Lady Warriors continue strong start

Published 10:05 pm Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nansemond River High School’s girls’ soccer team defeated Great Bridge High School 5-0 Monday evening, giving the team its sixth win of the season.

The Lady Warriors continue to roll, as they have yet to lose a regular-season game. The defeat of Great Bridge gave Nansemond River its third shutout of the season. Only three goals have been scored against the Lady Warriors all season. That is impressive under the direction of first-year coach Jonathan Baca.

At the start of the season, Baca had high expectations for his team. He was aware of the talent his team had and knew with his coaching, the Lady Warriors could be very good.


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“Every time they step on the field, they are starting to play more together,” Baca said. “We want to have the best defense, and the girls working hard to get to that.”

The game Monday evening served as somewhat of a tune-up for the Lady Warriors. They are slated for three games this week, including against King’s Fork High School and Grassfield High School. Both of those teams are considered among the best in the area. Baca believes that getting wins against those two teams could possibly give the Lady Warriors, even more, recognition among the top teams in the area.

“Those teams are good teams, and we are going to have to play well,” Baca said. “If we want to be recognized more among the best, we are going to have to beat those types of teams.”

Baca continues to be impressed with this team. They know what he expects on the field, which makes his job easier. The Lady Warriors put in extra time to perfect their craft, and the record shows. They also share the scoring effort — through six games of the season, almost all of the Lady Warriors have scored.

Nansemond River 5, Great Bridge 0

NR: Jewett 1, Rhiel 2, Lynch 1, Hailey 1

Assists: Lynch 2, Hailey 1