Zeiler hits the nets for Lady Devils

Lancaster’s Kayla Oren (left) and Tara Gill battle for control at midfield against New Kent. The Lady Trojans beat the Lady Devils, 8-0. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster’s girls soccer team dropped four games last week but scored its first goal of the season last Friday.

Against Essex, freshman forward Katarina Zeiler scored in the final seconds of the first half on an assist from Katelin Seaver. The Lady Trojans scored all three goals in the first half and both teams went scoreless with defensive stands in the second for the 3-1 Essex win.

“I’m so happy with that game,” said LHS coach Allyson Umstead. “It’s only going up from here. We’re playing harder and finishing both halves now.”

Seaver led the shooters against Essex with four shots on goal, while Zeiler scored on one of her two shots. Brittney Nelson took one shot.

Lancaster keeper Reghan Jones kept Essex out of the goal in the second half and tallied 11 blocked shots on the night.

The Lady Devils opened the week with an 8-0 loss to New Kent last Tuesday and ended the week with a pair of losses in the St. Margaret’s School Tournament Saturday.

Jones had 21 saves against New Kent and combined for 19 saves in the St. Margaret’s tourney.

St. Margaret’s beat Lancaster, 6-0, in the opening game and Christchurch School blanked Lancaster, 5-0, in the consolation game.

Jones had 15 saves against the Scotties and four against the Seahorses. Sarah Wohleking was in the goal for the Lady Devils in the first half against Christchurch and had two saves.

Lancaster will host St. Margaret’s at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20.