Sant Bani School's soccer team gained an upset 2-1 victory over the New Hampton JVA's on Monday afternoon. After the game, SBS coach Todd Schongalla said, "It's been twelve years since we've been able to beat them. What an effort."
Both teams were evenly matched, as play was up and down the field well into the first half. Sant Bani struck first in the 22ndminute as junior Zhenglin Yu found the back of the net, on a pass from senior co-captain Harrison Evans. Shortly thereafter, New Hampton came roaring back and would have tied the game had it not been for the goaltending of junior Ander Treviño Aizpurua, who blocked consecutive New Hampton shots at point blank range. Not to be denied, with less than a minute to play in the half, New Hampton's Nick LaBate and Richard Prey finally got one behind Treviño and sent the teams to the break locked up at 1 apiece, giving the crowd a chance to catch their breath.
New Hampton came out in the second half riding the wave of LaBate's late first-half goal and kept the pressure on Sant Bani's defense. After ten minutes of play, mostly in their own end of the field, Sant Bani's Evans took the ball almost the length of the field, putting his team up 2-1 and shifting the momentum for what proved to be the rest of the match.
Sant Bani next faces White Mountain School, Saturday at 1 pm.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:58
The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team rolled to another straight set victory (25-13, 25-19, 25-23) at Newfound on Wednesday, September 18. Leading the way for the Lakers were senior captains Jordan Donohue (13 kills, 5 digs, 3 blocks) and Lydia Swedberg (16 digs, 9 points, 2 kills). Victoria Burns had a run of eight straight points to bring Inter-Lakes back from a 13-5 deficit in the second set and she finished the match with 12 points, 4 aces and 6 digs. Jessica Schofield recorded 7 kills and 4 blocks in a strong performance at the net. Also contributing were Sarah Sundius (5 kills), Hayley Roth (18 assists, 6 points, 5 digs) and Jennifer Pelczar (12 points, 7 aces). With the win, the Lakers improve to 4-1 on the season.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:52
Laconia High School boys' soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to Plymouth on September 17.
Jakes Sykes gave Laconia an early lead, scoring in the 6th minute off an assist from Brayden Harriman.
Plymouth tied the game in the 21st minute with a goal by Malcolm Gocha, then took the lead in the 44th minute. Scoring the winning goal was Austin Parker, assisted by Steven Southard.
Laconia goalkeeper Panthavy Pradachith recorded 5 saves, while Jake Bouford saved 8 for Plymouth.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:50
The Gilford High School field hockey team improves to 4-0-1 on the young season.
Sparked by Maddie LaFlamme's goal 6 minutes before halftime, Gilford finally got into gear during the second half. Having been out-played by Sommersworth's hard-hitting defense in the first half the Golden Eagles scored 5 unanswered goals during the final 30 minutes to win 6 - 0. The second half saw Rachel Blandford and Becky Zakorchemny contribute two goals a piece and Kelsey Buckley one to provide the offensive comeback by the Golden Eagles.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:47