Londonderry Lancers Field Hockey '15

Pinkerton reaches finals again

EXETER — Pinkerton field hockey is going back to the state finals for the third time in four seasons after beating archrival Londonderry 2-0 in Thursday's Division 1 semifinal. Madison Lolicata open the scoring midway through the second half with a shot from the point, and later on teammate Abigail Amato scored to put the game away. "We made some adjustments, and she [Madison] did a fantastic job getting the stop and finishing on the corner," said Pinkerton head coach Jen Resmini. It was a back and forth game during the first half, but Pinkerton put itself in position to score thanks to seven first half penalty corners. Londonderry had a one-on-one chance late in the period, but Pinkerton goalie Abbey Doherty came way out of the box to make a diving save. The first 45 minutes were frustrating for the Astros, who had numerous chances to score, but were constantly denied by swarming Londonderry defenders. Hannah McGrath and Maeve MacPhail gave the Astros fits on defense, while goalie Rachel Simkevich had another fantastic game in the box. The Astros stuck with it, however, and finally got one past Simkevich. "Sometimes we change stuff up and adjust to the team, but for the most part we try to stick with what we've been doing because it works," said Resmini. Samantha Day and Carly Young each were all over the field for the Astros, recording assists on the two goals while doing all the little things Pinkerton needed to get back to the title game. The Astros will play top-seeded Winnacunnet in the state title game on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Bedford High School. "I think a lot of them are focused, a couple have been there in the past," said Resmini. "I think it's a matter of staying mentally focused, and knowing that they can come out and play their game."

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Field Hockey, 10/29/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry shocks Timberlane in double OT

PLAISTOW — In what should go down as an all-time classic, Londonderry field hockey shocked Timberlane to win 1-0 in a double overtime thriller in Sunday afternoon's quarterfinal matchup.

With 12:16 remainig in the second extra frame, Lancer forward Katie Meuse found herself in the Timberlane zone with just one defender to beat. A quick dribble move to her left gave her the space she need to put away the game winner, sending the Lancer bench into a frenzy.

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Field Hockey, 10/25/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lancers edge Salem

Rachel Simkevich made six saves as Londonderry field hockey blanked Salem 2-0.

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Field Hockey, 10/05/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lancer upset

Olivia Palumbo scored 5:03 into overtime, hitting the top post and deflecting int as Londonderry stunned previously unbeaten Pinkerton, 2-1.

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Field Hockey, 09/26/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Sizzling Sickel

Timberlane field hockey blanked Londonderry 4-0. Courtney Sickel scored twice and added an assist while Joy Steenson contributed a goal and two assists.

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Field Hockey, 09/04/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars