By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Boys’ Soccer team traveled to Hudson last week where they got a 5-0 win over the Alvirne Broncos to start the final week of September.
The win at Alvirne High School on Tuesday, Sept. 27, was the fourth of the season, but LHS suffered their fourth loss two days later at Nashua North.
Londonderry pushed their season record up to 4-3-2 with the victory over Alvirne (2-7).
Lancer senior forward, Cristian Levantovski-Correa, had two goals in the first half to start the game against the Broncos.
In the 35th minute, Levantovski-Correa scored with the assist coming from sophomore Brett McKinnon
One minute later, Levantovski-Correa netted a second goal with an assist from sophomore Zach Mantegari.
Mantegari put the LHS boys ahead 3-0 when he scored in the 38th minute on a pass from McKinnon.
In the second half, McKinnon added two goals of his own. One goal was assisted by sophomore Justin Dion, at 72:30, and the other assist went to sophomore Aidan Board in the 75th minute.
Londonderry junior goalkeeper, Jason Reilly, had three saves to secure the shutout and Alvirne made three saves on eight shots.
Head coach, Todd Ellis, was happy with the team’s effort, “It took us a bit to get going tonight, but once we did we scored some brilliant ones,” he said.
Ellis added, “Our effort was much better throughout the entire second half. Consistency with that will be the key as the season plays out.”
Londonderry’s season record dropped to 4-4-2 on Thursday, Sept. 29, when they lost 3-1 to Nashua North (9-2).
The Lancers kept pace with the Titans for much of this game, giving up the first goal in the 49th minute of the second half, but then tying things up in minute 65 on a goal from Levantovski Correa assisted by Dion.
Unfortunately, North was able to get the 3-1 win with two unanswered goals in the final 17-minutes of the game.
Reilly had three saves in the loss and LHS managed six shots on the Titan’s goal.
Ellis felt that North was probably the best team they have seen this season.
He said, “We played well defensively the first half, and then did a better job of getting forward in the attack in the second half,” but too many mistakes were made toward the end.
LHS will play two home games this week, on Tuesday against Merrimack (2-7-1), and on Friday starting at 4 p.m. against Hanover (6-4).