Bulletin Board: NMH boys soccer moves on in NEPSAC tourney

Staff Writer
Published: 11/13/2019 9:53:00 PM

One down, two to go for the Northfield Mount Hermon School boys soccer team.

The top-seeded team in the NEPSAC Class A Tournament, NMH remained undefeated and marched on thanks to a 5-0 victory over No. 8 Avon Old Farms in a quarterfinal game played on Wednesday at the Peller Family Field in Gill.

The Hoggers (15-0-3) received a pair of goals from Amherst’s Keel Brissett, while Augustine Boadi, Marcel Awori and Owen Labombard also found the back of the net in the victory.

Sunderland’s Connor Bagdon anchored the NMH defense, which pitched its 11th shutout of the season.

The Hoggers will host No. 5 Milton Academy on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the semifinal round on the Peller Family Field. The winner plays in the NEPSAC title game on Sunday at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.

Deerfield Academy results

On the road and with their backs against the wall, the Deerfield Academy girls volleyball team rose to the occasion on Wednesday.

Fifth-seeded DA advanced to the Class A semifinals with a thrilling five-set victory over No. 4 Phillips Academy Andover in the quarterfinal round.

Set scores were 21-25, 25-19, 25-22, 13-25, 15-5.

The Big Green will play No. 1 Phillips Exeter Academy in the semifinal round on Saturday in Exeter, N.H.

■ Elsewhere, the fifth-seeded Big Green field hockey team had its season come to an end with a 1-0 loss on the road at No. 4 Westminster in the Class A quarterfinals.

The Big Green finished its season 13-4 overall.

■ The DA football team is preparing for the Mike Silipo Bowl Game on Saturday, as the 7-2 Big Green head to play at undefeated Milton Academy (8-0) at 1 p.m.

Mason at Ethel Walker

Greenfield’s Kathryn Mason and the Ethel Walker School field hockey team advanced in the Class C tourney on Wednesday.

The former Frontier Regional School star, a team captain, helped the third-seeded Wildcats knock off No. 6 Hamden Hall Country Day, 2-0, in the quarterfinal round in Simsbury, Conn.

Ava Calma and Mollie Morrison tallied in the victory for Ethel Walker, which will play at No. 2 Holderness School (N.H.) in Saturday’s semifinal round.

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