Bedford youth lax playing well so far

The Bedford Girls U15B Lacrosse team won its season opener against Exeter, 11-8. The two teams proved to be a good match up with no more than a three-goal differential at any point during the contest.

Starting the scoring was midfielder Kaitlyn Belz, who blasted one in the back of the net for Bedford early in the first half. Julian Bell, another midfielder, followed up Belz’ score with one of her own. This goal would be one of five goals posted by Bell for the day. Many other players, including Kendall Cassidy, Taryn Naftali, Maggie Thompson, Ashley Bobotas and Kyliana Gardiner, all contributed one goal apiece to round out Bedford’s offensive charge.

Bedford’s defensive squad was key in securing the win. Leading the defense was Lindsay Mello, Mackenzie Muir, Abby Forrester, Jordan Howe, Alex Doldo and Emma Watson.

Both Kevy Knoettner and Liz Zimmerman were outstanding in goal, saving several shots a piece.

Goffstown 12, Bedford 5

The BYLA Girls 5/6th Grade team lost to Goffstown on Sunday by a score of 12-5. Goffstown went on a 6-0 run early in the second half to separate themselves from a very determined Bedford team. Abby Weidner and Elsie Munsterteiger each made key saves in goal and the defense was anchored by Sabrina Tipping and Bella Raduazzo. Scoring was provided by Eli Enners with two goals and an assist, Regan O’Brien with one goal and two assists, a goal a piece from Lena Raduazzo and Sydney Grogan.

Bedford 8, John Stark 3

A strong start gave the BYLA Girls 5/6th Grade team momentum early which lead to an 8-3 win over John Stark. Bedford’s success was due to tenacious groundball play led by Kendal Joyce and a relentless ride by Julia Gordon and Annabel Prothuru. The offense was the result of teamwork and the scoring was led by Regan O’Brien with three goals, Sydney Grogan with three goals, and Kira Abdelsayed and Lauren Thomas with one goal apiece. Skylar Cohen and McKenna Ulmer had opportunities and the defense was paced by strong and vocal goaltending from Emma Hauser and Elsie Munsterteiger and tenacious on-ball play from Ava Plaige and Jill Seichter.