Kent Denver field hockey caps off undefeated season with a state championship victory

Kent Denver wins the 2016 state championship.

DENVER-- There was no doubt who the best team in the state was in field hockey this year. 

Kent Denver held that title from start to finish. And Thursday night, the Sun Devils got to hold the state title trophy above their heads, beating Palmer Ridge 2-0 to cap off an undefeated season. 

"Honestly, it's one of the best feelings in the world," Senior Shelby Schumacher said. "I love my team more than anything."

But, Schumacher's teammates probably loved her even more Thursday. 

She had the second goal of the game right before halftime to give the Sun Devils a bit of breathing room, ending her high school career on the highest note possible. 

Meanwhile, the other goal-scorer for Kent Denver is not even halfway done as a high school athlete. 

Sophomore Madeleine Hunt got her team on the board first with a nice ricochet goal past the keeper. 

"It's truly amazing," Hunt said. "This team has really come together this year."

Hunt's goal continued her impressive scoring tear, as she led the entire team in goals on the year. 

Palmer Ridge's loss didn't take away from the Bears having a very impressive 13-3-2 season. 

Two of those three losses came at the hands of Kent Denver, the undisputed 2016 state champions. 

 

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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