Lady Devils soccer team shows promise for the future


by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster High School girls soccer team members from left are (front row) Shauna Clayton, Abby Souders, Brittney Nelson, Mary Logan Hill, Tara Gill, Kayla Oren, Lynesha Ball and Ainsley Mumford; (next row) Christian Bowers, Dayshana Sanford, Haylie Lyons, Shelby Rose, Ella Posey, Kaela Lee, Kylie Ewell and Kat Zeiler. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Coach Allyson Umstead is mourning a season that won’t happen, but looking forward with promise at the future of Lancaster High School’s girls soccer program.

The Lady Devils got in a pre-season scrimmage against Bruton two weeks ago before the governor closed schools for two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This week, he closed schools for the remainder the year, putting an end to the spring sports season.

“We had so much potential and I had a lot of hope for this season,” said Umstead. “So we need to carry that hope and expectation into next year.”

Umstead’s team included only two seniors…

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