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2002 Game by Game ...

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002
State Quarterfinals
Delmar 2, Sussex Central 1

The Golden Knights' hopes for a Cinderella march through the state tournament were dashed in the quarterfinals by Delmar.

The Knights tied the game 1-1 late in the first half but Delmar scored midway through the second half and held off the Knights the rest of the way to advance to the semifinals.

Central, the tournament's 16th seed, finished its season with a 10-7-1 record.

Megan Gorman tied the game on an assist from Beth Moore with just 12 seconds left in the first half to give the Golden Knights life going into the locker room.

The Knights were outshot 12-9, but held a 13-8 advantage in penalty corners.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002
First Round States
Sussex Central 1, Cape Henlopen 0

Sussex Central's Kim JonesPhoto: Sussex Central's Kim Jones

The Golden Knights scored what may have been the biggest upset in the history of the Delaware state field hockey tournament when they knocked off top-seeded and unbeaten Cape Henlopen.

In rising to 10-6-1, the Knights ended Cape's season at 15-1-1 and its dreams for a state championship game appearance. It was the first time a No. 16 seed has beaten a No. 1 seed in the tournament's history.

Central will now face No. 8 Delmar in the state quarterfinals. Delmar outlasted Lake Forest, 5-4, in a game that went into a penalty stroke shootout.

Central trailed Cape 12-6 in shots and 14-13 in penalty corners but pulled the victory out on a goal by senior Kim Jones with just 2:49 remaining. Jones scored on a penalty stroke.

Goalie Ashley Jones stood tall in goal as she stopped 10 shots in preventing the Vikings from scoring.

Central had won five of its last six regular season games just to get into the tournament. The Knights had been beaten by Cape 2-1 during the regular season.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002
Delmar 1, Sussex Central 0

The Golden Knights were blanked in a Henlopen Conference contest. Goalie Ashley Jones recorded 7 saves for Sussex Central. Delmar led 12-7 in shots and 7-5 in penalty corners.

Sussex Central's Kimmy Bausch
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002
Sussex Central 3,
Indian River 2 (OT)

Photo: Sussex Central's Kimmy Bausch

The Golden Knights won the nonconference game against their intra-district rivals when Kimmy Bausch scored in overtime on an assist from Lindsay Moore.

Bausch's goal at the 2:42 mark of the overtime period was her second of the game.

She also scored at the 23:18 mark of the second half, when Central overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit.

IR would score later to force the overtime. Moore scored the Knights' other second half goal on an assist from Megan Gorman.

Goalie Ashley Jones made 6 saves for Central, which outshot Indian River 12-8 and held a 12-5 advantage in penalty corners.

Sussex Central coach Jill Young
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002
Mt. Pleasant 1,
Sussex Central 1

Photo: Sussex Central coach Jill Young

The Golden Knights saw what appeared to be a nonconference victory slip to a tie when Mount Pleastant scored a late goal.

Megan Gorman scored the Knights' goal in the first half on an assist from Lindsay Moore.

Goalie Ashley Jones recorded 5 saves.

Central outshot Mount Pleasant 14-7. The teams had 7 penalty corners apiece.


Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002
Sussex Central 2, Laurel 1

Photo: Sussex Central goalie Ashley Jones

The Golden Knights snapped a three-game losing streak with the Henlopen Conference win.

Lindsey Moore and Kimmy Bausch scored the goals for Central, which rose to 2-3 overall and in the conference.

They also assisted on each other's goals.

The Knights went ahead 2-0 before Laurel scored in the second half to make things interesting.

Central led Laurel 16-6 in shots and 11-5 in penalty corners.

Goalie Ashley Jones recorded 5 saves.

Sussex Central's Ashley Jones

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002
Dover 2, Sussex Central 0

The Golden Knights were shut out for the second straight game as they suffered their third straight loss. Goalie Ashley Jones had 12 saves for Central, which fell to 1-3 in the Henlopen Conference and overall. Dover scored both of its goals in the first half.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002
Lake Forest 2, Sussex Central 0

The Golden Knights fell to 1-2 in the Henlopen Conference and overall with their second consecutive loss. The Knights actually led 7-5 in shots and 9-5 in penalty corners but couldn't get anything past Lake Forest goalie Ashley Johnson. Ashley Jones recorded 4 saves for Central. The Spartans scored both of their goals in a 22-second span in the first half.

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002
Cape Henlopen 2, Sussex Central 1

The Golden Knights suffered their first loss of the season against the defending Henlopen Conference champions. Kimmy Bausch scored the Knights' only goal. Central, now 1-1, was outshot by Cape Henlopen 16-7. The Knights trailed 10-7 in penalty corners.

Sussex Central's Megan Gorman
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002
Sussex Central 2, Seaford 1

Photo: Sussex Central's Megan Gorman

The Golden Knights started their 2002 campaign with a Henlopen Conference victory over Seaford.

The Knights led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Megan Gorman and went up 2-0 in the second half on a goal by Kimmy Bausch before the Blue Jays made things interesting on a goal by Unek Brown at the 23:18 mark of the second half.

The Knights, however, were able to hold Seaford off by controlling the ball for most of the remainder of the game.

Central goalie Ashley Jones recorded three saves and Lindsey Moore assisted on Bausch's goal. Bausch assisted on Gorman's goal.

Central led 31-6 in shots and 20-1 in penalty corners.


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