Windham 3, Kennett 0
Windham's scoring power, as predicted, was just too much for Kennett.
Kennett was able to hold them scoreless, until 9:43, when Ryanne Farrell found Kate Blaisdell, to take a 1-0 lead, and give Blaisdell her 26th goal of the season. The half would end 1-0.
78 seconds into the second half, Blaisdell connected with Maddie O'Hare, to give Windham their second goal. Ten minutes later, Blaisdell would grab her second assist, getting the ball to Maddi Connelly, who killed off the game, making it 3-0, and wrapping up the scoring.
Windham dominated from the very beginning, holding Kennett to only shot on goal, to their nine. Windham out cornered Kennett, 7-3.
Windham will play Hanover, Sunday afternoon, for the D2 State Championship.
Hanover 2, Souhegan 0
Finally, we go 100% on our predictions.
Souhegan did a decent job of trying to contain Hanover's pace, but it was not enough. Diana Schwarz scored the game's opening goal, six minutes into the match. Then, with just over two minutes to play in the half, Schwarz would pick up her second, getting an assist from Hannah Curtis.
The second half would go scoreless, as Hanover knocked off top-ranked Souhegan.
Souhegan had more opportunities than Hanover, out cornering them, 12-4, but they could not capitalize on anything. Diana Schwarz and her pace, was a constant threat all night, which made Souhegan's defense sit deep. Hannah Curtis was brilliant in the midfield and was our player of the game. Curtis' ability to control the game, was essential to stopping Souhegan, along with teammates Lois Schwarz and Macy Curtis, Hanover won the midfield battle, which was a huge reason why they were able to stop Souhegan's state-leading offense, which was held scoreless for the first time all season.
Hanover will play Windham, Sunday afternoon, for the D2 State Championship.
D1 Final Four Predictions
- Timberlane v. Winnacunnet - Prediction: Winnacunnet. The main reason for this decision is depth. Winnacunnet's depth and the ability to make subs and keep players fresh is much higher than Timberlane's. If Winnacunnet subs the right way, they should be able to wear out Timberlane. If they do not, it will not be a surprise if Timberlane joins Windham, as the second team to try and repeat as State Champs.
- Londonderry v. Pinkerton - Prediction: Pinkerton. One, Pinkerton's defense is the best in the state, and Londonderry's is 33rd. Two, going forward, the pace and scoring power Pinkerton has far outweighs Londonderry's. Put simply, Pinkerton is just better. If Londonderry beats Pinkerton, it will be the biggest upset of the tournament.