By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Girls Varsity Soccer team strung together three straight wins over the past two weeks and pulled over the .500 mark last week to a 4-3 season record with nine games left before the playoffs.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 14, the Lady Lancers week started with a game against the squad from Merrimack in Londonderry.
In that game the final score showed Londonderry at four and Merrimack finished with two goals giving the Lady Lancers their third win of the season.
The LHS squad scored all of their goals in the first half starting with Mia Stowell in the third minute of the game, assisted by Amanda Fawcett.
One minute later, Lady Tomahawk Cara Sullivan evened up the game with an unassisted goal.
Brynn Foster broke the tie in the nineteenth minute with an assist from Paige Wagner.
In the 35th minute, Londonderry’s Reagan Anderson got the third goal of the game with an assist from Lauren Doucette.
Anderson got her second goal of the game three minutes later, from Liana Sawyer, for the 4-1 lead headed into the half.
Sullivan then scored another unassisted goal in the second half for the Tomahawks and the 4-2 result.
Londonderry had 9 shots to Merrimack’s 12 in the game.
Lady Lancer goaltender Liana Sawyer made six saves and Merrimack had five.
On Thursday, Sept. 16 the team traveled to Manchester Memorial High School where they managed a three-goal shutout of the Lady Crusaders.
Once again the Lady Lancer Offense did all its damage in the first half, scoring all three goals in that period.
Reagan Anderson started the scoring in the 13th minute from Mia Stowell.
Ashley Manor added a point in the thirty-third minute assisted by Brynn Foster.
Stowell got one past Manchester in two minutes later with an assist from Manor to cap off the shutout.
The Lancer defense only allowed Manchester four chances at the goal and Sawyer stopped each of them.
Londonderry had eight shots on net for their fourth win of the season.
The LHS girls will try to continue their winning ways with a game against Manchester Central (1-5) at home on Tuesday, Sept. 21, followed by a Mack Plaque game on Saturday at noon in Derry against Pinkerton Academy (3-2-1).