LHS soccer gets even with Plymouth

Laconia boys' soccer team settled a score with Plymouth on Monday, avenging a 2-1 loss for Sachems on Sept. 17. Drew Sykes scored first for the Sachems with an unassisted shot in the fourth minute. Drew then fed Jakes Sykes for a goal in the 16th minute, and again two minutes later. Plymouth's Steven Southard put his team on the scoreboard near the end of the first half. In the second, Aidan Dean put Laconia up, 4-1, and Jake Sykes followed with his third and fourth scores of the game, each unassisted. Malcolm Gocha scored near the final whistle to give Plymouth a second goal. The final score: Laconia 6, Plymouth 2. Laconia's keeper Panthavy Pradachith made three saves, while Plymouth's Jake Buford stopped 12. Laconia coach Matt Dubois said, "Laconia has finally started to settle into a groove with our passing and scoring that is having our maturity and time spent working as a unit show." He added that both sides exhibited solid play despite the lopsided outcome.