Lady Cavs tops Cox in 2012 regional re-match

Published 9:08 pm Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Lakeland High School field hockey team saw a strong season end last year at the hands of Frank W. Cox High School in the regional quarterfinal game. The Lady Cavaliers controlled most of the contest, but Cox would race down the field on breakaways and score.

The same thing happened on Friday night, but the difference was Lakeland scored too many goals for it to matter, defeating a talented Lady Falcons team 6-2 at the U.S. Field Hockey National Training Center.

Lady Cavaliers head coach Tara Worley said she was not looking for revenge, since every year’s teams are different.

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“I always want to beat Cox because they are always one of the best schools,” she said. “I was extremely excited and pleased with this win.”

Senior forward Summer Parker scored twice, had an assist and also helped set up the final goal of the game when senior forward Jessie Cox scored on a breakaway of her own.

Jessie Cox ended up with two goals. Senior forward/midfielder Alexis Albright had a goal and an assist and senior back Kasey Smith also scored once. Senior midfielder Kristen Vick contributed two assists and senior back Kelsey O’Leary added one.

The Lady Cavaliers had seven penalty corners to the Lady Falcons’ six, and had nine shots on goal to Cox’s seven.

Seeing more action than she has been accustomed to, Lakeland junior goalie Erin Bradshaw had a fantastic game, Worley said.

Lakeland (10-0, 2-0) hosts Heritage High School in a conference match-up on Wednesday.