New Hampshire Boys D1 Top 10
No. 1 Concord just keeps rolling along. They took care of Trinity, 8-2 in their only game of the week. To date, the Tide have outscored their opponents 51-14. They’ll take on Hanover and then Bedford as they try to distance themselves from the pack.
This past week, No. 2 Bishop Guertin travelled to Massachusetts to take on Arlington Catholic. BG fell 3-2 in overtime but certainly showed enough to hold it’s place in our rankings. They’ll be taking on another Massachusetts team on Wednesday when Billerica Memorial heads north and they’ll close out their week at home vs Pinkerton.
Shooting up the rankings is No. 3 Windham who has rattled off five consecutive wins. Windham trounced Londonderry, 8-3 on Saturday in the only game for the Jags this week. They’ll be on the road Wednesday when they take on undefeated D2 St Thomas and then return home for Saturday’s matchup with Nashua South-Pelham.
No. 4 Bedford beat Pinkerton, 3-0 on Saturday to hold tight in the 4th spot. The Bulldogs host D2 Oyster River on Tuesday and Concord on Saturday.
After a slower week when they beat Nashua South-Pelham, 4-2 in their only game, No. 5 Hanover now preps for busy week ahead, weather permitting. Trinity and Manchester C/W will make the trip to Hanover. However, the Bears biggest test comes midweek when they travel to Concord.
No. 6 Exeter has been steadily piecing things together and they’re currently on a three-game winning streak. During their two road games this past week, the Blue Hawks impressively shutout Bedford 6-0 and then knocked off Salem, 4-2. They won’t have to worry about travelling this week as they have two home games, one with Trinity and the other with Bishop Brady.
After opening the season with four wins, No. 7 Salem has now lost four straight games. Londonderry got the best of them in a 3-2 affair and Exeter doubled them up, 4-2. Hoping to right the ship, the Blue Devils will host Manchester C/W and head north to Keene to close out the week.
No. 8 Keene dropped a decision to D2 St Thomas, 4-1 but rebounded and beat Manchester C/W, 3-1. This Saturday, they’ll take on Salem.
No. 9 Pinkerton split the two games they played this week. The Astros defeated Nashua North-Souhegan, 4-3 but fell later in the week to Bedford, 3-0. They’ll face Londonderry and Bishop Guertin over the next few days in some critical matchups.
No. 10 Londonderry got by Salem, 3-2 but struggled to get anything going against a surging Windham team and fell 8-3. With games against Pinkerton and Trinity this week, the Lancers will need a strong showing to stay in the top 10.