NSA season ends

Published 9:25 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Lady Saints field hockey team’s season ended Tuesday at home in a state quarterfinals loss to Virginia Episcopal School.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy finished the season with a 10-5-1 record, an improvement over the 9-12 record from last season. NSA hosted Virginia Episcopal Tuesday afternoon in a state tournament quarterfinals game. VES was the No. 5 seed, while NSA was the No. 4 seed. Virginia Episcopal was able to escape with a 1-0 victory, advancing them to the semifinals.

Despite the playoff loss, NSA finished a strong season under first-year coach Shelby Bourn’s leadership. They were consistently ranked in the top four in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II poll throughout the season. They also won six shutouts.

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NSA also had four players recognized on the TCIS all-conference teams — Sarah Christensen, Lauren Meyers, Morgan Morrell and Sam Williams.

With players now familiar with Bourn and Bourn now familiar with her players, the returning players are expecting big things going forward.