Dize gets 100th win

Published 9:56 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lady Warriors field hockey coach Allison Dize got her 100th career win Monday evening over Kecoughtan High School.

The Nansemond River High School field hockey team finished the regular season with a strong road win. They went on the road and took down Kecoughtan 2-0 in the “Battle of the Warriors.” Emily Binley had the shutout, finishing with nine for the regular season.

Sarah Rhiel and Chloe Swerda each scored a goal for the Lady Warriors. What was even better about the win Monday was that it was Dize’s 100th career win as a coach at Nansemond River. Dize is in her ninth year coaching at Nansemond River.

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“Really, I didn’t even know that I was coming up on 100,” Dize said. “My assistant coach Ray Brown had let me know I was getting close. I knew if we won out, we had a good chance.”

After the game, the players gave Dize a plaque and some balloons. She got a nice water shower as well, as the team also dumped the water cooler on her in excitement.

“It was a really a fun night for the team,” senior Allie Fischer said. “Coach getting her 100th win was just an amazing feeling.”

“These girls are amazing,” Dize said. “Just the support from these young ladies has been great. They have been a motivated group and an inspiring group to our program. The girls along with the parents made me feel special out there.”

With the win Monday, Nansemond River finished the regular season 12-4. They closed out the latter part of their season playing their best, which is what the Lady Warriors envisioned. Now that the postseason is here, Nansemond River is confident they can continue to play at their best. The four losses the Lady Warriors did take were against top-notch teams, with three being within their region.

“We feel good about where we are right now,” Dize said. “With our team chemistry and the way we have been playing, we are peaking at the right moment. I think the girls are all dialed in right now. Everybody is on the same page. We are still working on things at practice to continue to get better.”

“It feels good to finish off the season strong,” Binley said. “I am super proud of every single one of these girls on this team. I can’t wait to see where the rest of the season goes.”