Friday, October 30, 2009

Snowstorm moves Colorado field hockey semis to Monday, finals to Wednesday

It might be good for skiing, but the elements haven't been kind to the Colorado high school field hockey playoffs.

Wednesday's semifinals, canceled in the wake of nearly two-feet of snow in the Mile High City, will be played on Monday. The finals will follow on Wednesday. To remind: No. 1 Kent Denver will face No. 5 Colorado Academy, and No. 2 Denver East gets No. 6 Smoky Hill. The semifinals and championship games will all be played at Burt.com Stadium.

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Sharon (Mass.) High School field hockey can see silver lining in winless season

It's not always about champioships. Despite a winless season, members of the Sharon (Mass.) High School field hockey team think they are on the right track for the future. Senior co-captain Samm Rosenblum said a recent loss didn’t reflect the strides the team has taken this season: “Although we played well, the score did not reflect how much we've improved over the course of the season." Read more in Wicked Local Sharon.

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Midurski scores the goals, but gives field hockey teammates the praise

Margaret Midurski is New Bedford (Mass.) High's leading goal scorer this season. You wouldn't know it from talking to the leader of the team that secured another Big 3 conference championship and their eighth straight tournament berth. "My teammates set me up all of the time," Midurski pointed out. "Without them, I wouldn't have any goals. They're the ones that do all the dirty work. I just get it in." Read more in South Coast Today.

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One year later, but the same result: Prendergast pulls off a field hockey upset

Archbishop Prendergast did it again, only this time the victim was different. The Pandas surprised the league's first-place team, Archbishop Carroll, 1-0, in the Catholic League tournament semifinals Thursday in Philadelphia. Last year, Prendergast upset regular-season runnerup Cardinal O'Hara to reach the championship game. Read more in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Maryland's 4A Region a tough place to qualify for state field hockey tourney

Maryland's 4A East region features three of the top high school field hockey teams in the state: South River, Broadneck and Severna Park. The Anne Arundel County schools have combined for 23 state championships, but only one can make the state tournament. Find out more at the Washington Post.

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Brackets released for New Jersey high school field hockey tourney

Want to win state in New Jersey? Good luck: the teams are talented and deep. Curious what the seeds and matchups look like? Go to NJ.com for the tournament bracket and more field hockey coverage.

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Huron High School bolts into semifinals of Michigan field hockey tournament

Huron High School erupted for three second-half goals to claim a 3-0 victory over Livonia Ladywood in the Michigan High School Field Hockey Association state quarterfinals Wednesday in Ann Arbor. River Rats goals came from Ainsley McCallister, Kelsey Gradwhol and Erin Edwards. Huron moves on to face Bloomfield Hills Academy of Sacred Heart today at Country Day in Detroit, while Pioneer High School squares off with Bloomfield Hills Marian in the other semi. Read more at MLive. Check out the state tournament bracket.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

North Carolina state high school field hockey tourney hits the semis

They know how to seed 'em out in North Carolina. How else to explain the top four seeds reaching the semifinals of the state high school field hockey tournament? On Friday they'll play to reach the title game; No.1 seed and undefeated Charlotte Latin School faces off against No. 4 Ravenscroft School; No. 2 Charlotte Country Day School gets No. 3 Durham Academy on the other side of the bracket. The winners play on Saturday for the championship.

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York poised to repeat as Maine Class B champs; Nokomis stands in the way

York High School's field hockey steam defended their Western Maine Class B championship with a 2-1 win over rival Wells in Monday's regional title game. The Wildcats now aim to repeat as state champion on Saturday in Yarmouth when it plays Eastern Maine champion Gardiner, which defeated Nokomis. Read more at SeacoastOnline.

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Camp Hill loss signals end of an era in Pennsylvania field hockey

Camp Hill's 3-2 loss on Tuesday to East Pennsboro in the District 3 Class AA first round was more than the end of a playoff run for the Pennsylvania field hockey team. It was the final game, after 25 years and 299 wins, for coach Anna Baldini. And that's not a typo: Baldini ended her career a game short of 300 wins. But as she said after the game, her record's not the point. "You don’t coach to get a number for yourself, you don’t coach for you. You coach for them, for heaven’s sake." Read the rest of her great post-game comments at Penn Live.

