North boys soccer now 4-0, South field hockey edged

Staff photo by TOM KING Nashua South's Vanessa Norton, left, tries to move past Keene's Grace Finch during Monday's Division I clash at Stellos Stadium.

Here’s a look at Monday’s high school results across the area:

BOYS SOCCER

Nashua North 6,

Spaulding 1

The Titans are off to a 4-0 start to the Division I season, getting goals at Stellos Stadium from Quinn Hilger (free kick), Matt Urrea (Tyler Downing assist), Samie Dieu Merci, Joey Morse (Colin McMahon assist), Colin Miller (Matt Rittenberg assist) and Alex Durant.

The Titan defense was led by Ryan Downing, Martin Flaherty, Quinn Hilger, Tony Jones, and McMahon, helping out keeper Stephen Norris, who also played well.

North hosts Londonderry at Stellos at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

FIELD HOCKEY

Keene 4,

Nashua South 3

The Panthers were matching the unbeaten Blackbirds goal-for-goal but ran out of time to fall to 1-2.

Liz Harrington and Kaitlyn West each had a goal and an assist to pace the Panthers. Katherine Tello had a goal while Sarah Signorello added an assist.

Panthers netminder Courtney Tello had nine saves. South hosts Timberlane at Stellos on Wednesday. Keene improved to 3-0.

Pelham 2,

Souhegan 1

The visiting Sabers looked in good shape after Ava VanBallegooyen scored on a feed from Margot Redway just 1:20 into the game, but they couldn’t hold on. Elle Byram had six saves in goal for the Sabers, who host Goffstown on Wednesday. The Pythons improved to 4-0 in Division II.

Derryfield 6,

Hollis Brookline 0

The Cavs did a good job keeping the Cougars’ top player, Lindsey Stagg, scoreless in the first half but Stagg broke through in the second half with three goals and an assist.

Goalie Abbie Fitzgerald had 16 saves for HB, which also got good games from midfielder Julia Frugard and forward Minn Danaisawasdi. The 0-4 Cavs, who host Milford on Friday, lost three players to injury in this one as well.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Nashua South 3,

Manchester Central 0

The Panthers are now 3-0 after a 25-7, 25-13, 25-12 sweep, combining for 32 services aces on the night.  Kaitlin Fitzgibbons a junior setter contributed 16 assists to pace a focused offense.

Bishop Guertin 3,

Keene 0

The Cardinals improved to 2-1 with a 25-7, 25-6, 25-11 road sweep.

Paola Matos had 13 aces and nine digs to help lead the way. Other key BG contributors were Julia Pasucci (12 assists, three aces, seven kills), Rita Dow (seven kills, three blocks), and Alicia Glasheen (14 assists).

Guertin hosts Windham on Wednesday.

Timberlane 3,

Nashua North 2

The Titans suffered their first loss (2-1) of the season, falling in 15-5 in the decisive fifth set, which North forced with a 25-19 win in Game 4. North won the opening set 25-15, but dropped the next two, 25-22 and 26-24.

Standouts for North included Abby Coy (three aces, 11 digs, one kill), Haley Stanton (four aces, five kills, two blocks) , Alexis Miranda (six kills, three blocks), Jamie Parker (28 digs), Sarah St. Pierre (six kills, two blocks) and Atlanta Ho (five kills, one ace, nine digs).

North visits Winnacunnet on Wednesday.

Hollis Brookline 3,

Merrimack 0

The Cavalier moved to 3-0 with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-13 sweep of the 0-4 Tomahawks.

Kaleigh Whalen led the way with seven kills and an ace. Other key efforts were by Brodie Kelly (four kills), Natalie Cook (six aces), Sammie Sheppard (eight digs) and Angelina Leonard (seven assists).

The Cavs are home again on Wednesday vs. Bedford while Merrimack hosts Keene.

GOLF

Merrimack fourth

The Tomahawks had a total of 272, far behind match winner Bedford (191), as well as Spaulding (206) and Londondery (210).

Cam Higham led the way for the Tomahawks with a 47, while Patrick Browning had a 52 and Hayden Lawton and Ryan Gosselin followed each with a 56.

Milford fourth

The Spartans had 46 points, but not enough to challenge match winner Portsmouth (94), Goffstown (84) or host Kingswood (80). Ryan Cavanaugh, Jacob Dube and Zachary Girouard were Milford’s top point-getters.

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Postponements/Reschedulings

The Milford field hockey game at Goffstown set for Monday was postponed and will be played instead next Monday at 4 p.m.

Also, the Campbell girls home volleyball match vs. Hillsboro-Deering was postponed and rescheduled for next Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Finally, the Wilton-Lyndeborough girls-boys soccer home doubleheader with Epping, originally slated for Monday,is now today beginning with the girls game at 4:30 p.m.