In NSSAF high school girl's soccer action this past week the NRHS Lady Nighthawks were very busy with a pair of league games and an exhibition match.
In their Northern High School League game on Tuesday against Amherst the Lady Nighthawks fell behind 3-0 just 22 minutes into the game, but had the game tied by halftime.
They continued to create scoring chances before allowing a pair of late second half goals to fall 7-4 to the Vikettes.
Haley Smith scored a hat trick for the Lady Nighthawks while T-Anna Fraser added a single marker. Hannah Mertin and Savannah Lees shared the net minding duties in this Northern League contest that left the Lady Nighthawks in third place.
On Thursday the NRHS squad hosted the first place Hants East Tigers and gave up an early goal in the fourth minute and then chased all game, but never found the net in a tough 1-0 loss.
Olivia MacDonald and Jennifer Cooke combined to send Brennan flying down the right wing and she placed a shot inside the far lower corner of the goal beating the Hants East keeper but not the post. As the physical game continued to unfold the Tigers threatened but Lees and the NRHS defence kept the Tigers off the board.
On Friday the Nighthawks hosted the Pictou Academy Pitbulls in an exhibition game that resulted in a 1-1 draw. Leees and Mertin took care of the NRHS cage, while Season Brennan scored the equalizer assisted by Haley Smith and Lauren Hale. Jenna Johnson and Jessica Deagle had solid outings on the field for the Lady Nighthawks.
Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be their final Northern League game on Tuesday when they host the Amherst Vikettes at 4 p.m.