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Nov. 10, 2018 — Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 1, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 0, 2 OT

POSTGAME Thank you for joining us today on this remarkable journey: four one-goal games and unforgettable heroes and stories for generations to come. Good day and good hockey

PREGAME In the final analysis, the difference was Sarah Levine. She made the necessary plays on the offensive and defensive ends the field and will join many of the greats of Cox field hockey such as Leah Crouse, Taylor Rhea, Kaitlyn Hiltz, and Kim Miller

86:24 FWC GOAL Like a bolt of lightning, a diagonal pass From Zoe Campisi hits Kylie Levine at the left post and she scores! What a game! Cox wins 1-0 and obtains its 20th state title!

84:44 Timeout for an injury

82:30 FWC PC Wally corner fizzes out

81:10 FWC PC Re-rack for a foot

80:10 FWC PC Re-rack for a push

76:45 FC PC Bonniwell is defensed

76:10 FC PC Option left yields A rebound; we will rerack

75:00 The second OT starts with Cox down a player

END 1ST OT A chippy overtime ends with the sides still goalless

74:40 Yellow card, Cox; the umpires are giving out cards like speeding tickets at the Indy 500

72:09 FC PC Evelyn Murray cannot beat the flyer; what a development that would have been!

69:30 FWC PC Shot is cleared

69:24 Yellow card, FC, meaning Cox is now playing 6-on-4 in the field

69:15 FWC PC Receiver is chopped down at the top of the circle

68:38 Yellow card, FC

67:20 FC PC Heroic save off the line by Kylie Levine

66:59 FC PC Two shots generated; Taylor Schoolar says no

63:39 Cox is buzzing in the circle; a cross almost finds an open Sarah Spear

60:00 Cox bombs forward off the center hit and forces a critical save!

FULL TIME How crucial might that late yellow card be? Cox will start overtime with a player advantage

FULL TIME The horn sounds with the score 0-0

59:52 Yellow card, FC

54:15 FWC PC The Wally corner goes to Bonniwell, and her shot slides inches wide

52:00 After wrong-footing the goalie,Cox is able to get a shot to the cage that just misses

50:51 Yellow card, FC

49:45 FC PC Hi-lo does not connect

45:58 Yellow card, Cox

44:15 A player down, Cox is able to uncork a chance that goes inches wide!

43:38 Green card, Cox

40:00 Twenty minutes to go for the state final; what will produce the winning effort here?

32:18 Green card, FC for the barge

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME The hockey was quick and artful, but did not produce a telling goal. What will the team talks yield in the second half?

HALFTIME The horn sounds with the sides goalless

25:00 Very free-flowing game thus far, but no goals to show for it

23:30 FWC PC Samantha Zwyna’s backhander is saved

21:40 FWC PC Patriots sniff out the three-way passing play

15:55 FWC PC Brooklyn insert, low shot into the pads; rebound steered wide!

14:26 Did the ball hit the tire on the outside of the cage instead of the post? If so, I’m not so sure the carom would have found Burnett where she was standing

14:26 FC PC A rebound off the post of a Bonniwell shot is put in by Allie Burnett, but it is waved off

7:26 Green card, FC for a hard stick obstruction

2:30 FC PC Reagan Bonniwell’s backhander is saved

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME First Colonial are in the yellow uniforms with light blue numbers and black sleeves; Cox is in the white tos with green numbers and kilts

PREGAME The teams are warming up under clear skies and some breezes, temperature around 42 degrees

PREGAME Cox is the standard by which all other teams in the Commonwealth are measured, with athleticism, precision, defense, and speed. The school has 19 state championships, amongst the most of all time. The thing is, the Falcons were throttled to within an inch of their lives yesterday by a determined Fairfax team. Can Cox come back after all that to compete against their neighborhood rival, located just two miles away?

PREGAME First Colonial are the relative newcomers to championship hockey in Virginia Beach. The team has three titles to its credit and have made the state final eight years in a row. A lot of it is because of the determination and will from head coach Laura “Beanie” Schleicher, who has continued getting her teams to play a championship level of hockey even after the graduation of her daughter Haley, who had an unprecedented career, recording 200 goals and 201 assists

PREGAME Cox is 19-1 on the season, FC is 19-2. The teams have split two games against each other this season; as has been the case for much of the 2010s, they are the immovable object vs. the irresistible force, and form, I think the best field hockey rivalry in the United States

PREGAME Welcome back to South County, where the 6A championship game is about to begin between the First Colonial Patriots and the Cox Falcons

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  S.P. Derieux wrote @

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