The last time Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) lost a field hockey game, Donald Trump was still a television host, the European Union was voting on an economic rescue package for Ireland, and the Los Angeles Times announced a new era of computing by publishing the specifications of a new Apple device called the iPad.
It was Nov. 21, 2010.
Some 144 games later (including an 86-game winning streak), the Vikings dropped a 3-2 decision to Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) in a game played this evening at Klassner Field on the campus of Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.).
Sacred Heart, oddly enough, was one of those teams that had an 87-game winning streak a few years back, including a 29-0 season in 2008 when the Valkyries were the No. 1 team in the TopOfTheCircle.com Top 10.
For the second week in a row, Eastern had trouble playing on a Friday. The Vikings needed overtime to beat Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.) a week ago.
The defeat was only the 11th in the entire 19-year career of head coach Danyle Heilig. Her overall record of 440 wins, nine draws, and 11 defeats translates to a stratospheric winning percentage of .966, which is by far the highest amongst coaches who have more than 400 victories.