Belmont High School's girls' soccer team, which ended the regular season with a record of 13-3 and went into the post season as the third seed in the NHIAA's DIII tournament, was stunned by 14th seed Somersworth on Wednesday. The Red Raiders, who scored an average of 3.75 goals over the 16 games of the regular season, failed to score during the first playoff game and fell 0-1. Somersworth's lone goal came on a corner kick with just under six minutes remaining in the contest.
In other girls' soccer action, Inter-Lakes (10-4-2) fell in the first round to the 10th seeded White Mountains 2-1. The seventh seeded Lakers were the second team to be upset by a lower seed in the first round from the Lakes Region.
The Golden Eagles (4-7-5) earned the 13th seed but couldn't stop Stevens (4) who rolled to a 5-0 victory in the first round.
Laconia and Prospect Mountain both finished the season with 4-11-1 records, failing to make the post season.
Prospect Mountain (16-0) completed a perfect season last Friday and earned the second seed in the NHIAA DIII post season tournament. Hopkinton, also 16-0 earned the top seed by percentage points over the Timberwolves. Prospect Mountain earned a first round bye. Kearsarge won their first round match and visited Prospect Mountain yesterday afternoon.
Gilford earned the third seed in the post season with a 14-2 regular season mark. The Golden Eagles had a bye in the first round and hosted Berlin (14) yesterday afternoon.
Inter-Lakes (10-6) earned the eighth spot in the post season and a bye in the first round. The Lakers hosted Stevens yesterday afternoon.
The Red Raiders (9-6-1) are the 10th seed in the post season. Belmont headed to Raymond (7) yesterday after having a bye in the first round.
The Sachems were ousted in the first round in the DIII soccer tournament by Campbell 2-1 on Tuesday. Laconia earned the 20th and final seed in the post season with a 6-10 record.
Winnisquam (2-14) finished the year last Friday, losing to Sanborn 2-0. The Bears did not qualify for the post season.
Gilford played their way to a 13-3 record in the DII regular season to earn the third seed in the tournament. The Golden eagles hosted John Stark (14) in first round action last night.
Laconia (7-9) earned the 11th seed in post season play. The Sachems visited Portsmouth last night for the first round.
Prospect Mountain finished the season 3-13 and did not qualify for the postseason.
Winnisquam (11-5) holds the second seed in DIII play. The Bears hosted Epping (10) last night.
Inter-Lakes (10-6) earned the eighth seed for the post season and hosted Portsmouth Christian of Dover (9) last night in frost round play.
The 13th seed Belmont Red Raiders (6-10) visited Moultonborough (3) last night in DIII first round action.
The Sachems fell to the undefeated Kennett Eagles last Friday 30-20. The loss dropped Laconia to 4-3. Laconia's playoff hopes are still alive and will be on the line in the must-win regular season finale tonight at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium against Kearsarge (4-3).
The Golden Eagles (6-1) beat up on Newfound 59-0 last week to clinch a first round home game in the playoffs. Gilford visits 2-5 Stevens tonight at 7 p.m.
Winnisquam and Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough are in control of their own destiny, with wins this weekend they will earn spots in the DIII post season. The 4-3 Bears head to 4-3 Bishop Brady tonight for a South Conference playoff spot. The 4-3 Lakers head to Franklin tomorrow to wrap up their regular season.