Lady Indians field hockey has rocky start

From left, Northumberland junior varsity field hockey players Anna Jett and Emily Rice battle New Kent for ball control, with NHS teammate Jayna Bramblet coming in to support. New Kent won the contest, 6-0.

Northumberland’s varsity field hockey team lost to two larger schools last week, falling 4-1 to New Kent on Tuesday, August 22, and 3-0 on Thursday, August 24, to Colonial Heights.

Despite putting on the pressure and keeping the ball in Colonial Heights’ half of the field for most of the first half, the Lady Indians couldn’t find the net. CH scored a 1-0 lead with a late first-half goal.

“Shannon Baker, Zoie Sadler and Lexi Rock stopped many of the Colonial Heights opportunities,” said NHS coach Mark Fridenstine. “This was a pretty good game for us and we were in it and battling the entire game.”

New Kent scored two goals in each half to hand the Lady Indians a season-opening defeat.

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