HS Roundup: BG field hockey wins; HB boys soccer drops first
Don’t look now, but the Bishop Guertin field hockey team is having one of the better seasons for a local team.
The Cards captured their sixth win in their last seven games on Wednesday, but will get into the meat of their schedule next week. The Cardinals girls volleyball team edged Merrimack in a close volleyball match while Milford topped rival Souhegan, also in five sets.
Also yesterday, the Hollis Brookline boys soccer team dropped its first game of the season. Here’s the rundown:
BISHOP GUERTIN 5, LONDONDERRY 1
The Cardinals (6-2-1) won decisively over the Lancers at Stellos Stadium on Wednesday. Sophia Alton (goal, assist), Maddy Hartstock (goal, assist), Taylor Guibord (goal), Hannah Lynch (goal), Riley O’Hara (goal), Katy Paveglio (assist) and Sophia Bilodeau (two assists) led BG’s offensive unit. BG visits Exeter on September 28.
EXETER 6, NASHUA NORTH 0
The Titans drop to 0-9 after another shutout loss. Abby O’Malley had 14 saves in net. North visits Keene on September 28.
CONVAL 1, HOLLIS BROOKLINE 0
The Cavaliers (6-1) were handed their first loss of the season after having trouble creating offensive movement. HB visits Pelham on Saturday.
EPPING 5, WILTON-LYNDEBOROUGH 1
Austin Kimball scored on an assist from Alex Nelson for the Warriors lone goal. Ben Jacob played well between the posts. WLC hosts Mount Royal on Friday.
GOFFSTOWN 4, NASHUA NORTH 1
The Titans (1-6) go into today’s 5 p.m. Battle of the Bridge vs. Nashua South hoping to turn things around, having lost their sixth straight at the hands of Goffstown on the road.
The Grizzlies are now 5-1-1.
MILFORD 3, LEBANON 2
Lulu Maguire scored late in the second half to secure a win for the Spartans (4-3-1). Alina St. George and Ava Hutcheons tallied one goal each and Kate Hansen added an assist. Emily Lloyd and Caroline Tessier also made big plays for the locals. Milford visits Souhegan on Friday.
BISHOP GUERTIN 3, MERRIMACK 2
The Cardinals (5-3) defeated the Tomahawks (1-6) by the scores of 25-16, 25-17, 14-25, 23-25, 15-7. Larisa Comolli (nine kills, three blocks), Bella Reichard (seven digs, six kills, two aces) and Brooke Muller (six kills, three blocks) controlled the pace for BG.
BG hosts Nashua North on Monday and Merrimack hosts Bedford on Friday.
HOLLIS BROOKLINE 3, ALVIRNE 0
The Cavaliers (7-1) sweep the Broncos (3-4)25-21, 25-13, 25-9. Leading the way for HB were Cheyenne Colbert (10 kills), Gwynn Thomas (19 assists), Rachel Sheppard (10 assists), Maia Schneider (17 digs, seven aces) and Kate Berrigan (three blocks). Erin Stevens, Cienna Clay and Petrina Ofori had good days on the court for Alvirne.
HB hosts Portsmouth on September 28 and Alvirne visits Winnacunnet on Monday.
MILFORD 3, SOUHEGAN 2
In yet another rivalry match, the 4-1 Spartans took the fifth and deciding set 15-4 after the teams split the first four sets, Milford 27-25 and 25-16, and Souhegan 25-21 (set two) and 25-23 (set four).
Leading the way for the winners was Alena Letendre with 13 kills and two digs, while Abby Krulis had seven kills, three blocks, five digs, an assist and an ace. Also, Hannah Harrington (35 assists, seven aces, eight digs, one kill), Bailey Johnson (12 kills, one block, four aces, one dig), Kylie Allen (seven kills, seven digs, one ace) and Aoife O’Hagan and Grace Neubeck (key serves) were other key contributors.
For 1-6 Souhegan, Reagan Pepin (14 assists), libero Juliana Koch (15 digs, 21 service points), and Julia Calontuoni (four kills, 12 points) were standouts in one of the team’s better matches this season.
Souhegan is at Campbell on Friday while Milford hosts Oyster River today.
EXETER 186, BEDFORD 199, NASHUA SOUTH 228, MERRIMACK 268
The local team didn’t fare well at the Manchester Country Club on Wednesday. South’s top finishers were Beau Dubois (37), Joey Lizzie (40), Robby Lizzie (46), Bailey Landsteiner (49) and Ryan Arnesen (56). Matthew Licata (52), Nolan Rousseau (52), Lucas Mantini (53), Daniel Lavigne (55) and Jackson Woods (56) were Merrimack’s top performers.
BOW 192, PORTSMOUTH 205 PEMBROKE 212, ALVIRNE 232
Noah LeClair led the Broncos shooting a 38 and Alex Blais ended the day with a 43 at Pembroke Pines.