South edges Alvirne in local boys soccer showdown
Nashua South won a thriller over Alvirne in boys soccer at Stellos Stadium on Monday night, while local girls volleyball teams also did well.
Here’s a look at the local high school action:
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The Panthers, trailing 2-1 at halftime, rallied early in the second half to knock the Broncos (5-1) from the ranks of the unbeatens in a tight one at Stellos Stadium.
“It was a battle,” Alvirne coach Marcos Vieira Filho said. “They (South) are a good team for sure. Very technical players all over.”
Teams were saying that, too, about the Broncos, who led 1-0 and 2-1. Charlie Thomas opened the scoring with a Nate Day assist. The Panthers evened things, but a Matt Fitzpatrick penalty kick gave the Broncos the lead back.
But South, which got goals from Emmanuel Orozco, Jake Dukeshire and Patrick Hyde, prevailed with a better second half.
“We had great combination passing in the second half with midfielders and forwards,” Panthers coach Tom Bellen said.
South hosts Spaulding at Stellos on Thursday at 6 p.m. while Alvirne hosts Exeter Thursday as well at 5:30 p.m.
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The Cavaliers (4-0) are off to another good start after a 25-20, 25-20, 25-10 sweep.
Emily Dreyer paced the Cavs with three kills and a block, while Sophie Jordan (five assists), Sammie Sheppard (four aces, seven digs) and Lauren Ingraham (three digs) also helped out.
For Merrimack (0-5), Lindsey Hui had nine digs and Isabella Smith had nine digs and three kills.
The Cavs visit Bedford in a rematch of last year’s Division I finals on Wednesday while the Tomahawks are at Keene.
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South improved to 5-0 with straight sets of 25-1, 25-11, 25-19. Carol Leigh Leatherman had seven kills and Alexis Farrell had five kills. Among others who played well were Natalie Boyle (four kills) and Kaitlin Fitzgibbon (19 point service run to start the night, eight aces).
In South’s 3-1 win Friday vs. Portsmouth, Kara Kelliher recorded her 500th career kill in the third game, a major milestone. She finished the match that night with 12 kills, two aces and eight digs.
The Panthers host Alvirne on Thursday.
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The Cardinals evened their record at 2-2 with a sweep of 25-10, 26-24, 25-17. Maddy Keating led the way with 12 kills and five digs while Emma Charron (13 digs) and Kristen Coumas (three aces, 18 assists) also helped out.
The Cougars are now 3-0 after a 25-7, 25-14, 25-8 sweep. Caedran Sullivan had two aces and four kills, while Mallory Reczko had an ace and five kills. Other Cougar contributors were
Chloe Steiniger (six aces, two kills, one dig, 12 assists), and Jordan Kanaley (two aces, four kills, 14 assists). The Cougars had 21 aces and got other good efforts from Catherine Carignan and Lolly Brown.
Campbell is off until next Monday when it hosts another top Divison III team, Moultonborough.
Emma Tronkowski (11 assists, eight kills, four digs, three aces), Kailyn Chamberlain (10 assists, nine digs, seven kills, three aces) and Briana Arnoldy (six kills, two blocks) paced a Spartan sweep. Now 3-1, Milford visits Laconia on Wednesday.
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The Panthers are now 0-3 despite good play from Amy Marison, Sarah Signorello, Kirsten McIntire and Jenna Chiavelli. Goalie Courtney Tello had 17 saves in net. South visits Timberlane on Wednesday.
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The Titans (202) finished behind match winner Bedford (192) but topped Dover (207). Leading the way for North (8-2) were Chris McQuinn with a 37, while Bryc Zimmerman had a 38 and Eva Gonzales a 39. Spencer Champagne, Thomas Kelly and Brendan McMahon each had a 44.
Bedford’s C.J. LaDue was the medalist with a 34. The Bulldogs are now 12-1.
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The Panthers (244) were ahead of Merrimack (258) but behind Timberlane (217) and Salem (220).
Alexis St. Laurent had a 43, while Kailey Pullen had a 47 and Stephen Robbe a 49. Merrimack was paced by Cam Higham (45), Hayden Lawton (48), and Pat Browning (53).
The Broncos (239) finished behind match winner Hanover (199) and second place Keene (201). Noah Leclair led the locals with a 39 while Jack Dewitt had a 47 and Brett McKinley a 48. Hanover’s Pat Daley was medalist with a 35.
The Cougars (38 points) finished ahead of ConVal (25), but behind Conant (45) and match winner Bow, which had 70.
Sean Ryan led Campbell with 15 points while Travis Breton added 13.
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Chloe Trudel and Mackenzie Hayden captured first and fourth place respectively out of 124 runners to help the Sabers finish second out of 19 teams in the Bobcat Invitational in Lee. Phillips Exeter captured both the girls and the boys races.
Trudel finished in 19:41, while Hayden ran a 20:30.
In the boys race, Junior Ethan McFee and freshman Kariso Anderson both earned top 25 finishes as they paced the Sabers to sixth out of the 21 teams McFee was 20th in 18:04 while Anderson was 22nd in 18:17.
In a photo from the Nashua South-Bishop Guertin game on Saturday night, a player making a defensive tackle was misidentified. South’s Nathan Zalzal was the player making the tackle on Bishop Guertin’s Kyle Baker.