Published DateA late game surge propelled the New Hampton junior varsity team past the visiting Belmont High School girls' lacrosse team by the score of 12-6 on May 18. The loss drops the Lady Red Raiders to 9-2-1 heading into their final contest of the season this week.
New Hampton scored in the first minute of play to take an early lead but Belmont's Emily Ennis tied the game less than two minutes later. With the action moving up and down the field, the teams traded scoring chances throughout the half. Both teams had ten shots on net in the half and New Hampton held a 5-3 advantage at the break.
The teams continued the performance into the second half, moving up and down the field and trading goals. With ten minutes remaining New Hampton possessed a slim 7-5 lead. Then, New Hampton took control, scoring four unanswered goals to go up 11-5. The teams traded single tallies after that and at the final whistle Belmont suffered its second defeat of the season, final score 12-6.
Emily Ennis paced the Red Raider attack with three goals. Jen Hamilton, Anna Scott and Allivia Burbank added single tallies. Burbank also had an assist on Hamilton's goal with a beautiful, long pass from midfield to the wide open Hamilton on the right side of the net. Sarah Thayer played well offensively with several ground ball controls. Alexa Robbins recorded 10 saves in net.
Belmont traveled to Robbie Mills Field to close out the season Tuesdy against Laconia.