Lady Indians win two hockey matches

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Northumberland celebrated its senior night last Wednesday with a 1-0 win over St. Margaret’s to improve to 6-5 in varsity field hockey.

Eleven seniors were recognized.

NHS forward Hannah Loving broke a scoreless outing midway through the second half sending a tomahawk shot (reverse stick) from the left side to the right corner of the net. It was Loving’s 11th goal of the season.

“We continue to play well and make good decisions on the ball,” said NHS coach Mark Fridenstine.

Northumberland took nine corners in the game, while St. Margaret’s was held to one.

Leading the Lady Indians were Natalie Webb, Brittney White, Jayna Bramblet and Hannah Hamlet.

Northumberland 4

Caroline County 2

Gracie Hall scored two second-half goals to lead Northumberland in a 4-2 win over Caroline County October 5.

The Lady Indians pressed early with five short corners but gave up a 1-0 lead to the host Cavaliers at the 15-minute mark. Emily Rice got the assist on a Loving goal that tied the game at 1-1 at the half.

Emily Rice scored on a pass from Lexi Rock and Hall scored twice with assists from Breanna Davis and Rock to give NHS a 4-1 lead. Caroline scored late in the second half.

“We are playing hard and, even if the other team scores first, we find a way to come back and win,” said Fridenstine.

Northumberland will host New Kent in the final home game of the regular season at 6 p.m. today, October 18.