Field Hockey Battles Through Challenging Stretch in Schedule

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The Girls varsity field hockey team hopes to have a strong end of their season after a couple of convincing 3-0 wins against the Hopkins School during Hewett Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 and against The Wilbraham & Monson Academy on Monday, Oct. 15.  

After the wins, the team suffered a tough 7-2 loss against Choate Rosemary Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Wyverns were still ready to compete. “The season has been going great so far.” senior Captain midfielder Mia Seymour said. “We have improved so much and with each game, win or loss, we make better passes, shots, and dodges.”

The young team is still very close this year. “This team is the most family oriented and they all have come together as a group as the season has gone on,” Head Coach Nicole Blake said.

Seymour is the only senior on the team this year. “She is an asset to this program not only because of her stick skills, but because of her leadership and great personality,” Coach Blake said. “Mia will be missed in so many ways on and off the field next year.”

The team had an excellent showing this year on Hewett day. “The game was really exciting!” Seymour said. “We had a great 3-0 win against Hopkins and the huge support from the entire KO community at the end which made it even more fun to play.”

During the game junior midfielder Alex D’Addabbo scored two goals and sophomore right-inner Cici Chagnon added a third.

Seymour has been very pleased with the younger players on the team. “Coach Blake and I have been so impressed with the skill level and development of all our new players.” Seymour said. “I am particularly pleased with two Freshmen Arie Lang and Alyssa Pavano who make beautiful passes up the left sideline.”

Sophomore defender Keegan McMahon has been impressed that the young KO team is able to keep up with more experienced teams.

“We have a young team and we seem to be playing teams that are older and more physically mature but we are able to rise up to the challenge and be competitive,”  McMahon said. “I think we have great team chemistry and it is my hope that we finish the year strong and end up a few games over .500 and are able to make the playoffs.”

The chemistry on the team has also improved as the season has gone on. “We’ve definitely come together, both on and off the field, as the season has progressed,” Seymour said. “Our first couple of games got us comfortable playing with each other and team dinners/psych boxes have helped to bring us closer as friends.”

As the Wyverns get ready for the last stretch of their season, they look forward to Senior Day. “I believe our game against Suffield-Academy will be a big game because it is Senior Day and our last home game of the year,” McMahon said.

“The Suffield game is always super competitive and it is a close game every year.”  McMahon is confident that the Wyverns can get the win.