High School Round-up – Lowell Sun
Souhegan 4, Pelham 2
The Pelham girls soccer team was stopped by Souhegan, 4-2.
Despite playing with just 11 players, the Pythons hung tough, trailing 2-0 at halftime.
“The girls gave a hard battle,’ said Pelham Coach Carlos Fuertes, whose squad fell to 1-1. “Even though we were down at halftime, we were making great opportunities.”
Ashlyn Walsh sparked a second half surge with a goal, cutting the deficit to 2-1. Bella Furtado made things interesting potting the other late, but that’s as close as Pelham would get.
The team seemed to lose its mojo after losing Jordan Robito to an injury for the rest of the stanza,
“We played with a player down the rest of the way,” Fuertes said.
Pythons goaltender Hannah Deschene held the fort making nine saves keeping things close. Souhegan managed to seal the victory late, however, taking advantage of an exhausted defensive corps
“I’m very proud of the girls,” the coach said. “They gave everything they could, especially in the second half.”
Pelham hosts Milford, Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m.
Concord 1, Alvine 0
The Alvirne girls soccer team was clipped by Concord, 1-0, Sept. 3.
The Crimson Tide scored its lone goal early in the first half off a corner kick, ultimately proving to be the difference-maker.
“It was back and forth most of the game,” said Alvirne Coach Jerry Ruigrok, noting the heady play of Jaime O’Connor and Alyssa Scharn. “We had several chances in the last 10 minutes, but couldn’t put one in.”
Goaltender Paige McKinley made 14 saves in the tough-luck loss.
“Our defense played well,” the coach added.
Alvirne travels to Goffstown to take on the Grizzlies, Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.
Lowell Catholic 98, Greater Lowell 65
Lowell Catholic’s young guns were on full display as they grounded Greater Lowell, 98-65
Eighth grader John Keefe led the way for the Crusaders with 24 points, backed by the steady play of seniors Tommy King and Jake McDonough. Eighth graders Evan Koes and Finnegam Rourke also played well, scoring for the victors.
Greater Lowell’s Jake Torpey had a solid round earning 23 points.