LHS Boys’ Soccer Takes A Split, Moves Mark To 3-1

A loss to undefeated Hanover followed by a win over a tough Concord crew last week moved the Londonderry High boys’ soccer team’s 2014 record to 3-1.

It was hours after the school day had ended Tuesday, Sept. 9, when the Londonderry High boys’ soccer squad played the unbeaten Hanover High Marauders on that opponent’s home field. But the Lancers still got a bit of a schooling from the Marauders in a 3-0 defeat.

The 4-0 hosts led by a 1-0 tally at halftime and padded that advantage in the second period.

“Hanover played well and beat us all over the field,” said LHS coach Todd Ellis. “We could learn a lot from them.”

Londonderry goalie Jeff Baroody made 13 saves as he worked to keep his crew in the contest. The Lancers put eight shots on the Hanover cage, but wound up seeing their 2014 record slip to 2-1 on the young season.

The Lancers managed to win – and in dramatic fashion – in double overtime against the Concord High Crimson Tide at LHS last Friday, Sept. 12.

Max Hastings gave the hosts a 1-0 advantage during the first half when he scored off a corner kick, but Concord evened the score in the same manner with mere minutes left in the second half, and overtime was required.

Goalie Baroody made a save on a penalty kick during the first overtime to keep his Lancers alive, and then Cody Woods scored in the second OT with just seconds left – finishing with a shot to the far post after a 40-yard run – to make Londonderry a winner.

Baroody contributed  a total of seven saves in what will doubtless remain a memorable and motivational victory for the locals.

“The team played really well at times, and they really hung in there during a physical match,” said Ellis.

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