Event: Section Field Hockey Final
Teams: Serra (20-1), Mira Mesa (18-2)
Time, Place: Noon, Diegueno Junior High, Encinitas
Field hockey banners adorn the walls of the Serra High gymnasium the way NCAA basketball banners hang in UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.
In 9 seasons, Serra has won eight section titles while compiling winning streaks of 86, 41, 32 and 17 games. During that span, the Conquistadors have lost only 4 games, one by strokes to Fallbrook after regulation and overtime ended in a tie in the 1986 championship game.
Another was earlier this season. Mira Mesa defeated Serra, 4-2, ending Serra's 104-game league winning streak. Serra came back to defeat Mira Mesa, 2-0, the next time around, then defeated them, 3-2 in overtime, in a City Eastern League playoff.