Lady Indians tested in ensuing matches
Over the past two weeks it’s been feast or famine for the varsity field hockey team from Northumberland.
On Aug. 26, they hosted Caroline here and took a 6-0 victory, then lost in a 10-0 shut out to Bruton at home on Aug. 28. This past week they opened conference
play with a 2-0 win at Lancaster.
In the Caroline game, Kaci Payne, Bridgette McLaughlin, Emily Sprague, Meghan Baughan and Macy Swift all scored goals.
Against a well prepared Bruton squad, Coach Rachel Cralle stated, “The girls stepped up in the second half. I was proud of them in the end.”
At Lancaster, McLaughlin got two goals, both coming in the second half.
“It was a good game,” Cralle said.“We had a lot of fans there.”
In the tournament over the weekend, Northumberland came home with their hands empty after two losses to Jamestown and Hampton Roads.
In the 4-2 loss to Jamestown, Brianna Turner and Sydney Setser each scored a goal.
Goalie Johnnie McAfee received the tournament’s MVP award voted on my officials and coaches.
“Emily Sprague, Kelly Jett, Kaci Payne and Macy Swift all played well, pushed themselves and worked hard throughout the weekend,” Cralle said.
Editor’s note: in the fall sports tab published last week, it was incorrectly stated the caption the field hockey team played volleyball.