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Panthers' Hockey Earns No. 1 Seed, Bye in Tourney

Collingswood will be the favorite in the Group 2 playoffs.

In a storied 100th anniversary season, the Collingswood High School field hockey team has earned the No. 1 seed in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 playoffs.

The Panthers* (19-1 after two victories in friendlies against Moorestown and St. Joe's, their only loss coming in a non-divisional match-up against Eastern) earned a first-round bye and will take on the winner of No. 8 Lower Cape May and No. 9 Barnegat in the quarterfinals on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Colonial Conference rival West Deptford earned the No. 2 seed and will also receive a first-round bye. The Eagles will face the winner of Saturday’s quarterfinal between No. 7 Middle Township and No. 10 Sterling.

Defending Group 2 champion Haddonfield is a No. 6 seed and will open up against No. 11 Deptford. The winner of that contest will take on No. 3 Camden Catholic.

West Deptford reached the Group 2 finals last year, where it fell to Haddonfield. This year the Panthers are the team to beat. Collingswood—which was slotted in the Central Jersey grouping last season—defeated the Eagles 4-1 and 4-0 this season.

The finals are currently scheduled to be held Tuesday, November 6.

You can view the entire bracket here.

*updated 2:19 p.m. Oct. 24.

L.A.W. October 24, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Collingswood beat W Deptford 4-1 and 4-0 this season.
Matt Skoufalos (Editor) October 24, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Thanks for the correction.
Joe October 24, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Go get 'em Panthers!!

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