Lady Cavs shut out opponent

Published 10:34 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lakeland High School’s field hockey team scored points with no problem Monday evening with a 13-0 win.

The Lady Cavs could not have been more dominant in their performance at Booker T. Washington High School. The Lady Cavs scored 13 points on the road.

“I think we played well,” Lady Cavs Sydney Beale said. “It was a game where we could work on things like possession and moving the ball up and down the field. Those things will help us in bigger games where we will need to stay composed in order to help us win.”

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Beale led the way for the Lady Cavs with two goals scored while also assisting on five goals. Lady Cavs coach Cortney Parker had a quick conversation with Beale, which gave her the confidence to go out and perform the way she did.

“Before the game, she looked at me and said, ‘Go out there and have fun. There’s nothing to get frustrated about,’” Beale said. “I just went out there and worked on the things I did wrong in previous games and just played.”

The game was a great way for the Lady Cavs to build confidence. In their last two games, they went 0-2, losing to cross-town rival Nansemond River and also to Grassfield. Winning a huge game 13-0 shows that the Lady Cavs can put losses behind them and move forward.

“I think this will help our confidence go up for future games,” the Lady Cavs’ Maddy Carr said. “It helps us improve and keeps us ready for our next opponent. We can’t dwell on losses.”

Beale and Carr scored two goals for the Lady Cavs. Overall, Lakeland had 11 different players score goals.

“That game showed that we can score and put up points on the board,” said Beale, who had two goals. “We have the ability to beat teams if we really put our mind to it.”

“No matter who we play, we give 110 percent,” Carr said. “They always send the ball into the circle if they can’t get a shot off themselves. We all try to find the right positions to receive balls from each other and send them in. It’s all a part of the team sport.”

Next, LHS will be at home against Grafton High School at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.


Lakeland 13, Booker T. Washington 0

L- Carr-2, S.Beale-2 (5 assists), Thompson, Moore, Kilgore, Stansick, Campbell, Kinsey, H. Beale, Thomas, Lewis