Laconia High School boys' varsity team won a 5-3 shoot out against Inter-Lakes on Wednesday. Laconia's Jake Sykes, who would go on to complete a hat trick in the match, started the scoring in the 12th minute, only to be answered a minute later by Chris Yopp of Inter-Lakes. So the first half would go: James Salta put Laconia back in the lead in the 18th minute, but Yopp again equalized eight minutes later. Erick Cheney scored for Laconia in the 28th minute, only to have the lead erased by Inter-Lakes's Mason Peverly in the 36th minute.
After the first half's flurry of goals, the score remained knotted for about 15 minutes into the second. Sykes broke the drought with a strike from the penalty stripe, scoring what would be the winning goal. He scored again near the end of regulation to give the Sachems a 5-3 victory. Aidan Dean accumulated three assists for Laconia, Drew Sykes had one assist. Panthavy Pradachith made three saves for Laconia, while Inter-Lakes's Kalep Phelps stopped a dozen.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:13
The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team improved to 5-1 in Division III standings on Friday, defeating local rival Moultonboro Academy in straight sets, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15. Leading the way for the Lakers was senior middle hitter Jordan Donohue who hit .485 on the night with 19 kills while also recording 8 service points, 4 aces and 3 block kills in a great all-around performance. Fellow senior libero Lydia Swedberg led from the service line with 16 points and 3 aces. Senior setter Hayley Roth notched 25 assists, 8 service points and 6 digs and Jenny Pelczar added 10 points and 6 digs. Also contributing were Victoria Burns (6 digs, 4 points), Jessica Schofield (3 kills, 3 blocks) and Kaila Martin (3 kills, 4 points). Inter-Lakes benefited from the vocal home crowd, who supported the team in their annual Dig Pink match. Together with their opponents' fans, the Lakers raised more than $800 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:17
The efforts of Mollie Dignan and Laura Zakorchemny helped Gilford to a 5 - 2 victory over Littleton on Thursday.
The Eagles gave up 10 penalty corners and withstood a hard-hitting Littleton team to move to 5 - 0 - 1 on the season.
Dignan played a good overall game on both offense and defense while Zakorchemny added support on the defensive end.
Gilford returns to action on Wednesday when the team travels to Newfound.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:13
The Gilford volleyball team's defense is improving and the team has won three games in a row, the most recent against area rival Laconia. Gilford won in 3 games by the scores of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-13.
Gilford jumped out to a 16-4 lead in game one by serving 3 aces, recording 3 blocks and 8 kills. Jordan Dean had 2 blocks and 2 kills, Mikaela Mattice had 3 kills, Maddie Harris had 1 block and 1 kill, and Kirsten Dionne had 2 kills.
Game two was more of a battle between the two teams, but Gilford served 7 aces to go along with 6 kills for the win. Danica Gelotte served 4 aces in a row for Gilford, Maddie Harris had 3 kills, Mikaela Mattice, Jordan Dean and Stratton Coleman had 1 kill apiece.
In game three Mikaela Mattice and Jordan Dean each served 2 aces. Dean also had 2 kills and 1 block, Mikaela Mattice had 2 kills and Maddie Harris, Kirsten Dionne and Stratton Coleman had 1 kill apiece.
The Gilford offense was led by Mikaela Mattice with 6 kills and 4 ace serves, Jordan Dean 5 kills, 3 blocks and 3 ace serves, Maddie Harris 5 kills and 1 block, Kirsten Dionne with 3 kills and Stratton Coleman with 2 kills. Senior setter Danica Gelotte had 18 assists and 6 ace serves.
The Gilford defense was led by Jordan Dean and Kirsten Dione with 11 digs apiece, Shannon Mercer had 9 digs, Danica Gelotte had 8 digs, Cassidy Demo had 5 digs and Stratton Coleman and Maddie Harris had 3 digs apiece.
Gilford's next game is at Manchester West on Tuesday.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:12
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