New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 19, 2019

Smithfield holds New Kent scoreless in girls’ soccer match

By Robb Johnson | May 3, 2019 8:01 pm
New Kent's Bella Focht (6) fights to gain control of the ball against Smithfield's Lexi Harnack (2).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent's Bella Focht (6) fights to gain control of the ball against Smithfield's Lexi Harnack (2).

Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans entered the May 2 contest against the visiting Smithfield Lady Packers to knock off a team that has essentially dominated Bay Rivers opponents throughout the year. Unfortunately for the homestanding Lady Trojans, a great effort couldn’t register into goals on the scoreboard.

Smithfield lived up to their one loss record, pitching a 6-0 shutout against New Kent in the clash of district rivals.

The visitors took the lead for good moments into the contest as Madie Vincent’s goal started a scoring spree for Smithfield. Rebekah Christian went coast-to-coast for the visitors to add the second goal.

New Kent’s shots were limited, as Lady Trojans Taylor Clements attempt to get the hosts on the board was denied by Smithfield goalkeeper Makila Forbes. Despite that stop, New Kent only trailed 2-0 heading into the second half.

But momentum began to favor Smithfield, as Natalie Jones scored two of the team’s four goals in what sealed the win for the visitors.

Lady Trojan head coach Steve Grech commented about the collapse in the second half.

“In the first half we played pretty well,” he said. “But it seemed after they scored that third goal, we just fell apart.”

New Kent’s record drops to 2-6.