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Staples remains No. 1 in state field hockey poll, undefeated Granby remains at No. 5

The Hall High field hockey moved up to No. 6 in the state coaches poll — their highest ranking since 2013.

For the third consecutive week, Staples is the unanimous No. 1 team in the state field hockey coaches poll. The defending Class L champion Wreckers (7-0) have won 14 straight games dating back to last season.

Cheshire (7-0) remains at No. 2 this week with Wilton (8-0) coming in at No. 3 again. With the most wins in the state, Immaculate-Danbury (9-0) moved up two spots to No. 4.

No. 5 Granby (6-0), which rolled over Canton last week, 4-0, has yet to give up a goal this year. They have outscored the opposition 20-0 in six games. The Bears have pitched shutouts in 14 of their last 15 games dating back to last year.

The only team to score on Granby in the last 15 games was North Branford in a 2-1 victory in the Class S championship game last November.

After games against Somers on Tuesday and Suffield on Thursday, Granby will be challenged by facing No. 8 Pomperaug on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Southbury.

With shutout wins over Simsbury and Avon last week, Hall-West Hartford (6-0) moved up three spots to No. 6 – their best top 10 ranking since October 2013 when the Warriors were also ranked No. 6.

Undefeated Westbrook (7-0) was the only new team in the top 10 this week, debuting at No. 9.


The most recent state high school field hockey coaches poll with first place votes in parentheses. Compiled by Janet Dickey, Westbrook High

Week 3, Monday, October 1, 2018

Team Rec. Pts LW Class
1. Staples (8) 7-0 160 1 L
2. Cheshire 7-0 134 2 L
3. Wilton 8-0 126 3 L
4. Immaculate 9-0 91 6 S
5. Granby 6-0 86 5 S
6. Hall 6-0 74 9 L
7. Darien 7-2 64 7 L
8. Pomperaug 6-0-2 63 4 M
9. Westbrook 7-0 44 11 S
10. Norwalk 6-1 42 8 L
Also receiving votes: Newtown (6-1) 27, East Lyme (4-0-0-1) 20, Stonington (6-0-1) 9, New Canaan (6-1-0-1) 8, Guilford (5-1-1) and Enfield (5-0) 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; Jenna Tucchio Stonington

 

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