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Field hockey teams off to strong starts

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Led by the defending state-champion Langley Saxons and the 4-0 Madison Warhawks, local girls high-school field hockey teams are enjoying strong starts to their 2021 seasons.

Langley was 3-1 through March 12 action, including a 3-0 win over its neighborhood rival McLean Highlanders. The Saxons also have defeated Washington-Liberty, 2-1, and Herndon, 1-0, and lost to Yorktown, 2-1.

Maddie Cole scored the lone goal in the win over Herndon.

With those victories, Langley, 20-1-1 in the 2019 campaign, extended its two-season winning streak to 18 straight matches before losing to Yorktown.


All four of Madison’s victories have been by shutouts, with the Warhawks outscoring their opponents, 13-0.

The four wins are against Concorde District rivals. Three of the victories have been by dominating 5-0, 4-0 and 3-0 scores. The other was 1-0 over Westfield.

* The defending National District champion Marshall Statesmen are off to a 34-1 start and are 2-0 in the league with wins over Jefferson and Wakefeild.

Marshall has non-district wins over Robinson and South County, each by  1-0 scores. Its loss was to Fairfax.

Top returning players for Marshall are Olivia Schmitz, Jamie Bol, Hannah Oozco, Emma Payze, Cayley Sullivan, Ava Slivinski, Katherine Reback, Michaela Hauber, Caroline Sullivan, Kaia Griggs and Tessa Murphy.

* The McLean Highlanders are 1-2 in field hockey with a 2-0 win over South Lakes.

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