Field hockey takes on trio of district opponents

Brooklyn Ryder was one of several Lions to fire off shots during the Lions' home game against Monticello on Oct. 7. File Photo

The Louisa County High School field hockey team played a trio of Jefferson District matches over the past week, hosting the Monticello Mustangs, then traveling to Albemarle and Orange.

The Lions took on the Mustangs on Oct. 7 to open their week of games, falling 4-1 in The Jungle. Caitlyn Beasley scored Louisa’s goal in the fourth quarter. Ali Downey led the Lions’ offense with three shots, followed by Mallory Greslick with two. Beasley, Gracie Choi, Alexis Fickes and Brooklyn Ryder each had one shot for the Lions. In goal, Adie Watkins had 13 saves and Ashleigh Wheeler added seven.

The Lions took their game on the road on Oct. 11, heading to Albemarle High School. The Patriots won the game 6-0. Wheeler had 10 saves for the Lions and Watkins had three.

“The girls played really hard,” said Coach Meredith Williamson. “Albemarle is a tough team, but I could see my players putting together the skills we have been working on.”

Louisa was on the road again on Oct. 12, this time traveling to Orange County High School. The Hornets won 5-0. Watkins tallied 12 saves in goal for the Lions and Wheeler added 11.

“Orange is a tough team but I was really proud of how our team played,” Williamson said. “We never gave up and we never let them get into our heads. I was really impressed with the composure. Our skills continue to improve.”

The Lions return to The Jungle on Oct. 14 to host the Western Albemarle Warriors. Action begins at 7 p.m.

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