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OHSAA State Field Hockey Preview
 November 2-3, 20
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2012 State Field Hockey Tournament Preview

The 2012 OHSAA State Field Hockey Tournament will be held this weekend at Upper Arlington High School. The two semifinal games will be held Friday Nov. 2, with the championship game taking place at 1 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 3.

In the first semifinal game at 12 p.m., Gahanna Columbus Academy (18-0-1) will face off against Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (17-0-1). The second semifinal game has Columbus Bishop Watterson (18-1-0) pitted against the 2011 state runner-up, Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown (15-3-1), at 2:30 p.m.

Columbus Academy, which is making its 17th state tournament appearance, has become a household name in girls field hockey. The Vikings have only missed qualifying for the state tournament only three times since 1993 (2007, 2005, 1995) and hold the state record with eight state titles. They defeated Powell Olentangy Liberty, 1-0, in the district finals. Their opponent, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy, is looking to win its school’s first state title after defeating 2010 champion Cincinnati St. Ursula Academy, 1-0, in a shootout in the district finals. This is Ursuline’s first state appearance since 2001 and third overall.

On the other side of the bracket, Watterson returns to the state tournament for the ninth time after an impressive 1-0 district final victory over the 2011 state champion, Thomas Worthington. The Eagles are attempting to join Kettering Fairmont as the only school to have four state titles. Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown, the 2011 runner-up, returns to the state tournament for the 11th consecutive year and 14th overall. The Blazers have two state titles (2002, 2008) and are hoping to become the fifth school with three titles.

Contact: Kristin Daugherty, kdaugherty@ohsaa.org

 

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