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Dec. 6, 2017 — A rare occasion

We didn’t want to let too much time go by before making an observation on one of the 1,950 varsity field hockey seasons that were played in the last three months.

Because, as it turns out, Los Gatos (Calif.), the co-champions of the CIF Central Coast Section, did something that only nine other teams (that we know of) have ever done in a minimum eight-game season.

That feat was to shut out every opponent.

I had to re-read the school’s entry on MaxPreps twice in order to confirm it, but there it is: 18 games, 110 goals scored, zero goals conceded.

It’s the first time in three years that a team has managed this feat, and that’s when Watertown pulled off the trick as part of a two-season string of giving up exactly one goal in that time frame.

It’s amazing to me, that, in this the Score-O Decade for American schools, we’ve had teams play such quality defense. Then again, one shouldn’t be surprised. It’s amazing what the game can give as well as take away.

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