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Wolves top Hartley for first tourney victory since '08

The Worthington Kilbourne High School field hockey team earned its first postseason win since 2008 when it defeated Hartley 1-0 in its district tournament opener Oct. 16.

The victory moved the Wolves into a district semifinal Oct. 22 at second-seeded Columbus Academy. Kilbourne was seeded ninth and Hartley was seeded 10th.

The Academy-Kilbourne winner will play third-seeded Bexley or sixth-seeded Watterson in a district final Saturday, Oct. 26, at Dublin Jerome.

The district champion will play in a state semifinal Nov. 1 at Upper Arlington.

The Wolves improved to 9-7 overall by beating Hartley. Sophomore attacker Amy Kruzan scored and senior goalkeeper Kate Thompson had two saves.

Kilbourne, which also beat Hartley 4-0 on Sept. 19, went 4-4 in the Central Ohio Field Hockey League-East Division to tie Hartley for fourth behind champion Academy (8-0).

Thomas reaches district semifinal

Top-seeded Thomas played 12th-seeded Granville in a district semifinal Oct. 22, with the winner to face fourth-seeded Olentangy Liberty or seventh-seeded Jerome in a district final Saturday, Oct. 26, at Jerome.

The district champion will play in a state semifinal Nov. 1 at UA.

The Cardinals opened the postseason with a 12-1 win over 17th-seeded Dublin Scioto on Oct. 15 to improve to 16-0-1 overall. Sophomore Ellie Potts and seniors Maddie Goelz and Devan Chakroff, all attackers, scored three goals apiece against Scioto.

Thomas went 7-0 to win the COFHL-West.

--Jarrod Ulrey

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