Lady Lancer Booters Climb to 8-1 With Wins, Then Fall

The Londonderry High girls’ soccer Lady Lancers outscored Salem and Bedford by a combined tally of 5-1 last week as they upped their 2015 record to 8-1.

The LHS squad drove their season mark up to 7-1 with a 4-1 trouncing of the visiting Salem High Lady Blue Devils (3-7) at LHS Tuesday, Sept. 29.

It was just a 1-0 game – in Londonderry’s favor – at halftime after the hosts received an unassisted goal from Erin Barnes in the 12th minute of play.

The Lady Blue Devils accidentally put the ball in their own net 17 minutes into the second period to tally what proved to be the game-winning goal for LHS, and the host team went up 3-1 11 minutes later when Laurel Goding was set up by Devynn Enwright.

Salem stayed in the game by bagging a tally in the 77th minute of play, but Isabella Bourque potted a free kick just a minute later to get the teams to the final 4-1 score.

The Lady Lancers pelted 20 shots on the Salem net, and LHS goalie Jackie Luckhardt made four saves her contribution to her squad’s seventh victory of the 2015 campaign.

The Londonderry girls next played host to the talented Bedford High Lady Bulldogs at LHS on Thursday, Oct. 1, and squeaked out a 1-0 shutout to move their record to 8-1.

The Bedford bunch bounded into that contest with a 7-2 record, but the hosts received the only goal of the match a mere five minutes in when Erin Barnes potted another unassisted marker.

Goalie Luckhardt made 10 saves during her noteworthy contribution to the Lady Lancers’ fifth shutout of the fall.

Luckhardt’s teammates put a total of four shots on the Bedford cage and Bulldogs’ keeper Lauren Johnson.

But then this past Monday afternoon the Lady Lancers had a tight decision go their opposition’s way when the locals lost a 1-0 decision in overtime to the visiting Alvirne High Lady Broncos from Hudson.

The visitors netted the game’s only goal two minutes into overtime after the two contingents had battled it out for 80 minutes to make their season record 6-4-1 and drop Londonderry’s to 8-2.

Lady Lancers’ goalie Luckhardt stopped eight Alvirne shots, while the victors’ net-minder  Sammi Gianelli made a total of seven blasts.

As the season winds down, the Lady Lancers have six regular games left.