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‘Grit’ helps Villa Duchesne win field hockey title

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It had been 10 years since Villa Duchesne won a state field hockey championship, falling several times in playoffs against Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS). The 2017 team from the Catholic high school believed the wait for a 10th championship was long enough.

The Saints fought hard against a tough MICDS team Oct. 28, battling to a 1-1 tie through two overtimes. They thought they'd won at the end of the second overtime, but referees ruled that the goal had occurred after time expired.

‘Grit’ helps Villa Duchesne win field hockey title

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It'd been 10 years since Villa Duchesne won a state field hockey championship. The 2017 team believed that was long enough.

The Saints fought hard against a tough team from Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) Oct. 28, battling to a 1-1 tie through two overtimes. They thought they'd won at the end of the second overtime, but referees ruled that the goal had occurred after time expired.

But Villa Duchesne scored twice in five tries during the shootouts to seal the 2-1 victory in the Midwest Field Hockey championship game at SportPort in Maryland Heights.

Girls lacrosse has action-packed, thrilling moments

Teak Phillips | teakphillips@archstl.org

Villa Duchesne co-captains Louise Keefer, center, and Molly Walsh, right, pressured Nerinx Hall’s Lindsay Morrow in the first half of a lacrosse game April 5. Villa Duchesne won 9-8.

Villa Duchesne and Nerinx Hall teams showed April 5 that girls high school lacrosse provides plenty of action-packed, thrilling plays by well-conditioned, talented athletes.

Louise Keefer scored five times as Villa Duchesne held on for a 9-8 victory after Nerinx roared back from a 6-2 halftime deficit to make it close. The win was Villa Duchesne's first of the season after two losses.

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