Worley reaches 200 wins

Published 11:14 pm Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shot: Alexis Albright sends a shot toward goal after a pass from her sister Jamee Albright for what turned into Lakeland’s first goal of a 4-0 win over Robinson Saturday at the U.S. field Hockey National Training Center in Virginia Beach. Lakeland head coach Tara Worley won her 200th game with the Lady Cavaliers with a 6-0 win over Kempsville on Friday.

VIRGINIA BEACH — Lakeland field hockey coach Tara Worley won her 200th game as the leader of the Lady Cavaliers with Lakeland routing Kempsville 6-0 on the first day of the Surf and Turf Invitational Tournament at the U.S. Field Hockey National Training Center on Friday.

Not that the defending state champions would anyway, especially while heeding Worley’s competitiveness, but there was little time to take in the accomplishment since the Lady Cavaliers had a tripleheader in front of them on the second day of the tournament Saturday.

The Lady Cavaliers (5-0, 3-0) gave Worley, in her 13th season coaching, her 201st win and the program’s 29th straight victory on Saturday morning with a 4-0 win against Fairfax’s Robinson.

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Lakeland outshot the Lady Rams 26-0 in overall shots and 16-0 in shots on goal. A few brief runs into Lakeland’s end of the field was all Robinson mustered against Lakeland’s ball control, and when necessary, Lakeland’s defense.

The Lady Cavalier dominance really paid off though their execution of set plays from penalty corners. With crisp passing on display, Lakeland buried goals on each of its first three corners for a 3-0 lead in the match’s first 20 minutes.

Alexis Albright swept in a shot off a feed from her sister Jamee Albright for a 1-0 Lady Cav lead seven minutes in.

The final shot was the simple part of the play as Summer Parker’s initial pass from the corner spot and Kasey Smith’s hard drive from the top of the Lady Ram arc to Jamee Albright open at the right post created the open shot with Alexis Albright practically one-on-one facing the keeper from a few yards away.

Another show of quick, one-touch passing set up Jamee Albright for Lakeland’s second goal three minutes later. It was Parker to Smith back to Parker moving in toward the left post and Parker putting the ball across the goal mouth for Jamee Albright to make the goal look easy.

Defender Kristen Vick tallied the third Lakeland goal on the third Lady Cavalier corner. Parker passed to Smith at the top of the arc and Smith set up Vick along the left wing. Vick placed a long shot just inside the far post.

Despite the contest being in hand, the second half came with demands for hustle, at the same level a 0-0 postseason match would need, from the Lady Cavalier sideline. There were plenty of chances for lessons on the fly, such as how an errant pass in front of the Robinson cage could — it didn’t in this instance — but could end up as a opponent’s goal at the opposite end of the field.

Smith got her own goal, after keying Lakeland’s three first-half strikes, with nine minutes remaining. While not from a corner, more good passing, this time straight through the middle of the Robinson defense as Vick passed to Jamee Albright who assisted to Smith moving into the scoring arc, led to the point.

The Lady Cavaliers get back to the Southeastern District slate hosting King’s Fork on Wednesday at 4 p.m.