High School Field Hockey:
Published: Oct 15, 2012 03:08 PM
Modified: Oct 15, 2012 03:40 PM
East Chapel Hill continued its unbeaten streak in field hockey to 26 games with last week’s 4-1 win Wednesday over Chapel Hill.
Rebecca Halter had one goal and an assist to lead the scoring, while Bailey DeMuth, Maddie Futch and Rachel Cohn each scored one goal and Sarah Towne recorded an assist. Brooke Sobolewski scored for CHHS.
East Chapel Hill, the four-time defending state champion, hasn’t lost to Chapel Hill in four years. The Wildcats improved to 14-0-1 and haven’t lost a match since early in the 2011 season. Chapel Hill fell to 4-5-0.
“The team this year is playing the best of any team that I have coached so far,” said head coach Susan Taylor, an East alumna who’s coached the Wildcats to three of their eight state championships since 2001. “The team chemistry is awesome. They are great girls and they work so well together.”
The Wildcats were coming off a 3-1 win over Carrboro the previous Saturday, when Sydney Holman scored two goals and an assist. Cassie Watters had a goal against the Jaguars (9-5) and Marissa Creatore an assist.
East Chapel Hill’s junior varsity defeated Carrboro 4-0 and tied with CHHS 1-1.
The East varsity’s lone tie was 0-0 with Charlotte Country Day, and the Wildcats’ current record doesn’t reflect the four rainouts they’ve incurred his fall.
The Wildcats will be on the road Monday for a major non-conference game in Winston-Salem at R.J. Reynolds, the team they beat 1-0 in the 2011 state championship game in Greensboro.
“The girls know that since we have won the championship four years in a row, that all the teams will be trying their hardest to beat us,” Taylor said. “The girls also know that they have to work harder than they ever have if they want to win the championship again.”
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