GROVETON — Colebrook Academy held the Eagles scoreless in both Groveton homecoming games on Saturday. The CA girls had a strong start for the 8-0 win, while the boys broke a scoreless tie at halftime with two quick goals and a 6-0 win, their fifth in a row.
COLEBROOK 6, GROVETON 0
The Eagles wanted to avenge the earlier loss on the Mohawks field and ramped up the intensity that it took to hold the Tribe scoreless for 50 minutes. Over the last 30 minutes, Dylan Carpino scored two goals and two assists, while Dalton Rancourt owned two goals.
Eagle goalkeeper Chris Corliss made some tough saves especially on the Carpino setup of Les Lord and snatched a header by Nevin Paquette among his nine he made in the first half.
“We possessed the ball and communicated on defense that first half and held them to no goals. We looked like we really wanted to win,” GHS coach Caleb Murphy said. “Everybody hustled, then started to tire.”
About 10 minutes into the second half, the Mohawks scored twice within a minute to knock the wind from the hosts. Carpino set the opener in motion when he tied up the goalie and the ball popped up to Mike Zavala to send to the middle for Dalton Rancourt to finish. Carpino assisted Keaton Lord for the 2-0 lead and in another four minutes, Rancourt sent the ball to Carpino and received it back again to score for a second time.
CA coach Ryan Call told the boys at halftime that they needed to score the first goal of the second half. “The two quick goals changed the momentum.”
Call credited some of the younger players - Dalton Rancourt, Keaton Lord and Maddox Godzyk – for their efforts. “They helped us. We picked up our intensity in the second half and started to make better decisions in the offense end. Jon Scherer created everything in the second half.”
Scherer setup the fourth goal and Carpino scored it at midpoint of the second half. Corliss made saves on seven shots and one with a foot block by the post.
A Malik McKinnon corner went to Nevin Paquette for a header that went in between a teammates legs for the 5-0 lead. Carpino connected on a feed from Godzyk with 12 left to cap the day and keep Mohawks streak alive.
Colebrook (7-4) will host state-champion Profile (6-4) in a Tuesday test. Also Tuesday, Groveton (1-10) visits Gorham.
COLEBROOK 8, GROVETON 0
The Mohawks raided early for the lead and never looked back. MacKenzie Scherer and Sage Smith scored twice each, while Adrienne LaPerle and Adrianna Noyes combined for two goals and five assists.
Scherer opened the floodgates seven minutes in then came LaPerle with help from Noyes followed two minutes later by a Scherer penalty kick to the top shelf. Smith scored twice within two minutes for the 5-0 lead.
Emma McKeage hit the twines with an assist from LaPerle to close the half. The final two goals came from Allison Herres on a feed from Noyes and Noyes on a setup from LaPerle. The Eagles goalie Jenna Lamorder made 14 saves.
“We want a chance to make playoffs and wining a game we were supposed to win helps,” offered Mohawks coach Katie Parker. “We jumped on them early. Our adjustments have impacted our play and we’re playing better then we were earlier. We need to find the back of the net more often against stronger teams.”
Profile (7-1-1) on Tuesday will be a challenge for Colebrook (3-8). Also Tuesday, Groveton (1-10) visits Gorham.