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Staples remains No. 1 in state field hockey poll while Granby moves up to No. 5

Avon’s Stella Galli and Hall’s Chloe Nordyke battle for the ball in Monday night’s CCC game in Avon. Hall prevailed, 1-0 for their fifth straight win on Nordyke’s early goal. More photos

Staples-Westport remains the unanimous choice as the No. 1 field hockey team in the state in the most recent coaches poll. The Wreckers, the defending Class L champions, are currently 6-0.

Undefeated Granby (4-0) moved up one spot to No. 5 after Friday’s 1-0 win over winless Simsbury on a goal from Mya Rivard. The Bears had 21 shots on net in the game.

Granby returns to action on Wednesday night when they host Canton at 5 p.m. on the turf field in Granby.

Two new teams joined the top 10 this week – Norwalk (3-1) and undefeated Hall in West Hartford (5-0). No. 9 Hall beat Avon on Monday night with a 1-0 decision, scoring in the first 2:37 of the contest and making it stand up. It is believed to be Hall’s first appearance in the top 10 since 2013.

Avon (3-1), who played three of their first games on the road before hosting Hall on Monday, received 13 votes in this week’s poll and comes in at No. 14.


The most recent state high school field hockey coaches poll with first place votes in parentheses.

Week 2, September 24, 2018

Team Rec. Pts. LW
1. Staples (7) 6-0 140 1
2. Cheshire 6-0 116 3
3. Wilton 6-0 106 4
4. Pomperaug 5-0 79 5
5. Granby 4-0 69 6
6. Immaculate 6-0 65 8
7. Darien 4-2 59 9
8. Norwalk 3-1 48 nr
9. Hall 5-0 38 nr
10. Hand 4-1-1 36 2
Also receiving votes: Westbrook (4-0) 23; Stonington (4-0-1) 22; Newtown (5-0) 14; Avon (3-1) 13; North Branford (4-0-0-1) 6; East Lyme (3-0-0-1) 6
Coaches voting: Matt Ariniello Immaculate, Janet Dickey Westbrook, Dawn Hough New Milford, Sandy Wickman Mason Granby, Kitty Palmer Guilford, Maureen Perkins Glastonbury, Kyle Seaburg Norwalk.

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