Alvirne edges Merrimack in volleyball

Girls Volleyball

Alvirne 3, Merrimack 2

Alvirne’s pulled off out a tough five-set victory – 25-23, 25-14, 20-25, 22-25, 15-5 – over Merrimack on Sept. 21.

Amanda Wetmore led the Broncos with 17 kills, eight aces and six digs, while Kezia DeLaCruz added 15 kills, seven digs and five service aces. The Broncos (5-2) also received strong efforts from Cynnaea Clay (13 digs), Marissa
Sweeney (seven blocks) and Rachel Perron (44 assists).

Elise Jolly posted 27 kills, 14 service points, nine digs and three blocks to lead the Tomahawks, while Addie Lacey (17 points, 15 digs, four kills), Brianne Nordengren (three blocks), Joanne Bonner (16 points, 11 digs, four kills), Jordyn Boyce (16 points, six digs) and Lianna Klinger (21 digs) also played well in defeat for Merrimack (5-3).

Field Hockey

Merrimack 2, Nashua South 1

Molly Beaulier and Meg King scored one goal each to lift Merrimack over Nashua South on Wednesday, Sept. 21. South’s lone goal was scored by Lesley Villacis. Heather Rohr earned the win in net for Merrimack (3-5), while Nora Goldenberg had 13 saves in defeat for South (2-6).

Bishop Guertin 3, Merrimack (2 OT)

Bishop Guertin improved to 6-1-1 thanks to a game-winning goal scored by Dakota Bilodaeu off a pass from Priscilla Bibeau in overtime on Friday.

In regulation, Bonnie Gillis had a goal and one assist and Mckenna Gosselin added one goal of her own. Merrimack (3-6) made a late comeback to tie the game with goals from Hunter Webb (assisted by September Ven) and Megan King (10 minutes remaining). Merrimack goalie Heather Roche made six saves, while Bishop Guertin goalie Greta Reilly made seven saves.

BOYS SOCCER

Hanover 4, Merrimack 0

Merrimack fell to 3-6 despite its keepers combining for nine saves on Friday. Ryan Gonzalez had five and Josh Knauer had four.

GOLF

Alvirne sweeps vs. South, Merrimack

Jack Brown shot a 1-over-par 36 for medalist honors while leading Alvirne to victories over Nashua South (191-197) and Merrimack (191-237) on Green Meadow Golf Club’s Prairie Course on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Following Brown’s lead to give the Broncos (13-5) a pair of wins were Jess Lortie (37), Austin Gill (37), Tyler Lizotte (40), Chris Murphy (41) and Ryan Santos (41).

The Panthers’ top five were Spencer Durand (37), T.J. Gillis (38), Landon Johnson (39), Tony Columbus (41) and C.J. Mellen (42).

Nick Edgewerth (44), John Dinsmore (46), Travis Brody (48), Ryan Carey (51) and Keegan Whalen (51) were the Tomahawks’ top golfers.