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GHS field hockey earns state bid

The Gloucester High School field hockey team is once again headed to the Group 5A State Tournament. The Dukes earned a spot in the state semifinals with their 2-1 win over Princess Anne in the 5A South Regional semifinals on Tuesday at the River City Sportsplex in Midlothian.

Gloucester was down, 1-0, at the half but came back with two goals in a strong second-half performance. Brittany Romero scored first for the Dukes with an assist from Cassidy Goodwin on a corner to tie the match. With 10 minutes remaining, Karly Harwood hit the go-ahead goal with an assist from Bri Greene.

“It was an exciting game. It was the first time we’ve been down all year,” said Gloucester coach Mike Miller. Despite a first-half goal by Princess Anne, Miller said that his players dominated the opening half. In the second half, his girls just bombarded the opponents. “We put a lot of pressure on them. I think we just wore them down.”

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