Fairgrounds volleyball finishes perfect season
The Fairgrounds Middle School volleyball team completed its undefeated season by repeating as the Tri County champions with a 2-1 win over Hollis Brookline Middle School on Friday at Bishop Guertin High School with set scores of 25-18, 23-25, 17-15.
In the quarterfinal round of the Tri County playoffs Fairgrounds defeated Ross Lurgio of Bedford 2-0 (25-15, 25-14) after earning a bye in the preliminary round. In the semifinals, Fairgrounds defeated Windham 2-0 (25-19, 25-12).
Fairgrounds finished the regular season 12-0 and also repeated as Nashua city champions in the second annual City of Nashua Volleyball Championship that included middle schools Elm Street, Fairgrounds, Pennichuck, and Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High.
SNH Cavs Pee Wee 2 team goes 1-0-1
The Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers Pee Wee 2 team defeated the Somerville Highlanders 5-3 recently, paced by Ryan Hardy’s first hat trick of the season, with two goals on fast breaks.
Logan Bower assisted Hardy on the third goal and scored the fifth goal against the Highlanders. Cavs goalie Bailey Landsteiner had multiple saves, with defensive help from Travis Asimakopulos and Kevin Perry.
Also, Matthew Tataronis scored on a fast break with support from Will Roncone and Sinead Macaraeg for the Cavs’ fourth goal. In another contest, the Cavaliers tied the Triton Vikings 2-2 in a physical game.
Logan Bower had multiple fast breaks and got a shot on goal while killing a penalty during the first period.
Goalie Connor Reeves played well while being constantly pressured by Triton. The duo of Kevin Perry and Nikolas Mastakouras kept Triton in check.
Cameron DeFilippo had a breakaway goal in first period, then Landsteiner tipped a shot by Matt Tataronis for a goal in the first period. Also, Emma Dunn provided a tight defense that kept Triton in the neutral zone.
NE Edge 3,
Concord Carlisle 2
The New England Edge used gritty play behind goals from Jack Boisvert, Jake Ciulla, Jack Harrington and two assists from Brayden Goode in Valley League play.
The Edge received strong efforts in net from Colin O’Neil, who started and stopped all four shots he faced, and Riley Pelletier, who closed out the game stopping 17 of 19 shots.
The defensive trio of Boisvert, Brady Pelletierand Owen Graham also played well.
The two teams played scoreless hockey in the first period before Boisvert gave the Edge a 1-0 lead in the second period, assisted by Goode. Boisvert beat the Concord-Carlisle goalie with a blistering shot.
Three minutes later, Concord-Carlisle responded to tie the game 1-1. Just 30 seconds later, Ciulla found the back of the net to give the Edge the lead for good, assisted by Goode.
Harrington then have the Edge a 3-1 lead in the third period on an unassisted goal. Concord-Carlisle scored with 2:30 remaining in the game to make it 3-2, but the Edge held them off the rest of the way.
Upfront, Dylan Carr, Braedon Dubis, Aidan Gustafson, Owen LaPointeand Phillip Limaall created several scoring chances. Gustafson earned Player of the Game honors for his hustle and gritty play up and down the ice.
NE Edge Mite 2 10,
Concord Carlisle 9
Cash Ducharme notched an incredible six goals as the Edge remained unbeaten at 8-0. Goalie Jonny Turner also played well. The Mites have outscored opponents by a whopping 168-34 thus far.