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Staples Field Hockey 4-Peats As State Champs

Can you say “dynasty”?

The Staples High School field hockey team won their 4th straight state class L (large schools) championship yesterday.

And there was no doubt about it.

The Wreckers downed Darien 4-2, at Wethersfield High School. The win comes on top of a 2-0 victory over Cheshire last year, 1-0 against Darien in 2017, and a co-championship with Darien in 2016, the 2nd year of coach Ian Tapsall’s tenure.

Darien is a worthy rival. The Blue Wave won 3-1 in September, in the 2nd game of the regular season. The 2 teams tied 0-0 earlier this month, to share the FCIAC crown.

Yesterday’s victory was decisive. Sportswriter Rich DiPreta writes: “At times, it seemed like Staples had 20 players on the field against Darien’s 11.”

Congratulations, Wreckers. We look forward to the drive for 5!

(For a full story from the Ruden Report, click here.)

The Staples High School field hockey team celebrates, earlier this season. (Photo courtesy of Matt Dewkett for the Ruden Report)

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