Do the Lady Broncos have a Scoring Phenomenon in its Midst?
September 11, 2015
by Len Lathrop
Number 2 Emily Lizotte scored the first three goals for the Broncos when they went head-to-head in a valiant effort last Wednesday, Sept. 2, against what AHS Coach McAdams called maybe the best women’s soccer team in NHIAA division one, Manchester Central.
Than against Dover on Friday, Sept. 4, in Dover, Lizotte made the only score as the Lady Broncos defeated the home team, 1-0. Emily Lizotte is an Alvirne freshman who played last year on the Hudson Memorial squad. The question has to be posed: Can Lizotte and the Broncos control their own destiny into the playoffs?
While the game against Central was not a “W” for the Broncos, it was a very hard played game with the undefended Central team. Coach McAdams called it a “great back-and-forth battle, with the game tied at 3-3 at halftime, just too much fire power in the second half from Central.” The Broncos’ final goal came on a header from Tana Tufts. Assists went to Kristen Decost – two assists; Kayla Juliano – one assist; and Kathryn Wiggans – one assist.
At Dover it was a defensive battle with Sam Giannelli having seven saves in goal for the shutout. Coach McAdams commented on a “great game by the defense of Erin Rosier, Jamie Calvagna, Lexi Prescott and Olivia Bertrand.” Assisting Lizotte with the goal were Tana Tuft and Kathryn Wiggans.
The Broncos met Keene at home Tuesday and had a great all-around game by the whole team according to Coach McAdams. The final score was 5-0, with Samantha Giannelli having eight saves in the shutout. The scoring was from Danielle Ross with two goals and Lizotte with two goals and one assist. Celine Dumas had one goal with assists by Tana Tufts – one, Olivia Beverlie – two, and Erin Ruigrok – one.
Parents of a player sent the HLN a picture and information that showed how, in keeping with their Labor Day tradition, the Lady Broncos baked apple pies and delivered them to the local police and fire departments. Alvirne has been doing this for many years and is quite a hit with the folks that protect us here in Hudson. Captain Morin of the HFD wanted to offer thanks for the tradition and wished them good luck on the rest of the season!
To meet the team and talk about the season, come out to have your cars washed by the players, this Saturday at Alvirne High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the only team fundraiser of the year.
The Lady Broncos play again today, Friday, Sept. 11, at Nashua North and on the 15th play Pinkerton at home.