Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tough season doesn't diminish the companionship of being teammates.
The season had been a tough one for the squad but for seven young women who suited up for Belmont High School's Girls' Lacrosse, the camaraderie brought by being part of a team can not be recreated. Erin Bean, Carolyn Casey, Maddie Devin, Megan Fox, Katie Leinbach and Catherine Noone completed their varied sporting careers yesterday, May 14, at Lexington.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Home losses pushes record below .500.
A pair of losses at Harris Field has Belmont High School's Girls' Lacrosse team battling to stay above the .500 level that would secure the team a return to the playoffs for the third year running. Against a defensive-strong Lexington High School led by goalie Sara Lehman on Friday, May 3, Belmont's sophomore standout goaltender Linda Herlihy kept the team in the second half with numerous solo saves. Trailing 7-5 early in the second, the Marauder's leading scorer, senior Katie Leinbach (who finished the game with four goals) took over by not just winning consecutive face-offs but scoring goals while holding possession. But after saving two shots – both hitting the post – a goal by Fiona Fitzgerald with 11:40 remaining in the game led to …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Above .500 in Middlesex League.
Four goals by senior center Katie Leinbach and three each from Lizzie Frick and Sophia Eisenbach-Smith along with another solid game by the ever-improving Linda Herlihy in goal sent Belmont High School Girls' Lacrosse team to its fourth league win (4-3) as the Marauders defeated Wilmington High School, 17-11, on Friday, April 26 at Belmont's Harris Field.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Re-energized Marauders win tournament opener, face Marblehead Thursday by the sea.
Belmont High School Girls' Lacrosse started tournament play Tuesday, May 29, by racing by visiting Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, 16-6, at Belmont's Harris Field. In the humidity of yesterday afternoon, the Marauders sprinted out to a 5-0 lead within the first 10 minutes and 11-3 at the half and never looked back as Belmont utilized both speed and its tall center midfielder to control the ball for most of the game. Senior Caroline McCarthy – who will be playing lacrosse next year at Division III powerhouse Hamilton College – dominated the draws (which takes place at the start of the game and after every score) at one point winning eight of nine, allowing the Marauders to be in control. "I thought it was an awesome game," said …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Despite final game loss, Girls' Lacrosse will have tournament home game.
He's done it again. Senior captain John Dillon stroke a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure a 4-3 Belmont win against Middlesex League Big School Division rival Winchester in the first game of the Brandan Grant Baseball Tournament Friday afternoon, May 25. Dillon's game winner is the Marauders tenth and guarantees the team's place in the MIAA North Division II playoffs. The win also secures second place in the Big School Division with a 6-4 record. Belmont did drop the championship game of the Grant Tournament, 10-3, to Lynnfield in today's finals. One more home game for Girls' Lacrosse An loss earlier in the week to a weak Lexington High School team gave Belmont Head Coach Jessica Smith something to worry …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Marauders do enough to beat Tanners at home.
One parent said his daughter was talking so much about the next day's prom "that it's no wonder that this game is so close." And Belmont High School Girls' Lacrosse team needed a stellar solo goal from a senior captain, the best performance of the year from its first year goalie and a game of keep-away for the final five minutes of the game to secure an 8-7 win over Woburn High School, giving the Marauders' it's ninth victory of the year and providing a happy prelude to prom. Belmont went up 6-3 in the first half, in large part from the play of first-year goalie Linda Herlihy, who stopped six Tanner shots as seniors Britta Marden, Caroline McCarthy and Izzy Goldstein each pocketed a pair of goals. Woburn came out for the second 25 minutes …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Two more Belmont female athletes to continue their careers playing college sports.
It was a perfect day Saturday for a lacrosse game: bright sun, warm temperatures and a light breeze. There were, unfortunately, two dampers to the match between Belmont High School and the number one team in the state, Winchester High School; the game started at 9 a.m. and the Sachems handed Belmont their second defeat of the season, 20-14, at Harris Field. While Belmont (8-2-1) could not match the strategic skills of the Sachems, the Marauders never let the score dictate their own performance, coming back from a 10-4 deficit 14 seconds into the second half to match the top rated team in the state goal-for-goal in the final 24:46 minutes. While Winchester (14-1) was best offensively setting up their chances from set plays, Belmont's speed …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Pejko leaves it late in the game. But luckily Marden said 'yes.'
Britta Marden wasn't the only person at Belmont High School's Harris Field Thursday afternoon looking to score. In fact, Marden – a three-sport standout known for a steely resolve on the pitch – had done her part, turning in a hat trick for the Girls' Lacrosse team as they powered by Lexington under threatening skies. Now it was Ben Pejko's turn. The senior wing on the current state champion club rugby team was up in the stands waiting for the game to conclude before making his move. And as the girls were coming off the field after the final horn, Pejko unfolded a poster board plea over the railing of the stands: "Britta, Prom?" It was Marden's teammates who first saw the request and began squealing in unison with surprise and delight. …
Marauders' moves record to 5-1-1 with victory over Minutemen.
After a slow start, the Belmont High School Girls' Lacrosse doubled their advantage over Lexington High School early in the second half and eased to a 10-7 win at Belmont on Thursday, April 26. The victory ups Belmont's record to 5-1-1, coming off last week's scappy 10-9 win at Woburn. Senior Britta Marten and junior Katie Leinbach each scored three goals with Maddie Devine popping in a deuce for the Marauders. Lexington's Kate Powers and Cat Costello led the Minuteman scorers with three and two goals. Senior center Caroline McCarthy, who made three assists and scored, dominated the draws after scores to give Belmont a majority of possessions. On the defensive end, right defense Fiona Frick scooped up three ground balls and prevented …