FIELD HOCKEY: Mustangs finish runnerup in Mount Hamilton Division, playoffs next

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Los Gatos defeated Gilroy 3-0 on Thursday to claim the league
LOS GATOS – In its first season in the highly competitive Mount Hamilton Division, the Gilroy High varsity field hockey team entered Thursday’s winner-take-all regular-season finale against rival Los Gatos with a chance to claim the league title.

However, the host Wildcats handed the Mustangs a 3-0 loss, atoning for a 3-1 defeat to GHS on Oct. 12.

“It would have been nice to get that league championship in our first year, but I thought we would win maybe eight, nine games,” GHS head coach Adam Gemar said. “It was a good effort from everybody, I thought, better than against Mitty.”

GHS dropped a 2-0 tilt to the Monarchs on Tuesday, starting an uncharacteristic two-game losing streak.

The Mustangs, though, put up an 11-2-1 record in league and will, in all likelihood, be the No. 2-seed and have a bye into the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs.

The quarterfinals aren’t for another eight days (Nov. 13), giving the Mustangs plenty of time to rest some minor injuries and prepare for the postseason.

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