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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 09:59

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Belmont gets past Farmington but trips up in Sunapee

The Belmont High School Red Raiders won their first round playoff volleyball game at home against Farmington on October 31. Set scores were 25-23, 25-19 and 25-18. Said coach Melissa Miner, "Tonight was the best I have seen them all play in a couple of weeks. Every player was a contributing factor to the win. The biggest key to our success was we played together as a team." Belmont's Megan Bailey recorded one kill, five digs and 27 assists. Alyssa Woods had seven kills and one dig. Louisa Bergeron had ten kills. Shannon Conway had five kills and four digs, and Jessie Bergeron had 28 digs and one assist.

Belmont traveled to Sunapee on Sunday for the quarter-final match, where the Raiders' dreams of making the semi-final round were dashed with a 3-1 loss. The match was very competitive, with each set decided by four points or less. Miner said, "It wasn't the ending that the Red Raiders wanted.  We were determined to get to the Final Four in Plymouth.  However, Sunapee gave us a fight, they are a very scrappy and smart team.  We struggled in the first three matches with a lot of unforced errors and serving errors, but we kept pushing on.  I was hoping that with the experience that we had with five seniors  that would be an advantage, but it just wasn't our day.  We had a great season and will be saddened with the departure of our seniors." In Sunapee, Woods recorded one ace, six kills and one dig. Bailey had one ace, six kills, two digs and 36 assists. Conway had six kills, Louisa Bergeron had 11 kills and Jessie Bergeron had one ace, one kill and 19 digs.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 09:46

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Waukewan Golf Ladies donate $1,000 to American Heart Association

CENTER HARBOR — On October 1, Waukewan Ladies Golf League presented a check to Cheryl Andrews, the New Hampshire representative for the Go Red for Women movement of the American Heart Association.

The Ladies League had sponsored their 40th Annual Golf Invitational in September and had themed it Heart of a Woman in honor of this charity. Traditionally, the league selects a charitable organization to share in the seasonal profits. This year the League voted to donate $1,000 to New Hampshire's Go Red for Women. At the golf event, each of the contestants was given a red dress lapel pin as a reminder that heart disease is not uncommon among women. One in three women die of some form of heart related disease. The red dress represents the ability of all women to improve their heart health and live longer, stronger lives.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 08:17

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Prospect Mountain edges Inter-Lakes 2-1

Inter-Lakes girls varsity soccer couldn't get fully warmed up in Wednesday's cold weather preliminary game on their home turf. Although Caitlin Rotonnelli was able to capitalize with the game's first goal from a Natalie Johnson assist, Prospect Mountains #22 was able to squeeze through the defense for a goal in each half for a 2-1 win for the visitors. Freshman goalie Kenzi Giroux laid out for a couple fantastic saves to keep the Lakers in the game. Inter-lakes ended the season 12-4 allowing them the team its first home field post season game in the school's history.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 08:07

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