Cuneo sets national record as Eastern wins 15th straight title

The top-ranked Eastern field hockey team won its 15th consecutive sectional title on Tuesday afternoon, but for Austyn Cuneo it was a season unlike any other.

The junior scored six goals to lead the Vikings past sixth-seeded Washington Township, 11-0 in the Section 4 final. Cuneo’s last score was her 83rd of the year and set the national single-season goal record.

Tracey Fuchs of Centereach High School on Long Island, who was recently named Big Ten Coach of the Year at Northwestern University, held the record with her 82 goal senior campaign in 1983.

 Eastern’s Karlee Spirit added a hat trick, and Mackenzie Mlkvy assisted on five goals.