Merrimack High School Highlights

FIELD HOCKEY

Oct. 8: Winnacunnet 2, Merrimack 0

The Tomahawks fell to 1-3-1 in their last five games after the shutout loss to the Warriors.

Merrimack (5-4-1) got nine saves from Mac Hennas while Winnacunnet (9-2) got two saves from MacKenzie Jackson.

The Warriors got a goal each from Amanda Sullivan and Kendall Markland, both in the first half.

Oct. 14: Merrimack 6,
Nashua South 0

Callie Dwyer had two goals and two assists to lead the Tomahawks, who improved to 7-4-1.

Among the other goals scorers for Merrimack were Kayla Lodono, Julie Berberian, Shanon Leavingworth,and Julia Perry. Other assists on the day weere by Londono, Olivia Kapsambelis, and Lacey Lature. Hannah Smith got the shutout in goal.

For 0-12 Nashua South, Paige Murphy had 25 saves in goal with defensive help from Julia McGonagle and Hannah Lambert. Kara Slocum, Sam Harden and Alyssa Freeman played well offensively for the Panthers.

BOYS SOCCER

Oct. 8: Alvirne 4, Merrimack 0

Alvirne jumped out to a two-goal advantage at halftime and never looked back, as the Broncos beat Merrimack 4-0.

Nate Gosselin scored the first goal in the eighth minute, heading in a free kick off the foot of Raul Stedile.
Fourteen minutes later, Gosselin again found the back of the net, this time booting home a rebound off an initial shot from Stedile.

Stedile was at it again just eight minutes into the second half, assisting on Matt Lubinski’s goal for his third helper of the day. Brett Richardson closed the the scoring in the 72nd minute off a pass from Anthony Holzhauser.

Defensively for Alvirne, keeper Jake Schofield only needed to make two saves for the win while Khari Higgins played an exceptional game at stopper, preventing the Merrimack offense from generating opportunities. Midfielder Andrew Teague was the complete player on the field playing strong defensively and creatively on offense.

Tomahawks keeper Austen Thompson made six saves, while Steve Sexton, Zach Curran, Dylan Richardson and Matt Coburn all played well in defeat.

Oct. 9: Manchester Central 3, Merrimack 1

Steve Sexton’s unassisted goal was all the Tomahawks could muster as they fell to 4-8. Austen Thomson collected 10 saves in goal. Also playing well for the ‘Hawks were forwards Zach Curran, Dylan Richardson and Chase Bantham, as well as back Nick Kachmar.

Oct. 14: Keene 2,
Merrimack 0

The Tomahawks fell to 4-9 despite five saves in goal by Austen Thomson, and good offensive play from Steve Sexton, Zach Curran and Chase Bantham.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Oct. 8: Merrimack 3,
Winnacunnet 0

Jen Coffey recorded 16 kills, 14 digs and three blocks to lead a strong Merrimack offensive, as the Tomahawks traveled to Hampton and beat Winnacunnet 25-18, 25-20, 25-15.

Elise Jolly (two blocks, eight digs, seven kills), Jo Coffey (10 digs, 25 assists), Lianna Klinger (18 digs) and Caitlyn Paulson (nine digs) all had strong nights.

Oct. 10: Merrimack 3,
Goffstown 0

The Tomahawks improved their record to 13-0 with a convincing sweep of Goffstown. Game scores were 25-19, 25-18, and 25-15. Jen Coffey led the team with five blocks, 15 digs, and 10 kills, Elise Jolly added four blocks and eight kills, while Jo Coffey had two blocks and 23 assists. Tayla Schipilliti had three kills and two digs and Lianna Klinger added five digs.

Oct. 15: Merrimack 3, Bishop Guertin 0

The Tomahawks improved to 14-0 on the season by beating the Cardinals 25-22, 25-11, 25-8 in a Division I match. Jen Coffey led Merrimack with 17 kills, 13 digs, six aces and two blocks, while Jo Coffey added 24 assists and 12 digs. Katie Flynn chipped in with 13 digs and nine kills and Elise Jolly also had six kills.

Bishop Guertin (5-10) got six kills from Jill Rabasco while Jenna McCormack had six assists and six digs and Sarah Shields added nine digs and two aces. Hannah Glasheem had 10 digs while Kasey Massicotte had five assists and Margaret Richardson added three blocks.

GIRLS SOCCER

Oct. 8: Merrimack 3,
Alvirne 1

Dena Nouseux scored twice and Rachel Mack added one of her own as Merrimack beat Alvirne 3-1. Ingrid Havron, Mack and Sierra Erickson recorded assists on the goals, while Abby Smith and Kelly Eno played strong defensively for the Tomahawks.

The Broncos goal was scored by Bri Jones, while Sami Giannelli recorded 13 saves between the pipes. Daniel Ross, Jamie Calvagna and Erin Rosier also played well in the loss.

Oct. 14: Merrimack 4, Keene 1

Dena Noiseux scored all four goals for the 4-8-1 Tomahawks, assisted by Rachel Mack, Lauren Dubois, Shannon Healey, and Alexis Kapsambelis. Abby Smith, Kelly Eno, Janelle Krehel, and Ashley Hunsicker played well defensively.