Londonderry Lancers Girls Soccer '07

Londonderry falls to champs

The Londonderry Lancers played the Exeter Girls Soccer in the State semifinals at Stellos Stadium in Nashua. 3 Photos

Third-seeded Londonderry fell to No. 4 Exeter, the defending state champions, 1-0 in a hard-fought game that was won with just 12 minutes to go in regulation.

"It's really hard," said coach Jim Tremblay. "We have a team that certainly, as a seasonal goal, had the championship in mind. We lost to Exeter 1-0 in the regular season, and we hoped for a different outcome this time, and changed up our strategy slightly.

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Girls Soccer, 10/31/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry beats Timberlane to advance in playoffs

Margaret McSpiritt scored with six minutes remaining in regulation and No. 3 Londonderry made it stand up for a 1-0 win over No. 10 Timberlane. Tori McCombs had the assist for the Lancers (15-2-1) and Elise Berry made four saves to secure the win. Timberlane received a fine effort from keeper Courtney Lins, who made six saves.

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Girls Soccer, 10/27/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry blanks Manchester Memorial

After a scoreless first half, Tori McCombs scored eight minutes into the second half and Londonderry went on to beat Manchester Memorial, 3-0. Kellie Walsh and Kelley Griffin had the other Lancers goals.

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Girls Soccer, 10/06/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lancers roll over Goffstown

The Londonderry defense, led by senior Kim Larie, held Goffstown to just three shots on net as the Lancers rolled, 6-0. The scoring was spread with only Caitlin Greene scoring multiple times. With the win, the Lancers improve to 8-2-1 on the season.

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

Heffernan scores twice in win

Nikki Heffernan scored a pair of goals to lead Londonderry to a 2-1 win over perennial power Manchester West.

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Girls Soccer, 09/15/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

An ACL injury may have sidelined Erin Griffin, but it did not end her season

Londonderry girls soccer captain Erin Griffin cheers from the sidelines at Wednesday's game against Salem. A torn ACL may have put an early end to her season as player, but Griffin is helping lead the Lancers as a coach.1 Photo

Whoever came up with the phrase "making lemonade out of lemons" would have probably enjoyed spending a few minutes talking to Erin Griffin.

The dynamic senior captain for the Londonderry girls soccer team was back on the field Wednesday for the Lancers' 3-0 win over Salem. But with Griffin dressed in long pants and sneakers instead of shorts and cleats, yesterday probably marked the first occasion in the last four years that the Blue Devil coaching staff did not have to warn their team to keep an eye on the lightning-quick striker from Londonderry.

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Girls Soccer, 09/14/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Griffin, Lancers roll

Londonderry's Tori McCombs fights for the ball with Salem's Elizabeth Merriken Wednesday afternoon during the Londonderry, Salem Soccer match at Londonderry High School.5 Photos

Sophomore Kelley Griffin had a great game, leading Londonderry over Salem 3-0. Griffin, Kim Larie and Tori McCombs scored for the Lancers and Katherine Donnelly and McCombs earned assists.

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Girls Soccer, 09/12/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry Girls Soccer Preview

2006 record: 14-3-2, lost Class L semis

Returning starters (9): Elise Berry, Sr., goalie; Katherine Donnelly, Sr., midfield; Erin Griffin, Sr., forward; Kim Larie, Sr., defense; Kelsey Wood, Sr., defense; Dana Boyle, Soph., midfield; Kelley Griffin, Soph., forward; Margaret McSpiritt, Soph., midfield; Tori McCombs, Soph., midfield

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Girls Soccer, 09/07/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars