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Lady Dukes have state title in their sights

After winning the inaugural Conference 10 title, the Gloucester High School field hockey team added the first-ever 5A South Region crown to its growing list of achievements last week. The Lady Dukes, at 21-0, now have a state title in their sights.

The Gloucester girls faced Kellam in the regional semifinals on Nov. 6 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach and found themselves in the unique position of being down, 3-0, at the half. Ultimately, the Dukes got their groove back and pulled out a 4-3 victory.

"We were stale and we were flat," said Gloucester coach Mike Miller of his team’s first half play. Miller said his players may have been a bit intimidated by the fact that a win would send them to the state tournament. "I challenged them a bit at the half, reminded them of what got them here," he said and the girls responded by stepping things up in the second half.

Courtnie Greene scored with an assist from Cassidy Goodwin to spark a Gloucester rally at about ...

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