Merrimack blanks BG; Panthers tie Concord
Here’s a look at Wednesday’s high school results from around the area:
Bishop Guertin 0
Down two starters, the Tomahawks persevered as Sam Cusson made nine saves in goal and Lars Rattunde had a goal and an assist. Rosendo Lopez had an assist on Rattunde’s goal while Carter Tess added another score. Jay Wozniak came close to a goal, hitting the crossbar.
For the 1-3-1 Cards, keeper Michael Poublon played well with five saves.
This was Merrimack’s second straight win as the Tomahawks beat Windham 2-1 on Tuesday on a Tess goal and own goal.
Nashua South 0
The Panthers (3-2) suffered a tough road loss against the 4-0-1 defending Division I champions, despite three saves by netminder Roe Hendrick. South visits Spaulding on Friday.
Derryfield 0 (Tuesday)
Justin Ferlong (goal, assist), Joaquin Heller (goal) and Matt Rollend (goal) led the way as the Cougars remained unbeaten at 5-0. Ferlong has seven goals this season.
Nashua South 4,
Angie Suaza had a great day with three goals and Camille Michon added another but the Panthers remain winless at 0-3-2. Ahana Thapa also played well at midfield for South, which hosts Spaulding on Friday.
Nashua South 3,
Manchester Memorial 0
The Panthers are now 4-0 after a 25-8, 25-16, 25-17 cruising. Kara Kelliher led the Panthers in kills with 11 on the night, while Brianna Henderson contributed nine service aces. South visits Alvirne on Friday.
Nashua North 3,
The Titans bounced back from a tough loss Monday with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-21 road sweep. Key players included
Sarah St. Pierre (eight kills, two blocks, one ace), Atlanta Ho (six kills, one ace, five digs), Abby Coy (six kills, two blocks, four aces, five digs), Haley Stanton (three kills, two blocks, three aces) Emerson Martin (one kill,16 assists, three aces) and Meg Valcourt (nine assists, two aces, four digs).
The Titans host Spaulding tonight at 6:15.
Bishop Guertin 3,
The Cardinals improved to 3-1 with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 sweep. Paula Matos led the way with 14 digs, while Libby Knapp (three aces, five kills), Rita Dow (three aces, five kills) and Alicia Glasheen (12 assists, five digs) were other key contributors. The Cardinals visit Concord on Friday.
Hollis Brookline 3,
The Cavaliers stayed unbeaten with a 25-8, 25-18, 25-13 home sweep, paced by Kyra Belden’s 39 assists and five aces. Also helping out were Kaleigh Whalen (nine kills, five aces, nine digs), Maddie Norris (eight kills, three aces, nine digs), Elizabeth Atkinson (eight kills, two blocks) and Ellie Jordan (four digs)
HB travels to Keene on Friday.
The host Tomahawks picked up their first win of the season (1-4) with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-16 sweep of the 0-5 Blackbirds. Joanne Bonner had 14 kills and eight digs while Anna Niezrecki had 21 digs to help pace the win. Also Grace Lawton (two blocks) and Isabella Smith (20 assists) came up big for Merrimack, which visits Windham on Friday.
The Spartans are off to a 4-1 start after topping the Sachems 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-20. Robyn Krafft had eight aces, two kills and five digs while Isabel Philbrick added nine kills.
Also playing well were Julia Guarniere (12 digs), Gabriella Monica (four aces, 11 kills), Emily Flaherty (13 assists), Kailyn Chamberlin (three blocks, 10 assists) and Stella Crosby (four aces, five digs). Milford visits Somersworth on Friday.
Nashua North 0
The 4-1 Tomahawks got two goals and an assist each from Hunter Webb and Chloe Kapsambelis, and single tallies by Dee Gonzalez and Katie Cota. Julia Valuzzi had a pair of assists while single assists went to Theresa Twardowsky and Ellie Boucher. Heather Rohr had three saves as the Titans dropped to 0-5.
Nashua South 0
The Panthers (1-3) fell behind 2-0 in the first half and couldn’t find the back of the net. Courtney Tello had six saves in the South goal while also playing well for the locals were Katherine Tello, Calley Goulet, Emma Pucillo and Abbey Rowe. South hopes to snap a three-game losing streak Friday at Salem.
The Cougars (50 points) finished behind Plymouth (71) but ahead of Mondadnock (41). Sean Ryan led the locals with 21 points, while Travis Breton added 12 and Nick Molinari 10.