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September 16, 2009 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A half hour before the scheduled game time of 4:30 p.m. yesterday at Shawnee, Renegades field hockey coach Renee Phelps hadn't decided who would be the starting goalkeeper. Senior Katie Burke, junior Marlee Silverstein, and freshman Elina Pereira had all contributed in Shawnee's first two games, both wins. But in the end, it didn't matter to visiting Oak Knoll that Silverstein played the first half and Pereira the second. It also didn't seem important that Oak Knoll's bus driver got lost on the way down from Summit and the ride took two hours, instead of 90 minutes.
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September 21, 2015 | By Erin Dunne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jogging slowly around the field and smacking their sticks against the metal goalposts as they warm up, the Eastern field hockey team conveys an intimidating presence. The Vikings are ranked No. 1 in the nation. They have not lost in 107 games. And they have won the state title for 16 years in a row. But Oak Knoll was not going to go down easy. Oak Knoll, which came within a goal of ending Eastern's winning streak in the Tournament of Champions last season, did not allow a goal in its first three games this season.
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November 16, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The opening minutes looked more like an ice hockey game. Players were gliding up and down the field at Bordentown. The pace was elevated. The play was physical. The intensity was higher - even for a state championship game. "Every year we come here, it's like we want it even more," Bishop Eustace junior Erin Quinn said. The Crusaders' field hockey team fell just short of a non-public state championship Saturday for the second year in a row. It lost to the same team, Oak Knoll, this time by a score of 4-2. But after the game, players were already thinking about next season.
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June 12, 2005 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Perhaps the NJSIAA should consider calling its girls' lacrosse state playoffs the Moorestown Invitational. That's because the championship hardware routinely ends up in the Quakers' trophy case. This season wasn't any different as Moorestown defeated Oak Knoll, 9-8, in yesterday's state title game at Rutgers' Yurcak Field. The victory was the Quakers' sixth consecutive state championship. It also extended Moorestown's winning streak against in-state opponents to 128 games.
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November 15, 2010 | By Bill Iezzi, Inquirer Staff Writer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - St. Joseph's magical season came to an abrupt end Sunday against a formidable foe in the NJSIAA Group 1 state field hockey championship. Oak Knoll, which won four state titles from 2005 through 2008, improved its record to 25-0 with superior speed and stick work that declawed the Wildcats, 8-2. St. Joseph, which also entered the game undefeated, slipped to 23-1 and will stay home while the Royals advance to the Tournament of Champions semifinal on Wednesday at Hunterdon Central.
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November 19, 2007 | By Rich Fisher FOR THE INQUIRER
If there was the slightest chance that the Shawnee field hockey team might suffer a letdown because it did not get its desired rematch with Eastern, it was wiped out in 17 seconds. That's how long it took Michelle Arfuso to convert a pass from Julie Cairone, which sparked the Renegades to a 3-0 victory over Oak Knoll in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title game at the College of New Jersey yesterday. "We knew we had to get a goal in the beginning," said Arfuso, who has had a magic scoring stick throughout the state playoffs.
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September 14, 2008 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shawnee field hockey coach Renee Phelps calls her prized senior forward a firecracker. And just like an incendiary device, Jackie Adams went off yesterday at Oak Knoll, scoring a goal to tie the non-league game at 1-1. However, Adams and the rest of the Renegades, many of whom are underclassmen, weren't able to produce another blast and the Royals, who bowed to Shawnee last November in the Tournament of Champions title game, celebrated with a...
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November 24, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
EWING, N.J. - Eighty games ago, Jade Dixon experienced losing for the first and only time of her high school career. Her Eastern field hockey team had fallen in the 2010 Tournament of Champions final to Oak Knoll. It was a crushing and rare setback for the nation's most decorated field hockey team. Like the rest of her teammates who remember the loss, Dixon waited three years for Friday night's rematch. It showed in the game's opening minutes. Dixon weaved around three defenders and scored just 1 minute, 7 seconds into the game, setting the tone in Eastern's 3-0 win over Oak Knoll in the Tournament of Champions final at the College of New Jersey.
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November 16, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tara Young had no regrets. "It was my last game, and I gave it my all," Bishop Eustace's senior goalie said after her team's 3-1 loss to Oak Knoll in the Non-Public state field hockey final Saturday at Bordentown. One of just three seniors who saw action for the Crusaders, Young played a strong game in the cage as Eustace pushed one of the state's top programs to the limit on a cold, windy morning. "I couldn't be more proud," Eustace coach Danielle Senior said. "They kept fighting.
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September 12, 2008 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Inquirer's Nos. 2- and 5-ranked field hockey teams swing into action this weekend in season-opening games that are meaningful. No. 5 Glassboro is set to host Salem at 4 p.m. today in a Tri-County Conference Classic Division game that could have title implications. At 11 a.m. tomorrow, Oak Knoll hosts No. 2 Shawnee in a game that could set the tone for the balance of the season for both teams. Salem is the defending division champion. Glassboro, the three-time Diamond Division and South Jersey Group 1 titlist, has moved into the neighborhood.
