Souhegan football still undefeated
A week after winning their closest game of the season, Souhegan scored on their first six drives and routed Hollis Brookline, 49-0.
The Sabers did the majority of their scoring in the first quarter, finding the end zone four times. Lead running back J.J. Bright put the Sabers on the board with a 54-yard touchdown run on his first carry of the game.
A mishandled punt gave the Sabers the ball at the HB 2 and running back Danny Sullivan took a pitch on the outside and walked into the endzone, extending the lead to 14-0 and the Sabers never looked back.
PELHAM 35, MILFORD 14
The Pythons (7-0) jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held on as the Spartans fell to 3-4. Pelham, which led 14-0 at the half, led 21-0 before Milford could scored via a Charles Urda 26-yard TD strike to Trice Cote.
Urda tossed another TD pass to Chris Costifas (49 yards) in the fourth quarter for Milford, bringing Milford to within 21-14, but the Pythons dominated from there.
Pelham outrushed Milford 273-28.
Nowak wins crown
Souhegan’s Nick Nowak shot a two-day total of 159 to capture the Division III title, just ahead of Saber teammate Matt Canavan (163).
Nowak fired a 74 last Tuesday in the state team tourney at Windham Country Club, then shot an 85 on Saturday at Concord’s Beaver Meadow,
SOUHEGAN 2, PLYMOUTH 1
Mike Erickson scored two minutes into overtime, assisted by Ryan Fillion, as the Sabers improved to 3-10.
Fillion scored in the 34th minute on a penalty kick to give Souhegan a 1-0 lead, but Plymouth’s Chance Twomey scored 11 minutes into the second half to tie it.
TRINITY 3, SOUHEGAN 2
The Sabers got unassisted boals from Calvin Jaques and Ryan Fillion. Finnegan Daly made seven saves in the Saber net.
Souhegan 4, Hollis Brookline 0
Don’t look now, but the Milford High School girls are playing their best soccer of the season.
Alina St. George got the first goal for the Spartans off a corner kick 11 minutes into the game.
Her teammate Addie Hopkins would follow up with a goal of her own 10 minutes later on a rebound near the net.
SOUHEGAN 3, KENNETT 1
The Sabers ended a 12-match skid with a 25-19, 28-26, 18-25, 25-22 victory. Julia Coluntouni had seven kills while Alicia Kennedy added five. Jenna Wright had five aces while Juliana Koch had six aces and 12 digs.
MILFORD 3, GILFORD 1
The Spartans dropped the first set 25-21 and then recovered to take the next three, 25-19, 25-19, 25-20. Hannah Harrington had six aces, seven digs, four kills, 28 assists.
SOUHEGAN BOYS SECOND, GIRLS FOURTH IN
The Sabers totaled 55 points, just seven behind winner Northfield Mount Hermon (48) and ahead of third place Windham (79). Hollis Brookline was 11th.
Souhegan’s Jaren Noorda took sixth in 16:38.6, while the Sabers got Finley Irvine (11th, 16:57.6), Taloosh Anderson (12th, 16:59.8) and Dallen Noorda (13th, 17:03.2) to provide consecutive scoring. Owen Stine was 18th in 17:15.3.
In the girls meet, the Sabers totaled 91 points, behind meet winner Pinkerton (43), Oyster River (72) and Hopkinton (75).
Souhegan’s Emma Jarnagin was ninth in 20:27.7, while Stephanie Svendsen (20:48.2) was 14th. Sarah Bryson was 17th and Audrey Littlefield 23rd.