The Londonderry High girls’ lacrosse team put an end to a pesky losing streak last week by pummeling both Merrimack and Nashua South, improving its 2015 record to 5-3 in the process.
The Lady Lancers busted their three-game losing skid with a 16-8 mauling of the Merrimack High Lady Tomahawks at LHS Tuesday, April 28.
The hosts scored a lucky 13 goals while holding the 2-2 Lady Tomahawks to just two scores during the first half of the match. And a Merrimack comeback seemed to be out of the question at that point and proved to be so.
Noelle Lambert bagged six big points for the victorious locals by netting three goals and dishing out three assists. Her fellow senior Sarah Bell scored five goals, Breda Holland collected four goals and set up one, Gabby Morris scored three times, Chelsea Lewis was good for one goal, and Dominique Breault and June Cranmer each registered one assist.
Three days later, the host Lady Lancers began the month of May in the best way by slamming the struggling Nashua South Lady Purple Panthers (1-6 record) by an 18-0 margin.
Veteran coach Bob Slater’s Londonderry side netted 14 first-half goals and then potted four more unanswered markers during the second half.
Holland led the potent LHS attack by netting five goals, Bell was good for four points on two goals and two assists, Lambert collected a goal and two helpers, Hannah McGrath registered a goal and an assist, Lewis, Emily Davidson, and Jill McIntyre each claimed two goals, and Breault, Cranmer, and Morris each netted single goals for the victorious locals.
Neither of the Lady Lancers’ goalies – Michaela Kewley and Elise Isaak – saw much of the ball in the blowout, with each making one save in combining on the shutout win.