NHIAA Roundup: Central boys win showdown
September 18. 2018 1:45AM
Paolo Tedesco’s free-kick goal proved to be the difference in the Manchester Central boys’ soccer team’s 1-0 victory at Hanover on Monday.
Tedesco’s shot came from the edge of the penalty box in the 61st minute. Hanover goalkeeper Joey Perras (six saves) got his fingers on the ball but it bounced off the post and behind him into the net.
Central (6-0), which has five shutout wins this season, received three saves from Hayden Walker.
Hanover senior captain Liam Collins had several good scoring chances, according to Marauders coach Rob Grabill.
Hanover is 4-1.
“It was basically a defensive struggle,” Grabill said. “Two very talented teams and two extraordinarily strong defenses.
“Basically, we’re going to have to be on our best game to compete with Central.”
The victory marked Central coach Chris LaBerge’s first-ever victory at Hanover in four visits.
“It was a matchup of two teams that will probably be in the final four,” LaBerge said. “It kind of had a playoff feel for us because we both know we’re going to be there at the end.”
John Stark 4, Stevens 1: In Weare, Jonathan Rizzitano logged a goal and an assist while Jared Peterson, Nathan Innerfield and Riley Brooks each added a goal for John Stark (5-3).
Jaimason Lacasse made six saves for the Generals. Stevens is 1-5.
Pinkerton 1, Alvirne 0: In Hudson, Enya Vannasse scored the game’s lone goal and Reagan Kolinski made three saves to earn the shutout as Pinkerton Academy improved to 4-2. Ande Manchester assisted on Vannasse’s tally. Alvirne is 2-4.
Oyster River 1, Hanover 0: In Durham, Amelia Concannon scored the game’s lone goal in the first half to lift the Bobcats to a 6-2 record and serve Hanover (5-1-1) its first loss.
Londonderry 2, Bishop Guertin 1 (OT): In Londonderry, Lauren Mullen tallied the game-winning goal 2:31 into overtime off an assist from Courtney Shay. Mullen also assisted on Shay’s game-tying goal, which came 14:59 into the second half. Morgan Brutus recorded six saves, including three in overtime, for Londonderry (5-2). Rachel Reardon scored off an assist from Emily Folton 13:19 into the contest to put Bishop Guertin of Nashua ahead, 1-0. Monina Tosi made 13 saves for the Cardinals (3-3).
Merrimack 1, Keene 0: In Keene, Heather Rohr made four saves to record her fourth shutout of the season for Merrimack (5-2). Hunter Webb scored the game’s lone goal just before halftime. Keene is 5-1.
Windham 5, Concord 1: In Concord, Katie Blaisdell and Taryn Livingstone both scored twice and Amy Lanouette added a goal of her own for Windham (6-0). Maddie O’Hare, Ryane Farrell and Liv Manchester each tallied an assist and Kayla Antonucci made two saves for the Jaguars. Erin Doherty scored the lone goal for Concord (3-3-1).
Winnacunnet 2, Bedford 1: In Hampton, Dailyn Annis and Lauren Alkire both scored for Winnacunnet. Bedford is 0-4.
Manchester Memorial 5, Nashua North 3: In Nashua, Caroline Carrozzini had a hat trick and Makenna Platte and Sydney Spenard each scored once for Memorial (1-5). Stephanie Milios made seven saves for the Crusaders, who logged 29 shots on goal. North is 0-7.
Manchester Central 2, Nashua South 1: In Nashua, Emma Dudley put Central (2-3) on the board with 1:24 left in the first half and Cam Casey provided the Little Green’s second goal off an assist from Abby Burns with 3:19 remaining. Central finished with 12 penalty corners while South (1-5) had two.
Goffstown 9, Milford 0: In Goffstown, Shannon Gifford, Makayla Strickulis and Jess Vo each scored twice while Bethany Dubreuil and Alexa Minnich both logged their first varsity goals for the Grizzlies (3-3-1).
Emily Campbell also scored while MacKenzie Potvin and Sarah Mattison combined for three saves for Goffstown. Milford is 1-5.
Merrimack 3, Alvirne 0: In Merrimack, the Tomahawks won, 25-19, 25-14, 25-21. Joanne Bonner had 13 kills and eight digs and Anna Niezrecki registered seven digs and three aces for Merrimack (2-5).
Isabella Smith added 16 assists and three aces for the Tomahawks. Alvirne of Hudson is 0-7.
Epping 3, Hillsboro-Deering 0: In Hillsborough, Epping won, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21. Oakley Lustenberger logged three aces, three kills, 13 assists and two digs while Addy Bickford recorded three aces, one kill and 19 digs for Epping (4-1). Belle Snyder added three aces, three kills and one dig for the Blue Devils. Hillsboro-Deering is 0-4.
Hollis/Brookline 3, Dover 1: In Dover, the Cavaliers improved to 6-0 in Division I, by scores of 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20. Maddie Norris had 17 kills, Maren Anderson added seven kills and three blocks, Kyra Belden registered 36 assists, Ellie Jordan had 18 digs and Sammie Sheppard had 16 digs for the Cavs.
On Wednesday, Hollis/Brookline hosts Windham in a battle of reigning state champs — Hollis/Brookline in Division I and Windham in Division II.
At Green Meadow Golf Club, Hudson
Alvirne 200, Nashua North 199, Winnacunnet 218: Alvirne scores: Brett McKinley, 38; Tyler Lizotte, 40; Jackie Dowd, 40; Mike Dowling, 40; Tony DeRosa, 42.
Records: Alvirne, 6-7; North, 4-7; Winnacunnet, 2-11.