Merrimack High School Highlights
Oct. 25: No. 2 Timberlane 3, No. 7 Merrimack 1
Second-seeded Timberlane Regional (13-2) jumped out to a two-goal halftime lead off the sticks of Kylie Fitzpatrick and Jessie Mezquita then held on for the quarterfinal win over No. 7 Merrimack (9-5-1) in Plaistow.
Izzy Theberge scored the Owls third goal, while Renee Gallant was strong in net with six saves for the win.
Oct. 22: Merrimack 3,
The Tomahawks improved to 17-0 on the season by beating the Lancers in three games, 25-13, 25-18 and 25-13. Jen Coffey led Merrkmack with 19 kills, 10 digs and two blocks, as she set a school-record for career kills, breaking the mark of 850 set by Bridget O’Bryant. Jo Coffey added 31 assists – 19 away from the school record of 1,225 – and added seven aces, while Elise Jolly had 10 digs and nine kills and Caitlyn Poulson chipped in with six digs.
Oct. 24: Merrimack 3, Nashua North 0
Game scores in the Tomahawk sweep were 25-13, 25-18, and 25-13. Playing well for Merrimack were Caitlyn Paulson (six digs), Elise Jolly (nine digs and 10 kills), Jackie Petricelli (two kills), Jen Coffey (two blocks,10 digs, and 19 kills), and Lianna Klinger (eight digs). Jo Coffey had a historic night for the Tomahawks, as the junior broke the school’s assist record with 31 assists on the night.
She also had seven aces and three digs.
For North, Taylor Choate had four service points, seven kills, and one block, while Amanda Stumpf added six kills and two blocks.
Merrimack finishes their season with a record of 18-0 and Nashua North moves to 15-3 with the loss. Both teams will play in the Division I playoffs.
Oct. 22: Nashua South 4, Merrimack 1
Ryan Guidaboni recorded a hat trick and Daniel Dukeshire added one of his own as Nashua South beat Merrimack 4-1. Chris Jimenez stopped six shots between the pipes for the Panthers (7-8-1).
Oct. 24: Merrimack 1, Salem 0
Dena Noiseux had the game winning goal for the Tomahawks, with the assist going to Lauren Dubois. Kelly Eno, Sierra Erickson, Brenna Field, and Ashley Hunsicker.all played outstanding in front of Keara Venne, who made six stops for the shutout. Merrimack clinches a playoff seed thanks in large part to them winning 7 of their last 9 games.