BG girls top North; South volleyball, Campbell soccer stay unbeaten
Here’s a look at Wednesday’s high school action across the area that included Nashua South girls volleyball remaining unbeaten along with Campbell boys soccer:
Bishop Guertin 3,
Nashua North 0
The Cardinals moved to 12-2 with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-14 sweep, pulling away midway through the first set and never looking back.
Julia Pascucci had four aces, 10 kills and 15 assists to lead the way. Other key contributors for the Cards were Libby Knapp (seven kills, 15 digs), Paola Matos (four aces, 16 digs), Rita Dow (seven kills) and Alicia Glasheen (15 assists, four digs).
For North (6-9), Sarah St. Pierre (six kills) Atlanta Ho (five kills, one ace, five digs), Alexis Miranda (five kills, one block) and Emerson Martin (16 assists, one ace) played well.
North visits Merrimack on Friday while Guertin hosts Londonderry.
Nashua South 3,
The Panthers picked up right where they left off after a near-week layoff and are now 14-0 after a 25-15, 25-22, 25-16 sweep that included a second set rally.
South visits Dover on Friday.
Merrimack fell to 4-11 via game scores of 25-20, 25-17, 25-10. Joanne Bonner had eight kills and eight digs while Izzy Smith added five aces, seven digs and 10 assists.
The Spartans improved to 12-1 with their 10th straight win, with set scores of 25-5, 25-8, 25-21. Julia Guarniere paced things with eight aces, three kills and nine digs while Isabel Philbrick added five aces and seven kills. Roby Krafft (two aces, five digs) and Emily Flaherty (five aces, eight assists) were also keys for Milford, which visits Oyster River on Friday.
The Cougars recorded 20 service aces and 29 kills in a 25-12, 25-18, 25-17 sweep to improve to 7-5.
Key contributors included Alicia McKenna (two aces, four kills),
Chloe Steiniger (five aces, two kills, one dig), Mallory Reczko (eight kills), Julie McCrady (two aces, one kill, one dig).
Bishop Guertin 1,
The Cardinals got an unassisted goal by Emily Foltan just two minutes in and made it hold up the rest of the way to improve to 8-4-1. Monina Tosi earned the shutout with five saves with defensive help from Carolin Carey and Emily Lisi. Kennedy Wright and Rachel Reardon also played well offensively up front. The Cards wrap up the regular season Friday at Timberlane, before the Division I tournament starts late next week.
Nashua South 0
Courtney Tello continued her good play with 22 saves in the Panther net but it was not enough to keep South from falling to 2-11. The Panthers close out the season Friday at home vs. Concord.
Nashua North 0
The visiting Titans and scorers such as Sami Dieu Merci and Joseph Morse pressured the Blue Devils in the second half but came up empty to fall to 9-3-1. North visits Merrimack on Friday.
The Cougars keep on rolling, now 11-0-1 after a road win in Tilton on the second day of back-to-back road games as Justin Furlong led the way with a hat trick. He scored the game winner a day earlier in a 2-1 win over Mascenic.
Ashleigh Matsis, Katie Lorden, Syd Thibault, Ali Mae Ciardelli, and Abby Stillwagon all scored as the Spartans moved to 8-2-2. Meg Sawyer and Lauren Stec played well both offensively and defensively while keepers Katie Lorden and Jade Gregg combined for four saves.
Milford is slated to visit Hollis Brookline on Thursday, weather permitting.
The Warriors improved there record to 7-4-1 thanks in part to another Elisabeth Jacob hat trick. Sam Yurcak (two goals) and Lexi Balam also scored with assists on the day going to Brooke Lane, Emma Skelley and Elisabeth Jacob. Janel Bachand and Tiffany Cudhey split goaltending chores for WLC, which hosts Mt. Royal Friday night for its senior night.