HB football cruises; field hockey makes D-II tournament
HB 50, West 20
MANCHESTER – Hollis Brookline QB Joey Delaney was a busy man Oct. 14. Then again, his teammates didn’t get much rest either in a 50-20 win over Manchester West that saw every available Cavalier take the field.
Finding their way into the end zone for HB were Derek Davidson (two touchdowns), Matt Simco (two TDs), Brian Delaney, Jason Mansinon and Jack Byrne.
Four of those seven scores came through the air courtesy of Joey Delaney, as the Cavaliers improved to 5-2 heading into next week’s game against Pelham (2-4) in Hollis. West is now 0-7 and will visit Windham (6-0) on Oct. 22.
HB 2, Oyster River 1
The Cavaliers ended the regular season with a 2-1 victory over Oyster River in Durham on Oct. 13.
The Bobcats scored first, just five minutes into the game. Shortly thereafter, HB responded with a goal by Megan McLaughlin (assisted by Sofia Barassi). Several minutes later, McLaughlin dished the ball to Gabi Frugard, who expertly tapped in a goal for a 2-1 the Cavs would never relinquish. Meg Corban and Meghan Hill played well defensively for HB.
The Cavaliers finished as the No. 9 seed in Division II and played at No. 8 Sanborn on Thursday. Results were not available by Hollis Brookline Journal presstime. If Hollis Brookline managed a win, the Cavs will play in the D-II quarterfinals at No. 1 Derryfield on Sunday at 2 p.m.
HB 3, Salem 1
Hollis Brookline (12-3) were led by Hannah Balfour (47 total assists) in four sets (25-18, 22-25, 25-15, 25-21) on Oct. 14. Other contributors included Kaitlyn Johnson (six blocks), Rachel Bill (four aces), Kristi Fox (two aces), and Maddie Norris (10 digs).
HB 3, Timberlane 1
The Cavaliers took the final two sets, 25-20 and 25-12 after splitting the first two 25-6 and 23-25 to improve to 13-3 on Monday. HB got key contributions from Maddie Norris (17 kills), Natalie Cook (seven aces), Rachel Bill (three blocks) and Sammie Sheppard (14 digs).
Portsmouth 1, HB 0
Hollis Brookline fell to 11-3 after Portsmouth pounced on a loose ball after a corner kick 40 seconds into the second half for the game’s only goal Oct. 14. Olivia Cleghorn had seven saves for the Cavaliers.
Oyster River 1, HB 0
The Cavs (4-11) gave Oyster River a tough battle but the visitors scored the game’s only goal 18 minutes into the second half for a 1-0 victory on Monday. HB goalie Ryan Coutu had eight saves while Cavs’ back Hunter Adams also played well.