Two champions repeated, while a third made history at the high school field hockey state championships Saturday at UVM's Moulton-Winder Field.
In the first game of the day, South Burlington tops Essex 4-2. Jenna Puleo gives the Hornets a 1-0 lead six minutes into the game, but South Burlington erupts for four goals in the next ten minutes, two each from Kate Hall and Emma Liebegott. The Rebels claim their second straight D-1 title and third in the last five years.
In the second game, Missisquoi fights hard, but couldn't slow down Bellows Falls. The Terriers blank the T-Birds 4-0 in the D-3 state title game. The Terriers scoring twice in the first half, getting goals from Reaghan Baldasaro and Dani Marchica. Molly Kelly and Sophia Hyslop score in the second half. Bellows falls wins back-to-back state crowns after having not won a championship since 1991.
Springfield sees an even longer championship drought come to an end in the third title game. The Cosmos edge Woodstock, 1-0 in the Division Two final. It's the school's first field hockey state title since 1986. After a scoreless first half, Angelina Bigwood scored ten minutes into the second half. Bigwood is one of several players from Windsor that joined the Cosmos program this season after their school dropped field hockey. Springfield goalie and captain Aunna Parker holding off Woodstock the rest of the way to end the title drought.
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