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Mountain Vista wins girls field hockey championship
Mountain Vista High School won its first state field hockey championship on Monday night when they defeated Kent Denver 1-0.
The Golden Eagles weren’t the only winners in the title game. Vista’s head coach, Brian Nutter, beat his wife, Kathy James, who happens to be the head coach of Kent.
The two teams and their coaches worked their way through the playoff brackets to beat the odds and face each other in the title game.
“That’s always sort of been a goal to see if we could make it there, and in years past things just haven’t worked out, but this year it did,” said Nutter.
The couple was surprisingly calm in the days leading up to the big game.
“We knew in some form or fashion we were going to be winners in our household and be proud of the accomplishment we’ve come to in terms of both of us meeting in the end,” said Nutter.
Mountain Vista scored early in the first half and was able to hold on for the win, but Nutter knew that no matter what the final outcome, the title would partly belong to his wife.
“She got me into this sport,” said Nutter. “She was my mentor for this sport. I have as much thanks to give her as I have anyone else because she kind of laid the path for me in terms of developing my own program.”
Thankfully, Vista’s win didn’t damage the couples’ relationship.
“It’s [the marriage] still great.” Said Nutter.
Nutter’s wife won the state title last year.