Strong first half seals win for Indians

Northumberland goalkeeper Joe Schindler goes up to bat down a header by Lancaster's Henry Smith. Photo by Mike Antonio
by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi 

Northumberland Indians scored three first-half goals and fended off a late-game charge by the Red Devils last Wednesday to win a varsity soccer match, 3-2, in Claraville.

Evan Steensma scored Lancaster’s first goal 10 minutes into the second half. Henry Smith scored 15 minutes later to pull the Devils within a goal but the Indian defense held Lancaster scoreless for the final 15 minutes

Steensma led Lancaster’s shooters with eight shots on goal, while Smith and Prabesh Bhandari had three shots each. Kendall Barnhardt took two shots and Sheridan Ford one.

LHS keeper Nathan Spiers made 17 saves.

The Devils were scheduled to end regular season play at home May 17 against Northumberland. The Conference #43 tournament is set to begin next week.