Newfound field hockey team undefeated heading into playoffs

Newfound 9, White Mountains 1
Key players for Newfound were Jasmine Peterson (goal, 3 assists), Caroline Marchand (2 goals), Julianne Marchand (forward), Savanna Bony (midfield), Hayleigh LeTourneau (defense), MacKenzie Ryan (defense), Montana Bassett (2 saves).
The Bears started off quickly, scoring three times in the first six minutes of the game to complete an undefeated regular season.
“It was nice to finish off our season being able to host our senior game on our home field for the first time,” said Newfound’s Karri Peterson.
Newfound is 14-0; White Mountains 5-9

Gilford 3, John Stark 0
Gilford improved their record to 11-2 in the DII standings by knocking off John Stark High School in 3 straight sets 25-20, 25-20, and 25-16.
Key players for Gilford were Maggie McNeil (13 digs, 7 kills), Lexi Boisvert (10 kills), Brooke Beaudet (5 kills, 10 digs), Karly Sanborn (18 assists), Samantha Holland (11 digs)
In set one Maggie McNeil scored 4 points on 3 kills and she served an ace for the first point of the set. Lexi Boisvert also scored 4 points on 2 kills, 1 block and 1 ace serve, Brooke Beaudet put down 2 kills (the second kill was for set point 25), Bailey Hildreth had back-to-back ace serves for points 10 and 11 and Abby O’Connor had one block for point 24.
Gilford cruised to a big lead in set two when Samantha Holland came to the service line and served 9 straight giving Gilford a 10-1 lead. Holland put down 2 ace serves for points 4 and 10. Lexi Boisvert  added 5 points with 4 kills and 1 block. Brooke Beaudet and Maggie McNeil had 2 kills and Abby Warren added 1 kill to solidify the win. John Stark stormed back and brought the game within four points, 20-16, only to watch Gilford have their own surge behind Brooke Beaudet who put down a kill for point 21 and Lexi Boisvert put down kills for points 22 and 23.
Gilford played consistently in set three and took advantage of John Stark’s errors. Bailey Hildreth served 6 straight  to give Gilford a 22-11 lead putting down an ace for point 20.  Lexi Boisvert led set three with 4 kills for points 15, 17, 18 and 21.
“It was very good match. (John Stark) is way up there in the standings, too, so we knew we were going to be in for a battle and there was some great back-and-forth stuff,” said Gilford’s Joan Forge.
Gilford is 11-2; John Stark 9-4

Winnisquam 3, Sunapee 0
Key players: for Winnisquam were Talia DeBlasie (21 assists, 11 digs, 2 kills), Shannon Goodwin (15 kills, 4 digs), Gabby Isabelle (8 kills, 7 digs), Hannah Blackburn (6 aces, 3 digs), Madisyn Skeats (4 digs, kill), Aubrey St. Onge (3 digs, 3 assists)
The Bears stayed undefeated with this 25-17, 25-12, 25-4 home victory in their next-to-last match of the regular season.
“We got stronger as the match went on. We were sloppy in the first game and I challenged the team to pick up the intensity level, and I was really pleased with the way they responded,” said Winnisquam’s Mike Livernois.
Winnisquam is 15-0; Sunapee 7-7

Inter-Lakes 3, Mascoma 0
Key players for Inter-Lakes were Emma Wheeler (7 kills, 8 service points, 6 digs), Jessalyn Brown (16 assists, 5 digs, 5 service points), Hailey Hart (9 service points, 2 kills), Devyn Vaal (5 service points) Abbey Sanders (2 kills)
“A good team effort by the Lakers,” said Inter-Lakes’ Randy Mattson.
Inter-Lakes is 13-0; Mascoma 3-11

