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November 12, 2015 | By Adam Hermann, Inquirer Staff Writer
The rain came in sheets, and the turf squished with each hurried step. These were not ideal conditions for a Conestoga field hockey team that thrives when its passes leave one stick and find another. But the rain was helpless against pinpoint distribution Tuesday, and Conestoga knocked off Cardinal O'Hara, 3-2, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA field hockey playoffs at the Germantown Super Site. "Our passing was amazing," junior Meredith Ross said. "We really played as a team.
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November 9, 2015 | Adam Hermann, Inquirer Staff Writer
Moments before the District 1 Class AAA field hockey title game began Saturday, Unionville head coach Erin Curtis told her players she didn't want to see a slow start. Less than three minutes into the game, Downingtown East opened the scoring. Luckily for Curtis, the slow start she didn't want to see ended up lighting a fire under her players, who rallied for a 3-1 victory to win Unionville's second straight title. A dozen minutes after the opening goal, with second-seeded Downingtown East dominating, Curtis called a timeout to give her players time to regroup.
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November 7, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eastern has been here time and time again. So it should come as no surprise that the result Thursday was a familiar one for the top field hockey team in the nation. Nikki Santore netted five goals en route to top-seeded Eastern's 8-1 victory over visiting No. 8 Washington Township in the South Jersey Group 4 championship. It was the Vikings' 17th consecutive Group 4 title. Madison Morano scored twice and Jessica Maute added a goal. South Jersey Group 4 Soccer Quarterfinals Christina Corbi scored 35 seconds into overtime off an assist from Alexis Palladino to lift top-seeded Shawnee over No. 8 Lenape, 1-0. Brianna Davis made seven saves.
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November 7, 2015 | By Adam Hermann, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cardinal O'Hara's celebration Thursday began with 1 minute, 44 seconds left in the game. The about-to-be-crowned Catholic League field hockey champions began to stomp and scream on the sideline, anticipation building as Molly Grady left the field at Neumann University, victory safely in tow. As Bonner-Prendergast rushed one last time and the clock wound down on a 4-0 victory, Grady and teammate Megan Shallow clung to each other. The second championship of their careers and O'Hara's second title in three years belonged to the girl in the No. 27 jersey.
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November 5, 2015 | By Jack Goodwillie, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hillary Hathaway netted two goals as No. 1 Woodstown blanked No. 5 Glassboro, 3-0, in the semifinals of the South Jersey Group 1 field hockey tournament. Bryanna Roberts, Lauren Major, Lacey Thomas and Kayla Gantz each had an assist for the home team. Tori Gatanis also scored. No. 2 Middle Township 3, No. 3 Pitman 1 - Jenna Herlihy scored a hat trick for the hosts. Skylar Gentilini notched two assists and Annie Mallett stopped 12 shots. South Group 4 Field Hockey Semifinals Iris Schuck scored twice as visiting third-seeded Washington Township turned back No. 2 Southern, 4-0. Colleen McAninley and Julia Patrone also scored.
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October 31, 2015 | By Erin Dunne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leaning into a tight circle, the navy-and-white- clad Eastern field hockey players slammed their colorful sticks into the ground and bellowed "Eastern!" before their quarterfinal playoff game against Shawnee. Under bright blue skies Thursday at McAleer Stadium, the top-seeded Vikings came ready to play once again. Eastern defeated No. 9 Shawnee, 9-0, in the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Group 4 field hockey tournament. Madison Morano opened the scoring with a goal off a corner, driving the ball from just inside the penalty arc. Senior Nikki Santore followed up with a second goal for the Vikings, dribbling through the Renegades defense.
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October 31, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Isabella Cacace scored twice and had two assists to lead top-seeded host Rancocas Valley to a 6-1 win over No. 9 Cherry Hill East on Thursday in a Central Jersey Group 4 field hockey quarterfinal. Nora Strittmatter scored and dished out an assist. Kayla Jabkowski, Jocelyn Lawrence, and Taryn Pendergast each added a goal. S.J. Group 4 quarterfinal. Carly Kreitzer and Colleen McAninley each scored twice and assisted on a goal to pace No. 3 Washington Township to an 8-1 rout of sixth-seeded visitor Egg Harbor Township.
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October 28, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lenape's Liz Mercado, Delaney Stimson, Caroline McKenna, and Kristen Viggiano each scored in a shootout at sixth-seeded Hightstown on Monday to give the 11th-seeded Indians a 4-2 win on strokes in a Central Jersey Group 4 field hockey first-round game. The game was tied, 1-1, at the end of overtime. Viggiano got Lenape on the board with a first-half goal off an assist from Kelly Bartolomeo. Alie Louie recorded five saves to earn the win. S.J. Group 4 First Round. Christina Orio had a hat trick in host No. 7 Cherokee's 7-1 win over No. 10 Millville.
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October 12, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - The first NHL-mandated three-on-three overtime in history - it produced Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over the Flyers on Thursday - looked more like an out-of control video game than anything else. Blink and you missed an odd-man rush. Blink again and you missed an eye-opening save by the Flyers' Steve Mason or the Lightning's Ben Bishop. The pace was frenetic, the action breathtaking, the scoring chances plentiful. There were breakaways, two-on-ones, and even a penalty shot.
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