High School Soccer: Conant girls head in right direction, ConVal boys win again

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Conant’s Gabby Peck cuts off a Monadnock pass. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Conant girls' soccer team hosted Monadnock on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 9/4/2019 10:49:03 AM

The Conant girls’ soccer team won their first game of the season Tuesday, shutting out Monadnock 7-0 behind a hat trick from Jillian Patria.

“It was just a good day,” the senior co-captain said. “I got some good touches.”

Patria scored twice on shots from about 24 yards out that sailed over Monadnock keeper Meghan Mecheski’s head and took a beautiful lead pass from Jenna Harvey for another.

“That was just good teamwork,” Patria said. “We knew where we wanted to go.”

Patria said the Orioles really began to click as a team during Tuesday’s game, which helped Conant rebound from their season-opening blowout loss against defending champion Hopkinton.

“We played more as a team,” said Conant head coach Adam Patria. “We had a little more confidence. Our back line, our overall team defense was much better. It was a good game to recover from last time.”

The Orioles didn’t get a shot on goal against Hopkinton, but they poured them on against the Huskies. Heather Gonyea stole a bad Monadnock clearing attempt and scored one goal and then split the Husky defense, shot, got the rebound and scored again. Megan Graff scored a classy strike that curved behind the right post off a Kayla Whitcomb assist, and Harvey beat the keeper near post for the Orioles’ final tally.

Conant keeper Kelly Williams-Nagle kept a clean sheet, thanks in part to the strong defensive efforts of Whitcomb, Gabby Peck and co-captain Bailey Brewer.

Next up for the Orioles (1-1) is a good litmus test on their progression from last year’s 3-13 season, as they travel to Campbell (1-0) Friday at 4 p.m. The Orioles took the Cougars to the brink in their final matchup last season, but lost 2-1 in overtime. Jillian Patria said she thinks her Orioles can flip that result and come out victorious on Friday.

“If we can just get that fire that we had last year I think we can do it,” she said.

BOYS’ SOCCER

ConVal 10, Kingswood 0

The Cougars were up 5-0 after 20 minutes and cruised to a blowout win of the Knights at home on Tuesday.

“We were on the front foot from the beginning,” said ConVal coach Josh Smith.

Taylor Burgess, Evan Shippee and August Marshall scored twice; Max Shumway, Owen Kotula, Bryson Boice and Jamison Coty also scored. Del Bonsu-Anane and Kotula had two assists; Ben Kriebel and Shumway each had one assist.

Mather Kipka made two saves.

ConVal (2-0) faces a tough early test on Friday at 3:30 p.m., when they host Lebanon. The Raiders were 1-0 heading into Wednesday’s game against Bow.

 

Hopkinton 4, Mascenic 2

The Vikings traveled to Hopkinton Tuesday and lost 4-2 in what head coach Andy Helliesen called “a tough game with some goals we could have stopped.”

“We did a good job establishing a passing game,” Helliesen said. “We just need to convert our midfield movement into chances and goals.”

Dylan Vaillancourt and Noah Caballero each scored for Mascenic and Zack Barthel had an assist.

Goalie Chris Wilkins made a nice save on a penalty kick; Helliesen said he got a monster game out of Shea Zina on the defensive back line and got valuable minutes off the bench from Blaine Krook. 

Mascenic (0-1) hosts Hillsboro-Deering (0-1) on Thursday at 4 p.m.


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