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Warrior Field Hockey, Soccer Teams Advance

Both contests close as Deerfield field hockey and soccer teams prepare for next test.

Soccer 

Oct. 18 

The Final Score:  Deerfield 1, Vernon Hills 0 

Warriors’ Star Performer:               Grayson Peacock scored the game’s only goal.

Other Notable Warrior Performance:        Troy Kayne had six saves while Connor Oriot and Ryan Kaplan assisted with Peacock’s goal.

Who’s Next:   The Warriors play St. Viator at 11 a.m. Saturday in Vernon Hills for the Regional championship. 

The Bottom Line:      In a game that lasted two days because of weather, the Warriors won with eight seconds remaining. With little time left, Oriot and Kaplan sprinted into action on a corner kick, according to Assistant Coach Rich Grady. Oriot touched the ball to Kaplan who passed to Peacock for the winning goal from six yards out with eight seconds left. The game started Wednesday but was stopped five minute into the second half because of poor weather. 

Field Hockey 

Oct. 18 

The Final Score:  Deerfield 2, Stevenson 1 

Warriors’ Star Performer:               Kezia DiGioia scored a goal and an assist.

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Alexa Ginsberg scored Deerfield’s other goal and JoElla Guagliardo had an assist.

Who’s Next:   The Warriors play at New Trier at 3 p.m. Tuesday. 

The Bottom Line:      The Warriors won their opening round State Tournament game against the Patriots and will face the defending state champion Tevians Tuesday. The last time the two team met Deerfield fell in a close match. 

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