Division 1: Timberlane, Pinkerton, & Winnacunnet remain the Top 3. Guertin moves up one to #4. Bedford moves down to #5.
Division 2: Even with Derryfield remaining unbeaten and unscored upon, they drop to #2, and Windham moves to #1. Souhegan stays at #3. Lebanon makes their first appearance at #4, as Portsmouth drops out, and Kennett remains at #5.
Division 3: Newfound takes the #1 spot after beating Gilford, Gilford falls to #2. Pelham moves up two spots to #3. Berlin moves down to #4, after being stunned by Pembroke. Winnisquam drops another spot this week, to #5.
Defending State Champs
Timberlane remains perfect, at 4-0-0. However, they face their toughest competition this week, hosting Winnacunnet on Wednesday, who has yet to be scored upon, and Central on Friday. Both teams lost to Timberlane last year in the tournament. Winnacunnet finals, and Central semi-finals.
Windham got back on track last week, after losing a heartbreaker to Souhegan in OT. This week they are away against Hollis-Brookline, Monday, and Oyster River, Thursday, which are two games they should win. Wednesday they play host to Lebanon, which is a makeup game, and normally is a great match, but with Lebanon's form lately, it could be a 3-0 week for Windham.
Gilford lost their first game of the season to Newfound, in a very close and competitive game. They have three games this week. Monday they take a long road trip north to White Mountains, Wednesday they play their neighbors Laconia, then they host Franklin, Saturday, at their homecoming.
Division 1 Winnacunnet is the first team to reach four shutouts.
Winnacunnet, Derryfield, & Portsmouth remain the only teams who have yet to be scored on. Other than the private schools, which start this week.
Souhegan, Winnacunnet, & Timberlane did not seem too happy that D3 Gilford was at the top of the scoring charts, as they all popped in 11+ goals last week, to be the first teams to break the 20 goal mark. Souhegan leads the state with 26 goals scored.
Merrimack Valley's Kylee Warren leads the state in saves with 46.
Timberlane's Taryn MacKinnon & Tori Rothwell, Hopkinton's Chloe Wood, and Windham's Ryanne Farrell lead the state in assists with 5.
Souhegan's Taylor Dudek remains hot, as she picked up seven goals and an assist last week, Dudek is currently on top of the state with ten goals, being the first to break the double digit mark. Dudek also sits on top for points, with 22, as her and Winnacunnet's Isobel Sargent (20) are the first players to break the 20 point mark.
Division 3 Player of the Week
Marchand helped Newfound stay perfect last week, as they enter the week 4-0-0. Marchand netted two goals and four assists.
In her first game, against White Mountains, Marchand scored once, and assisted three times, helping Newfound grab a 5-0 victory, on a cold and rainy day in northern New Hampshire.
Marchand then scored one and assisted one, as the two top ranked Division 3 teams faced off. She helped Newfound secure a 3-1 win over Gilford, assisting the first goal, and scoring the third goal.
Marchand and Newfound host two games this week. Wednesday they play host to Berlin, which is always a great match. Then they finish their week off on Friday, against Pembroke.
Division 2 Player of the Week
Lindsey Stagg may have only played one game last week, but it was against our #1 ranked goalkeeper, Kylee Warren, of Merrimack Valley.
In the first half, Stagg assisted one goal, and scored four, as she led Derryfield past Merrimack Valley, 6-0.
Stagg's Derryfield has two road trips and one home game this week. Monday they travel to Kennett, who gave them their only regular season loss last year, Wednesday they play host to St. Thomas, then Friday they go north again, to Plymouth.
Division 1 Player of the Week
Nashua South did not have the best week, but it could have been a lot worse if it was not for Paige Murphy.
South's first game they had to battle #2 ranked Pinkerton, whose pace and skill was a little too much for South, but Murphy stopped 15 shots, holding to Pinkerton to three goals.
Their second game was against top ranked Timberlane, who took 33 shots on goal, and Murphy was able to stop 27 of them. Timberlane Head Coach Mim Ryan was quoted saying, "...we put 33 shots on goal and Paige made 27 saves. She was unbelievable with saves using both feet, aerials and strong clears out of the circle! It was an outstanding effort!".
This week South have three games. They travel to Bedford today, host Concord Wednesday, then another road trip to Exeter on Thursday.