KFHS girls’ soccer team closes with a rout

Published 10:27 pm Thursday, May 22, 2014

The King’s Fork High School girls’ soccer team provided a fitting capstone on Tuesday to its most successful regular season in school history with a 7-0 victory over visiting Denbigh High School.

“The girls should be very proud of all they’ve accomplished in just one year,” Lady Bulldogs head coach Jason Stump stated in a text message.

King's Fork High School junior Hannah Washburn rushes forward in Tuesday's 7-0 home win over Denbigh High School. The Lady Bulldogs now prepare for the post-season. (Caroline LaMagna photo)

King’s Fork High School junior Hannah Washburn rushes forward in Tuesday’s 7-0 home win over Denbigh High School. The Lady Bulldogs now prepare for the post-season. (Caroline LaMagna photo)

Junior Lindsay Ransome scored three goals on Tuesday, while senior Naaja Lyons, sophomore Logan Montel, freshman Cydney Nichols and freshman Becca Washburn each scored once.

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The win allowed King’s Fork to finish with a 10-3-1 overall regular season record, 4-1 in the Ironclad Conference.

“Our record is pretty much opposite of last year,” Stump stated. “We’ve had a great combination of an influx of young talent and also seasoned players that know how to deal with adversity.”

They are far from done, however, as the post-season awaits.

“We are proud of our record, but the team is focused on the efforts ahead and not resting on our previous performances, constantly looking to improve,” Stump stated. “The support we’ve had from parents and volunteer assistant coach Mike Marston has been a key factor in our ability to keep building.”

An overtime loss to Nansemond River High School is the only thing that separated the Lady Bulldogs from the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament.

The No. 2 Lady Bulldogs will have a first round bye and will play in the tournament semifinal on Thursday with a start time of 7:15 p.m. at Christopher Newport University. They will face the winner of Tuesday’s Lakeland High School/Heritage High School quarterfinal.