action:article | category:SPORTS | adString:SPORTS | zoneID:40

Home » Sports

May 24. 2014 11:48PM

Hanover edges Bedford in lacrosse action

Hanover girls finally take control


05/24/14 Hanover's Bedford's Hanover's in Bedford on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)


05/24/14 Hanover's Hannah Seibel shoots on goal as Bedford's Meghan Barnett leads a group of defenders in Bedford on Saturday. Thomas Roy/Union Leader 

BEDFORD - When the dust had settled after seven ties and as many lead changes, Hanover emerged with a 14-13 win over host Bedford in NHIAA Division II girls' lacrosse action Saturday.

The Marauders (13-2) did not lead until more than halfway through the second half and then wore down the final 5:00 of the game by controlling the ball.


05/24/14 Bedford's Drew Shapiro scores on Hanover's goal tender Emily Gougelet in Bedford on Saturday. Thomas Roy/Union Leader 

"To take the air out of the ball for five minutes at the end of the game at this level is unbelievable," said Hanover head coach Chris Seibel. "Especially against a team like Bedford."

Bedford (11-3) had one last gasp, but could not get a clean shot off in the final seconds.

"We knew it was going to be a battle," said Bedford head coach Christine Hodgdon. "It's always a close game with Hanover. They have a lot of skill players. I thought we were well-prepared."

Bedford led 5-2 early before Hanover came back to forge a 7-7 tie at halftime. The teams traded goals at an even clip with ties at 8-8, 10-10, 11-11 and 12-12 before Christine Croitoru gave Hanover its first lead of the game with 11:18 remaining. Bulldogs junior Kelsey Linehan tied the game at 13-13 with 8:57 to go but Hanover's Evie Keating scored the final goal of the game with 6:45 remaining.

"She plays defense and I told her before the game 'you're going to have to play some middie for us.' She said 'but I don't shoot. What am I going to do?'?" Seibel said. "She had one shot on net for a goal."

"Coming out of a timeout we tried to strategize against that and we just ran out of gas," Hodgdon said. "Stalling the ball and moving the ball, we didn't excecute our high-pressure defense at the end."

Seibel said that one of the major keys in the game was the play of freshman Lillian Stout, who was assigned to cover Bedford scoring threat Drew Shapiro and limited her to three goals and two assists.

"She's not someone to mess with," Seibel said. "For me to say to a freshman 'you've got to faceguard this kid' not a lot of freshmen will stand that type of pressure. That was a difference maker."

Shapiro led the Bedford attack and J.J. Daniel and Croitoru scored three each for Hanover.

-iclark@unionleader.com


  • Do you expect to see a female player in a Red Sox uniform in your lifetime?
  • Yes
  • 10%
  • No
  • 90%
  • Total Votes: 1573
 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Hudson family, classmates working to keep Alvirne soccer standout Raul Stedile in U.S.

Israel unrest moves meet for NH swim star

Race date for Oxford 250 moved from July to Aug. 30 next year

NH's Groff a highlight for U.S. at ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final

Maine fighters Lamour, Berry on New Hampshire boxing card

Q&A with Matt Bonner as he weighs free agency

Keene State mum on suspension of veteran track coach

Morgan Andrews speaks: Notre Dame star undeterred by U.S. U-20 World Cup snub

Mo'ne Davis, and why no one should laugh at the idea of a woman in Major League Baseball

Curt Schilling says smokeless tobacco caused oral cancer

Bill Belichick: Eagles joint practices as productive as any

Big Knockout Boxing has grown from NH debut to Las Vegas attraction

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League System: Philosophy change?

Spring trial likely for former UNH women's hockey coach

Special golf cart helping Vietnam veteran play game he loves article

And so it begins: Equipment distribution starts a new era in Plymouth football

Tailgating changes for UNH football games

Report: Pirates' pitcher Jeff Locke cleared in gambling probe involving childhood friend from Conway

Tim OSullivan: Even with NFL success, NHs Kelly remembers his roots

Chip Kelly: 'Put some Galoshes on and go play'

Survey says Duke the most hated college hoops team in NH

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, trying to make big time article

Gorham papermill owner Lynn Tilton is getting Yale tennis award

Ex-bank president co-authors racing book

New England Patriots are the most hated NFL team in the world

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!