State Field Hockey Tournament Preview
OHSAA State Field Hockey Tournament will be held this weekend at Upper
Arlington High School. The two semifinal games will be held Friday Nov.
4, with the championship game taking place at 1 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 5.
Worthington (18-0-1) will face off against Cincinnati St. Ursula Academy
(16-3-0) in the first semifinal game at 12 p.m.
second semifinal game has Gahanna Columbus Academy (18-1-1) pitted
against Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown (14-2-2) at 2:30 p.m.
semifinal game is a rematch of the 2010 championship game in which St.
Ursula defeated Thomas Worthington 1-0. Led by the NFHS national field
hockey coach of the year, Terri Simonetti-Frost, the Cardinals are
hoping their solid season will help springboard them into the state
finals for the second year in a row.
beginning their season with a 2-2 record by playing two out-of-state
field hockey powerhouses, the Bulldogs of St. Ursula have responded
nicely and find themselves in the state tournament for the third
consecutive year. They are playing some of their best field hockey right
now after defeating
Kettering Fairmont 2-1 in the state qualifying tournament after losing
to them the second-to-last game of the year.
The Columbus Academy
Vikings are also back in the state tournament for their 12th overall
state appearance. This veteran roster, which contains 13 seniors, won
their three state qualifying games by a total score of 24-0.
Shaker Heights Hathaway
Brown, which has made an appearance in the state tournament every year
since 2002, is hoping this year will be a repeat of their 2008
performance where they brought home the trophy. Their only two losses
have come against Thomas Worthington and Columbus Bishop Watterson,
which Thomas Worthington knocked out of the tournament. The Blazers have
also won their three state qualifying games by a total score of 10-1.
Contact: Kristin Daugherty,