Two states, one victory for CNU hockey
Published 10:57 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Christopher Newport freshman Taylor Young (Lakeland) scored her first collegiate goal in an odd double-digit-margin field hockey win in a match played partly at CNU’s home field in Newport News in September and partly on Tuesday at Frostburg State in Maryland.
The Lady Captains led 7-0 against visiting Frostburg St. when the match was suspended due to lightning two minutes into the second half.
Returning from a road trip for matches in Massachusetts and New Hampshire over the weekend, CNU stopped at Frostburg to complete the rout. Young scored four minutes after the match’s restart and the Lady Captains went on to a 10-0 final.
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CNU, ranked No. 14 in NCAA Div. III, rolled through the scheduled portion of the trip as well. CNU beat Rhodes 4-1 in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday.
Junior midfielder Breanne Lowe (Nansemond River) contributed an assist against Rhodes. Lowe’s started 12 matches this season.
CNU (10-3) beat Keene St. (N.H.) 5-1 on Sunday.
The Lady Captains reached the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive season last fall.
CNU hosts the Lady Fords of Haverford (Pa.) on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Lady Captain coaches and players are holding a youth field hockey clinic shortly following Sunday’s match.
The two-hour clinic is for individuals or teams, goalkeepers included, and for boys and girls, ages 7-19.
There’s no pre-registration. Cost is $20 per participants who arrive before the college match, $25 per person who arrives during or after the match. A reduced cost of $15 per player goes for teams of 10 or more.
Checks or cash will be accepted. The clinic will start 20-30 minutes after the end of the match.
Radford senior back Lynsey Daughtrey (Lakeland) earned the NorPac Conference Offensive Player of the Week award on Tuesday.
The four-year starter in defense for the Lady Highlanders scored two goals and added two assists in two conference games over the weekend. Both of Daughtrey’s assists came in a comeback rally for a 5-3 win over Davidson.
Daughtrey has five goals and four assists in 16 matches this season. She’s second in points for RU with 14.
Radford (7-9, 2-3) plays its next-to-last match of the regular season at Richmond Sunday afternoon.