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3-time defending champs Sacred Heart stunned in Kentucky semis by Collegiate

Sacred Heart Academy's reign in Kentucky field hockey came to an end Tuesday night when Collegiate upset the three-time defending champion 1-0 in a state tournament semifinal at Bellarmine University. The Amazons advanced to Thursday's final against Assumption, which beat Mercy 2-1 in overtime in the other semifinal. Read mlore at the Courier-Journal.

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Glendora High School remains a field hockey power in California

The Glendora (Calif.) High School Tartans field hockey team usually competes for a league championship every season. This year's no different, as seniors Natalie Hernandez, Sara Hirkawa and Claire Luevanos have helped make them again one of the top teams in its league and capable of winning a CIF title. Find out more at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hedwig helps Madison (N.J.) win Morris County Field Hockey Tournament

Ali Helwig’s tendency is to receive the ball, wind up and unleash a powerful drive, so Madison High School field hockey coach Ann Marie Davies has been trying to get the junior midfielder to exhibit some finesse. In overtime on Sunday, that coaching paid off as Helwig scored the game-winner over previously undefeated West Morris in the Morris County Field Hockey Tournament final in New Jersey. Find out how.

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Skowhegan wins to set up chance for ninth straight state title in Maine

Jessie Skillings had both goals for the undefeated Skowhegan Indians, which defeated rival Messalonskee 2-0 Monday for the Indians' 11th straight shutout and ninth straight Eastern A title. Skowhegan will go for its ninth consecutive state title Saturday in Yarmouth against Western A champion Scarborough. Read more in the Morning Sentinel.

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Greenwich (Conn.) loses when the ball bounces Ridgefield's way

Ally Orrico, the Greenwich High field hockey coach, didn't need much time to assess her team's 2-1 loss to Ridgefield on Monday, a game in which the winning goal looked more like a field goal from a football game than a field hockey worm-burner. "Sometimes the ball bounces funny," said Orrico. Read more in the News Times.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Maine high schooler scoring goals when it counts the most

Sabrina Link, a junior field hockey player at Wells High School in Maine, went 14 regular-season games without scoring a goal. Since then, Link has scored the winning goal in each of the Warriors' two Western Class B tournament victories. How does that happen? Read more in the Portland Press.

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Top-ranked Maryland remains undefeated with convincing win over N.C

Maryland scored twice in the span of a minute in the first half and went on to a 4-1 victory over host North Carolina on Saturday in Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey play. The loss was the first of the year for second-ranked UNC, which had allowed a total of four goals in the season's first 15 games and had not given up more than one goal to any opponent. Read more.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kent Denver, Colorado Academy, Denver East, Smoky Hill battle for Colorado title


The semifinals for the 2009 Colorado Field Hockey Championship involves three past state champs, including perennial contender Kent Denver.

No. 1 Kent knocked off Mountain Vista 2-0 on Friday behind goals by Molly Coates and Lizzie Strazza. That set up a semifinal with No. 5 Colorado Academy, which blanked Cherry Creek 2-0. Earlier this season, CA topped Kent 1-0. On the other side of the bracket, No. 6 Smoky Hill edged Palmer Ridge 3-2 while No. 2 Denver East whitewashed defending state champs St. Mary's 2-0.

The semifinals are on Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m. with Kent vs. CA, followed at 7:15 by East vs. Smoky Hill. The championship game will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2. The semifinal and championship games will all be played at Burt.com Stadium.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Harwich (Mass.) clinches league while coach notches win 599

The Harwich (Mass.) High School field hockey team clinched its eighth South Shore League title in nine years and provided coach Cheryl Poore with career victory No. 599 as the Rough Riders blanked Carver 4-0 on Thursday. Senior Nell O'Connor scored once and assisted on the three other goals, as Harwich (13-1-2) dominated play throughout. Poore goes for win No. 600 at Hull on Monday. Read more about this game and other Massachusetts field action at CapeCodOnline.

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Sacred Heart takes aim at fourth straight Kentucky field hockey title

The Sacred Heart field hockey team will open its quest for a fourth consecutive Kentucky state championship when the State Tournament opens at Bellarmine University. The Valkyries, who beat Mercy 2-1 in Wednesday's District Two final, will meet Ballard Saturday in a state quarterfinal. The state semifinals are set for Tuesday, with the championship match scheduled for Thursday. Read more at The Courier-Journal.

