A promising 2018 season has unfortunately turned into a battle with frustration for the Londonderry High girls’ lacrosse squad.
The Lady Lancers went a very decent 3-2 in their first five matches of the campaign. However, coach Scott Walden’s contingent then won just two of its next 10 matches in falling to 5-10 in tough Division I.
The locals had won just one of their last seven contests coming into this week, and that tough run included tight losses to both Exeter and Merrimack last week.
Londonderry was bested by a 9-7 tally by the host Exeter High Lady Blue Hawks on the seacoast last Wednesday, May 16. The hosts became 9-5 with that slim success, having won three of their last four matches.
The Lady Lancers then went head to head with a talented Merrimack High bunch in Londonderry two afternoons later and dropped a 10-8 decision despite a four-goal game from veteran standout Allie Marsh.
Grace Chicko contributed a three-point performance with two goals and one assist, and Katelyn Nartiff and Sarah Duarte were both good for single scores in a losing effort. Goalie Hannah Paradis turned aside some nine Merrimack shots.
The locals then got the weekend off from competitive play, to which they returned this Tuesday the 22nd with a home contest against a Nashua South crew which came in having gone an excellent 4-1 in its last five matches. That game was played after The Londonderry Times went to press.
In the wake of that match with South’s Lady Purple Panthers, the scuffling Lady Lancers were to close out their regular season with road matches at Hanover and then Salem later in the week.