August 28, 2013

Field hockey Playday: Start your stickwork

By Steve Craig
Staff Writer

The 16 SMAA field hockey teams at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Tuesday were there for a test of their game-condition readiness, their conditioning in the muggy sunshine and a glimpse at upcoming opponents.

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South Portland goalie Hannah Gato is surrounded by a mix of players as teammate Lydia Henderson, left, tries to poke the ball from Biddeford’s Mallory Mourmouras while Olivia Indorf, right, of South Portland looks on at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Tuesday.

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Biddeford’s Charlotte White cools off at a misting tent after the Tigers’ scrimmage against South Portland on Tuesday.

Tim Greenway/Staff Photographer

The 12th annual SMAA Playday ran from 8:30 a.m. until a bit after 7 p.m. Each team was slotted into a four-team group and played three 20-minute, running-time games.

The 14-game regular season begins Wednesday, Sept. 4. This year, teams will play a full-length exhibition game against the one team not on their regular season schedule. Those games will be played this Thursday and Friday.


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