Through its first half-dozen matches of the 2018 season, the Londonderry High girls’ soccer squad has come out of the 2018 gate like a veritable juggernaut.
Outscoring its opponents by the jaw-dropping tally of 41-2 through those first six contests, the Lady Lancers were a perfect 6-0 and looking forward to extending their season-starting winning skein this week.
Last week the Londonderry crew outscored three opponents by a huge 23-1 margin, with shutouts of Winnacunnet of Hampton and struggling Spaulding from Rochester coming before a decisive downing of Nashua North at the end of the work week.
In the 2-0 nipping of Winnacunnet in Hampton on the big state-wide voting day of Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Lady Lancers landed a single goal in each half in advancing to 4-0 on the still-young season.
Alyssa Anderson bagged what would prove to be the winning goal in minute number 28 of the opening half with Kelly Calawa garnering the assist.
Anderson also netted an insurance goal for her crew just one minute into the second half on a set-up by point machine Olivia Stowell.
LHS goalie Jasmine Richard contributed seven stops to her team’s shutout success as the locals handed their hosts their first loss of 2018.
Coach Dane was then able to get his entire squad some quality playing time in its 14-0 hammering of the weak Spaulding squad at LHS on Thursday, Sept. 13. And the Lady Lancers scored seven more goals in a 7-1 trouncing of North in Londonderry the very next afternoon.
In that latter blowout, LHS led 4-0 at the half and outscored its guest by a 3-1 tally in half number two.
Stowell wound up scoring no less than five times for her victorious side, Anderson scored once and dealt out two assists, Darby Dupuis contributed four helpers, and Delaney O’Leary and Ari Dumaine each scored once. Calawa and Carly Morse each registered a single assist. Once again, Londonderry keeper Richards was good for seven stops in a momentous win over the 1-4 opponent.
This week’s schedule had the Lancer girls facing off with Bedford’s Lady Bulldogs at home on Tuesday, Sept. 18 – after Londonderry Times press time – followed by their always highly-anticipated Mack Plaque match with the Pinkerton Lady Astros this Saturday morning. Pinkerton’s season record going into this week stands at a somewhat mediocre 3-2. The Mack Plaque game will be on Londonderry’s home field and will get rolling at 11:30 a.m.