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Welcoming back fall sports

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm

The Lady Indian’s field hockey team has some big shoes to fill with eleven graduated seniors from last year. “We are in a rebuilding year,” explained Head Coach Mark Fridenstine. He said the girls are working hard and with the help of some returning seniors, the rest will have to learn to pick it up, the faster pace of the varsity game. “I think we’ll be ok. It will be a fun season and I am really excited,” stated  Fridenstine. They will play a varsity only game early this week against Bruton here, host New Kent on the next day and Colonial Heights on Thursday. This week’s games will be played on the practice field at the middle school end of the building to allow the normal field to get ready.

The football spaghetti supper at Coan Baptist Church was a  big success. They sold 125 plates at this first attempt to earn a little money for the program.

The golf team returned to their home course at the Indian Creek Country Club to host Essex on Thursday. And lost their first match this season 177-182 to the visiting Trojans. For Northumberland Chase Fisher was the low scorer, shooting a 41 over the par 36 course. He was followed by Matthew Jett with a 45, Patrick Lewis with a 47, Corey Palubinski and Bailey Lewis both came in with a score of 49. “We were not focused,” said Coach Steve Berman. Essex’s Logan Cooke was the medalist with a 36. They play at Quinton Oaks early against Rappahannock.

The Lady Indian’s volleyball team got an opportunity on the 21st that no other Northumberland fall sports team got. They participated in a scrimmage at Caroline High School. The varsity teams played four sets with the Indians winning all four.”We played well. Everybody got to play, everybody contributed,” was the way Varsity Coach Angelica Scott described the team’s play.

The JV Indians lost all three of their sets. “It was a good chance for them to try some things, a good opportunity for them to see what they needed to work on.”

The volleyball team opens this week with games on the road at West Point and Charles City and returns here Thursday for a visit from Northampton.