By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Girls’ Soccer team finished the regular season last week with a win and a loss and will head into the Division I playoffs as the #14 seed.
As the #14 seed, they will need to take on a very tough Bedford Bulldogs team (#3), on the road, Wednesday night to keep their season rolling.
The Lancers began their final week of the regular season at home against Windham High School, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, where they were able to walk away with a 2-1 victory. The win was Londonderry’s sixth victory of the season and it was the Jaguars 9th loss.
Both of the Londonderry goals came in the first half.
The first points put up were on a beautifully executed centering pass from the left corner by junior forward, Audrey Hughes, to junior Reagan Anderson, who blasted past the tender from just outside the box at 21:05 in the period.
Lancer goal number two came at 17:05 in the half, when junior Jaelynne Kelly sent another perfectly placed ball in front of the net, off a corner kick, where it deflected off a Windham defender past the Jaguar tender.
The Windham squad made it a one-point game at 32:28 in the second half on a corner kick of their own. The kick was also well placed to the right side of the net where a Jags player was waiting, putting it past junior tender, Reagan Delude.
The Londonderry defense and Delude held on to preserve the 2-1 victory.
The Lancer keeper made five saves in the first half and another four saves in the second half.
Two days later the LHS girls traveled to Timberlane Regional High School to take on the Owls, who had only lost one game all season.
Despite the overwhelming disadvantage, Londonderry kept the game within a goal, losing 2-1.
Jaelynne Kelly got the Lancers only goal of the game on a free kick.
Delude managed four, first half saves and an impressive 10 stops in the second.
The Lancers first game of the Division I playoffs is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.
If the Lancers mange to get by the number three seed in Bedford on Wednesday, Oct. 25, they will move onto the quarterfinals on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. at either Concord or Nashua North High School.