Belmont 4, Prospect Mountain 0
Key players for Belmont were – Julianna Estremera (3 goals), Makenzie Donovan (goal), Katie Gagnon (center midfield), Sana Syed (defense), Lizzy Fleming (defense), Kaitlynn Delisle (defense), Chloe Sottak (defense).
The Raiders held a 1-0 halftime lead, but Estremera completed her hat trick in the second half and the back line was firm to secure Belmont’s fifth straight win.
“Overall a great team win against a strong Prospect Mountain team. They’re tough, they’re physical, but everyone played well,” said Belmont’s Mark Dawalga.
Belmont is 8-3-3; Prospect Mtn. 9-5-0

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Sachems lose after taking late lead against Kennett

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Kennett junior Devon Ouellette is brought down by Laconia junior Kelby Brooker during Friday's game at Fitzgerald Field.  (Alan MacRae for The Laconia Daily Sun)


Kennett 21 Laconia 20

Laconia scored a go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes to go in Friday night's game and appeared headed for a comeback victory until a desperation pass by Kennett on a third and long play was completed, setting up the game-tying touchdown and game-winning point after with only 20 seconds left in the game.

“That was as tough loss to swallow. We played well enough to win,” said Laconia Coach Craig Kozens.

He said that Laconia was down 14-0 in the first quarter but battled back to make it 14-6 at the half and 14-12 after three quarters.

“On their last drive a third and long pass was nearly intercepted and deflected into a Kennett player's hands for a large gain,” said Kozens.

Ryan McCrea hauled in two passes from Riley Roy for touchdowns and Drew Muzzey, who rushed 20 times for 121 yards, scored on the ground for the Sachems. Roy completed 17 of 41 passes for 217 yards and Jakob Steele made eight catches for 106 yards for the Sachems.

Laconia (3-4) will not play this coming weekend. They had originally been scheduled to play Trinity, which dropped its varsity football team a week before the season opened.

They will close out the season by hosting Gilford-Belmont (1-5) on Oct. 27.

Gilford/Belmont 26, Pembroke 6

At Pembroke, Brandon Cole and Blake Descoteaux each scored first-half touchdowns to help Gilford/Belmont (1-5) pick up its first victory. Austin Wallace scored for Pembroke (0-6).

The Golden Eagles will host undefeated Windham (6-0) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bishop Brady 26, Franklin 16

In Franklin, Pat Brust threw two touchdown passes to Bryce Johnson to highlight the Green Giants' victory. Bishop Brady (4-2) led 7-0 at halftime. Kainan Clark had a 73-yard TD run for Franklin (2-4).

Winnisquam 31, Farmington/Nute 6

At Farmington, Bryce Corey's three rushing touchdowns helped the Bears (1-5) break into the win column. Winnisquam's Evan Judkins tossed a TD pass to Gunner Horman, and Alex Mango returned an interception for a TD. Farmington/Nute is 0-6.

Stevens 28, Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough 19

The Lakers drooped to 2-4 with this loss. They will play Saturday at 2 p.m. at Newfound.

Newfound 47 Fall Mountain 8

The Bears won their second straight game and moved to 2-4 on the season. They host Inter-Lakes/Gilford Saturday at 2 p.m.

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Round-up: Belmont soccer falls to Hopkinton, I-L volleyball wins again


Hopkinton 2, Belmont 1, 2OT

Key players: Hopkinton – Gerry Donahue (goal), Max Rossignol (goal), Sam Crawford (4 saves), Paul Molnar (forward), Zach Signor (outside back); Belmont – Colby Brown (goal), Jake Deware (8 saves), River Mathieu (midfield), Griffin Embree (midfield).

Donahue gave the Hawks the a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute on the road at Belmont. Brown answered for the Raiders in the 21st minute. The teams traded shots through the second half and a full overtime period before Rossignol delivered the win for Hopkinton in the 97th minute. Deware made an impressive save on a point-blank shot in the first overtime.

