The varsity game, which ended with a 14-5 decision, was secured for Laconia by goalie Hannah McDaniel, who had five saves. She was helped by defenders Jordan Lovely and Meya Minor.
Handling the ball well in the midfield for the Sachems were Natalie Compton, Tori Holmes and Mackenzie Howe.
Laconia's scoring attack was lead by Gabby Smith, who scored six goals and had one assists. Howe had two goals and three assists, Holmes scored three times and recorded one assist, Danielle Cote had a pair of goals and a pair of assists, and Arianna Laliberte scored once.
After Tuesday's game, the LHS girls' varsity lacrosse team had a record of one win, two losses.
Laconia High School girls' junior varsity lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead then held off Gilford's numerous comeback attempts in capping a 10-5 win.
Laconia was lead by Abbie Crowell's 4 goals and Teegan Stevens scored 2 goals. Laconia scoring was rounded out by Bleona Dreshaj's 2 goals and single tallies from Maggie Randall and Isabelle Gorse..
Alexis Johnson and Gorse also stood out in setting up the offense.
Goalie Lyndsey Paronto once again anchored the defense with several solid saves while in the net. Courtney Walker, Becky Kneuer and Randall helped keep Gilford's offense in check.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:11
Pitcher Sydney Strout and the Gilford High School defense were just one hit away from a perfect game as Gilford went onto beat Somersworth 14-0 in 6 innings. The only Somersworth runner to reach first base did so in the 3rd inning. Gilford played flawless defense committing no errors and Sydney Strout struck out 11 batters, walking none and giving up the lone hit. The Eagles offense pounded out 9 hits, led by Alyssa Wilson, who went 3/3 with 4 RBI, Sydney Strout 3/4, Abby Harris hit a double and singles were hit by Kelsey Buckley and Caitlin Houston. Paige Laliberte had 3 RBI and Mollie Dignan 1 RBI. Gilford took advantage of 5 Somersworth errors, 4 walks and 8 wild pitches.
Gilford scored 2 runs in the 2nd on 2 errors and an RBI single by Wilson. Gilford scored 1 more in the 3rd when Strout hit a single and scored on a Laliberte fielder's choice. With a 3-0 lead Gilford exploded for 5 runs in the 4th on singles by Buckley, Wilson, and Strout as well as a sacrifice fly by Laliberte making the score 8-0 . Gilford scored one in the 5th making the score 9-0 when Mollie Dignan got on with an error and scored on a fielder's choice. Gilford scored 5 more in the top of the 6th highlighted with Houston and Strout leading off with back to back singles. Houston scored on a Laliberte sacrifice fly and Strout scored on an Harris double. Wilson hit a 2 run single to give Gilford a 14-0 lead and end the game in 6 innings by the mercy rule.
Gilford followed that effort by beating Inter-Lakes 11-0 on Wednesday. The win was the 1,000th varsity coaching victory for Gilford's Joan Forge, who also coaches volleyball.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:04
Gilford took a 8-1 win on Monday at a home match against Berlin. Cheralynn Corsack, Gilford's top-seeded player, beat Berlin's Kathryn Record by the score of 8 games to 6. Also winning their singles matches were Charleyne Panner, Lindsey Corsack, Emily Hanf and Abby Lines.
Gilford swept doubles play, with teams Cheralynn Corsack/Panner, Lindsey Corsack/Hanf, and Emily Curtis/Lines all winning.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:02
The team was rained out at Bow on Tuesday. The Eagles travel to Prospect Mountain on Friday. The team's record is 6-0.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:01