H.S. Championship Saturday: Field Hockey

The Vermont high school field hockey state championships were held this past Saturday at UVM's Moulton-Winder Field.

The Division Three final saw St. Johnsbury face Stowe. It was the first trip to the final for St. Johnsbory, while Stowe had been in the finals four of the past five seasons. But the Hilltoppers looked like the veterans. They out shot Stowe 11-1 and got second half goals from Morgan Belknap and Alexis Duranleau to earn a 2-0 win, giving the program it's first ever field hockey state title.

The Division Two final turned into a great game between Mt. Abe and Burr and Burton. Tthe Eagle's Jalen Cook would score twice in the first half to give Mount Abraham a 2-0 lead.
It would stay that way until Burr & Burton erupted late, scoring twice in the final ten minutes, with goals from Celsey McMahon and Arden Wojtach to tie it at two and send it to overtime.
But early in the second overtime, Cook would score again, completing the hat trick for a 3-2 Mount Abraham win and an eighth state crown for the Eagles.

The D-1 final between was a much-anticipated showdown between three time champs South Burlington and unbeaten top seed Bellows Falls.
The Wolves had several great scoring chances, but every time they came close Bellows Falls goalie Emma Lober and the Terriers defense was there to clear the line.
Then, midway thru the second half, Bellows Falls breaks thru as freshman Maya Waryas would score, and senior Macie Streeter would add an insurance goal.
Bellows Falls wins 2-0. It's the Terriers' fourth straight state title, two in D-3, one in D-2 and now Division One and they've won 57 games in a row.