Central Ohio high school field hockey postseason preview

Emily Barker and Upper Arlington are preparing for the field hockey regional tournament. The Golden Bears are the No. 1 seed.

Thomas Worthington field hockey trainer Terri Simonetti Frost paused for a number of seconds earlier than breaking down the regional event.

The Cardinals completed their common season Oct. 12 with a 5-0 win over Upper Arlington, handing the top-seeded and top-ranked Golden Bears their first loss and exceeding through one the entire quantity of targets UA had allowed in its earlier 15 video games.

With six of the state’s peak seven groups hailing from the Columbus house, ratings and seeds may now not topic over the following few weeks.

“There are so many good teams. (Columbus) Academy is coming on. Watterson is hot. (Olentangy) Liberty is hot. UA, New Albany … it’s fantastic,” Simonetti Frost stated. “This is great for the sport. I would play those games all the time, because those are the games you play the sport for.”

Thomas Worthington, which features Sophia Borghese, is seeded third for the regional tournament.

Thomas used to be moment at the back of the Bears within the MaxPreps state ballot of Oct. 10, adopted through two-time protecting state champion Watterson, New Albany, Shaker Heights, Liberty and Academy.

Second-seeded Watterson adopted UA right into a bracket that still comprises sixth-seeded Academy and seventh-seeded Olentangy. The different bracket comprises third-seeded Thomas, fourth-seeded New Albany and fifth-seeded Liberty.

Play starts Oct. 17 with two first-round video games — Tenth-seeded Dublin Jerome at ninth-seeded Bexley and Twelfth-seeded Hartley at Eleventh-seeded Dublin Coffman — and a second-round assembly with 18th-seeded Dublin Scioto at Thomas. All different groups start the regional Oct. 18, 19 or 20.

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