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New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 10: No. 1 STA, No. 2 Dover split their two-game set

New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1St. Thomas Aquinas11120
2Dover21230
3Goffstown31031
4Keene5750
5Oyster River4742
6Merrimack6751
7Alvirne/Milford8841
8Lebanon-Stevens/MR10760
9Portsmouth/Newmarket7662
10Kingswood10660

Well, as far as the regular season is concerned, we know this much to be true: The top two NHIAA D2 squads reside in Dover roughly five miles or so apart. Truth be told, there’s not much separating one from the other.

No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas and No. 2 Dover split this week’s highly-anticipated two-game set with the Saints prevailing Monday, 3-1, and the Green Wave countering on Saturday, 5-2, with five unanswered goals after falling behind 2-0.

STA gets right back at it tonight with a visit to No. 7 Alvirne/Milford, tangles with D1 Bedford on Wednesday and heads to Spaulding Saturday. Dover squeezed a 6-0 whitewash of Somersworth/Coe-Brown in between the two STA tussles and is off until Saturday’s trip to No. 10 Kingswood.

No. 3 Goffstown had a full week to prepare for Sunday night’s visit by Keene, and it was worth it, as the Grizzlies took a 4-3 win.  Goffstown heads to Winnacunnet Wednesday and are home to Oyster River on Saturday.

No. 4 Keene swaps spots with Oyster River after handling the Bobcats Friday night, 5-1. The Blackbirds face D1 Manchester Central Wednesday.

Friday’s loss to Keene snapped No. 5 Oyster River’s eight-game winning streak (7-0-1). OR looks to return to its winning ways Wednesday against Alvirne-Milford.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle joined the HNIB team in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. An award-winning veteran editor/writer of 35 years experience in the print and digital mediums, he has conceptualized, edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and their websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple NEPA and NEAP awards during his tenure as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and is a 2017 inductee into the Newburyport High School Wall of Fame. The Newburyport, MA native resides with his family in Epping, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40.
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