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High Schools: WLC wins on senior night, ConVal soccer keeps rolling

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' soccer team hosted Mount Royal on Friday for senior night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Monday, October 15, 2018 12:31PM

The final minutes of WLC’s senior night game against Mount Royal got physical, so it was no surprise that senior captain Owen McGettigan got a pair of cards. Fortunately for McGettigan and the Warriors, the cards weren’t red or yellow, but instead hand-drawn by some young admirers who wished him well after his final regular season home game.

“It’s out of this world,” McGettigan said while greeting his well-wishers after the 4-0 WLC victory.

Mount Royal came in as two-win team but the Warriors didn’t take them lightly, unleashing a scoring attack as the seniors tried to get their names in the scorebook.

Senior Ian van Ham set up Sean Brennan early to open the scoring for WLC. After a few close shots, senior Cody Swett was next, off a Brennan assist. Junior Jack Schwab broke through for WLC’s third goal, and from there, the Warrior wanted nothing more than a goal from van Ham. WLC’s bench cheered each time “Muffin” (a longtime nickname based on a middle school bowl cut) got the ball, and as the clock ticked down, van Ham was able to beat the keeper and get on the board.

Senior goalie Sam Bailey kept the clean sheet in the shutout win.

WLC (6-5-2) was scheduled to play at Sunapee (11-3) Monday after press time and travels to No. 1 undefeated Newmarket (11-0) Tuesday at 6   p.m. Right now, the Warriors are 10th in Division I V, which will put 16 teams into the postseason this year.

“I think we’re going to be really confident going through,” McGettigan said, citing the day’s win and last Monday’s shutout of Conant as evidence. “I think that’s a big confidence booster.”

The WLC girls’ team was equally successful on Friday, shutting out Mount Royal 3-0 on three first -half goals, two from Elisabeth Jacob and one from Sophia Sistachs.

Seniors Lexi Balam, Emma Skelley, Janel Bachand, and Jailyn Gilcreast were honored in a halftime ceremony.

WLC (8-4-1) is ninth in Division IV. The Warriors were scheduled to play at Portsmouth Christian (5-8) Monday after press time and travel to Newmarket (10-2) Tuesday at 4 p.m.

 

GIRLS’ SOCCER

ConVal ties, then wins big

The Cougars played to a draw on Friday behind goals from Nikki Bell and Brooke Ellis, and then turned around to blow out Kingswood on the road 8-0 on Saturday to improve to 5-5-2 on the season. 

Kara Keiper had a hat-trick Saturday, Bell and Katie Carey had two each and Ayla Laro scored the other.

ConVal was scheduled to play Pembroke Monday after press time and host Souhegan (9-4-1) Tuesday at 6 p.m., then host Oyster River (10-4) Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

BOYS’ SOCCER

ConVal 2, Kearsarge 0

ConVal played one of their best games of the season Friday night, as they went up and beat Kearsarge on the road 2-0 to continue their reign atop Division II.

“We tried a couple of new things and completely dominated for much of the game,” said head coach Josh Smith.

Senior captain Manny Bowman scored in the tenth minute on an assist from Del Bonsu-Anane and then assisted Taylor Burgess on an insurance goal in the 43rd minute.

Mather Kipka made four saves in the shutout win.

ConVal (13-1) remains in first place in DII. The Cougars are at Milford (2-11) Tuesday at 4 p.m. and play their final game of the regular season at Bow (7-4-2) Thursday at 4 p.m.