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High School Field Hockey

Red blanks Blue in All-Star extravaganza

Sacred Heart's Kuhn wins inaugural Miss Field Hockey award

Ballard's Amanda Seeley and Mercy's Amy Wimsatt give chase

Christian Academy's Ellen West noticed the obvious discrepancy when she looked at each team's bench during the Senior All-Star Game at the University of Louisville's Trager Stadium on Sunday.

"It seemed like we had half as many girls as they had," she said. "I thought we'd get all worn out."

OK, so the Blue Team had eight more players than the Red Team, which finished the game with just one healthy reserve.

But the Red Team was no worse for the wear. West scored the only goal it needed and Ballard's Amanda Seeley (pictured) scored two more in a 3-0 win over the Blue Team.

Anyway, that personnel problem was just a little hitch in the Kentucky High School Field Hockey Coaches Association's groundbreaking event, which brought together most of the sport's best seniors for an entertaining game and introduced the Miss Field Hockey award winner, the Bunny Daugherty Defensive Player award winner and the Kentucky Select teams in one prestigious afternoon.

Click here for the full story. Click here for notes on the award winners. Click here for photos.


Sacred Heart wins second straight state title

Even after Sacred Heart won the Apple Tournament in August, one question about the Valkyries still lingered in coach Liz Lewis' mind as she watched them on the field and considered what had been lost when 14 players graduated from the undefeated state championship team.

"Can they come together as a unit?" she wondered. "That's what made last year's team so special."

She has her answer now, once and for all, after the Valkyries finished a second consecutive perfect season on Wednesday night. Sacred Heart dominated Kentucky Country Day in the second half of the state final and rolled to a 4-1 victory at the University of Louisville's Trager Stadium.

Click here for the full story. Click here for footage of Taylor Collins scoring the game-winning goal.


GAMES

Saturday, Oct. 20

State Quarterfinals

At Ballard

Ballard 2, Mercy 0

Sacred Heart 1, Assumption 0 (OT)

At Kentucky Country Day

Kentucky Country Day 2, Christian Academy 1

Collegiate 2, Manual 0

Monday, Oct. 22

State Semifinals

At U of L

Sacred Heart 3, Ballard 0

Kentucky Country Day 2, Collegiate 1

Wednesday, Oct. 24

State Final

At U of L

Sacred Heart 4, Kentucky Country Day 1

Sunday, Oct. 28

Senior All-Star Game

At U of L

Red 3, Blue 0


Complete schedule, scores and standings


JOB OPENING

Holy Cross is looking for a varsity head coach. Call athletic director Jody Thornsberry at (502) 447-4363.


Top scorers

KCD's Christena Burell, 31 goals

Collegiate's Taylor Hodge, 27 goals

Assumption's Lauren Schmeing, 26 goals

Sacred Heart's Jessica Lindner, 26 goals

Sacred Heart's Taylor Collins, 25 goals

Christian Academy's Ellen West, 24 goals

Sacred Heart's Olivia Miller, 22 goals

Ballard's Ali Pulliam, 20 goals

Christian Academy's Haley Jurich, 17 goals

Mercy's Alli Flood, 17 goals

Ballard's Amanda Seeley, 16 goals

Sacred Heart's Whitney Ising, 16 goals

KCD's Paige Henry, 16 goals

Male's Joanna Foresman, 15 goals

Manual's Becky Douglas, 14 goals

Commitments

Assumption's Lauren Schmeing, Louisville

Assumption's Jennifer McGill, Ohio

Assumption's Lauren Noe, St. Louis

Ballard's Kelsey Rothberg, Louisville

Ballard's Amanda Seeley, Miami (Ohio)

Ballard's Anna Miller, Robert Morris

Christian Academy's Haley Jurich, Louisville

Christian Academy's Lacey Jurich, Louisville

KCD's Gray Robinson, Davidson

KCD's Christena Burell, Miami (Ohio)

Manual's Evan Fowler, American U

Manual's Rachel Shulhafer, Ball State

Mercy's Katie Norris, Ball State

Mercy's CJ Hermes, Ball State

Mercy's Amy Wimsatt, Kent State

Mercy's Alli Flood, Robert Morris

Sacred Heart's Devanny Kuhn, Ball St.

Sacred Heart's Hannah English, Davidson

Sacred Heart's Meredith Golden, Hofstra

Sacred Heart's Kristen Henn, Michigan St.

Sacred Heart's Jessica Lindner, Michigan St.






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