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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