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Lady Cavs fall to Great Bridge

 

Sarah Stansick gets into position to push the ball down the field during Wednesday’s loss to Great Bridge High School.

Sarah Stansick gets into position to push the ball down the field during Wednesday’s loss to Great Bridge High School.

The Lakeland High School field hockey team is 3-2 after a loss to Great Bridge on Wednesday.

Great Bridge’s tempo throughout the game proved too much for the Lady Cavaliers. They put up a strong effort but ultimately could not contain Great Bridge’s offensive power.

Before the game, coach Cortney Parker mentioned that a key to winning the game would be containing Great Bridge’s offense.

“Great Bridge is a really good team,” Parker said. “We lost to a really good team out there.”

Lakeland didn’t lack energy throughout the game, but Great Bridge looked more polished at times. The Lady Cavs had opportunities to take advantage of mishaps but could not get a goal scored on Wednesday evening.

Great Bridge was a good test for LHS to see how they stacked up against better teams offensively.

“This wasn’t our worst effort, but we hate to lose,” Parker said. “We had really good moments, but our breakdowns overshadowed them. Offense has been what we are focusing on this year; we just couldn’t put the ball in the net.”

Even though they failed to score, the Lady Cavs will have to put this loss behind them and move forward. Sitting at 3-2, the Lady Cavs know they are close to being able to compete with better teams.

“My girls are right there,” Parker said. “There are a couple of things that we need to connect with, and we will be able to compete with teams like Great Bridge the rest of the season.”

The team will focus on connecting passes and finishing when in the circle.

“Games like that, when you don’t score, are frustrating,” Parker said. “The girls are eager to play the next game to bounce back. We will get back to work and get better.”

Next for Lakeland field hockey is a game against King’s Fork. Parker wants to continue to see her team score points and show it can bounce back from a bad loss.

“We have a couple practices before our next game,” she said. “We want to put this game behind us and work. As long as we connect our passes better and put the ball in the goal, we will be fine.”

Lakeland will be at King’s Fork at 5:15 p.m. on Monday.

Great Bridge 3

Lakeland 0