Touchline Tops LCS
Plainfield — The Norwich-based Touchline Boys Soccer Club reeled off six consecutive goals after spotting the first two to hand Lebanon Central Supply its first loss of the New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV season on Wednesday night in a 6-4 goalfest at the Plainfield School.
In dropping its first game of the summer, Lebanon (10-1-1) jumped to a 2-0 lead by the 17th minute only to see Touchline (5-4-1) gain control by early in the second half. Noah Kahan scored the first of his three goals just before halftime, and Max Greenwald, Asa Berolzheimer and Sam Carey all tallied in the second half to complement Kahan’s second and third strikes of the night.
Jamie Dinulous had a pair of assists for Touchline. Xavi Tchana, Jules Evens and Kahan each had a helper, and Konrad Mitchell picked up the win in goal.
The match marked the end of the regular season for both squads, who should learn their D-IV postseason assignments in the coming days.
Poirier Misses U.S. Am Bid
Agawam, Mass. — Green Mountain National’s Garren Poirier came up four strokes short of returning to the United States Amateur golf championship, missing the cut at a 36-hole qualifier at Crestview Country Club on Tuesday.
Poirier, of Killington, Vt., was tied for second place through the morning half of his qualifier at 1-under-par 71, but an afternoon 74 left the one-time Temple University golfer on the outside looking in. Connecticut’s David Szewczul won the qualifier at 5-under 139, while two Massachusetts competitors, Nathan Pereira and Colin Brennan, also made the field for the U.S. Am. Poirier missed an alternate’s position by two strokes.
The U.S. Am is scheduled for The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on Aug. 12-18.