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South boys enjoy strong win over Concord in opener

Telegraph photo by TOM KING Nashua South's Jacob Dukeshire, left, battles Concord's Brady Rice in front of Tide goalie Abbas Abdulrahman during Wednesday night's season opener at Stellos Stadium.

Many area high school teams enjoyed successful season openers on Wednesday, while others just continued strong starts.

Some games, however, were postponed due to the storm threat.

Here’s a rundown:

BOYS SOCCER

NASHUA SOUTH 6,

CONCORD 3

The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead and enjoyed a successful season opener at Stellos Stadium with six different scorers.

The Panthers goals were by Emmanuel Orozco, C.J. Dawe, Saif Naimat, Patrick Hyde, Max Lopez and Ethan Emata.

“We had great overall team play on offense,” said South coach Tom Bellen, who won his debut coaching the Panther boys after several seasons guiding the girls program.

CAMPBELL 6,

MONADNOCK 1

Sam Gomes had two goals while goalie Jack Noury played well, shutting out the visitors in the first half. The Cougars, now 3-0, next visit Somersworth next Tuesday. Campbell has outscored its opponents 11-1 thus far.

WILTON-LYNDEBOROUGH 8,

HINSDALE 0

Jack Schwab had three goals while Jacob Boette added a pair as the Warriors moved to 2-0. Other scores were by Matt Hadley and Troy Brennan, while goalie Joe Krug had four saves.

ALVIRNE 2,

PINKERTON 1

(Tuesday)

Down 1-0, the Broncos got a game-tying goal from Nathan Day (Jon Rudy assist) and then a game-winner by Brian Arlin with about eight minutes left in their season opener.

GIRLS SOCCER

MILFORD 3,

MERRIMACK VALLEY 1

Syd Thibault had an assist and goal to pace the visiting Spartans in a successful season opener. Emmy Jane Sullivan and Rachel Gizzonio each had a goal while assists went to Mikayla Thompson and Aspen Tlapa. Milford keeper Jade Gregg had 10 saves, giving up just a goal by MV’s Rhiley Tanguay. Renee Wilson anchored a strong defensive effort.

WILTON-LYNDEBOROUGH 9,

HINSDALE 1

The Warriors, paced by Elizabeth Jacob’s five goals and an assist, improved to 2-0 on the young season. Goals were also scored by Sophia Sistachs, Brooke Lane, Samantha Yurcak, and Abbey Dowling.

Assists were also recorded by Brooke Lane (three), two by Sam Yurcak, and single assists went to Sam Boette and Tiffany Cuddihy.

Rama Koudsi collected six saves in the Warriors goal, helped by the defensive work of Avery Krug, Ella Kelley, Bri Fish, Mairead Markey and Kaitlin Loverme. WLC hosts Farmington on Friday.

SOUHEGAN 8,

KINGSWOOD 0

(Tuesday)

The Sabers got two goals from Greta Caulton, a goal and four assists by Savanneh Behn, a goal and three assists by Elle Stevenson, and single tallies by Georgia Jones,Jackie Hayden, Julia Pinkham and Anna Goyette. Joely Duprey added an assist while goalie Hunter Stonebreaker had six saves.

FIELD HOCKEY

BISHOP GUERTIN 7,

MANCHESTER MEMORIAL 2

Rylee Bouvier, Elise Harnish, Brooke Yabroudy (two goals plus two assists), Lindsay Hult, Sophia Alton and Britney Pearson (also an assist) all scored as the Cards enjoyed their season opener in Manchester.

Other assists went to Sarah Coyle and Alayja Linton.

Monina Tosi had six saves for the Cards, who host Manchester Central Friday at Stellos Stadium.

KEENE 4,

NASHUA SOUTH 0

It was a tough start to the season for the visiting Panthers, despite 15 saves in goal by Courtney Tello. South is off until next Wednesday at Exeter.

GOLF

CAMPBELL WINS THREE

The Cougars (61 points) took a quad match at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, ahead of Lebanon (56), John Stark (34) and Kearsarge (31).

Leading the way for Campbell were Sean Ryan and Travis Breton, each finishing with 21 points via the Stabelford scoring.

CORRECTION

Due to a reporting error, Merrimack goal scorer Carter Sherman was misidentified as Connor in the story of the Tomahawks’ 3-1 season opeining win over Bishop Guertin.

POSTPONEMENTS

Storm threats postponed the Bishop Guertin and Merrimack golf matches at Exeter, and Nashua North’s home match vs. Winnacunet, Spaulding and Hanover, the latter rescheduled for Sept. 11.

Also postponed were the Pinkerton at Merrimack and Bow at Milford field hockey games, rescheduled for today.

North at Dover field hockey was rescheduled for Monday.