NHIAA Field Hockey: Merrimack Valley, Windham advance
Merrimack Valley’s Emily Masse, left, battles Lebanon’s Elle Brine during their NHIAA Division II girls’ field hockey tournament semifinal game Wednesday at Exeter. Merrimack Valley advanced with a 1-0 win. (HARRY KOZLOWSKI)
Merrimack Valley will face top-seeded Windham in the finals on Sunday at Beford High School at 2:30 p.m. Windham advanced with a 3-2 overtime win against St. Thomas Aquinas of Dover on Thursday.
“It was a beautiful pass, I was in the right spot,” said Thurber of the play by Davis. “We make a great team.”
Two minutes into the second half it appeared Lebanon tied the game with a slap shot off a penalty corner.
The goal was waved off.
Windham put pressure on St. Thomas early, resulting in five straight penalty corners. Taylor Powell scored off the fifth one to put Windham up 1-0 at the 8-minute mark.
St. Thomas kept applying pressure in the second half before Gabrielle Dodier scored off a long corner and put the Saints in front 2-1, setting up Windham’s late-game heroics.