Belmont soccer's post-season run stopped by Campbell

BELMONT — The Belmont High School girls' soccer team could not advance past Campbell in Saturday's quarter-final match in the NHIAA Division III tournament. The third seed Red Raiders were upset 3-1 by the 7th seed Campbell Cougars. Campbell put the pressure on early and often. Belmont goalie Kaitlyn Berry stood up to the challenge, until Campbell midfielder Angela Valenti netted the first goal with 48 seconds remaining in the first half.

The second half began with an unfortunate mistake by a Belmont defender when she attempted to clear out a Cougar corner kick and deflected it into her own net. The goal was credited to Campbell forward Nicole Golden. Belmont cut the lead in half just shy of the halfway mark in the second half when Kelsey Scott accepted the pass from Cassie Contigiani and buried it over the right shoulder of the Campbell keeper. That was as close as Belmont would get. The Cougars added an insurance goal ten minutes later to take down the Red Raiders and advance to the semi-finals at Merrimack Valley on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Raymond will square off against the third seeded Hopkinton Hawks.