Londonderry Lancers Boys Soccer '07

Questionable penalty kick derails Lancers

Londonderry goalie Andrew Pescia makes the initial save from the penalty kick but was scored on after two rebounds Monday evening during the state finals at Stellos Stadium in Nashua.5 Photos

Andrew Pescia looked at the ball sitting just 12 yards away from him in the 38th minute of the Class L state final. He was on the verge of making the most important play of his career.

Lined up opposite him was Brad Hilton, Merrimack's star midfielder.

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Boys Soccer, 11/06/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Late adjustment lifts Londonderry over previously undefeated Astros

NASHUA, N.H. | Down 1-0 to battle-hardened and undefeated Pinkerton with 10 minutes to go, Londonderry coach Shawn Diaz had to make a change.

His decision: switch from the 4-4-2 to a more attack-minded 3-5-2 formation, moving central defender Steve Carroll to central midfield. The gamble paid off as Carroll set up the game-tying goal in the 76th minute, then scored the game-winner less than two minutes into overtime to lead Londonderry to a shocking 2-1 win in the Class L semifinal.

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Boys Soccer, 11/01/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Overtime goal sends Londonderry to semifinals

Robbie McLarney raced down field, beat a defender to the ball and fired it past the goalie to the left side of the net in the 94th minute of overtime to give No. 4 Londonderry a 1-0 victory over Manchester Memorial in the Class L quarterfinals. "It was fantastic," said Londonderry coach Shawn Diaz. "We have been on such a great run the second half of this season. This is the first time in my five years we have made the semifinals."

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Boys Soccer, 10/29/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry beats Alvirne

Londonderry downed Alvirne 5-0. Billy Holland, James Mariano, Robbie McLarney, Will Cavallo and Andrew Stewart each scored a goal for the Lancers. Cavallo and McLarney each chipped in two assists.

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Boys Soccer, 10/17/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry blanks Goffstown

Senior midfielder Robbie McLarney notched a hat trick as Londonderry shutout Goffstown, 3-0. The Lancers' (7-3-1) defense was backstopped by keeper Andrew Peschia who recorded four saves en route to the shutout.

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Boys Soccer, 10/02/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry soccer star picks Rutgers

LONDONDERRY, N.H. | Londonderry's Robbie McLarney spent last Friday night at Yurcak Field, Rutgers' 5,000-seat soccer stadium.

As he watched the Scarlet Knights play Notre Dame, it became clear: This was the place for him. "The atmosphere, I just loved it," he said. "The whole weekend was awesome."

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Boys Soccer, 09/25/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry Boys Soccer Preview

2006 record: 14-4, lost in Class L quarters

Returning starters (5): Bobby Wunsch, Sr., defense; Robbie McLarney, Sr., midfield; Billy Holland, Sr., forward; Cameron Avery, Sr., midfield; Steve Carroll, Jr., midfield

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Boys Soccer, 09/02/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars