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Merrimack girls 11th

at 25th Woods Trail Run

The Merrimack High School duo of Lauren Brennan (33rd, 20:41.11) and Bailey Carrillo (42nd, 20:47.89) helped the Tomahawks to 11th out of 53 teams in the 25th annual Woods Trail Run in Thetford, Vt., on Oct. 3.

The girls race was won by Exeter sophomore Jacqueline Gaughan in 19:11.02, while Pinkerton Academy claimed the girls team title.

Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Conn., won the boys team title, while Glastonbury (Conn.) High School’s Randy Neish ran a 16:12.87 for the individual win. Merrimack boys didn’t compete at the event.


Merrimack 2, Salem 0

Olivia Kapssembelis netted a pair of goals to lead the Tomahawks to a win at home. Hunter Webb contributed an assist for Merrimack on Oct. 2.

Seeda Sam Sok earned the shutout in net for the ‘Hawks, stopping two Salem shots. Merrimack improves their record to 6-3.

Merrimack 1, Concord 1 (OT)

The Tomahawks (6-3) got a goal from Jessie Londono off the post and goalie Sam Sok had 15 saves on Oct. 5.

Both teams had 17 shots on goal.


Merrimack tops Timberlane

The Tomahawks (217 team score) finished their season with a victory over Timberlane (236) and a loss to the Bulldogs(195) on Oct. 2. A pair of Bedford golfers took home medalist honors, as Connor Lane and Griffin Gagne both shot a 38.

Nick Edgeworth led Merrimack (6-12) with a 40, followed by Jon Dinsmore (41), Brennen Gillis (43), Travis Brody (46) and Ryan Carey (47).


Merrimack 3, Spaulding 1

The Tomahawks had a big night. First, they handed Spaulding (10-1) their first loss of the season by scores of 25-13, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22 on Oct. 5.

But in the process, Merrimack’s Joe Coffey had 44 assists to set a new state career record. She now has 1,715, topping the previous mark of 1,671.

Coffey also had 22 service points, 11 digs, and two kills in the win.

Also leading the way for the 10-1 Tomahawks were Elise Jolly (18 points, six blocks, 34 digs, 22 kills), Jessica Bonner (13 points, 21 digs), Katie Flynn (10 points, 33 digs, 12 kills), and Lianna Klinger (48 digs).


Bedford 6, Merrimack 0

Derek Staradub had five saves in goal for the Tomahawks, who fell to 6-4-1 on Oct. 5. The Bulldogs are now 9-1-1.