The 2015 Kentucky Field Hockey State Championship commenced Saturday, with Christian Academy, Manual and Assumption nabbing early-round victories.
CAL (18-5) topped Collegiate (7-12) 3-2 in overtime to advance to a semifinal bout against the winner between Sacred Heart and Presentation, slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Manual outlasted Ballard 3-1 to advance to a meeting with the Rockets, who topped Mercy 4-0.
Claire Thomas’ goal in the 69th minute of overtime sealed the win for the Centurians, who also tallied goals via Alexandra Joyner and Taylor Curran. Jacquelyn Wilkins had two assists for CAL. Claire Foley and Rebecca Carney connected on goals for Collegiate.
Jordan Thompson paced Manual with two goals and India Reed posted another for the Crimsons, assisted by Thompson. Katy Law scored the lone goal for the Bruins.
Emma Spinetto had three goals for Assumption, two of which were unassisted, and Jenna McKune tallied the other while goalie Shelby Wuest had two saves in the shutout.
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