Cutchins helps Cavs hang on

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 28, 2005

Suffolk News-Herald

Just as she did so many times last fall for the Lakeland field hockey team, Kelsey Cutchins took care of the Churchland offense on Thursday, turning away 25 shots as the Lady Cavaliers won, 2-1.

&uot;You can’t be too nervous or laid-back,&uot; said Cutchins, who made the All-State field hockey team as a goalkeeper. &uot;You have to be in the middle, so it doesn’t affect you either way.&uot;

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Ashby Stancill sent an assist to Jessica Estienne for the first goal midway through the first half. Two minutes into the second, Nicole Klee looped a long shot from the left side that bounced off the keeper’s hands and rolled toward the right side of the goal. Stancill ran up and plunked it into the left corner for the goal.

&uot;I had to run real fast to pick up the rebound,&uot; Stancill said. &uot;I tried to put it where the goalie wasn’t.&uot;

The Lady Truckers slipped a shot over Cutchins’ head four minutes later, but she shut them out for the remainder. The Lakeland boys’ game at Churchland was postponed.

Jeff Gilmet and Justin Albright scored two goals each as King’s Fork charged past visiting Heritage 7-1. Mike McTaggart, Stephan Keeton and Tyler Keeling also scored in the win. The Lady Bulldogs tied 1-1.

Nansemond River’s girls fell 1-0 to Tabb, and the boys’ game was also postponed.