 saves in net.
Hollis Brookline 2, Milford 1
The Cavaliers got on the board first with a goal from Michele Philpot (assisted by Dana Urlich), but Milford (2-1) tied the game up on a goal in the 38th minute off a direct kick from Erin McGuire. Friday’s eventual game-winning goal came in the 49th minute, scored by HB freshman Tasha White.
Hollis Brookline 3, ConVal 0
Rachel Flanagan, Torrey Cook and Haley Modelski scored Tuesday as the Cavaliers improved to 3-1. Michele Philpot had two assists on the day while Abby Rogers had one. Olivia Cleghorn collected eight saves in the HB net.
Hollis Brookline tops Sabers, Spartans
Josh Farmer carded a 35 to tie Windham’s James McKee for medalist honors, helping the Cavaliers go 2-1 in a quad meet Thursday at Amherst Country Club. Windham remained undefeated on the season with a 189. Hollis Brookline followed at 201, ahead of Souhegan’s 207 and Milford’s 213.
Ryan Stankiewicz was the top performer for the Sabers with a 37, while Evan Ryan and Nick Cauley each fired a 41 for the Spartans. Weston Pare (43), Hunter Hoffman (44) and Ben Lopez (44) also competed well for Milford (2-4), which plays next on Tuesday at Kingswood. Hollis Brookline (6-1) and Souhegan (7-2) entered the day undefeated.
Hollis Brookline 2, Milford 0
The visiting Cavaliers (1-1) scored one goal in each half, first by Sofia Barassi, then by Megan McLaughlin. Hollis Brookline had lots of action in their offensive end, thanks to the defensive work of Jackie Hallerman, Megan Corban and Maddie Kuchta. Midfielder Megan Hill also played well.
Hollis Brookline 4, Goffstown 2
The Cavs, trailing 2-1 on Tuesday, got three goals in two minutes in the second half by Nichole Bourque (two) and Jacqueline Hale, with an assist from Megan McLaughlin. Sofia Barassi tallied in the first half for an early 1-0 lead. Jackie Hallerman and Rachel Dvareckas led the HB defensive effort.