ALMA – The Northumberland Lady Nighthawks posted a pair of road victories last week in Northern High School League female soccer action to occupy first place by defeating Amherst Vikettes 3-1 and the Cobequid Cougars 2-1.
The Nighthawks built up a 3-0 lead on goals by Heather Beaton, Jessica Williams and Katie Walsh against the Vikettes despite sloppy and wet field conditions. Amherst scored a late second half goal.
Sydney Adamson recorded a pair of assists with single helpers credited to Season Brennan, Juliana Ali, Marli Johnston and Kelsey Crawford.
On the defensive line Veronica Deno and Karleigh Avery were rock solid and kept the Amherst attack at bay. Isabelle Bennett, Kelsey Crawford and Juliana Ali had good performances in midfield.
Johnston and Savannah Lees shared the net minding duties.
On Thursday the NRHS squad travelled to Truro to tangle with the Cougars and used the speed and accurate shooting of Sydney Adamson to eke out a 2-1 victory.
Krishma Joshi and Jennifer Cooke combined to send Adamson flying down the right wing and she placed a shot inside the far top corner of the net to open the scoring in the second half.
As the physical game continued to unfold CEC struck back with a breakaway goal ten minutes later getting the jump on the NRHS defence after a turnover in the left midfield.
Adamson restored the one goal margin after being sent in alone by a great soft touch through ball from Season Brennan. Adamson made no mistake burying her shot low under the keeper.
T-Anna Fraser was very strong in the midfield for NRHS along with Williams, Cara MacIvor and Jenna Fraser.
Lees and Johnston shared the goalkeeping duties for the Lady Nighthawks making several key saves and distributing the ball well in this contest.
The Nighthawks were scheduled to play in the sixth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl match with the North Nova Gryphons Monday and were slated to host the Vikettes in a Northern league game in Alma.