New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 21, 2018

York proves record is no fluke, holds Lady Trojans scoreless

By Robb Johnson | October 4, 2018 9:33 pm
New Kent’s Abby Lindsey (left) works hard to preven York’s Sarah Farrell from scoring off a penalty corner in the first half.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Abby Lindsey (left) works hard to preven York’s Sarah Farrell from scoring off a penalty corner in the first half.

Robb Johnson photo

Sometimes one team can overwhelm another by both its record and its presence on the field. That was the case on Oct. 3 inside of the Ed Allen Complex at New Kent High School

York’s Lady Falcons lived up to their 12-1 record, defeating the hosting New Kent Lady Trojans 3-0 in what was a lopsided affair.

New Kent staved off York’s attacks with excellent defense throughout the game. However, the pace was slowed throughout the match thanks to penalty corners. York’s Claire Haskin and Abby Walton combined for two penalty corners, giving the visitors a 2-0 lead at the half. Meanwhile, the methodical pace prevented New Kent from attempting a shot on goal in the first half.

The Lady Trojans first shot attempt appeared to be good as Haylie Bayens received a pass from Lindsey Moncrief for the score. However, an official called a foul right before the goal found the back of the net, halting the offensive momentum of the hosts. Meanwhile, York’s Vivian Pope score with 11 minutes remaining in the contest closed the door on the contest.

After the contest, assistant field hockey coach Maria Bates had some interesting takes on the field hockey program.

“It’s disappointing tonight because you work on goals and it’s been a struggle the last few games,” she commented. “When you think you have a goal and you have a penalty, it’s frustrating.

“Our defense played amazing tonight and our goalie had a great number of saves,” Bates continued. “We are only going to worry about what we can control. We are in a tough district and you have to take realistic wins.”

York garnered 23 penalty corners from New Kent mistakes. The Lady Trojans fall to 4-5 for the year.