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Nov. 10, 2018 — Fredericksburg James Monroe (Va.) 1, Poquoson (Va.) 0

POSTGAME Back in a few minutes with the 4A title match

POSTGAME Also give credit to Caroline Wack, who made the play on the defensive end of the pitch to make the difference

POSTGAME Credit James Monroe for sticking to the matchup and tactics that were working, funneling its attack at the right-inner channel and making good scoring chances from there

FULL TIME The horn sounds and the James Monroe Yellow Jackets are again tops in 3A!

59:30 JMHS PC Open backhander goes wide!

58:10 PHS GREEN The Islanders will play one short because of the bad tackle; not what you want in this situation

58:00 PHS PC Bad insert is turned over and cleared

57:30 PHS PC Poquoson buzzing in the goal moutt but Caroline Wack makes a couple of clears to keep the Islanders off the board!

53:00 PHS PC Ends on a raised ball

50:29 Timeout, Poquoson

45;04 JMHS GOAL Sarah Marchosky finds that open spot on the right inner channel and buries it! Monroe leads 1-0

43:00 JMHS PC Shot is blocked

39:30 PHS PC Shof duffed; rebound cleared!

34:45 Hall with a chance on the backhand but the shot is saved!

31:40 Poquoson’s possession leads to an open chance in the goalmouth but the ball is fumbled

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME Chances at a premium in this championship final; can Monroe figure a way to get the ball in the cage, or will Poquoson make the Jackets rue their missed opportunities?

HALFTIME The horn sounds with the sides level at 0-0

26:00 Hall attacks the space on the right wing and finds the goalie’s pads

22:40 PHS PC Same play leads to a diagonal that goes across a yawning goalmouth but nobody home

22:00 PHS PC Four-way pass play is sniffed out; will rerack

15:24 Timeout, Poquoson

15:22 Winny Hall beats a defender and has a clear lane to goal, but hits the outside of the cage!

14:00 JMHS PC Option-right defensed and cleared

10:00 Poquoson buzzing around the Monroe cage;!seemingly won a corner, but the trail umpire confers and the call is overturned; Jackets’ Ball

2:30 JMHS PC Hi-Lo to the left post fails to connect

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME James Monroe is in the black with orange numbers, Poquoson is in white tops and maroon kilts

PREGAME The teams are warming up on as best they can under bright and windy skies, temperatures around 42 degrees

PREGAME On the other hand, Poquoson hadn’t ever made the eight-team state tournament until two years ago and has had a magical run through the bracket, winning yesterday’s semifinal 2-0 over Tabb

PREGAME James Monroe competed for the state championship before, having made the title game on six separate occasions, but winning only once, last year’s overtime game against Yorktown Tabb (Va.)

PREGAME Poquoson, champions of Region 3A, is 18-2 on the season. James Monroe, champions of Region 3B, is 19-2

PREGAME Hello, and welcome to Lorton South County (Va.) for today’s championship field hockey quadrupleheader. First, we have the Class 3A final between the Poquoson Islanders and the James Monroe Yellow Jackets

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