Patrick Myers broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 62nd minute, and the Exeter High School boys soccer team held off then-winless Winnacunnet 1-0 in Friday's rivalry showdown in Hampton.  

The Blue Hawks are 6-4 in Division I, coupled with Tuesday's 4-1 loss at first-place Timberlane. 

Myers got a cross from teammate Hunter Smith and beat Winnacunnet junior goalie Dom Stiles to the right post, giving Exeter the lead to stay.

"We were trying to push the ball outside and that was our game plan going in," Exeter coach Jim Tufts. "Once we got the ball outside, we were much more effective. I think we played well, but we need to keep getting smarter to get better as a team."

Stiles made 25 saves for the Warriors.

"Winnacunnet played great," Tufts said. "I thought their kids played great."

The Warriors went on to pick up their first win of the season at Dover on Tuesday. The Warriors moved to 1-8.

In the Timberlane game, Quinn Mantegari scored Exeter’s lone goal in the second half, finishing an assist from Jake Gould. The Blue Hawks fell into an early 2-0 hole and couldn't climb their way out. 

The Hawks were scheduled to host Bedford on Thursday.

Epping volleyball falls to Bears

TILTON — The Blue Devils came up short at Winnisquam on Wednesday night. Set scores were 17-25, 15-25, 25-23, 13-25. Epping moved to 5-3 in Division III. Senior Eliza Kucera had three aces, eight kills, and 13 digs. Senior Sophia Randall added two aces, three kills, 12 digs and a block. Senior Emily Colban picked up three aces and 14 digs.

Randall had seven aces, seven kills, eight digs and a block earlier in the week in Epping's sweep of Belmont. Other leaders in that match were seniors Maddie Bentz (3 aces, kill, 8 digs, 10 assists) and Colban (2 aces, 12 digs).

Exeter's Montagno posts shutout 

LEXINGTON, Mass. — The Berwick Academy girls soccer team improved to 4-2 on the season with Wednesday's 3-0 road win over Lexington Christian. 

Goalie and Exeter native Sam Montagno and the Berwick defense of Rayne Zimmermann, Vanessa Leavitt, Tess Varley, Abby Reed and Christie Sullivan were solid on the day, earning the team’s third shutout of the season. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Caroline Starr, Lila Roy and Kate Marshall. Aaliyah Farid, Kenza Farid and Christine Gardella each had an assist.