Lady Cavs win big against rival Suffolk school

Published 9:55 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2016


A King’s Fork High School field hockey player controls the ball as a Lakeland High School player plays defense during Monday’s contest. The Lady Cavaliers won 6-0.

A King’s Fork High School field hockey player controls the ball as a Lakeland High School player plays defense during Monday’s contest. The Lady Cavaliers won 6-0.

The Lady Cavaliers bounced back nicely Monday evening after a 6-0 win against rival Suffolk school King’s Fork High School. It was important for Lakeland to get a shut out after being previously shut out by Great Bridge in their last game.

“We wanted to come out and score,” coach Cortney Parker said. “Last week we did not score, so to come back and put up six goals is great for us.”

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The Lady Cavs made good passes and quickly got into an offensive rhythm against the Lady Bulldogs. Each Suffolk school wants to be the best in the city, so it was imperative for the Lady Cavs to come out and get a win against the Bulldogs.

“Winning against a rival school is huge,” sophomore Allison Thompson said. “It makes for great competition. You want to be the best team in the city, so these games you have to take advantage of.”

Five different players scored goals for the Lady Cavs. Sydney Beale led the way with two goals, and Sarah Stansick had two assists.

“I’m proud of the way we all played,” Madellyn Carr said. “We couldn’t have done it without each other. Between the assist given to me, and how the team fought to get the ball up the field to create opportunities for each other was great.”

The win puts the Lady Cavaliers at 4-2 on the season. Bouncing back from a loss last week shows that Lakeland doesn’t dwell on the losses, but instead get back to work and focus on the next opponent.

“We try to grow as much as we can from our losses,” Thompson said. “If we find out maybe one technique isn’t going too well for us, we will work hard to fix it. Going from the loss last week to now shows how hard we work.”

This win will be used as some momentum for the Lady Cavs, as they have a tough Hickory team coming to town on Wednesday. After the loss to Great Bridge, Parker said competing and getting wins over stronger teams will show that they are close to being where they want to be.

“Winning this game helps us build our mental toughness,” Parker said. “We know Hickory is a good team. We want to score early and often.”

The Lady Cavs want to make scoring a priority, because in their two losses, they didn’t score any points. For the Lady Bulldogs, they will have to quickly put this loss behind them and prepare for the next opponent. They were satisfied with their first-half effort, limiting Lakeland to only two goals.

“I think the girls did a good job of coming out with energy in the first half,” coach Darcy Pinchbeck said. “We have to improve our conditioning so we can put two consistent halves together.”

The Lady Bulldogs will be against Grassfield, and Pinchbeck wants her team to continue to improve each game.

“I really would like for us to connect and pass more,” Pinchbeck said. “Creating plays for each other will make the game easier for us.”

Lakeland will be at home against Hickory, and King’s Fork is at home against Grassfield at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Lakeland 6 King’s Fork 0

Makayla Snyder (assist Sarah Stansick)

Darcy Kilgore (assist Kendall Lewis)

Kendall Lewis (assist Sarah Stansick)

Sydney Beale (assist Alex Kinsey)

Maddy Carr (assist Emily Campbell)

Sydney Beale (assist Maddy Carr)