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Prep Field Hockey Notepad: District bottleneck will clear next week
Stafford’s 4–2 win against Colonial Forge on Tuesday and the Eagles’ 1–0 win against Brooke Point on Wednesday has caused quite a logjam at the top of the Commonwealth District.
Mountain View—with one win each over Brooke Point and Stafford and a regular-season sweep of Forge—is clearly ahead with a three-game lead with six games to play.
But after the Wildcats, Stafford, Forge and Brooke Point are locked in a tie with three losses each.
The Indians have lost to the Wildcats, Eagles and ’Hawks. Brooke Point was swept by Colonial Forge and lost to Mountain View. Colonial Forge split with Stafford and was swept by Mountain View.
The standings should begin to sort themselves out next week.
Brooke Point plays at Stafford on Tuesday and at Mountain View on Oct. 16.
Stafford closes the regular season against Mountain View on Oct. 18.
Colonial Forge has the easiest path remaining, with four games to come all against teams which will finish in the lower half of the district.
Chancellor continues to set the pace in the Battlefield, with James Monroe—which lost in its first head-to-head match against the Chargers—one game back.
Courtland has two district losses—one each to JM and Chancellor.
The Cougars will have their chance next week to make a statement in the Battlefield. Courtland plays at Chancellor on Monday and hosts James Monroe next Thursday.