H.S. Sports Roundup: Cousineau nets 200th win with Derryfield program
Griffin Phaneuf's three goals paved the way to Derryfield of Manchester boys' soccer head coach Jeff Cousineau's 200th career win with the school in a 6-0 victory over Concord Christian in Manchester on Wednesday.
'I only figured it out a week ago that I was close, so I was kind of surprised,' said Cousineau, in his 16th year with the Cougars and 21st season as a Granite State coach. 'It's an interesting aspect of longevity. It takes time to get to there. It's kind of neat. I'm really proud of what I've been able to do here and the quality of kids that I've been able to coach. It's nice to see a body of work that shines well.'
Belmont 7, Laconia 0: Ashton Singh scored three goals to lead Belmont to its second win in as many games on Wednesday. Visiting Laconia fell to 1-1.
Derryfield School 6, Concord Christian 1: Seven different players registered goals to give host Derryfield School of Manchester a win to open the season. Roz Kenny Birch, Katelyn Mullikin, Jordan Arzilli, Chelsea Kimball, Hannah Menakaya and Sophie Allard all tallied goals. Emilee Risteen scored for Concord Christian (0-1).
Winnacunnet 2, Londonderry 0: Mimi Mcleod scored two second half goals to lead Winnacunnet in season-opening action for both teams Wednesday in Londonderry. Haley Marahey made two saves for the shutout and Lancers keeper Samantha Harris also made two stops.
Salem 6, Nashua North 0: Nine different players chipped in with goals and/or assists to give Salem an opening-day win at North Wednesday. Amanda Travaglini led the way with a goal and assist.
Pinkerton 7, Nashua South 0: At Derry, Julie Saltamartini hit the game-winner 5:20 into the match and later added an insurance goal on an assist from Rachael Charewicz. Brianne Torre also added a pair of unassisted goals.
Derryfield 9, John Stark 0: At Weare, Colbi Vaillancourt registered a hat trick, but Katherine Schwope capped off the game by scoring the final four goals. Sarah Torat and Berklee Vaillancourt added the other two tallied. Tiffany Thibeault stopped seven shots for John Stark.
Beford 5, Manchester Central 0: Laura Costes and Ashley Adab scored two each for Bedford and Lindsey Poremba added one.