Winnacunnet coach doesn't worry about stars, only the team

Linda Osborne has coached some talented players this decade as head coach of the Winnacunnet (N.H.) High School field hockey team. Three of them have gone onto to play for Division I colleges, including the school's all-time leading scorer and current University of Maine junior, Mallory Anderson. This season's Warriors may not have anybody who'll be playing at the Division I level next year, but that's fine with Osborne. It's the sum of Winnacunnet's parts that has made the Warriors one of the favorites entering the Class L tournament. Read more at SeaCoastOnline.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

North Carolina high school field hockey playoffs start Friday with expanded field

The playoffs start Friday in the North Carolina Independent Athletic Association. The top seeds: Charlotte Latin, Charlotte Country Day and Durham Academy. This year's field has grown from 8 teams to 12, reflecting growth of the sport in the state. The semis will be held Oct. 30, with the finals Oct. 31 at Durham Academy. Follow the results in this bracket.

Wells High School battling hard in Western Maine Class B tournament

Come playoff time, nothing usually comes easy. The Wells High School field hockey team found that out during the first round of the Western Maine Class B tournament last week. The second-seeded Warriors battled to a 0-0 draw in regulation with Mountain Valley and the two teams needed overtime before Wells won, 1-0, during the first round of penalty corners. Learn what's next for the team at SeaCoastOnline.

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Old Rochester (Mass.) field hockey squad wins SCC conference title outright

The Old Rochester (Mass.) field hockey team shared the ball so well this season it won't have to share the SCC title. Co-champions with Dighton-Rehoboth last fall, the Bulldog's ensured sole possession of this year's championship with a 6-0 win at Case on Wednesday. " Four players scored goals for ORR against the Cardinals, led by Amy Heacox and Abby Offringa with two each. Read more at South Coast Today.

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Michigan high school field hockey playoffs start Friday

The top seeds for the eight-day, 2009 Michigan state field hockey tournament are Ann Arbor Pioneer, Ann Arbor Huron, Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart and Bloomfield Hills Marian. The tournament concludes with the semis on Oct. 29 and finals on Oct. 31 at Detroit Country Day High School. Here's the tournament bracket and you can look for further results here at MLive.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Passaic Valley (N.J.) will play Wayne Hills for conference title on Saturday

The Passaic Valley high school field hockey team received a goal from senior Jenny Tafro and superb goaltending from Samantha Dilkes to highlight a 1-0 victory over top-seeded and defending champion Pompton Lakes in the semifinal round of the Passaic County Tournament in New Jersey. Now Passaic Valley will seek the PCT title against Wayne Hills on Saturday. Get more on this game, as well as first round action from the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, at NJ.com.

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Parkland, Emmaus on collision course to determine Lehigh Valley Conference champ

Parkland battled to a 1-0 victory over Allen in the first of two semifinal games in the Lehigh Valley Conference field hockey playoffs Tuesday night in Bethlehem, Pa. In the other semifinal, powerhouse Emmaus cruised to an 8-0 win over Easton. So now it's down to
Emmaus and Parkland, who will meet on Thursday to determine the conference champion. Get more details at The Morning Call.

Top-rated Maryland field hockey takes on No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday


For those who think the weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C., will be devoid of exciting sports because the football team will have played Thursday night game, think again. On Saturday afternoon a contest of national prominence will occur when the No. 1-ranked Maryland Terrapins (16-0) women's field hockey team takes on the No. 2-ranked University of North Carolina Tar Heels (15-0). Check out a preview in the Chapel Hill News.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A tie is a victory in Old Rochester title drive in Massachusetts


The Old Rochester field hockey team couldn't get the ball across the goal line in Monday's scoreless tie with Dighton-Rehoboth in Rochester, Mass., but the result still eliminated the visitors from South Coast Conference contention. Get more game details and find out what it will take for Old Rochester to clinch the outright title at South Coast Today.

Johnson (N.J.) hangs on to reach finals in Union County field hockey tourney

Steph Lewis' penalty stroke provided a two-goal lead and third-seeded Johnson hung on for a 2-1 victory over second-seeded Summit in the semifinal round of the Union County Tournament last night in Clark, N.J. Johnson advances to the finals on Saturday to face Oak Knoll, which has beaten them in each of the past five county finals. Learn more at NJ.com.

