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Field hockey ends their dominant season with another state title

Photo courtesy of Cindy Zanelli
The field hockey Knights finished their season with the strongest ending possible.

After closing their season with an impressive record of 21-2-1, the field hockey Knights defeated Point Pleasant Boro, 4-2, to conquer their 22nd state championship win. Led by a solid offensive force and an aggressive defense, the Knights worked in perfect harmony to attain their fifth straight state title.

Alivia Lugo, Sophia Sisco and Ava Russo led the Knights in scoring, while Abby Zanelli saved four goals to prevent Point Pleasant Boro from a chance at victory. Lugo drove the ball into the net twice while Sisco and Russo each added one goal to help contribute to the win. 

As the season progressed, the Knights continued to rank high in the country and demonstrated their abilities and talents throughout each game. The team comprises of many talented players, including several that are continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Columbia University field hockey commit senior Nicole Campolattaro is pleased with all her team has accomplished this season to lead them to their eventual state title.

Securing the 22nd state championship win was such a remarkable accomplishment and definitely was the best ending to my senior season,” Campolattaro said. “Each player has dedicated so much time and effort to the team. We have been working together and improving our game since the summer, and it is so rewarding to earn the State Championship win.”

Their close team dynamic has allowed them to be successful on both offense and defense. The hard work and desire for the ball that they have upheld have translated well into their achievements throughout every practice and game. Strong friendships and a shared common goal allowed them to connect well with each other and understand each player’s role on the field.

The field hockey Knights continue to have high hopes for the team’s future seasons. The team is moving forward by continuing the program’s rigor and strength even after the current seniors graduate.

WEFH always has the goal to win the state championship every year,” Campolattaro said. “The girls want to continue to work hard together and keep the program’s legacy alive.”

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Chloe Berger
Chloe Berger, Sports Editor
Chloe Berger is a Sports Section Editor for the Wessex Wire. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, dancing, and traveling. Her favorite food is penne vodka and her favorite singer is Taylor Swift.
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