The Road to Victory Souhegan High School Girls` Soccer Team

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The Road to Victory Souhegan High School Girls` Soccer Team
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Varsity players include: Ashley Ireland, Shelby Belak, Caroline Stone, Erin Macdonald, Sara Christensen, Audrey Wesson, Morgan Ireland, Agnes “Agi”
Chretien, Olivia Lepage, Taylor Behn, Shannon Disco, Madison “Maddy” Learned, Caroline Schagrin, Jocelyn Donohue, Mikaela Sullivan, Peyton Kent, Korina Hahn, Alexandra “Xan” Clark; INSET: Souhegan Senior Captains Holding The Nhiaa Division II Championship Plaque: (L To R): #11 Erin Macdonald,
#20 Shelby Belak, #5 Caroline Stone and #7 Ashley Ireland
Souhegan Sports photos courtesy Bill Dod
Division II Final vs Hanover
The Road to Victory
Regular Season Results
Souhegan High School Girls’ Soccer Team
Crowned NHIAA Division II Champions
The Souhegan High School Girls’ Soccer team was crowned NHIAA
Division II CHAMPIONS as the Sabers defeated the Hanover Marauders
2 to 1 in overtime.
Sophomore Madison Learned scored the first goal of the Championship
game with eight minutes left in the half to put the Sabers up 1 - 0. Early
in the second half, Hanover tied the game at 1 to 1 and the score remained
tied throughout the rest of the regulation time putting the game into pver
time.
Sophomore Peyton Kent, who assisted on Madison Learned, scored the
game winner with 12:20 left in the first over time period. Peyton scored
on a direct kick, which sailed into the high corner of the net to give the
Sabers the 2011 Championship which is the THIRTEENTH Souhegan
Girls’ Soccer Championship.
Sophomore Mikaela Sullivan was called on to make only one save and
that save was OUTSTANDING, as she made the diving save three quarters of the way into the first half.
The Souhegan defense was solid throughout the game and the tournament as senior Shelby Belak and freshmen Cara Griffith played well.
In addition to the team’s thirteenth title, it was head coach Dwayne Andreasen’s 100 career victory.
Semi-Finals vs Bedford
Souhegan Girls’ Soccer Team Advances To Finals
The Souhegan Girls’ Soccer team
advanced to the finals of the Division I NHIAA Finals as the Sabers
defeated the Bedford Bulldogs 2 to
1 in overtime.
With less than 10 second remaining in the game, sophomore Peyton
Kent scored the tying goal. After
the Souhegan Sabers had trailed a
majority of the second half (approximately 39 minutes) Peyton found a
loose ball at the top of the box and
scored.
In over time, freshmen Cara
Griffith scored the game winning
goal after only 1 minute and 33 sec-
onds of over time.
The Sabers will play in the finals
on Saturday at 4:30 on the Larkin
Field at Southern New Hamsphire
University (Manchester) against
Hanover. Hanover defeated Souhegan in a come from behind over
time games earlier in the season by
the score of 3 to 2.
In previous action the Sabers advanced in Division II tournament
play. The Souhegan High School
girls’ soccer team, ranked number one, defeated the eighth seeded
John Stark Generals of Weare 1 to 0
to advance to the semi finals of the
Division II NHIAA tournament.
In what was a tense game
throughout the eight minute contest, the Sabers’ lone goal was scored
with five minutes left in the contest
on a goal by senior Caroline Stone.
Cara Griffith assisted on the game
winning goal.
Sophomore Mikaela Sullivan was
in net to register the shut out. She
made five saves on the day. The
team defense was outstanding, led
by senior Shelby Belak. Sophomore
Madison Learned led the Sabers offensive attack.
First Round vs Coe-Brown
Sophomore, Peyton Kent sent the
game into overtime with her goal
with only 10 seconds left.
Quarter-Finals vs John Stark
Souhegan Girls’ Soccer Advance in Division II
Tournament Play
The Souhegan High School girls’
soccer team, ranked number one,
defeated the eighth seeded John
Stark Generals of Weare 1 to 0 to
advance to the semi finals of the Division II NHIAA tournament.
In what was a tense game
throughout the eight minute contest, the Sabers’ lone goal was scored
with five minutes left in the contest
on a goal by senior Caroline Stone.
Cara Griffith assisted on the game
Senior Captain, Shelby Belak
played outstanding defense in
the Sabers 1-0 win.
winning goal.
Sophomore Mikaela Sullivan was
in net to register the shut out. She
made five saves on the day. The
team defense was outstanding, led
by senior Shelby Belak. Sophomore
Madison Learned led the Sabers offensive attack.
Souhegan then went to the semi
finals Thursday, November 3rd
against the number four ranked,
Bedford Bulldogs.
Senior Captain, Caroline Stone scored two goals on the night.
Sabers Shut-Out Generals, 7-0
The Souhegan Girls’ Soccer team
defeated Coe Brown Academy of
Northwood 7 to 0. The win advances the top seed Sabers to the second
round of the Division II play-offs vs
John Stark Generals of Weare.
The Sabers offensive attack was
led by sophomore Peyton Kent who
had two and assisted on three of
her teammates goals. Also scoring
for the Sabers were senior Caroline
Stone (2 goals), Junior Agnes Chretien, Sarah Lafleur and sophomore
Madison Learned,
Sophomore Korina Hahn, Junior
Morgan Ireland and senior Erin
MacDonald each had an assist.
In goal, sophomore Mikaela Sullivan turned in the shut out with ten
saves.