Field Hockey

San Marcos eliminates San Dieguito in CIF field hockey overtime stunner

San Marcos eliminates San Dieguito in CIF field hockey overtime stunner

The San Dieguito Academy (SDA) field hockey team experienced its sport’s version of cruel and unusual punishment in Monday afternoon’s CIF Division II quarterfinals. The fourth-seeded host Mustangs, who led from the third minute of the game until the second half clock read 0:00, were tied by fifth-seeded San Marcos, literally after time had run out, and then beaten in overtime, 2-1.

Two minutes and four seconds into the contest, following a scrum in front of San Marcos goalie Sophia Perry, SDA junior Ellie Silvester connected from short range and the Mustangs were up, 1-0. That covered the scoring for the next 57-plus minutes. For most of that time, Coach Dana Evans’ San Dieguito...

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