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Dec. 2, 2018 — A run of championship form

Yesterday at Duquesne University, the longest current championship streak in collegiate field hockey was extended.

In the Division II final during the Fall Festival in and around Pittsburgh, Shippensburg won its third consecutive title with a 1-0 overtime victory over East Stroudsburg.

The game-winning goal came on an Adrienne McGarrigle through pass, deftly struck so that it had enough pace to get to its intended target. Emily Stauffer, at full forward, just had to turn the flat part of her stick over and parry the ball into the cage, ending the game just a couple of minutes into extra time.

Shippensburg’s streak is a rarity in NCAA field hockey; it is difficult to win three national championships in succession. Only a handful of other schools have ever done it: only Old Dominion, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Bloomsburg, and Salisbury had done it before.

And only Bloomsburg has ever done it four years in a row, something that Ship will be attempting to do in 2019.