Published DateAfter three wins this week, the Belmont High School girls' lacrosse team improved its record to 9-1-1.
Using a stalwart defense and strong offensive attack, Belmont defeated John Stark 9-1 in Weare on May 13.
Just 5 minutes and 16 seconds into the game Belmont scored to take the lead. Thirty five seconds later the team scored again providing all the offense the girls would need for the victory. Belmont's offense controlled the pace of the game throughout the half and the defense was able to hold the home team to a single goal. Belmont had a commanding 5-1 lead heading into halftime. In the second half the Lady Red Raiders continued their dominance. The girls scored just over three minutes into the second half. The Belmont defense remained strong and the offense rolled along. At the final whistle, Belmont had a convincing 9-1 victory.
Clorissa Roode, Emily Ennis and Allivia Burbank each had two goals in the game. Jen Hamilton, Kaitlyn Berry and Anna Scott each recorded single goals. Goaltender Alexa Robbins played well in net, turning aside nine of the 10 shots she faced in the contest. Caitlyn Keville had a strong offensive game, ringing a shot off the post.
Belmont earned another win the next day over the Laconia junior varsity squad at Robbie Mills Field. Belmont scored three and a half minutes into the contest and added two more before Laconia found the back of the net about midway through the half.
Belmont's defense played another strong game holding the Lady Sachems to only two shots on goal in the half. Belmont held a 7-2 lead at the break. Laconia struck first in the second half but before they could put together a comeback the Lady Red Raiders scored to go up by five again. The teams traded a few more goals and at the end of the game Belmont had a 10-4 win.
Burbank had three goals and an assist in the game. Kate Witschonke and Berry each had two goals while Katherine Jeas, Hamilton and Scott had single tallies. Sarah Thayer played well in the offensive end of the field with a nice assist on Hamilton's goal and had a strong showing in the transititon game. Cori Heimlich played well defensively helping hold Laconia to minimal shots on net. Goaltender Robbins had six saves in the contest.
In their third game in three days, Belmont built on its momentum by earning a 13-0 win over Sant Bani on Wednesday, May 15.
Clorissa, Thayer, Hamilton, Hailey Clough and Keville each had two goals. Heimlich, Maddi Blajda and Jeas added single goals. Zoe Zeller and Hamilton recorded assists. Robbins turned aside 8 shots in net.
The girls travel to New Hampton for a 4 p.m. game on Saturday.