A loss & a win for Belmont girls' lacrosse

The Holderness JV team handed Belmont High School girls' lacrosse team its first defeat of the season on May 6, thwarting Belmont's  offense with hot goaltending. Holderness left the field with a hard-earned 11-3 victory. With the defeat, Belmont falls to 5-1-1 on the season.
Despite the score, the game featured continuous back and forth action with each team having opportunities to score. Belmont peppered the Holderness net with 13 shots in the first half. The Lady Raiders had numerous chances to score but the Holderness goalie was equal to the task, holding the home team to a single goal. Holderness went in to the break with a 6-1 advantage.
Belmont kept the pressure on in the second half with 12 more shots and several more chances to score. Two shots found the back of the net but as in the first half, the Holderness netminder stymied the Belmont offense, turning aside 10 shots to preserve the win for the visitors 11-3.
Kaitlyn Berry, Allivia Burbank and Anna Scott had single tallies for Belmont. Taylor Becker stopped 3 shots in the first half and Alexa Robbins stopped six in the second half.
Belmont bounced back the following day with a 12-8 win against visitors from Pinkerton Academy. Berry, Burbank and Emily Ennis each recorded a hat trick to return the Belmont High School Girl's Lacrosse Team to the win column.
Three minutes into the contest Belmont scored to take a lead they would never relinquish. The first half was fairly evenly played with both sides having chances to score. The action went back and forth with the teams trading offensive rushes and defensive stops. Belmont took a 5-3 lead into halftime until the officials ruled that Pinkerton had scored on a previous play, cutting the lead to 5-4.
In the second half the Lady Red Raiders found their rythym. The girls went up by two, then three. Pinkerton tried to chip away at the lead but the Belmont defense remained strong and the offense was able to continue scoring. A key  goal was scored when Clorissa Roode threw a one-timer into the back of the net on a feed from Anna Scott standing behind the net. After trading goals, Belmont held on for the 12-8 victory improving to 6-1-1 on the year.
In addition to the three hat tricks, Zoe Zeller scored twice, Roode once and both Burbank and Scott recorded two assists. Goaltender Alexa Robbins turned aside 10 shots in the contest. Maddi Blajda, Jen Hamilton and Sarah Thayer played well in the offensive end of the field.
Belmont travels to North Conway to take on Mount Washington Valley on Saturday at 10 a.m.