by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Northumberland High’s field hockey team felt the loss of 12 seniors in its first three games of the season, losing to larger divisions Bruton, New Kent and Colonial Heights.
“We do have six returning varsity players, but three of those had extensive playing time last year,” said coach Mark Fridenstine. “So we hope to have a short rebuilding period that lasts about half our season.”
Northumberland was outmatched by a greater-in-number Bruton last Monday in the Lady Indians’ season opener.
NHS held Bruton to one goal in the first half but the 25-member Panther team subbed frequently for fresh legs in the…