Timberlane 1, Exeter 0
Even with just one goal, Timberlane dominated the game, only allowing Exeter one shot on goal, and one corner the entire game. The game went scoreless in the first half, but Timberlane did have two goals called back, one due to a dangerous backswing, and the other hitting a Timberlane player's foot.
Exeter got their first shot and corner of the game, within the first five minutes of the second half. As Timberlane came out flat, and Exeter took advantage. Timberlane Head Coach Mim Ryan was concerned with how her team came out of the half, and took her first timeout, with 25:14 to play. Then finally with 7:43 to go, Kylie Fitzpatrick took a free hit from outside the 25-yard line, as Sarah Padellaro, was covering the post, she flicked it in the far corner, putting Timberlane up by one. Exeter goalie, Delaney Hayward, tried to make the diving save but she could not get there in time.
As the game ended Timberlane's players ran onto the field to celebrate their win, but Coach Mim Ryan, bent over and put her hands on her knees, and exhaling in a sign of relief.
Coach Mim Ryan did pick up her 300th career victory with the win, and she currently sits at 300-139-38 (W-L-T), along with four state titles, in eight appearances.
Big congratulations to Coach Mim Ryan for hitting the milestone! Congrats Mim!
Timberlane will have a rematch of last year's state final, as they take on Winnacunnet, Wednesday evening, for their Final Four matchup.
Pinkerton 4, Salem 0
Carly Young picked up two, leading Pinkerton to a Final Four berth. Lauren Lisauskas and Emma Davis scored the other two goals. Meg Michaud picked up an assist. Goalie Khaliyah Ellis only had to make one save on the afternoon.
Pinkerton will face Londonderry Wednesday night, for their Final Four matchup.
Winnacunnet 4, Dover 0
Dailynn Annis picked up two goals, while Alyssa Crochetiere and Dana Sher each tallied one, getting Winnacunnet to their eighth consecutive Final Four.
Winnacunnet will have a rematch of last year's state final, against Timberlane, Wednesday evening.
Londonderry 3, Bishop Guertin 2
The game was tied at two, as it went all the way into Penalty Corners. Londonderry was awarded a stroke, and Maeve McPhail, put it away, sending Londonderry to the Final Four.
Londonderry will face top-ranked Pinkerton, Wednesday night.
Lily Braun and Eliza Bates split goals, as Kimball Union beats Tilton, 2-1.
Phillips Exeter loses, 2-8.
Holderness cruises to victory, 5-0.
Proctor blanks Brewster, 3-0.
Division 3 Quarterfinal Predictions
- Berlin v. Gilford - Prediction: Gilford. When the two met earlier in the year, Gilford dominated the game and won 2-0. With a two-hour bus ride for Berlin, and playing on a faster field Gilford should have the advantage, and advance to their fifth consecutive Final Four.
- Winnisquam v. Newfound - Prediction: Newfound. Newfound has already beaten Winnisquam twice during the regular season, by a combined score of 5-1. With LeTourneau and the Marchand sisters leading the way, they should be able to come out with a win. We will not completely write off Winnisquam, as their senior class is amongst the best in the state, and their players are better equipped to play on turf than on grass, with their match being played on turf, Winnisquam does have a chance to pull off the upset.
- Mascoma v. Pelham - Prediction: Pelham. Abbey Bevens and Pelham's offense should overpower Mascoma. However, Mascoma has been on fire lately, and if they can ride that momentum wave, we would not be surprised if they end up in the Final Four.
- Bishop Brady v. Monadnock - Prediction: Monadnock. Brady pulled off the upset of the tournament so far, but doing it again against Monadnock is slim to none. With Monadnock's midfield, led by Hannah LaBarre, and their offense led by Bri Broderick and Caitlyn Boucher, they should be able to wear down Brady, eventually finishikng them off, but we thought the same thing of Hopkinton, and look what happened.