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September 10, 2016 | By Patrick Paul, STAFF WRITER
Entering the season with a strong and highly motivated senior class, the Bishop Eustace Prep field hockey team is determined to win the state championship. Eustace has reached the title game of the Non-Public state tournament each of the last two seasons but suffered crushing defeats to Oak Knoll. In both games, Eustace played Oak Knoll close and lost each time by two goals. Overall, there are five seniors returning for Bishop Eustace, and though it is a dynamic class head coach Danielle Senior will have to get the younger players ready to go. "To say we are senior heavy would be somewhat untrue," Senior said.
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November 22, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
UNION, N.J. - For the players, the formula is simple. "Hard work," Nikki Santore said, tears welling up in her eyes after the final game of her high school career. "Hard work and dedication, that's about it. There's no other way to describe it. " For those who watch the team, it feels as if there has to be more to it - as if there's something the Eastern field hockey team knows, something it does that other teams can't grasp. Friday night, Eastern topped Oak Knoll, 5-0, for its fourth consecutive Tournament of Champions title.
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November 16, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The opening minutes looked more like an ice hockey game. Players were gliding up and down the field at Bordentown. The pace was elevated. The play was physical. The intensity was higher - even for a state championship game. "Every year we come here, it's like we want it even more," Bishop Eustace junior Erin Quinn said. The Crusaders' field hockey team fell just short of a non-public state championship Saturday for the second year in a row. It lost to the same team, Oak Knoll, this time by a score of 4-2. But after the game, players were already thinking about next season.
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September 21, 2015 | By Erin Dunne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jogging slowly around the field and smacking their sticks against the metal goalposts as they warm up, the Eastern field hockey team conveys an intimidating presence. The Vikings are ranked No. 1 in the nation. They have not lost in 107 games. And they have won the state title for 16 years in a row. But Oak Knoll was not going to go down easy. Oak Knoll, which came within a goal of ending Eastern's winning streak in the Tournament of Champions last season, did not allow a goal in its first three games this season.
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November 23, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
LAWRENCE, N.J. - The celebration, the screaming, and the cheering were predictably toned down - the Eastern field hockey team had been here before. And the most powerful moment on the field after the game came when Austyn Cuneo, by herself for a brief second, looked down and cried. Her teammates were quick to rally around their leader, and soon the Vikings, in stark contrast to the traditional team-wide dog pile after such a big win, shared a group hug. The Vikings won their third straight Tournament of Champions title with a 3-2 victory over Oak Knoll on a freezing Friday night at Rider University.
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November 21, 2014 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the final whistle sounded Wednesday night at Rider University, the fans of the Eastern field hockey team cheered for a victory. But the players did not. They sat in silence and waited to be addressed by a disappointed coaching staff. The Vikings defeated Rumson-Fair Haven, 4-0, in the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions. But the team's reaction said it all - the win wasn't good enough. "I'm a little upset right now," Eastern coach Danyle Heilig said. "I think we had a lot of opportunities that we missed.
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November 16, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tara Young had no regrets. "It was my last game, and I gave it my all," Bishop Eustace's senior goalie said after her team's 3-1 loss to Oak Knoll in the Non-Public state field hockey final Saturday at Bordentown. One of just three seniors who saw action for the Crusaders, Young played a strong game in the cage as Eustace pushed one of the state's top programs to the limit on a cold, windy morning. "I couldn't be more proud," Eustace coach Danielle Senior said. "They kept fighting.
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November 24, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
EWING, N.J. - Eighty games ago, Jade Dixon experienced losing for the first and only time of her high school career. Her Eastern field hockey team had fallen in the 2010 Tournament of Champions final to Oak Knoll. It was a crushing and rare setback for the nation's most decorated field hockey team. Like the rest of her teammates who remember the loss, Dixon waited three years for Friday night's rematch. It showed in the game's opening minutes. Dixon weaved around three defenders and scored just 1 minute, 7 seconds into the game, setting the tone in Eastern's 3-0 win over Oak Knoll in the Tournament of Champions final at the College of New Jersey.
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June 6, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
WEST LONG BRANCH N.J. - The win was Moorestown's 50th in a row, a streak spanning just about two full seasons. It's a milestone few teams in any sport can claim. It occurred Wednesday night, a 12-5 victory over Oak Knoll in the Tournament of Champions semifinals at Monmouth University. Both achievements are the kind most girls' lacrosse programs only dream of. But Moorestown didn't give much thought to either. "It's our 50th win in a row?" asked Marie McCool, who led Moorestown with four goals.
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November 19, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Ocean City won its seventh state field hockey title with a 2-0 victory over Warren Hills Sunday in the Group 3 state championship game. Freshman Jordan Allegretto and sophomore Lauren McNally scored goals for Ocean City (21-1) at the College of New Jersey. Junior goalie Katie Johnson recorded the shutout of Warren Hills (22-3). "I'm so proud of these girls," Ocean City coach Cory Terry said. "They believed in themselves. They kept getting better and better as the year went along, and they carried it through to the end. " Ocean City 0 2 – 2 Warren Hills 0 0 – 0 Goals: OC–Jordan Allegretto, Lauren McNally.
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