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
Led by the defense of Emily Wernig, Catherine Buckley, Mollie Dignan, Kayla Orton, and Ashlyn Miller, Gilford's field hockey was able to hold off a hard hitting Newfound Team 2-0 on Wednesday. The defense helped provide the offense with transition play that lead to the two scores for the Golden Eagles. With the win, Gilford's record improved to 6 wins, no losses and one tie.
In J.V. action the Golden Eagles came back to tie the Bears 1 - 1.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:48
LACONIA — Fresh off its first win of the season, a comeback 21-20 thriller at Kingswood in Wolfeboro last week, the Laconia Sachems are looking to record their first win ever on their new home field at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium.
The Sachems (1-2) will host Hanover High School (1-2) at 7 p.m. tonight. The Sachems grabbed a 23-10 halftime lead in their season opener against Pembroke Academy on September 6 but ended up losing 36-23. They lost their first road game the next weekend to Portsmouth 35-0 but bounced back last week with the winning score coming on a 56-yard touchdown pass from Matt Swormstedt to Kyle Chaison with 56 seconds left in the first half.
Hanover comes to town with a 1-2 record, losing 7-28 to Windham before topping Souhegan 25-21 in a road tilt.
Last weekend they did not play, forfeiting a homecoming game to Kearsarge as many of the team's 37 players were suspended due to what administrators termed ''egregiously inappropriate" behavior at a pre-season party.
One of the highlights of the evening Friday will the dedication of the new field to former Laconia High School football coach and athletic director Jim Fitzgerald, who coached the Sachems from 1973 to 2001, a period in which they went to the playoffs 19 times and advanced to 12 state finals and won three state titles.
The dedication will take place at 6:45 p.m. and is one of the highlights of the third annual Laconia High School Alumni Reunion.
Homecoming weekend will continue on Saturday with a number of athletic contests at the Bank of New Hampshire Stadium, field hockey at 9:30 a.m., girls soccer at noon and 1:30 p.m., boys soccer at 3:30 and 5 p.m. and volleyball contests in the LHS gym at 3 and 4:30 p.m.
In other games involving area teams the big game in Division II sees undefeated Plymouth, which crushed Kennett 42-0 last week, traveling to Manchester to face another undefeated team, Trinity, which has already beaten Portsmouth 58-37, Milford 30-20 and Lebanon 42-6. Many see the Saturday afternoon game as a preview of the Division II championship game.
Kingswood (1-2) will play at Merrimack Valley (2-1) which is coming of off a 48-14 loss to Portsmouth under the lights tonight in Penacook.
In Division III action, with all games being played Saturday, Gilford 2-1, coming off a 31-20 comeback win over Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough, hosts Bow (2-1), which beat Stevens 28-14 last weekend.
Newfound (2-1) hosts Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough (1-2). Newfound routed Franklin 50-15 last weekend while Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough lost 31-20 to Gilford.
Franklin (0-3) is at Newport, (2-1) which beat Fall Mountain 19-0 last week.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:22
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