Hereford wins a thriller to claim Baltimore County field hockey championship

Hereford's tenacious defense meant that senior forward Laura Ewell's first-half goal was enough to gain victory over Dulaney on Monday in Lansdowne, Md. It was more than just a 1-0 win: Hereford also claimed the Baltimore County field hockey championship. Read more at the Baltimore Sun.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Emmaus named HockeyPower Showcase Team of the Week


The Green Hornets took down Eastern, the top ranked NJ team, 2-1 on Saturday to remain undefeated (with one tie) on the season, thus earning HockeyPower Team of the Week honors. As arguably the two best teams from the two toughest states, Eastern and Emmaus have created one of the best high school field hockey rivalries in the nation. Eastern currently leads 4-2. Read more on the interstate match up from the Courier Post and be sure to follow both teams into the post-season on HockeyPower.com!

Maine field hockey playoffs in full swing


Brittany Ross and Ellie Morin scored to lead top-ranked Scarborough to a 2-0 victory on Saturday against eighth-seeded Thornton Academy in a Western Class A field hockey quarterfinal in Carborough Maine. Get more game details, results from other playoff games (Cony vs. Mt. Ararat, Gardiner vs. Maine Central Institute) and the remaining playoff schedule at the Press Herald.

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Norwalk dominates, but settles for tie, in Connecticut field hockey action

The Norwalk (Conn.) High School field hockey team ousthot Fairfield Warde 14-3 but had to settle for a 2-2 overtime tie Saturday in Norwalk. Warde's Stacey Dileo scored a pair of goals, while Jess Schmidt and Katie Schmidt and Amanda Otero scored for the Bears. Get more details, plus more results from Connecticut field hockey, at The Hour Online.

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Rain forces field hockey playoff marathon in Berks County, Pa.

It will be a field hockey marathon of sorts in Reading., Pa, this week as the Berks County playoffs will be contested on three straight nights, following rainouts this past weekend. In Monday's quarterfinals at Gov. Mifflin Stadium, Berks I champ Wilson (12-5) will play Berks III runner-up Schuylkill Valley (13-5) , followed by Berks III champ Oley Valley (18-0) against Berks I runner-up Gov. Mifflin (11-5-1). Get the rest of the sked at the Reading Eagle.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Watertown Komen benefit field hockey game raises $1,200 in Connecticut


The Watertown High School field hockey team hosted Brookfield on Oct. 6 for its annual “Play for the Cure” benefit at the Mills Complex. Despite the 2-1 loss, the evening raised over $1,200 to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Read more.

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Bolles proof big things come in a small package


You might not always be able to see Villa Maria Academy field hockey forward Marie Elena Bolles, but the 5-foot-3 dynamo is always in the mix. Bolles has scored 16 goals for 16-0 Villa Maria (Malvern, Pa.) during the regular season. Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Pine Plains (N.Y) claims Mid-Hudson division title with victory

Jessica Meiller opened and closed the scoring, leading the Pine Plains field hockey team to the Mid-Hudson Athletic League's Division II title with a 6-0 win over host Coleman High School on Wednesday in Hurley, N.Y. Read more about Pine Plains (7-4-1 overall) and other area games at the Poughkeepsie Journal.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lewis-Mills (Conn.) keeps rolling along


The Lewis Mills (Conn.) High School field hockey team remained unbeaten with a convincing win over Wamogo on Tuesday. Katelynn Mudgett and Sarah Cebry scored goals. Learn more about this game and others at the RegisterCitizen.

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Frontier (Mass.) field hockey finally back into playoffs

Going by the schedule, the Frontier (Mass.) Regional School field hockey team didn’t play a tournament game last week. For the Red Hawks, though, their home game vs. Turners Falls had that tournament vibe – and for good reason. Frontier qualified for the Western Massachusetts Division II tournament following its 5-0 win over Turners. Read more at MassLive.

