Lee-Davis field hockey stays unbeaten

Chalk up another win for Courtney Jones’ Lee-Davis Confederates.

The motto “play as a team, win as a team” never held more true in their latest victory, a 3-1 win Tuesday night against upstart Glen Allen to run their 2013 record to 8-0.

“The key to tonight’s victory was communication,” Jones said after the win. “My girls made things happen, making quick decisions and creating opportunities.”

No one has been more opportunistic this season than sophomore sensation Lauren Wolfgang, who tallied the first two goals of the night for the Confederates, the first just past the halfway mark of the first half, and the second with 8:51 to go. Madison Doss assisted when her pass from 25 yards out found Wolfgang, who fired the ball into the net.

A Doss goal under 85 seconds left before halftime gave the Confederates a 3-0 intermission advantage. But the Jaguars did not go away quietly, holding Lee-Davis scoreless in the second half.

“Glen Allen played a great game,” Jones noted. “We had several shots in the second half but just couldn’t connect with the cage. Both teams brought excellent competition to the field.”

The Confederates battled Varina on Wednesday (after presstime) and must hit the road to face Mills Godwin on Monday.

As Lee-Davis continues its torrid start, Atlee has hit a pivot point in their season. The Raiders, after beating Patrick Henry Thursday 3-2 in Ashland, struggled at home Monday, playing to a scoreless tie in regulation and overtime against underdog Henrico.

The game went to penalty strokes, where the Warriors upset Atlee by a 3-2 count. Anna Maimone and Sydney Baldwin scored for the Raiders, while goalkeeper Numa Rehmani had 12 saves.

The loss put Atlee at 6-3 as they faced a tough Hanover team at home on Wednesday (after presstime). The Raiders next shot to topple Lee-Davis comes in a road match Oct. 9.

The Patriots bounced back from their loss to Atlee by shutting out J.R. Tucker on the road 4-0 Monday to even their 2013 mark at 4-4.

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9:42 am