2020 Soccer Playoffs
The boys and girls varsity teams both had playoff matches with Windham back to back Wednesday and Thursday night.
The Windham boys had just come off a big win against the heavily favored Manchester Central in penalties. Windham scored halfway through the first half and kept Hanover scoreless throughout.
Hanover’s Murphy Hunt scored on an assist from Jackson Lake to tie the game 1-1 at the start of the second half.
Hanover then appeared to score on a corner, however the goal was called back by the official (who was around 60 yards from the goal).
Windham finished off the game when they scored with a little over seven minutes to play to secure the 2-1 win and a possible chance for a championship against Winnacunnet on Saturday.
The girls varsity team faced off against Windham the very next day on the turf under the lights. Hanover and Windham both had solid defensive performances to hold each other scoreless throughout both halves.
Both teams maintained their rock-solid defense and the overtime quickly passed and moved into penalties.
Windham and Hanover were clearly well prepared for the penalties and tied, both scoring 4 out of 5 penalties. However, after over 13 penalties were taken by both sides, the Windham keeper made a diving save which set up the final penalty scored to win the game.
Hanover will graduate seniors Dylan Kotlowitz, Henry Aspinwall, Jackson Lake, Charles Wheelen, Pierce Hamlin, Alex Stevens, Nathan Subrahmanian, Mitch Aspinwall, Tucker Monson, Tom Lyons, Matias Lee, Ellie Stannard, Katie Stannard, Kira Smith, Rebakah Rudd, Casey McGuire, Sage McGinley-Smith, Ella Maclean, Sonja Lippman, and Charlotte Johnson.