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.

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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