Despite the loss of senior center midfielder Caio Thielen due to an injury, the Sant Bani soccer team continued its winning season, notching a 5-2 win Saturday at home against White Mountain School. Led by senior co-captain Harrison Evans (3 goals, 1 assist) and another strong performance in the net by junior keeper Ander Trevino Aizpurua, Sant Bani improved to 3-0. Eighth grader Caiden Gamble, called up for the game due to Thielen's injury, scored his first high school goal. The teams went to the break with White Mountain down by one, with Chenchen Zhou and John Hitchcock-Smith each finding the back of the Sant Bani net, Hitchcock-Smith's goal coming only seconds before the halftime whistle. Two unanswered second half goals, however, by Sant Bani's Evans and junior Mohamed Sapry, and a great defensive effort put the game out of reach.
"We're off to a good start," Sant Bani coach Todd Schongalla said. "But, we have a long road ahead of us, playing a number of teams who have given us a hard time in years past, including a 4-games-in-7-days stretch. We'll need everything they've got, beginning Wednesday in Tilton."
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:58
Tilton School's Ram runners have participated in two cross-country meets so far this season. First, a Lakes Region League meet at Proctor Academy. Josh Weinmann took 6th overall while Joselyn Fuller captured 20th for the girls. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Tilton School hosted Brewster, Holderness, and New Hampton. Courtney Burrell led the girls with 12th overall. Matt Niskala was out front for the boys with a 26th place finish.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:55
Tilton School's girls' soccer team traveled to Kimball Union Academy on Wednesday afternoon and despite their tremendous efforts, fell short by a score of 1-0. Right from the start, the Rams were determined to play good defense and limit the chances that KUA's high-powered offense got. Although at times it wasn't pretty, Tilton's defense did a great job of staying organized and communicating and really frustrated KUA. At the half, the two teams were scoreless. Tilton was able to force KUA to change their tactics a bit and really put Tilton under more pressure to start the second half. The Rams weathered the storm and kept battling. It wasn't until midway through the half when KUA had a free kick about 30 yards out and was able to strike a hard shot on goal that Mack Stephen (Belmont, NH) got a hand to but was unable to save and KUA took a 1-0 lead. Tilton made some tactical adjustments late in the game to try and get an equalizer but just couldn't generate much offense. Although the girls are disappointed with the result, this was a good test for the Rams early in the season and they showed what they are made of. Credit the defense, led by Tiana Cass (Torrington, CT), Leah Corson (Manchester, NH), Katherine O'Brien (Sandwich, MA), and Stasia Bogacz for doing a great job on defense. Amanda Downs (Meredith, NH), Emily Gaudet (Concord, NH), Kathleen Murtagh (Burlington, VT), and Kate Albretsen (Mashpee, MA) did a great job in the midfield. Stephen finished with six saves.
Tilton is now 2-2-0 and will travel to play Northfield Mt. Hermon on Saturday, September 28. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:53
The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team lost a tough match on the road at Belmont on Monday night in five sets, 21-25, 25-23, 14-25, 25-19, 15-11. Jordan Donohue recorded a triple double with 21 kills, 16 points, and 16 digs. Hayley Roth registered a season high 30 assists while adding 8 service points and 6 digs. Also contributing were Jessica Schofield (6 blocks, 6 kills), Tori Burns (8 digs, 4 points), Lydia Swedberg (12 digs, 12 points) and Kaila Martin (11 points, 2 kills).
Belmont senior Megan Bailey recorded her 1,000th assist during game 2.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:51
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