State Field Hockey Championships

It's been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I'd start with this -- the Group 6A and Group 5A State Field Hockey Championships. It was freezing, but it was fun. Playing on artificial turf makes for a fast paced, intense game and it was just that: fast and intense. Congrats to both Cox and First Colonial on their wins.

Thanks for looking.

Cox goalkeeper Suzie Pileckas stops a shot by First Colonial's Izzy Fontana, right, during second half action of Cox's 1-0 win to claim their 18th State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.     (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Cox goalkeeper Suzie Pileckas stops a shot by First Colonial's Izzy Fontana, right, during second half action of Cox's 1-0 win to claim their 18th State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.     (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

The Cox Falcon's celebrate their 18th State field hockey title after beating First Colonial 1-0, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.  (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

The Cox Falcon's celebrate their 18th State field hockey title after beating First Colonial 1-0, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach. 

(Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Cox's Emma Haupt, left, advances the ball as First Colonial's Michele Taylor gives chase during first half action of Cox's 1-0 win to claim their 18th State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.  (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Cox's Emma Haupt, left, advances the ball as First Colonial's Michele Taylor gives chase during first half action of Cox's 1-0 win to claim their 18th State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.  (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Cox defenders prepare for a First Colonial corner during second half action of Cox's 1-0 win to claim their 18th State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.    (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Cox defenders prepare for a First Colonial corner during second half action of Cox's 1-0 win to claim their 18th State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.    (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Princess Anne celebrates their 2-1 State title win over Mountain View, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.  (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Princess Anne celebrates their 2-1 State title win over Mountain View, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.  (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Princess Anne's Jackie Kisa, right, collides with Mountain View's Beth Barnes while going after a loose ball during second half action of the Cavaliers' 2-1 win to claim the State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach. (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Princess Anne's Jackie Kisa, right, collides with Mountain View's Beth Barnes while going after a loose ball during second half action of the Cavaliers' 2-1 win to claim the State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.

(Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Fans cheer on the Princess Anne Cavaliers in the closing minutes of their 2-1 win over Mountain View to claim the State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.  (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Fans cheer on the Princess Anne Cavaliers in the closing minutes of their 2-1 win over Mountain View to claim the State title, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.  (Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)