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New Jersey field hockey teams claiming division championships

There were two celebrations in New Jersey's Cape-Atlantic League, where Ocean City (12-1 overall, 5-0 division) high school claimed the American Conference Division II field hockey crown and Holy Spirit (11-1, 5-0) sewed up the National II championship. A little further inland, Delsea (11-1, 7-0) seized the Tri-County Conference Diamond Division. Find out how they accomplished that and get more scores at Philly.com

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Harrow Team of the Week meets its match in epic Long Island matchup

Is it possible that HockeyPower is developing a curse along the lines of the Sports Illustrated cover? How else to explain Monday's loss in Long Island, N.Y., by Garden City, the Harrow Showcase Team of the Week. Then again, they were up against another powerhouse program, Ward Melville. See how it played out at Newsday.

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Strong goalie play marks tie between Nauset, Barnstable in Massachusetts


Nauset Regional and Barnstable High traded goals in the second half and both goalies were outstanding, resulting in a 1-1 nonleague field hockey tie on Monday in Massachusetts. The Warriors (4-6-1) took a 1-0 lead on Kaitlin Rice’s unassisted goal and Demi Miskiv tied it for the Red Raiders (4-2-4). Get more on this game, as well as results of games between Nantucket and St. Peter-Marian, at CapeCodOnline.

Robinson: N.J. field hockey scoring machine

Jamie Robinson of West Deptford (N.J.) High School is simply on fire this season. After scoring the second-most goals in the area with 28 as a sophomore last season, the Eagles forward is already up to 25 tallies (six hat tricks) in just 12 games, making her tops in the area. And she humbly deflects the credit to her teammates. Read more at NJ.com.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Battle of New Jersey field hockey powers

Shawnee (9-2-1) and West Essex (10-1-1) , two of New Jersey's perennial powers, recently met in a nonleague game. Find out how it turned out at PhillyBurbs.com.

Pierson (N.Y.) High School field hockey team take on a busy stretch of games

The Pierson High School Lady Whaler field hockey team in Sag Harbor, N.Y., is getting a real-life lesson in what it means to be always ready to compete. The team is now five games into a stretch that sees them play six games in just eight days. See how they have fared so far as a big game with highly-ranked Miller Place looms Monday afternoon. Go to SagHarborOnline.

Garden City Trojans, NY earn HockeyPower Team of the Week Honors

The Trojans (8-0-0) are heading into their First Annual "Play 4 the Cure" game on Wednesday against Clarke High School.
Led by captains, Eleni Andromidas and Mariah Pewarski, the girls at Garden City have compiled the following stats since 2005:
  • Overall record: 90-1
  • Goals For: 452 Goals Against: 25 -- (these are not typos)
  • 4-Time New York State Finalist (8 NYS
  • 3-Time New York State Champions (6 NYS championships since 1995) plus 24 Nassau County Championships and13 Long Island Championships.
With all 26 players getting minutes in almost every game, they richly deserve to be the the HockeyPower Team of the Week and figure to be a team to keep an eye on throughout the season. Follow them on www.hockeypower.com by searching "Garden City" on the right. Best of luck to the Garden City Trojans as they continue to build their already very impressive team stat sheet!

Bel Air field hockey puts Perryville (Md.) in the basement

Two seasons ago, Bel Air invaded Perryville’s home field and routed the Panthers by five goals en route to capturing a Susquehanna Division Championship in Maryland field hockey. On Friday, the Bobcats returned with different stakes but emerged from the contest with a similar outcome, earning a 4-0 win over Perryville. Read more at CecilWhig.com.

Postseason about to start for Maine high school field hockey teams

The high school field hockey regular season may have ended on Saturday in Maine, but the final Heal points used to determine playoff seedings won´t be official until Tuesday morning. That´s when the Maine Principals´ Association field hockey committee will sign off on the standings. "We have to make sure we have all the scores; we have to make sure everyone thinks (the standings) are right," said Mike Burnham, an assistant executive director of the MPA. "The final Heal points are not official until they get that approval." Learn who's in and out at MaineToday.com.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Field hockey photo slideshow delivers great images

If a picture is worth a thousand words, there's no telling how many words this great photo slideshow might be worth. From action to portraits, you get dozens of great shots of high school field hockey action. See it in the Baltimore Sun.

Greenwich seniors have a great view of win over Trumbull on senior night

It was Senior Night for the Greenwich field hockey team in Connecticut, but it was the underclassmen who saw the lion's share of the work. That's because after the Cardinals jumped out to a 1-0 lead 38 seconds into Thursday's contest with Trumbull, they stretched that advantage to five goals at the half, when it quickly became a day for the seniors to watch from the sidelines as the score eventually wound up at 6-0. Read more and see a photo slideshow at StamfordAdvocate.com.

