The Londonderry High School girls’ lacrosse squad pushed its 2016 record up to a perfect 3-0 with a 19-0 hammering of the Dover High Green Wave at LHS Wednesday, April 20. But then the Lady Lancers’ fortunes changed.
The Lady Lancer crew fell to the visiting Bishop Guertin Lady Cardinals by a 14-6 tally at LHS on Friday April 22, to slip to 3-1, and the locals then saw their 2016 record fall to 3-2 with a tight Beeman Trophy loss to the Pinkerton Astros at Londonderry on Saturday, April 23.
In the clean blowout of Dover, the Lady Lancers potted 10 goals in the first half and then nine more in the second. The victors received three goals and four assists from Gabby Morris, three goals and two helpers from Caty Derhak, three scores from Emily Holland, two goals from June Cranmer, two more and a helper from Dominique Breault, a goal and an assist from Erika Tsetsilas, and single tallies from Emily Davison, Breda Holland, and Jill McIntire.
Then after the 14-6 loss at the hands of the visiting BG bunch on Friday, April 22, the Lady Lancers lined up for their anticipated Beeman Trophy battle with Pinkerton the next day.
The host squad led by a 7-3 margin at halftime and it was in front by an 8-3 tally with 21:52 to go in the contest.
But the Lady Astros potted the next five goals to knot the score at 8-8.
The score was also tied at 9-9 and 10-10, but the academy side bagged the winning marker with 3:12 left and managed to run out the remaining time.
Breault paced the LHS offensive effort with two goals and two assists, Morris managed four markers, Cranmer scored twice, Breda Holland tallied a goal and an assist, Kiersten Hoglund scored once, Emily Davison was good for two helpers, and Derhak managed one assist.
Dharma Paradis contributed eight saves to the ultimately doomed LHS effort.
The Lady Lancers then returned to play this Tuesday, April 26, after Londonderry Times press time, with a visit to Manchester Central High.
Gabby Morris makes her way through a couple of Astro defenders on her way to the goal during Saturday’s game. Photo by Chris Paul