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Staples Field Hockey Snaps Long Darien Streak

WESTPORT, Conn. - The Staples High School field hockey team did what no other team could in four years - beat Darien. The Wreckers held on for a 1-0 victory in the conference semifinals to snap the Blue Wave's 93-game unbeaten streak.

Almost four years to the day since the Blue Wave's last defeat, Misha Strage scored the game's lone goal with 24:14 remaining in the second-half off a penalty corner. The Wreckers survived Darien's attempted comeback, with Staples keeper Chris Lueb coming up with 11 saves.

Darien's last defeat was in the 2007 conference semifinals. It was the third longest streak in United States high school field hockey history, according to the National Federation of High Schools Record Book. The Blue Wave had not even tied in 82 games.

Staples will now take on Wilton in the conference finals to crown a new champion for the first time in four years. The championship will be held at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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