HS roundup: Gahara’s four goals pace Pembroke
In a back-and-forth game, Portsmouth took a 3-2 lead into halftime. Gahara paced the comeback with a second-half hat trick, on top of another goal he scored in the first half. Sean Swist scored a pair for Portsmouth (4-5-1). Alex Trujillo earned the win for Pembroke (5-4) with six saves.
Hanover 3, Pinkerton 0: A Division I showdown between Hanover and Pinkerton of Derry went strongly in favor of the Marauders, as they shut out the Astros at home.
Hanover (8-2) scored three first-half goals and junior Rocco Linehan led the way, scoring one of them and assisting on the other two.
Duncan Piper earned his fifth shutout of the season in net with six saves, while Alex Horan stopped seven for Pinkerton (7).
Manchester West 6, Kennett 2: In Conway, Thiago Carvalho and Promise Kpee each netted a pair, while Lucas Sclickman added two points to lead the Blue Knights charge. It was a one-goal game at the half, but goals from Carvalho, Kpee, and Luan Sanchez sealed it. Andrew Lapirse picked up the win in net with six saves for West (3-7), while Ryan Vajentic stopped 32 for Kennett (2-9).
Lebanon 3, Trinity 1: At Lebanon, Jacob Zimmerman scored the Pioneers'; lone goal. Will Sanborn stopped four in net for Lebanon (8-1-2), while Zach Szczeckowciz had eight for Trinity of Manchester (6-4).
Bow 2, Hopkinton 0: At Hopkinton, Bow';s Dan Crisman netted two goals to hand the Hawks their first defeat of the season in this Division III showdown. Hopkinton (10-1) handed Bow (11-1) its only setback earlier this season. Rob Ferguson made four saves to blank Hopkinton, turning back strong bids from Zach Rouleau and Steven Auger. Crisman scored on a penalty kick and on a breakaway chance.
Manchester West 5, Kennett 0: At Manchester, Alexandra Stone scored three goals and added one assist as the Blue Knights (1-9) won their first game of the season. Ajna Masic and Allie Hebert each had one goal. West goalie Hannah Lord turned back 10 shots for the shutout. Kennett of Conway fell to 2-10.
Derryfield 7, Farmington 0: At Manchester, Jordyn Arzilli, Margaret Ives, and Chloe Warner each netted a pair, while Hannah Menakaya added one of her own. Warner also had the game';s two assists for Derryfield (8-1). Cam Huftalen made one stop for the shutout, while Lindsay Richardson made 17 saves for Farmington (2-8).
Pinkerton 3, Keene 1: At Derry, Keene got on the board at 3:02, but Vanessa Hunt scored the equalizer to knot it before halftime and scored the game-winner at 56:36. Rebecca McGrath added an insurance goal shortly after for Pinkerton (8-2-1). Emily Harris had 12 saves. Keene is 5-2-2.
Souhegan 3, Goffstown 2: At Goffstown, The defending Division II champs handed the Grizzlies (8-1) their first defeat of the season when Sarah Christensen tallied the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute of play. Sabers striker Peyton Kent scored once and assisted on the other two goals, helping the club improve to 8-1-1. Michele Tremblay found the back of the net twice.
Salem 1, Central 0: At Manchester, Abbey Raymond scored the lone goal in the 53rd minute, and Salem';s defense played an air-tight contest for the shutout. Salem goalie Brianna Rastello was not forced to make any saves. Central';s Abby Desharnais made 10 stops in net. Salem improved to 8-4-1, while Central dropped to 2-8 in the upset bid.
Derryfield 6, Newport 2: In Manchester, the Cougars (10-1) moved into a first-place tie with Berlin, thanks to Colbi Vaillancourt';s second hat trick of the season. She has 15 goals on the season. Newport dropped to 6-4.