New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2019

New Kent’s offense slowed by rain, Lafayette defense

By Robb Johnson | September 27, 2019 2:22 pm
New Kent’s Haylie Bayens (center) is sandwiched by Lafayette’s Sophie Stodderd (left) and Sophie Contrutchy (right) in a scrum for possession.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Haylie Bayens (center) is sandwiched by Lafayette’s Sophie Stodderd (left) and Sophie Contrutchy (right) in a scrum for possession.

Robb Johnson photo

Sometimes getting on track requires a way to perform when inclement weather is present. For the New Kent Lady Trojans’ field hockey team, a since of déjà vu took place during the Sept. 26 contest against the visiting Lafayette Lady Rams.

Lafayette’s Jolyn Dote converted the game’s only goal as the visiting Lady Rams topped New Kent 1-0. Lafayette defeated the Lady Trojans by the same score last year inside of New Kent’s stadium.

The Lady Rams’ defense frustrated New Kent, who failed to move the ball down the field. Coupled with heavy rain, the hosts couldn’t take advantage of errors conducted by the Lady Rams. In the end, the score stood pat with neither team able to add a point to the total tally.

New Kent Lady Trojans’ head coach Cristen Sickal was obviously unhappy when talking about the horrendous offensive performance.

“We don’t have much to say,” she said. “We just didn’t play the game that we could play.

“We didn’t play cohesively, and I just don’t know,” Sickal added. “We just didn’t play our game.”

New Kent suffered its third consecutive loss, falling to 6-3 on the season. Lafayette ups its record to 3-5.