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Lady Dukes advance to state semifinals

Gloucester outplayed Prince George, 3-1, in the Group 5 State Field Hockey Tournament quarterfinals Tuesday to advance to the semifinals. The Dukes will play Deep Run at 2 p.m. Friday at the Regional Field Hockey Training Center in Virginia Beach.

The state finals are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, also at the training center, and the Gloucester girls hope to be there for a chance to earn their second state championship. The Dukes last won the state title in 2015 and were runners-up in 2013.

The win Tuesday did not come easily for the Dukes. “We didn’t play our best. We were just kind of flat. We got down, 1-0, with a lot of mistakes, but my team never gives up,” said Gloucester coach Mike Miller.

Kessa Romero scored to tie the game at 1-1 and Tally Vaughan, assisted by Allison Goodwin, got a late first half goal to make it 2-1 at the break. H.P. Johnson scored the only goal of the second half on a penalty stroke to make it 3-1.

In the 5A Regional Tournament last ...

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