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.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Marauders will need to contend with Wilmington's scoring duo which produces most of their goals.
Walking off the pitch after his team's thrilling 1-0 overtime semifinal victory over Newburyport in the Division II North tournament on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Lynn, Belmont High School Girls' Soccer Head Coach Paul Graham said he wanted Wilmington High School to beat Hamilton Wenham later that night to set up a match against the Marauders. One reason was his demonstrating solidarity with a Middlesex League compatriot. "It's great for the league that we have both teams in the final. It shows how strong (we are)," said Graham. The other, Graham said with a wry smile, is that Wilmington is a known quality. "We played Wilmington which allows us to prepare for them," said Graham. He acknowledged his team left Wilmington on Oct. 2 on the wrong end…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Despite better play, Boys' Hockey fall to Lexington; Girls' lose, Boys' win in Wilmington.
Five players scored for Belmont High School Girls' Ice Hockey as the team pulled away after a slow Monday afternoon start from a tough and determined Needham High School (4-6) team to win their tenth game of the season, 5-1, at Belmont. Erin O'Donovan, Yvonne Sciascia (with the game winner), Caroline McCarthy, Alexandra McCarthy and freshman Erin McLaughlin scored as Belmont's record rises to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in the Middlesex League, Big School division. Belmont goalie Megan Foley missed out on her second shutout of the season when Needham's Jenna Davoran sliced through three defenders to score a beautiful unassisted goal midway through the second period to tie up the game, 1-1, until Sciascia tally with two minutes remaining in the …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Marauders punch ticket to Div. 2 North Semifinals this week to be played at Reading.
Despite their third-ranked seeding, 14 wins this season and playing their second tournament game at home Saturday, Nov. 5, there was only one way Belmont High School Field Hockey Coach Jessica Smith could described the first 20 minutes of her team's performance against Wilmington in the quarterfinals of the Division 2 North playoffs. "We were awful, awful," said Smith as the visiting Wildcats kept her team bottled up in the defensive zone by winning every contested ball around the field. "They were scarred and nervous," said Smith, who called a time out a minute after the Wildcats – who lost to Belmont, 2-1, earlier in the season – took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period. "I told them 'You're the number third-seed. They're the …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Marauders' O'Donovan scores twice in the first seven minutes to beat stubborn Wildcats.
A pair of Erin O'Donovan goals in the first seven minutes of game were just enough for Belmont High School Field Hockey to retain its unblemished record (7-0-0) as they survived a final 20 minutes of sustained pressure from new Middlesex League rivals Wilmington High School to defeat the Wildcats, 2-1, on Monday evening, Oct. 3, at Harris Field. Both of O'Donovan's tallies – at three and six minutes – came from scrums in front of the Wildcat net after Juliet Barker made long runs down the left sideline and centered passes into the middle. The Wildcats nearly scored in between O'Donovan's scores but Belmont Goalkeeper Shannon Reynolds made a pad save on standout sophomore center Amanda Richards. Belmont held the majority of play in the …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Marauders lose fifth set lead.
The Belmont girls volleyball team played well throughout its Friday match versus Wilmington, but the Marauders squandered a fifth set lead and fell to the host Wildcats, 3-2. Head coach Jen Couture's charges won the first set, 28-26, but fell 25-11 in the second, and bounced back with a 25-20 third set win before Wilmington won the fourth set 25-21 to extend the match. In the fifth set, Belmont sprinted out to an 8-5 lead, but the Wildcats came roaring back to take control of a 14-8 lead. The Marauders earned the next three points before Wilmington sealed the win, 15-11.