New Hampshire D2 Poll
No. 1 Windham lost its first game of the season but loses no ground in this week’s poll since the defeat came at the hands of D1 Bishop Brady. The Jaguars bounced back in convincing fashion Saturday by shutting out Timberlane, 7-0. They take on another D1 foe, Alvirne/Pelham, this week as well as Goffstown.
No. 2 Spaulding continues to sail along unscathed and passed a key test Wednesday with an impressive 5-2 decision of Dover then followed that up by defeating Somersworth/Coe-Brown on Saturday. Spaulding’s lone game this week is Saturday at home against suddenly slumping No. 6 Merrimack, which has dropped three straight.
No. 3 Dover climbs a spot despite the mid-week loss to Spaulding. The Green Wave rebounded to shut out Merrimack Saturday, 2-0, behind Luc Ravenelle’s 22-save performance. This week they face three teams — Somerswoth/Coe-Brown, Oyster River and Timberlane — with a combined 4-23-1 record.
No. 4 Goffstown moves up a couple of notches following its 2-1 win against No. 7 Bow on Saturday. The Grizzlies square off with Hollis-Brookline-Derryfield Wednesday before taking their second shot at Windham on Saturday.
No. 5 Keene is this week’s biggest mover after it walloped the previous occupant of that spot, now No. 8 Kingswood, on Saturday, 7-0. The Blackbirds are off until Saturday’s date against Bow.