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State field hockey: Three local teams advance

Mountain View, Stafford and Chancellor have all booked field hockey vacations in Virginia Beach this weekend, each with a 2-1 state quarterfinal victory.

Chancellor made a 2-0 lead stand up against Grafton in Group AA/A, and Mountain View and Stafford both survived second-half onslaughts to reach the Group AAA semifinals.

Mountain View had a 2-1 lead against Westfield at the half, and its defense survived nine second-half corners, including two in the final minute which required extraordinary effort to keep out of the cage.

Stafford scored early, gave up a late goal on a penalty stroke, and then scored quickly in overtime to beat South County.

Mountain View will play Cox at 11 a.m. and Stafford meets defending state champion First Colonial at 1 p.m. on Friday in the AAA semifinals. Chancellor will play Charlottesville at 1 p.m. All the games are at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.