Bedford knocks BG girls soccer from unbeaten ranks
The Bishop Guertin girls soccer team dropped a tough one to Bedford in suffering its first loss of the season.
That was just one highlight of a busy day/night Wednesday in local high school sports. Here’s a look:
BISHOP GUERTIN 0
The Cardinals (9-1) fell from the unbeaten ranks in Division I, thanks to a Bulldog goal just under eight minutes in that held up the rest of the way at Rivier University’s Joanne Merrill Field.
Brooke Paquette played well for the Cards, who outshot Bedford 10-9. The Bulldogs are now 10-1.
“They were way better than us in the first half and deserved the goal,” Cards coach Pat Mulcahy said. “We played great in the second half.”
NASHUA SOUTH 2,
WINDHAM 1 (OT)
Julianna Martin got the game winner in overtime, assisted by Kylie Dawe, as the Panthers improved to 8-3.
Ellie Kopicko also scored on a penalty kick, while Haleigh Swabowicz had 13 saves in the South net. The Panthers host Bedford on Friday.
MANCHESTER CENTRAL 3,
NASHUA NORTH 0
Three different players scored for the visiting Little Green (8-2). The Titans fell to 4-7-1 and visit Exeter on Friday.
The Broncos held on after scoring four goals in the first 20 minutes for their fourth straight, improving to 6-5.
Marissa Juliano had a pair of goals while Rose Boudreau and Abbey Dubois added one each. Rose and Paige Boudreau, Darian Taylor, and Caroline Breen each had an assist while Alvirne freshman keeper Paige McKinley had seven saves.
Connor Donaghey, Sam Gomes and Dave Latsha each had two goals as the Cougars moved to 10-0-1. Single goals were by Justin Edmunds, Michael Decarli, Tyler St. Onge and Joaquin Heller. Assists on the day were by Ryan and Dave Latsha,Decarli, St. Onge, Heller and Wyett Heming.
BISHOP GUERTIN 3,
NASHUA SOUTH 0
The Cardinals got all three goals from Rylee Bouvier to improve to 6-5.
Two of Bouvier’s goals came in the first half while Lindsay Hult, Britney Pearson and Sarah Coyle each had an assist.
For South, Courtney Tello had 24 saves in goal, while defender Maddie Rowe also had a save. Monina Tosi and Makenna Reekie combined for four saves in the BG net. The Cards host Exeter at 3 p.m.at Umass-Lowell on Friday while South (2-9) is at Winnacunnet.
Erin Knauer got the game’s lone goal, assisted by Megan Dinsmore at 8:47 in the first half, to boost the Tomahawks to 7-5 in Division I.
Merrimack goalie Heather Rohr had five saves to earn the shutout.got the shut out with 5 saves. The Tomahawks visit Manchester Central at Gill Stadium on Friday. They will travel to Gill Stadium on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
NASHUA NORTH 0
The Titans suffered a 25-18, 25-18, 25-16 sweep to fall to 6-7 . Abby Coy had six kills, six digs and three aces while Haley Stanton (two aces, six digs, four kills), Kelsey Laliberte (six kills), and Jamie Parker (14 digs) also played well.
NASHUA SOUTH 3,
The Panthers improved to 13-0 with a sweep of the Grizzlies, who have lost nine straight. South is off until next Wednesday when it visits Salem.
BISHOP GUERTIN 1
The Cards split the first two sets, 19-25, 25-21, but then fell 15-25, 21-25 to drop to 6-7.
Libby Knapp (13 kills, six aces, 19 digs), Maddy Keating (10 kills, 12 digs), Kristen Coumas (31 assists), Emma Charron (17 digs) and Lydia Litvak (five kills, three blocks) all played well for BG.
The Tomahawks split the first two sets, 13-25, 25-22, but dropped the last two 17-25, 15-25. Haley Smethurst had (seven kills), Libby Marshall (six kills), Anna Niezrecki (22 digs) and Isabella Smith had (21 assists, three aces, three kills) paced the ‘Hawks.
HOLLIS BROOKLINE 3,
The Cavaliers had a good night on and off the court. First, they enjoyed a 25-6, 25-20, 25-10 sweep to move to 13-0 in Division I.
Kaleigh Whalen (five aces, nine kills), Hanna Close (eight kills), Maren Anderson (eight kills, 13 digs), Angelina Leonard (28 assists) and Sammie Sheppard (11 digs, two aces).
Second, off the court the match raised $400 for the Kendall Van Schoick Memorial Scholarship fund.
The Cavaliers visit Winnacunnet on Friday.
The Cards (217) finished behind match winner Exeter (207) but well ahead of Merrimack (265) at Nashua Country Club.
Dean Liakos (40), Jack Fitzgerald (43) and Ryan Horgan and Lake Mutty (44 each) led BG (14-9), which also got two 46’s from Aaron Pratt and Connor Bouvier.
For Merrimack, Cameron Higham had a 51 while Hayden Lawton added a 52 and Pat Browning and Jackson Forbes each had a 53.
The Spartans (90 points) finished behind match winner Kennett (124) but just ahead of Pembroke (84) at Pembroke Pines.
Jacob Dube (21 points), Zach Greer (18) and Ryan Cavanaugh, Devon O’Brien and Brandon Shaw (17 each) all contributed.