Voorhees prevails in a New Jersey field hockey classic over Phillipsburg

Colleen Boyce finally scored the game-winner in the second overtime as Voorhees High School of Glen Garden, N.J., escaped with a 3-2 victory over Phillipsburg in a Skyland Conference clash on Thursday. Voorhees (9-1-1) earned its sixth straight victory over Phillipsburg (7-4-1). Read more at NJ.com.

Big rally nets an OT win in Pennsylvania field hockey

Cumberland Valley rallied past Red Land for a 3-2 overtime victory on Thursday in Pennsylvania high school field hockey action. It wasn't easy, as Red Land took a 2-0 lead on goals from Brooke Herren and Tyler Campbell before the rally began. Find out who keyed Cumberland's comeback as well as reports on games involving Boiling Springs and Middletown, Shippensburg and Greencastle, and more at Cumberlink.com.

Shore Regional ribbon tradition ties the past to the present for field hockey power

Rachel Chavez checked the bulletin board in the back of the locker room at Shore Regional High in New Jersey and saw that it was finally her turn to buy the ribbon, keeping alive a tradition that has been running for almost 20 years.No field hockey program in New Jersey has been more successful than Shore, which has several time-tested athletic traditions. The ribbon ritual started in the early 1990s when berets were banned by referees. Read more at NJ.com.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Norwell High School turns around its field hockey fortunes in Massachusetts

At this time a year ago, the struggling Norwell (Mass.) High School field hockey team played opponents that were within a couple of points of qualifying for the postseason. This year it's the Lady Clippers turn to close in on the postseason. The girls have a 4-5-3 record and need just seven points in their final six games to qualify. The odds seem good: the Lady Clippers have a 3-1-2 record against their remaining schedule. Read more about the turnaround at WickedLocal.

Close field hockey games keep coming in Michigan

Two-to-one is getting to be a familiar score for the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Pioneer and Bloomfield Hills Marian field hockey teams.That was their score last Thursday in Pioneer's first loss of the season. On Monday night, Pioneer (8-1) avenged that loss with a 2-1 victory in Ann Arbor. Read more and get other scores from the area at AnnArbor.com.

Fast-finishing Wissahickon stays unbeaten in Philly field hockey

Unbeaten Wissahickon scored one goal in the first 53 minutes, 23 seconds of its field hockey game with Plymouth-Whitemarsh Wednesday before scoring three late goals in a 4-0 win. Lauren Becker and sisters Ashley and Aubrey Bossert took care of all the scoring. Wissahickon (12-0) is one of two Philadelphia-area Class AAA teams that remain unbeaten and untied. Great Valley is the other. Read more at Philly.com.

Ward Melville wins field hockey thriller over Smithtown East

Georgia Holland scored off a corner from Abby Beltrain with 2:43 remaining in overtime for Ward Melville (7-0) in a 1-0 win over Smithtown East (6-1) in Suffolk Division I field hockey Thursday in New York. Get more details and other scores in Newsday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Goalie carries Milford past Portsmouth in New Hampshire

The Milford (N.H.) High School field hockey team owes a big thank-you to senior goalie Sarah Gautier, who carried the Spartans to a key 4-3 win Tuesday over the Clippers of Portsmouth High School. Gautier turned away 15 shots, including six in the game's final seven minutes, while forward Sarah Curtis netted a hat trick at the other end as Milford (8-2) edged PHS (7-4.). Read more at SeacoastOnline.

Pawling rolls over Hendrick Hudson field hockey

Sami Jorgensen scored twice for the visiting Pawling field hockey team, which shut out Hendrick Hudson 4-0 in Montrose (N.Y.) on Tuesday. Aubrey Dakin and Alyssa Monahan also scored for Pawling (4-2-3). Sam Baughman made two saves in net for the Tigers. Read more about this game, as well as an area roundup, at PoughkeepsieJournal.com. How does your high school team rank in your state? Nationally? Go to HockeyPower and find out.

