Energy for the club began last spring when 8th grader Sophia Marinace came up with a proposal
for the club team and got 17 signatures in less than 15 minutes. The administration approved, and the girls started fundraising in October, raising almost $1,000 through bake sales and lunch sales to pay for goalie equipment and two goals. Dick's Sporting Goods was also a generous supporter.
With 60 students in its high school, Sant Bani fields an impressive number of teams: cross-country, soccer, and field hockey in the fall, indoor track, basketball, and often both Nordic and Alpine ski teams in the winter, and track and field in the spring. The lacrosse club offers the students a new choice for the spring term, and the club has 15 players from grades 9-12; including every girl in the freshman class, so hopes for future growth are high.
First-time coach, Rose Marie Marinace, sought advice and support from other local coaches,
is now a Level I US Lacrosse certified coach, and has begun to learn the finer points of the game.
"I only have two experienced players on the team, and I really appreciate the guidance they can
give this first year. Most players weren't completely sure what they'd gotten into, but they have
pulled together and are excited for their first game against Holderness on Saturday, April 20,"
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The first half was evenly played with both sides having chances to score. Pinkerton was able to capitalize on their opportunities while the Belmont girls were stymied by brilliant goaltending. The Pinkerton netminder made several key stops to keep her team in the lead. The action went up and down the field with the teams trading offensive rushes and defensive stops. Pinkerton took
a 6-2 lead into halftime.
The second half started like the first. The teams traded goals until the Lady Red Raiders found their rhythm. The girls took a two goal lead with about eight minutes remaining in the game. After trading goals, and with several key savesby goalie Alexa Robbins in the final minute, Belmont held on for the 12–10 victory in their opening game of the 2013 season.
In addition to Burbank's six goals, Zoe Zeller scored three, Emily Ennis two, and Anna Scott added one. Goaltender Alexa Robbins turned aside 8 shots during the contest, several from point-blank range in the final minute. Maddi Blajda, Sarah Thayer, Maddy Borden, Jen Hamilton and Kayla Harpell played well in their first game. Kate Witschonke had a strong game helping to keep the ball on the offensive side of the field.
Belmont's next contest is at Kearsarge on Friday.
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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.
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