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2016 OHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament Coverage

2016 OHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament

Upper Arlington High School
November 4-5, 2016


State Tournament Information

State Tournament Results

All state tournament games played at Upper Arlington High School.
State Semifinal 1
Thomas Worthington 2, Cin. Ursuline Academy 1 (OT)
Friday, Nov. 4, at noon
State Semifinal 2
Shaker Heights 2, Powell Olentangy Liberty 1 (OT)
Friday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m.
State Championship
Thomas Worthington 3, Shaker Heights 0
Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m.


Semifinal Game #1
Worthington Thomas Worthington Advances To Seventh Field Hockey State Final, Defeats Cincinnati Ursuline Academy 2-1 (OT)
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Worthington Thomas Worthington (17-3-0) defeated Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (14-4-2), 2-1 (OT) in a 2016 OHSAA field hockey state semifinal game at Upper Arlington High School on Friday afternoon.
Thomas Worthington trailed 1-0 heading into the second half, but a goal by senior Lindsey Trank on an assist from sophomore Sarah Charley tied the game at 1-1 with 10:54 remaining in the second half. In overtime, sophomore Rachel Rinaldi scored just 3:42 into the period, earning a 2-1 (OT) victory for the Cardinals.
Thomas Worthington will seek its fifth field hockey state title and will face the winner of Powell Olentangy Liberty (14-3-1) against Shaker Heights (14-4-0) in the OHSAA field hockey state championship at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Semifinal Game #2
Shaker Heights Advances to Ninth Field Hockey State Final after 2-1 Overtime Victory Against Powell Olentangy Liberty
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Shaker Heights (15-4-0) defeated Powell Olentangy Liberty (14-4-1) 2-1 (OT) in a 2016 OHSAA field hockey state semifinal game at Upper Arlington High School on Friday afternoon.
Shaker Heights freshman forward, Lora Clarke, broke the ice with a goal that put the Red Raiders up 1-0 with 11:00 left in the first period. Clarke passed the ball to herself between the legs of a defender before racing forward to score. Olentangy Liberty would answer with 5:17 remaining in the first period on a goal by sophomore, Addie Druckenbroad, off an assist from senior, Mara Hunter.
After a scoreless second half, Lora Clarke scored the game-winning goal—her second of the match—halfway through the first sudden-victory overtime period to give Shaker Heights a 2-1 victory and a berth in the state final.
Shaker Heights will play Thomas Worthington (17-3-0) in the state championship game on Saturday, 1 p.m. at Upper Arlington High School in a regular season rematch where Thomas Worthington won, 3-0.

Championship Game
Thomas Worthington Completes Back-to-Back Field Hockey State Championships
Cardinals Defeat Shaker Heights 3-0 for Fifth Field Hockey State Championship in School History
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Thomas Worthington defeated Shaker Heights 3-0 in the 2016 OHSAA field hockey state championship game at Upper Arlington High School Saturday afternoon.
After a scoreless first half, the Cardinals rattled off three goals in the final eight minutes of the game to win their second straight state title and third title in the last six years.
Junior, Maya McDaniel started the scoring on an assist from sophomore, Sarah Charley with 7:27 remaining in the game. The Cardinals would tack on two more goals, each by senior, Lindsey Trank with 2:35 (asst. McDaniel) and 0:30 (asst. Charley) remaining. Charley tied a single-game OHSAA state tournament record with two assists. Trank finished with three goals for the state tournament and Charley had three assists. The Cardinal defense held Shaker Heights to only 1 shot on goal after the Red Raiders had 11 in the semifinal matchup against Powell Olentangy Liberty.
Shaker Heights goalie, Kandyce Graham, finished the game with six saves and 13 for the tournament. This was the Red Raiders’ ninth appearance in the state title game and seventh state runner-up finish.
Thomas Worthington finishes the season with a record of 18-3-0, and Shaker Heights finishes 15-5-0.