High School Roundup: Playoff hunt coming down to wire for local teams

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant field hockey team hosted Mascenic Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 10/13/2021 12:19:46 PM
FIELD HOCKEY

Mascenic 2, Conant 0

The Vikings pulled off a rare three-game season sweep of Conant Monday with a 2-0 victory in Jaffrey that may have dashed the Orioles’ playoff hopes. 

Olivia Shaw scored early for the Vikings with a deflection of a blistering Bella Knisley shot; Olivia St. John tacked on another unassisted. 

Conant’s Bella Hayes put in a laser of her own in the fourth period but the goal was disallowed; no other Oriole shots found their way past Mascenic keeper Katalina Davis. 

The win left Mascenic (7-3) tied for seventh in a loaded Division III that features seven teams with three or fewer losses. The Vikings were set to face one of those teams, 8-2 Gilford, Wednesday after press time, and another, 9-1-2 Kearsarge, at home Friday at 4 p.m.

Conant, meanwhile, drops to 2-9-1, one spot out of the 12th and final  DIII playoff spot. They could still finish as high as 10 th, but it would take some doing, as they finish out their season with games vs. undefeated No. 1 Hopkinton Wednesday and then No. 6 Stevens (8-3) Friday.

 

Milford 2, ConVal 1

The Cougars took a season-high 29 shots on goal at Milford Tuesday, but could only score once.

The goal was a great play on a rebound, coach Kelly Shirk said, when senior Molly Dishong collected the ball and passed it wide to sophomore Ellie Rupp, who was able to find the back of the net behind the Spartans goalie.

Milford, on the other hand, capitalized on their opportunities scoring twice for a 2-1 win.

ConVal senior goalie Makenzie Anderson made six saves.

The Cougars (3-10) have their final regular season game at home on Friday at 4 p.m. against Hollis-Brookline and will celebrate senior day. 

BOYS’ SOCCER

ConVal 5, John Stark 1

Zach Burgess came off the bench for ConVal Tuesday and scored a hat trick in the span of 18 minutes in the first half to spur the Cougars to a victory over the visiting Generals. Bennett Saxe and Owen Kotula made up the other ConVal goals; Aidan McClusky, Carter Rousseau, Fletcher Maggs, Kotula and Burgess had the assists.

ConVal (6-6-1) has three regular-season games remaining and is home against Pelham Friday at 4 p.m. The Cougars are ninth of 12 Division II playoff teams with several schools nipping at their heels.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

ConVal 1, John Stark 1 (2 OT)

The Cougars and Generals played two overtimes but couldn’t settle a victor in Henniker Tuesday. ConVal senior captain Maddy Faber scored the Cougars’ only goal of the evening in the tie.

ConVal (4-7-2) is in the 14th spot of Division II’s 12-team playoff seeding, but their postseason hopes are still alive. The Cougars host Pelham for senior night Thursday and finish out next week with Plymouth and Coe-Brown.

 

Conant 1, Wilton-Lyndeborough 0 (OT)

It was a scoreless tie going into overtime in Wilton Monday night before Conant senior captain Heather Gonyea took a through ball from from Irelynd Aucoin and scored the golden goal.

Conant coach Adam Patria said the Warriors showed they were up to the task, despite the Oriole victory.

“Wilton showed a lot of pride and energy throughout the game,” Patria said.

Conant (3-10) hosts their final home game of the year Thursday against Kearsarge. The Orioles still have a fighting chance at making the Division III playoffs with three games remaining.

WLC (3-8) has five games remaining and is also still in playoff contention despite Tuesday’s 7-2 loss against Newmarket. The Warriors are on the road at Concord Christian Thursday and at Newport Saturday. 




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