Hollis-Brookline Cavaliers Girls Soccer '10

Holland, Londonderry headed to title game

EXETER — “We’re going to the show. We’re going to the show. We’re going to the show.” That is what excited Londonderry soccer players chanted among themselves after shaking hands with Hollis-Brookline players yesterday. The No. 6 Lancers upset the No. 2 Cavaliers 1-0 in a Division 1 semifinal game. The Londonderry goal was scored by freshman Maeve Holland, who started the year out at defense but was moved to midfield after suffering a concussion. “She played center-back for the first eight games,” Lancers coach Derek Dane said. “Then, she was out with a concussion for three weeks and actually I put her out wide (at midfield) to lessen the likelihood that she has to head the ball. If you think about a head injury, I want to keep her out of harm’s way.” Holland scored with 15:50 remaining in the first half. She was assisted by Shea Williams. “She’s a freshman,” chanted the Londonderry student section after Holland’s goal, her sixth of the year. “It was really fun and I don’t know much else to say about it,” Holland said. “It was just a perfect pass. It split the defenders and then I just touched it through. I am so excited. This is going to be wicked fun going to the championship. I’m way excited.” Dane added about Holland: “(She’s) very, very athletic. She is not afraid to make runs. ... We look to play forward as quickly as possible, get it into Lydia (Simmons) and then who is going to run for it? “What has happened the last three games is that we get it forward to Lydia, and Maeve starts running and (Simmons) gets it out to Maeve and away she goes.” Dane spoke with Holland before moving her to midfield. Dane said, “I asked, ‘Where would you like to play?’ And she said, ‘I would like to play striker.’ I said, “Yeah, I know. Everybody does. Where else would you like to play?’ She said that she’s comfortable playing on the left side.” Londonderry goalie Kelsey Derhak made 11 saves after the 13-4-2 Lancers’ ninth shutout of the season. “Stonewall Derhak, Stonewall Derhak,” the Londonderry students chanted after Derhak made a nice save about 50 seconds after Holland’s goal.    “We worked so hard,” Derhak, a junior, said. “We had some ups and downs during the season. We lost some games we shouldn’t have. But we came back and now we’re going to the championship.” One of those losses was to Hollis-Brookline 3-2 on Sept. 14. “What we talked about is not letting No. 19 (Alyssa Cappetta) in the middle of the field roam around and pick us apart,” Dane said.

The Final Who: No. 6 Londonderry (13-4-2) vs. No. 1 Exeter (17-0-1) When: Saturday, 7 p.m., Southern N.H. University Previous meeting: Exeter 3, Londonderry 0 on Oct. 8

Londonderry 1, Hollis-Brookline 0 at Bill Ball Field, Exeter Division 1 semifinals Goals: Maeve Holland Assists: Shea Williams Saves: L — Kelsey Derhak 11; Natalie Giudici 9 Hollis-Brookline (15-2-1):    0 0 — 0 Londonderry (13-4-2):    1 0 — 1

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Pinkerton drops heartbreaker

No. 7 Pinkerton nearly pulled off a upset in yesterday's quarterfinal meeting at Hollis-Brooklne - but fell just short.

Rebecca McGrath's goal midway through the second half pulled the Astros into a 1-1 tie.  But 10 minutes into the second overtime, Hollis-Brookline netted the game-winner, ending the Astros season at 9-7-2. Katherine Harris made 12 saves for Pinkerton.

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