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.