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Area high school soccer players will represent N.H. at Lions Cup matches

Area high school soccer players will represent N.H. at Lions Cup matches

The Lions Twin State Soccer Association Board of Directors have announced the updated rosters for July 17’s Lions Cup matches and several area athletes – and one coach – will represent New Hampshire.

The Lions Cup is an annual match between the top seniors from New Hampshire and Vermont held at Hanover High School.

Alasdair Ferrier – the all-time leading scorer – for the Concord High boys’ soccer team (6-3-1 in 2020) earned a Division I All-State First Team selection, and will be joined by Concord defender Brandon Comire – a Second Team pick.

Two key cogs for the Bow squad that went undefeated until a double-overtime loss in the D-II championship game (7-1-3 record) – defender Connor Wachsmuth and central midfielder Matt Selleck – will also represent New Hampshire.

Coe-Brown goalkeeper Hogan Cain – who joined Selleck and Wachsmuth on the D-II First Team – will also play for N.H.

The N.H. girls will have Hopkinton head coach Mike Zahn on the sidelines as an assistant.

Zahn coached Hopkinton (7-4-2) to a D-III championship in the fall and led the Hawks girls’ lacrosse team to another D-III final appearance in the spring.

Caitlin Clark (a midfielder) is the only Hawk player on the roster and is joined by fellow D-III First Team pick – goalkeeper Emily Senko of Bishop Brady.

Both Bow and Merrimack Valley had two girls named to the Lions Cup squad.

MV (7-5-2) advanced to the D-II championship, but had to forfeit due to COVID-19 protocol.

Second Team forward Kaylee Magoon and honorable mention forward Rhiley Tanguay are the two Pride players selected.

Bow First Team defender Chloe Binder and First Team midfielder Kristina Pizzi – who helped lead the Falcons (8-1-2) to the D-II semis where they lost to eventual champions Milford – will also take the pitch for N.H.

The girls’ match is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m., followed by the boys’ at 4:30 p.m.

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