Ashland tips Holliston in Massachusetts

Captain Jenna Masionis and Lauren O'Brien each scored second-half goals to lead visiting Ashland (2-6-2) over Holliston 2-0 in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game on Tuesday in Massachusetts. Goalie Evyn Whiteley made three saves for her first career shutout and Molly Bennett was a defensive standout for Ashland . Goalie Brittany Appleby made five saves for Holliston (1-8-1). Also, check out an area roundup at WickedLocal.com.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gloucester blanks Schalick for second time this season

For the second time in less than two weeks in New Jersey, the Gloucester and Schalick high school field hockey teams battled in a Tri-County Conference Classic Division tilt. And for the second time, Gloucester's Lions (9-0-1) came out with a shutout victory, this time 3-0 over Schalick (7-4-1). Find out what else the win accomplished by reading more at NJ.com.

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Harwich qualifies for South Sectionals in Massachusetts

A goal per half lifted the Harwich (Mass.) high school field hockey team past Cohasset 2-0 Monday and into the South Sectionals. Nell O'Connor gave Harwich ( 9-1-1) a 1-0 lead with a penalty srtoke in the first half, and Jesse Menard scored in the second half off a feed from Alicia Gleason. The Rough Riders outshot the Sailors 16-1. For more on this game and other contests, go to CapeCodOnline.

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Eastern crushes Shawnee in big New Jersey field hockey matchup

Eastern (N.J) picked Monday to provide its best showing of the season, scoring three goals in the first 13 minutes and coasting to a 7-0 win at Shawnee. Mariel Papa scored first for the Vikings (9-1), and Melanie Dawson added three more against overmatched Shawnee (8-2). Read more at Philly.com.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Virginia girl uses passion for field hockey to help a great cause


Kelsey Lauren Link, a junior at Spotsylvania High School in Fredericksburg, Va. , has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in the organization, by combining her passion for field hockey with a great cause: breast cancer awareness. Learn more about how Kelsey organized and hosted a recent field hockey tournament to promote breast cancer awareness to honor her mother. Read more at Fredericksburg.com.

Emmaus Coach, Sue Butz-Stavin wins 700th game over the weekend

With a 6-3 Victory over Owen J. Roberts, Emmaus' Sue Butz-Stavin won her 700th game as the Lady Hornets Head Coach.

Over the past 34 seasons Butz-Stavin has compiled an outstanding 700-72-34 record, won 69 championships and sent numerous players onto the collegiate level... and she's not done yet.

Congratulations and best of luck to Sue and the Lady Hornets as they fight for their 10th PA State Championship!



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Louisville Sacred Heart Academy (KY), named HockeyPower Team of the Week


The Valkyries of Louisville Sacred Heart (KY) traveled to the center of the high school field hockey universe this past weekend to show PA what they've been up to since their 3rd straight KY State Championship. The clear winner in their 26hr, 3 game marathon was field hockey.

The Valkyries were selected as the HockeyPower Team of the Week for their courageous efforts to find the toughest competition in the nation. While in the Keystone State, the Valkyries fought Lake Lehman to a 0-0 draw Friday night before falling to Lehighton Saturday morning 2-1 and Wyoming Seminary Saturday evening 2-1.
Thank you to the Louisville Sacred Heart Valkyries for making the trip and Lake Lehman, Lehighton and Wyoming Seminary for accepting the challenge. Best of luck with the rest of your seasons!

Five Colorado teams battle for supremacy as season enters stretch run

The Colorado high school field hockey season enters the final two weeks of regular season play with five teams fighting for the top spot. Colorado Academy (8-3) is currently tops in points, followed by Cherry Creek (6-2-3), Palmer Ridge (6-0-2) and Kent Denver (6-1-2) in a tie, and Denver East (6-2-1) rounding out the top contenders.

This week has many matches that could cause big changes in the rankings. CA has the toughest schedule, having to play both Denver East and Cherry Creek. Palmer Ridge plays Kent Denver; the teams tied earlier in the season. At the same time, Palmer Ridge, Kent, and Denver East all have games against teams with losing records and each could easily increase their win totals.
By Mark Ozawa

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Colorado Academy avenges earlier loss to Smoky Hill wih 3-1 victory

Three different sophomores for Colorado Academy scored as the Mustangs beat the Buffaloes from Smoky Hill 3-1 on Saturday at CA's Slater Field. The Mustangs (8-3) redeemed an early season loss to Smokey Hill (4-4-2). The Mustang defense continues to play with intensity, led by another tremendous effort in goal from junior Paige Maney. The Buffaloes scored first with a goal by junior Natalie Forersterf, but Sara Ozawa tied the score shortly after. In the second half, Jackie Murphy and Yasmin Gunberg added goals.
By Mark Ozawa

