High School Highlights: Nashua South boys soccer clips Portsmouth
Nashua South 2, Portsmouth 1
The Panthers (1-0) start the season strong with a close victory. Jake Dukeshire and Patrick Hyde were the goal scorers, with Kody Lopez and Emmanuel Orozco adding assists. Roe Hendrick made seven saves between the pipes.
Bedford 7, Merrimack 1
The Tomahawks offense was no match for Bedford as they drop their home opener. Rosendo Lopez scored on a Justin Hoyos assist. Jack Goodwin and Sam Cussen shared goaltending duties racking up 12 and five saves respectively. Merrimack will head over to Hanover on Wednesday.
Hollis Brookline 3, Coe-Brown 2
The Cavaliers even up their record at 1-1 on Friday. Dale Jacobs started the game off quick, scoring off a penalty kick one minute into the contest. Jacobs scored his second goal of the day getting it through the goalie’s hands. In the thirtieth minute Ethan Smith scored the equalizer on a header. Goalie Ryan Coutu had 13 saves with Aidan Maguire, JJ Kennedy, and Joey Dias having impressive games in front of the net. Hollis Brookline will head to Bow on Wednesday.
Plymouth 2, Milford 0
The Spartans (1-1) suffer their first loss in the early season. Goalie Reilly Hansen had a great day with 11 saves. Max McDonald and Jakob Harper were tough on defense, but the offense was shut down by the Plymouth defense. Milford hosts Pelham on Tuesday.
Nashua South 0, Portsmouth 0
The Panthers dominated possession and scoring chances, even with Angie Suaza out with injury, but were unable to find the back of the net. Playing well at midfield were Julianna Martin, Camille Michon, and Roya Ardehali. South will host Manchester Central on Tuesday.
Alvirne 2, Nashua North 1
After many questions before the start of the season, the Broncos regrouped and picked up a season opening win. The game was tied 0-0 at half time, when Emily Lizotte and Rose Boudreau scored goals in the second half to win the game.
Brittany Whiting did her job with five saves, while Gabbi Martino, Ashley Lecomte, Sara Yi, and Maddie Bertrand all played great on both sides of the ball.
Bedford 3, Merrimack 1
The Tomahawks fall in a frustrating season opening loss. Any Forbes scored the lone goal with an assist from Riley Streeper.
Milford 4, Coe-Brown 0
The Spartans (2-0) complete their first shutout of the season, while tallying their second victory. Katie Lorden was responsible for half of the teams goals, with teammates Brooke Gizzonio and Meg Sawyer putting in the other two goals. Sophie Grill led the defense and picked up an assist. Goalie Jade Gregg recorded the shutout.
Wilton-Lyndeborough 8, Mount Royal 0
It was all hands on deck for the Warriors in their first win of the season. Sophia Sistachs controlled the offense putting in a four goal performance. Brooke Lane added in two goals, while Rama Koudsi and Sam Yurcak had one goal each. On the defensive side of the ball Lexi Balam, Kaitlin LoVerne, Avery Krug, and Ella Kelley paced the field; while goalie Janal Bachand was between the pipes.
Merrimack 1, Bedford 0
With 2:03 left in the second half Brenna Davenport set up Theresa Twardowsky for the game winning goal. This marks the Tomahawks (1-1) first win of the season. Goalie Heather Rohr only had to make three saves in the game, behind a stellar defense.
Bishop Guertin 5, Manchester Central 1
Kennedy Wright and Abby Ahearn led the way with two goals a piece for the Cardinals second win of the season. Emily Lisi helped control the pace of the game and added in one goal. Monina Tosi gathered in eight saves.
Merrimack Valley 1, Hollis Brookline 0
The Cavaliers lose the home opener after playing fifty six scoreless minutes. Goalie Abbie Fitzgerald had an astounding 17 saves in net. The defensive play was supported by Julia Frugard, Grace Catalanotti, Rachel Cerato, Jordan Mazzola, Abi Blasi, and Emma Elkin.
Exeter 3, Merrimack 0
The Tomahawks lost the season opener by the scores of 12-25, 14-25, 14-25. Joanne Bonner played well ending the night with four kills and six digs, and Ana Niezrecki led the defense with 12 digs. Isabella Smith dished out 15 assists and Anya Carver put in a good defensive effort with six digs.
Campbell 39, Somersworth 6
Campbell went to Somersworth and drilled the Hilltoppers, 39-6. Keegan Mills had three TD runs, and Cam Barrett also plowed in for another for the defending state champ Cougars.
Adam Breton tossed a TD pass for Chad Martel for Campbell, which built a comfortable 39-0 lead.
St. Thomas 27, Souhegan 20
The Sabers battled all night long against a quality squad from the Seacoast but fell when a final pass into the end zone was swatted away late.