After suffering a four-goal shutout by Colonial Heights two weeks ago, the varsity Lady Indians rallied to force the Colonials into a three overtime outing in Claraville last Monday.
Northumberland and Colonial Heights played to a scoreless lock at the end of 60 minutes and were still tied at 0-0 after a 15-minute sudden death period where the two teams played 7-on-7. The first shootout, with five shooters from each team taking a goal shot, ended in a 1-1 tie. Two Colonial Heights shooters scored to Northumberland’s one in the second sudden death shootout to give the Colonials the 3-2 win.
Breanna Davis scored the two overtime goals for Northumberland.
“This was a great game by both teams and they played a thrilling game,” said NHS coach Mark Fridenstine. “The Indians are showing great improvements, they worked well together and completed many passes.”
Davis also scored both of the Lady Indians’ goals last Tuesday when Northumberland beat Caroline County, 2-0.
Hannah Loving had the assists on both of Davis’ goals. The two combined to score with eight minutes to play in the first half and again four minutes into the second half.
“This back-to-back game was tough after going to triple overtime the previous night,” said Fridenstine. “Grit, heart and determination won the game.”
Northumberland lost back-to-back in the Henrico High School Tournament on September 9, falling to the host Warriors, 3-1, in the first game.
Loving took three break-away shots and had the only goal for NHS.
New Kent 6
New Kent beat NHS, 6-1, in the second game with Davis scoring the Lady Indians’ only goal with under two minutes to play.
Northumberland’s Lauren Suchan and Zoie Sadler were named to the all-tournament team.
The Lady Indians will host Bruton at 6 p.m. today, September 21.
In junior varsity matches last week, Northumberland lost two games in the Henrico High School Tournament, losing, 3-2, to the host Warriors in an overtime shootout.
Chley O’Bier and Graci Hall both scored in overtime for Northumberland.
Hannah Hall scored the one goal for Northumberland in a 4-1 loss to Matoaca in the Lady Indians’ second tournament game.
Sisters H. Hall and G. Hall were named to the JV all-tournament team.
The Indians and Colonial Heights played to a 1-1 tie on September 11 with O’Bier lifting NHS to a 1-0 lead with a first-half goal. Ariana Smith scored for Colonial Heights in the second to tie the game.