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Varsity Field Hockey to States

Emily Macauley, Staff Writer

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The Downingtown East girls varsity field hockey team made it to the state level championship game this past fall season.  They played many challenging opponents along the way, crushing all except three of them which ended their season with a 22-3 record.  The game the team played against Unionville was a turning point of the season as “it showed our true talent and it pushed us harder than ever before,” said Jackie Meluskey (12).  The team played their quarterfinal game on November 4 at West Chester Rustin High School, where they beat the Conestoga Pioneers 3-2.  Meluskey said, “I think I speak for everyone on the team when I say that we felt so accomplished and successful after the game that afternoon.”

The final game the Cougars played was at Exeter Township High School against the Palmyra Cougars on November 18.  East lost to Palmyra in this semi-final game with a score of 3-0. Even though the team lost, “making it that far in the championship games was so satisfying, especially since for some of us it is our last year playing on a high school team,” said Meluskey.  The varsity head coach Stephanie Bullock said, “They played with a lot of heart, and they played as a team this season.”  The team works hard as “we practice every day after school,” said Meluskey, and it is certainly paying off since the Cougars had their best season yet this past fall.  Riley Comber (11) said, “After going to states this season I think that we will be more motivated to go further in continuing to represent East next season.  The team is comprised of great girls who are dedicated to the sport and will continue pushing until they get what they want!”  The team said, “Spending time with all our friends and making lifetime memories is definitely the best part about playing field hockey.”

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