By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Girls’ Lacrosse team was able to get their first win of the 2023 season, finishing the week with a 1-3 record and hoping to build momentum after the victory.
First year head coach and Lancer alumni, Kelsey Derhak, saw her team start the week by giving up 16-points for the third straight game, but then got 15-points of their own in the state capital for their first win.
The team’s week began with a road trip over the Merrimack River to face the Tomahawks at Merrimack High School on Monday afternoon, April 17.
In that contest, Londonderry continued a troubling trend of giving up 16-points to their opponent, and lost for the third straight time with a final score of 15-8.
The Lancers were able to reverse that trend three days later with a 15-8 win over the Concord High School Crimson Tide.
The Crimson Tide was able to get on the board first, with a goal at the 21-minute mark and one at the 16:51, but Londonderry answered back, scoring three of their own to take a 3-2 lead.
Goals were scored by junior Ashleigh Leone, freshman Eres Delorey, and senior Lauren Allen.
Concord took another brief lead before the Lancers scored three more times to end the first half.
Delorey got her second goal of the game then Allen tallied her second with two-minutes left and Leone tacked on her second with just eight seconds left on the clock.
Londonderry began the second half with a 6-3 lead and maintained the lead for the remainder of the game.
Leone and Allen finished with four goals each with Leone tacking on two assists.
Delorey and Lilah Melia both had two goals and an assist in the game.
Sophomore Ava Naar, senior Meghan Daileanes, and Gabby Pedrickech contributed a goal in the much-needed win.
This week the team was scheduled to face Hollis-Brookline on Wednesday, April 26, followed by another home game on Friday in a rematch with Concord and then will face Hanover on April 29.