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Sept. 9, 2017 — An even bigger cannonball

Over the past two decades, one of the hallmarks of the Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) field hockey team is their propensity for getting off to a good start in important games.

Yesterday, in a non-league contest, the Vikings opened their game against Madison (N.J.) Borough with four goals in a shade over 8 1/2 minutes in an eight-goal first-half on the way to an 11-0 win.

Eastern, a team which still has many pieces from a team which won last year’s Group IV state title, wasn’t playing just any other opponent. This was against a Madison Borough team which beat a good Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) last Tuesday by a 3-0 margin and, by virtue of its recent state tournament history, had to be part of the conversation for group final honors.

Jessica Maute, the senior midfielder, had four goals and now has 100 combined goals and assists in her career.