“We came out from the opening whistle fired up and taking the attack at Belmont. The early pressure led to Gerry’s goal on a nice shot from 20 yards out,” said Hopkinton’s Scott Zipke

Hopkinton is 12-2; Belmont 8-4-1

Laconia 7, Franklin 0

Laconia is 4-9-1; Franklin 0-13


Inter-Lakes 3, Prospect Mountain 2

Key players for Inter-Lakes were: Jessalyn Brown (36 assists, 20 service points, 22 digs), Emma Wheeler (18 kills, 18 digs, 9 service points), Morgan White (9 kills, 24 digs, ace on match point), Madisyn Wilson (16 digs)

Brown, a junior setter, registered her 1,000th career assist when Wheeler put down a kill midway through the fourth set.

“Kudos to a hard-working, vastly improved Prospect Mountain team who gave the unbeaten Lakers a big challenge tonight,” said I-L’s Randy Mattson.

Inter-Lakes is 12-0, Prospect Mtn. 6-7

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Round-up: Gilford field hockey tops Laconia for 11th win



Gilford 5, Laconia 0

Key players for Gilford were Bri Salanitro (2 goals), Kellie Ryan (goal, assist), Sydny Lehr (goal), Cloe Boucher (goal), Jillian LaChapelle (assist), Laurel Gingrich (assist), Emily O’Connor (assist).

Gilford’s passing led to the five goals and a whopping 16 penalty corners.

“Need to continue on team movement to the ball as we head toward the tournament next week,” said Gilford’s Dave Rogacki.

Gilford is 11-2-1; Laconia 2-11


Newfound 3, Winnisquam 1

Key players for Newfound were Julianne Marchand (goal), Jasmine Peterson (goal), Mackenzie Ryan (assist), Kylee MacDonald (goal), Hayleigh LeTourneau (assist), Montana Bassett (goalie).

Winnisquam applied lots of pressure in the first half, but Bassett stood up to the barrage of corners and Newfound took charge in the second half to remain undefeated.

“I am proud of the way the girls handled themselves in the second half. The played with intensity and energy that we were missing in the first 30 minutes,” said Newfound’s Karri Peterson.

Newfound is 13-0; Winnisquam 8-4-1



Winnisquam 3, Mascoma 0

Key players for Winnisquam were Shannon Goodwin (12 kills, 3 digs), Talia DeBlasie (15 assists, 3 aces), Gabby Isabelle (6 kills), Aubrey St. Onge (6 digs, 3 aces, 3 assists), Hannah Blackburn (8 aces, 2 digs), Rebekah Persson (3 digs), Sarah Seymour (2 kills, 2 aces), Madisyn Skeats (4 digs, kill).

With her 12 kills, Goodwin became just the fourth players in Winnisquam history to break the 500-kill plateau as the Bears rolled to a comfortable 25-9, 25-7, 25-13 win at home.

Winnisquam is 14-0; Mascoma 3-10



Belmont 4, White Mountains 0

Key players for Belmont were Julianna Estremera (3 goals), Rebecca Fleming (goal), Makenzie Donovan (midfield), Katie Gagnon (midfield).

Belmont made the most of its long trip to Whitefield, taking a 2-0 halftime lead on its way to a fourth straight win.

“We played the way we needed to play and we possessed the ball well. We’re growing as a team,” said Belmont’s Mark Dawalga.

Belmont is 7-3-3; White Mtns. 7-7-1



Concord Christian 4, Moultonborough 3

The Kingsmen won for the third time in their last four games and snapped Moultonborough’s eight-game winning streak.

Concord Christian is 4-8-1; Moultonborough 11-3



Winnisquam first, Bow second

Key players were: Winnisquam; Kyle Mann (1st overall); Bow – Kirpal Demian (2nd overall), Sam Berube (3rd), Caleb Olson (7th), Gabe Neff (11th), Colin Lessard (13th)

Winnisquam and Bow were followed by Berlin and Bishop Brady in the team results at this meet on Tuesday at NHTI.

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