Week 5 Recap

Coaches' Polls

Division 1 - The top four remain the same. Central drops out, as Dover makes its first appearance, at the #5 spot.

Division 2 - Just like D1, the top four remain the same. Kennett comes back into the top 5, as Plymouth drops out.

Division 3 - The top three remain the same. Monadnock and Winnisquam switch spots, as Monadnock goes down to #5, and Winnisquam moves up to #4.


Defending State Champs

Timberlane only played one game last week, but won convincingly against Nashua North, 6-1, as they earned six corners, putting 22 shots on goal. Timberlane has two home games this week, but it will be their toughest week of the season, as they play Pinkerton, Wednesday, and Bishop Guertin on Friday.

Windham played back to back games, on Monday & Tuesday, as they beat Goffstown, 3-1. Then, had a scare against Sanborn, who took them to OT, but they were able to prevail, with a 1-0 victory. In both games, they combined for 30 shots on goal, and 20 corners. This week, Windham play host to Merrimack Valley, on Tuesday, then they travel to Milford on Thursday, no surprise if they end with a perfect week.

Gilford had a dominant week, during their toughest week of the season, but they were not able to go perfect. On Monday, they were able to beat Berlin, 2-0, out corner them 14-7, and outshoot them, 17-3. Wednesday they played host to Hopkinton, who gave them a scare, as Hopkinton scored first, but Gilford would pull out an OT win, 2-1, as they out-cornered them 23-4, and outshot them 13-4. Friday they traveled to Winnisquam, who put an end to Gilford's scoring power, even though Gilford was able to out corner them 17-4, and outshot them 12-2, they were not able to find the back of the net. This week they only have one game, but it is against the only team whose beaten them this season, Newfound, as the two top-ranked teams in D3 face against each other, which could be a preview of the D3 final.


Stat Leaders

D3 Gilford caught up to D3 Newfound & D1 Pinkerton, as they are the only teams to have eight shutouts this season.

Everyone in the state has now been scored on, at least twice, Newfound and Pinkerton lead the state, with only two goals allowed.

D3 Gilford stays at the top, for the third week in a row, having scored 57 goals on the season. Souhegan remains in second, with 55 goals. Newfound passes Windham into third place, 52 goals, scoring 20 in their last two.

Kearsarge's Marissa Pickman reclaims her top spot, for saves, with 201. She is also the first goalie to break the 200 mark.

Gilford's Nicole Berube stays at the top of the assists' leaderboard, for the third week in a row, now has 19 on the season.

Windham's Kate Blaisdell keeps the #1 spot for goals scored, with 21. Gilford's Kellie Ryan, sits in second for the third week in a row, with 20. Blaisdell and Ryan are the only two players to have broken the 20 goal mark this season.

Blaisdell also keeps the top spot for points, with 44. Kellie Ryan is, again, for the third week in a row, in second with 43, and Derryfield's Lindsey Stagg remains in third, with 38.


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Prep School Player of the Week

 

Andrea Reynolds

Forward

Holderness

Week Summary: 2 games played, 5 goals. Record: 2-0-0.

At the beginning of the week, Reynolds led Holderness to a 2-1 victory over New Hampton. She scored both goals, including the game-winner with 60 seconds left to play.

On Saturday, Reynolds helped Holderness to a comeback victory, over Proctor, as they went down 1-0. She scored three goals, as they ended up beating Proctor, 5-1.

This week, Reynolds & Holderness travel to Tilton on Wednesday, before hosting Kimball Union Friday night.


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Division 3 Player of the Week

Caroline Marchand

Forward

Newfound

Week Summary: 2 games played, 6 goals, & 2 assists.

Marchand picked up her first hat trick, of the week, when they traveled to Kearsarge on Wednesday, as Newfound put on a scoring clinic, winning 12-0, Marchand also had two assists.

Friday, Newfound traveled north to Littleton. Marchand picked up another hat trick, as she helped Newfound cruise to an 8-1 victory.

Marchand currently leads her team in goals (15), and points (33).

This week, Marchand & Newfound has their hardest week of the season, as they take a two-hour bus ride to Berlin, on Tuesday. Then they host #2 ranked Gilford, on Thursday.


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Division 2 Player of the Week

 

Diana Schwarz

Forward

Hanover

Week Summary: 3 games played & 2 goals. Record: 2-0-1.

Schwarz did not have a perfect week, like her fellow Players of the Week, but what she did was incredibly important to keep Hanover near the top of the D2 standings.

Wednesday, they hosted #3 ranked Derryfield, as they tied 0-0.

Thursday, Hanover hosted their out of state match-up, playing Hartford, of Vermont. The game remained scoreless until Schwarz scored the game-winner, off a corner, with 11 minutes to play.

At their homecoming, on Saturday, Hanover went up against Mascoma, who scored first. Schwarz tied the game up, five minutes later, to help Hanover, eventually, make a comeback, and take the win, 2-1.

This week, Schwarz and Hanover only have one game, but it is a rematch of their scoreless tie, against Derryfield.


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Division 1 Player of the Week

 

Lizzy Morse

Midfield

Dover

Week Summary: 2 games played, 3 goals, & game-winning goal against Pinkerton. Record: 2-0-0.

Morse did not have the glittering stats that Reynolds or Marchand had, but her goals gave Dover two wins, to provide them with a perfect week, and push them over the .500 mark.
Her first goal, of the week, was probably her most significant. Morse converted a stroke, to score the only goal of the game, which killed Pinkerton's hopes and dreams of a perfect season.

On Wednesday, Morse and Dover hosted Exeter. It was a close 2-1 game, but Morse was the difference, netting both goals, off corners, and making Dover 5-3-2, on the season.

This week, Morse and Dover play host to Londonderry, on Wednesday, then travel to Merrimack on Friday, to wrap up their week.