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Oct. 4, 2018 — The Thursday Takeaway

Note: This week’s Thursday Takeaway doesn’t just cover weekend action, but extends a bit into early next week, and for good reason.


Where and when: Klassner Field at Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.), 6 p.m. Friday

Records (as of Oct. 3): Sacred Heart 16-0, Eastern 13-0

Key early wins: Sacred Heart def. Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 4-3; Eastern def. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 5-3

Key players: Sacred Heart: Tori Hill (sr., f), Mattie Tabor (sr., f), Kennedy Vinson (so., m). Eastern: Kara Heck (jr., f), Ryleigh Heck (fr., f), Amanda Middleman (jr., m), Sydney Woolston (sr., d)

The skinny: The last time Eastern went up to Klassner Field for its traditional double with Sacred Heart and Wyoming Seminary, the Vikings lost both games. The team doesn’t want that to happen again.


Where and when: Virginia Beach Sportsplex, noon Saturday

Records (as of Oct. 3): Assumption 13-4-2, First Colonial 7-0

Key early wins: Assumption def. St. Louis Villa Duchesne, 2-0; First Colonial def. Norfolk Cape Henry Collegiate (Va.) 4-0

Key players: Assumption: Lee Ann Gordon (so., m), Lauren Zanetti (sr., g); First Colonial: Evelyn Murray (sr., d), Reagan Bonniwell (sr., f), Anna Brunick (sr., f)

The skinny: Assumption has traveled pretty well this year, going 6-1-1 against out-of-state competition. This game, however, is the third of the weekend after having faced Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) and Norfolk (Va.) Academy.


Where and when: Klassner Field, 7 p.m., Tuesday

Records (as of Oct. 3): Crestwood 3-5, Wyoming Seminary 11-0

Key early wins: Crestwood def. Hawley Wallenpaupack (Pa.) 7-2; Wyoming Semunary def. Milford Delaware Valley (Pa.) 1-0

Key players: Crestwood: Sarah Richards (jr., m), Chloe Greene (sr., f); Wyoming Seminary: Aubrey Mytych (sr., f), Hannah Maxwell (jr., f), Alex Wesnesky (jr., f)

The skinny: Look, I know what you’re thinking. Sem vs. Eastern on Saturday morning might be a better game than this one.

But this is the Back Mountain Derby. Throw out the records, nothing more need be said. After Sem’s weekend of games (which also involved Crestwood taking on Sacred Heart), will the Blue Knights be able to regroup to play their ancient foes?

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