Panthers, Cavs stay unbeaten; Cougars snap streak
Another busy Wednesday on the high school front saw the Nashua South and Hollis Brookline volleyball teams stay unbeaten while Campbell snapped a five-match losing streak.
Meanwhile, it was a 3-0-1 day for area soccer teams and 1-2 for field hockey. Here’s a rundown:
HOLLIS BROOKLINE 3,
The 15-0 Cavaliers’ Kaleigh Whalen recorded her 500th career kill in a 25-10, 25-12, 25-20 sweep of the Red Raiders, who fell to 10-5.
Whalen ended up with 10 kills and four aces, while other key HB players included Angelina Leonard (five aces, 21 assists), Sammie Sheppard (23 digs) and Jessica Cooper (nine digs).
The Cavs travel to Pinkerton on Friday.
NASHUA SOUTH 3,
The visiting Panthers improved to 14-0 after recording their ninth sweep of the season. Anne Sherman and Kaitlin Fitzgibbons had double digits in assists while Catherine Covert had four blocks, six kills and a strong serve. Paige Garland (three blocks) also had a strong defensive performance.
On Monday, the Panthers took part in a Columbus Day Tournament at Longmeadow (Mass.) High School, with a first place silver bracket finish.
South hosts 12-3 Dover tonight in a rematch of last year’s tense quarterfinal win. It will be Meals Matter Night at the Belanger Gym.
The Tomahawks were the victims of a 25-19, 25-8, 25-17 sweep to fall to 2-13.
McKenna Malone had seven kills and four digs for Merrimack while Anna Niezrecki added 28 digs.
Merrimack visits Nashua North on Friday.
The visiting Spartans are now 11-2 after a 25-21, 25-11, 25-12 sweep.
Gabby Monico had 12 kills three blocks, three aces and recorded her 500th career kill. Other keys for Milford included:
Kaydee Mann (20 assists, six kills, four blocks and eight digs), Robyn Krafft (four kills, four aces, six digs) and Sophie Palmer (eight digs, two aces).
The Cougars snapped a five-match losing streak and are now 7-5 after Jordan Kanaley (four aces, three kills, three digs, 21 assists), Morgan Bruner (four kills) and Lolly Brown (six aces) helped engineer a sweep.
NASHUA SOUTH 0
The Panthers (2-11) held the Astros to two goals in the first half, but then things got tougher from there, despite Courtney Tello’s 22 saves.
Playing well for South on its Senior Night were seniors Mackenzie Berthiaume, Jenna Chiavelli, Alex Elliott, Olivia Kingston, Leah Lavoie, Kelsie Leith, Kirsten McIntire, Sarah Picard, Maddie Rowe, Kate Rowsell, Maddie Sewade, and Sarah Signorello. South wraps up its season Friday at Concord.
NASHUA NORTH 0
A very tough season for the Titans came to an end as they finished 0-14.
The Warriors are now 10-3 and will be one of the playoff contenders next week.
BISHOP GUERTIN 3,
The Cards improved to 8-5, winners of four straight, with goals by Sarah Coyle (unassisted), Rylee Bouvier (Coyle and Stepahnie Coulombe assists) and Elise Harnish (from Lindsay Hult).
Makenna Reekie and Monina Tosi combined for seven saves in goal for the Cardinals.
Guertin hosts Timberlane at Stellos Stadium for Senior Night / Pink Game today at 5 p.m.
HOLLIS BROOKLINE 2,
J.J. Kennedy scored on a rebound off a Liam Troddyn shot in the 67th minute for what proved to be the game winner as the Cavaliers moved to 8-5-1.
Nate McEvoy scored his first varsity goal 17 minutes in to give HB a 1-0 lead.
Ryan Coutu made seven saves with defensive help from Matthew Wojcik and T.J. Mckenna. Max Burns also played well at midfield for HB, which hosts Souhegan Saturday at 11 a.m.
OYSTER RIVER 1 (2 OT)
The visiting Spartans got a goal from Paxton Ducharme, assisted by Noah Matthews in the hard fought contest that leaves them at 7-3-3 in Division II.
They begin the final three game stretch of the season Friday, hosting John Stark.
Jack Schwab and Sean Brennan scored two goals while Nathan Browne added a single tally as the Warriors moved to 11-2, winners of four straight.
Schwab and Kenny Begley had the assists while Joe Krug had to only make two saves as the Warriors outshot Epping 16-3.
Elizabeth Jacob had three goals and an assist as the Warriors moved to 10-4 in Division IV. Brooke Lane had 2 goals, while Sam Boette and Sam Yurcak each had single tallies.
Madeline Straw, Sophia Sistachs, Emily Dubois, and Boette all had assists, while Rama Koudsi had five saves in net.
WLC is at Littleton on Friday.
DIVISION II TOURNEY PPD
The Division II golf team tournament, set for today at Sky Meadow in Nashua, has been postponed due to the inclement weather the region is experiencing. The Division IV tourney at Kingswood Golf Club was postponed as well. The NHIAA made the announcement Wednesday.
“After consulting with the golf courses, the New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA), and the latest weather report, the high winds and heavy rain forecasted for Wednesday evening and all day Thursday will make the courses unplayable/hazardous to all competitors,” the NHIAA said in a release issued Wednesday afternoon.
The announcement did not include any rescheduling, and the NHIAA announced Thursday morning both tournaments will not be rescheduled and top seed Kennett, by virtue of wins over tournament teams, gets the nod for the Division II title with Hollis Brookline the runnerup.