Husson, Jags advance
Max Husson scored early in the second half, and that was enough to send Windham to a 1-0 victory over Goffstown in the Division 1 first round last Wednesday. Landon Neal played an all-around stellar game for the No. 4 Jaguars.
‘Goliath’ takes down Jags
There would be no David and Goliath parallels here. Second-seeded and undefeated Hollis-Brookline volleyball swept Windham, 3-0, in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs last Wednesday. Julia Leppanen had 14 assists, 6 service points and 2 aces for the No. 15 Jaguars (7-12).
Astros win in PKs
Macy Graves scored in regulation and in PKs as No. 9 Pinkerton beat No. 8 Portsmouth in the Division 1 girls soccer prelims on Friday. The Astros won it in six rounds as Graves, Olivia Pavao, Chayse Dube, Adria Forand and Sawyer Jackson tallied for the 5-4 advantage. Jordan Wheaton, who came in for the PKs, made the one pivotal save to win it.
Astros can’t complete valiant comeback
The Pinkerton volleyball team fell to an early 2-0 deficit to Dover, but rallied back to win the next two sets, both by a score of 25-17. But No. 6 Dover used a late 4-point rally in the decisive fifth set to win, 15-12, for the 3-2 match victory on Saturday. The third-seeded Astros, which end their fine season 17-3, were led by 26 digs, 11 kills, 19 service points and 5 aces from Ella Dandrade.
Jags win in PKs
The Windham boys soccer team saw its opportunity in the sixth round of penalty kicks after Nashua South missed, and Preston Neal took it. The Jaguar goalie came out of the net and buried his chance to lead the Jaguars to a, technical, 1-0 win over Nashua South in the Division 1 quarterfinals (5-4 PKs) on Saturday. The Jaguars will now play top-seeded Bedford in the semifinals. The team’s split their regular-season matchup, 1-1, which is Bedford’s only dropped point this year.