Suffolk goes 2-1 in field hockey

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 10, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

Katelyn Yandle scored two goals and Erin Rice had a goal and assist as Nansemond River defeated visiting King’s Fork 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon, making its final preparations for the Suffolk Invitational Field Hockey tournament, which began Thursday (the Lady Warriors battled Great Bridge in a game not completed at press time).

After goalkeeper Ashley Payton fought off NR’s first six shots, including a penalty stroke, Rice got a pass on the left side of the circle. She passed across the center to Natalie Sims, who snapped in a goal 16 minutes in.

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Nearly eight minutes later, Rice smacked a free hit up the middle, where it bounced off a charging Payton. The ball ricocheted back to Heather Proffit, who passed to Yandle on the left side of the net for a 2-0 lead.

Yandle scored again three minutes into the second half, off an assist from Ashley Aston, who extended the lead to 4-0 with 26:03 to play. Proffit sent an assist to Rice for the final score at the 13:38 mark.

Lakeland also headed into the tournament on a shutout win, defeating visiting Great Bridge 3-0. Katelyn Smither scored two goals, the second on a penalty stroke, and then assisted on Kelly Askew’s score.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s game against Walsingham was rained out, and a rescheduling date has not been announced.