Lancer Laxmen Do More Winning, Bump Season Mark to 5-1

Face-off ace Tyler Grant has managed to contribute plenty to the LHS lacrosse offense this spring as well, and he scored twice vs. Portsmouth on Monday. Photo by Chris Paul

Sean Snyder and Anthony Federico combined for seven goals in leading their Londonderry High boys’ lacrosse squad to a 9-8 edging of the host Exeter High Blue Hawks on the seacoast last Thursday, April 27.

The Lancers, who advanced to 4-1 on the season with that success, received four goals from Snyder and three from Federico, with Pete Navarro and Merrill Neiman each tickling the twine in the Exeter net once. Navarro also dealt out three assists, and Dom Federico passed out one.

Face-off ace Tyler Grant won 15 of the 20 draws he battled for for the Lancers, and Londonderry goalie Alex Fawcett also had a big impact for the winners by contributing some 16 saves.

The Blue Hawks fell to 3-2 on the season with that defeat, but the Lancers came into this week looking at a Monday road match against another hosting seacoast opponent – the Division II powerhouse from Portsmouth High – which was a perfect 5-0 through its first handful of 2017 matches.

And the Lancers were all kinds of impressive on the seacoast this past Monday, thumping the host Portsmouth Clippers by an 11-6 tally with Snyder scoring three times and dishing out one assist, Grant scoring twice and excelling on draws again (13-for-15), Pete Navarro, Jake Holland, and Merrill Neiman each bagging a goal and a helper, and the Federico boys and Cullen Behling each contributing single scores.

The win put the team at 5-1 for the season.

In the wake of the resounding success at Portsmouth, the Lancer laxmen found themselves facing a pretty daunting and challenging schedule in their next few matches which would absolutely test any contingent.

The locals were to face a defending state champion Bishop Guertin bunch – fresh off of its slim loss to Pinkerton back on Monday – fully intent on getting back on the winning path at LHS on Wednesday May 3, after Londonderry Times press time.

Then comes a Beeman Trophy battle with undefeated Pinkerton in Derry on Friday May 5, followed by a run to Bedford on Monday.

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