Lady Indians finish regular season strong
Christ Church and St. Margaret’s were victims of the Northumberland Field Hockey Team last week. Christ Church went home with a 6-2 loss and the Scotties faced the same fate falling 2-1.
On Oct. 15 against Christ Church, seniors Kaci Payne and Alex Pitman led the way with two goals each. Senior Laura Magano followed with her first goal of her career and junior Meghan Baughan chipped in with one on the night.
Lancaster’s Hannah Richardson and Northumberland’s Emily Sprague try to go after the ball during the 3-0 win in favor of Nortumberland on Monday.
This effort came after a challenging with the rainy weather.
Then on Senior Night, Pitman went out with a bang to lead the nine to graduate and the rest of the team against the St. Margaret’s Scotties with two goals. Junior Macy Swift and Baughan each had an assist.
Emily Sprague and the rest of the team held the Scotties to scoring once the rest of the game to claim the victory.
Kaci Payne, Alex Pitman, Abby Loving, Emily Sprague, Kelsey Dawson, Bridgette McLaughlin, Johnnie McAfee, Sydney Setser and Laura Mangano were the nine seniors to be recognized. Each were recognized at halftime and presented with a personal thank you ball.
“It was an all around great evening for Lady Indians’ Field Hockey,” Northumberland Field Hockey Coach Rachel Cralle said.
This win came following an earlier loss to the Scotties weeks ago.
“From the time the girls stepped onto the field until the time they stepped off they played as a team and with heart,” Cralle said. “The girls really stepped up and had great energy and team work last night. I couldn’t have wanted more from them.”
On Oct. 19, the Lady Indians ended the weekend at home playing Northampton twice. The two varsity games went in favor of Northampton, 5-0 and 7-4. The Northumberland JV lost 2-0.
The girls wore pink in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness.
Pitman stood out on Saturday taking shot after shot after shot. Swift followed being a key in getting goals in game two while Johnnie McAfee, Brittany Hendrickson and Payne supported the defense.
Then on Monday evening, Northumberland defeated Lancaster, 3-0. Abby Loving Pitman and Payne each scored.
On Oct. 28, a play-in game will be at the site of the fourth seeded team. They will play the fifth seeded team at 6 p.m.
Then the conference tournament will continue on Oct. 29. The winner of the play-in game will travel to the top seed and the third seed will travel to the second seeded team’s site.
The winners will advance to the finals. The higher seeded team will host on Oct. 31.