Albemarle field hockey needed to get to work fast Monday night.
Trailing Monticello by a pair of goals after an incredible start for the Mustangs, the Patriots had work to do. It turned out to be lots of work.
Albemarle reeled off three goals to take a one goal lead and then withstood an equalizer from Monticello that forced overtime and then scored in overtime to pull out a 4-3 win and stay unbeaten in Jefferson District play.
Albemarle’s Kenzie King scored in the second overtime on a battle at the goal line that eventually netted the golden goal.
Courtney Hughlett, Maggie Lynn and Claire Boyer scored the goals during the third quarter onslaught that allowed Albemarle to surge ahead.
Monticello junior Haedyn Barnes scored two of the Mustangs’ goals including the late equalizer that sent the game to overtime. Ava Barnes posted eight saves while facing a barrage of shots from the Patriots.
This one should serve as a wake-up call for the Patriots as they dive headlong into the second half of district play, continuing with a rematch with Orange County Thursday. The Hornets are coming off a big win over Western Albemarle last week. The Mustangs, who shut out Charlottesville 3-0 last week, will travel to Louisa County Thursday night.