The Gloucester High School field hockey team made it all the way to Saturday’s VHSL Class 4 state championship, suffering a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Loudoun Valley in the title game to finish as state runners up. GHS ended the season with an 18-3 record.
The Lady Dukes excelled in Friday’s semifinals game, defeating the Courtland Cougars, 4-1. Both games of the state tournament were held at Kellam High School in Virginia Beach.
In the first quarter of Friday’s matchup, Leigha Germain scored a goal off a penalty hook to put Gloucester on the board. Going into the second quarter, Germain scored another goal leaving the score 2-0. In the third quarter, Reese Miller scored the Lady Dukes’ third goal of the game, increasing the lead to 3-0. Courtland tried to respond and scored one goal in the fourth quarter, but Mackenzi Reece scored a final goal, assisted by Miller, to put the game out of reach. This was also Miller’s 43rd assist, which gave her the school record for assi...
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