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ft. Collins rallies to edge Colorado Academy

The Ft. Collins Fire overcame a halftime deficit to beat the Colorado Academy Mustangs 2-1 on a cold and windy day at CA’s Slater Field. With the win on Thursday, Ft. Collins (5-4) avenged an early season loss to CA (7-3). Much of the game’s first half was played in the Ft. Collins side of the pitch. CA, however, was unable to score until sophomore Yasmin Gunberg scored with 21:17 expired in the first half. The Mustangs started the second half with more intensity, but the Fire defense continued to keep CA out of the goal. Sophomore Emma Sunness of the Fire scored with a little over 6 minutes left, with an assist from sophomore Maggie Mahwinney, and then took the lead for good with 3:36 left on a goal from junior Meghan Loury.
-- Mark Ozawa

New Canaan stays perfect in Connecticut


The New Canaan (Conn.) Rams’ field hockey team racked up yet another victory with a 4-1 rout of the Ridgefield Tigers Wednesday at Dunning Field. The Rams (4-0) scored twice late inn the first half and added two more in the second before the Tigers (4-2) scored a goal with less than three minutes remaining. Austin Ready (two), Alexandra Jonker and Caroline Falcone scored for New Canaan. Read more at NCAdvertiser.com.

Hopkinton stays unbeaten in Massachusetts

Hopkinton's undefeated field hockey squad scored three second-half goals in a 4-0 victory over archrival Ashland in Hopkinton, Mass. "I think we really connected well," said senior captain Keelin Bannon. "Before the game we set goals that we wanted to achieve and I think with this victory we went out and accomplished them.'' The match was close as the second half began with Hopkinton leading 1-0, following Mallory Bannon's goal seven minutes into the first half. Read more at Wicked Local.

Voorhees, Warren Hills battle in New Jersey

New Jersey field hockey rivals Voorhees and Warren Hills battled hard for 80 minutes, including two heart-stopping overtimes, but the end result was a 1-1 tie Thursday. Voorhees (7-1-1) denied Warren Hills (6-2-1) only its fourth victory in the series this decade. The game was extremely physical on both sides and players from each team left with injuries. Read more at NJ.com.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Washington Township wins rivalry game with Kingsway in New Jersey

Any game between the Washington Township and Kingsway high school field hockey teams in New Jersey has the makings of a conference championship. And Wednesday was no different, as the top-ranked Minutemaids of Township hit the road and upended the No. 5 Dragons, 2-0. Laura Rose and Maria Brasco scored for Township (4-1); the Dragons dropped to 5-3. See more photos and check out the story at NJ.com.

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Notre Dame Prep, Garrison Forest stage battle royale in Baltimore

As strong, cold winds whipped across the grass playing field at Notre Dame Prep in Baltimore on Wednesday, the No. 8 Blazers field hockey team did all it could to get the home team a victory. But No. 2 Garrison Forest refused to be an easy mark. Find out what happened when the game went into overtime at the Baltimore Sun.

Mainland (N.J) field hockey returns to winning ways

The Mainland (N.J) Regional High School field hockey team went through two uncharacteristic losing seasons, but this year the Mustangs are back on track for the playoffs. Jenn Eisenberg leads the Mustangs (4-1-1) with eight goals, while Kassie Barrett has four and Juliana Higginbotham (pictured) has three goals, including the game-winner in overtime against Holy Spirit. Jill Reganato is Mainland's new coach; the former all-around athlete at Mainland has been a field hockey assistant coach for the past two years. "They've been able to get some wins at the beginning of the season. That's given them more confidence. They know what they have to do to win." Read more at Press of Atlantic City.

Safford's 3 goals turn the trick for Shipley over Baldwin

Avery Safford scored all three goals as Shipley (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) beat host Baldwin, 3-2, Wednesday in a nonleague battle of field hockey unbeatens. Safford's third goal (all came in the first half) gave the Gators (7-0) a 3-0 lead, but the Bears (3-1-2) came roaring back to make it a game on goals by Brooke Simone and Nicole Wells. Read more at Philly.com.

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