Greene begins state playoff run on Saturday

Two of the more consistent Central New York field hockey programs will collide Saturday at 12 p.m. at Cicero-North Syracuse High school when Cazenovia of Section III meets Section IV champion Greene in the Class C regional finals.

Both schools enter the game with unbeaten marks, and each club, coincidentally, has won seven straight sectional championships. “We’ve never played them, but they’re very good,” said Greene coach Sue Carlin, who has faced nearly every quality field hockey program in the Class A and B ranks over the last decade. “(Cazenovia) is very similar to us. We saw them play New York Mills (on Tuesday). They pass it well, their midfield is’s going to be a tough battle.”

Greene (16-0), always a Class C school in size, treaded in the Class A and B waters exclusively since winning its first state championship nearly 20 years ago under program founder Nancy Bromley. Carlin, and the school, elected to move back to the Class C ranks this year in order to compete against like-sized schools.

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