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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Field hockey: Westbrook still feeling impact of Sandy

While many field field hockey teams in the New Haven area were able to finally get on the practice field on Wednesday in preparation for the postseason, Westbrook hasn’t been one of the lucky ones following Hurricane Sandy's Northeast rampage.
Nearly 40 percent of the CL&P customers in Westbrook are still without power.
“We are still without power in most of Westbrook,” Westbrook field hockey coach Janet Dickey said. “I haven't been able to get to the field yet because we live near the water and I have been busy making sure my mother is all set where she is.
“I plan on checking on the field today (Thursday) but don't foresee any problems. We will not be able to practice until the superintendent allows. But I'm hoping for Friday because we are scheduled to play in the first round (of the CIAC Class S tournament) next week (Thursday).”
The Lyman Hall field hockey team was one of the fortunates ones to get a practice in on Wednesday.
Yesterday (Wednesday) was our first day of practice for Lyman Hall since the storm,” Lyman Hall coach Stephanie Lavado said. “When we arrived to the field the goals, benches and trash cans had been blown over. So while the girls ran and stretched the other coaches and I had to reassemble our field so we could practice on it.
“We were very lucky to have minimal damage to our field and equipment as well as the school. Our hearts go out for those along the shoreline.  The SCC (Southern Connecticut Conference) tournament was pushed back to Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Our first round of states (CIAC Class M) was also pushed back to next Friday (Nov. 9). But we still don't know where we will be heading to play the first round.”

Here is a link to the New Haven Register story explaining all the scheduling adjustments for all the teams in CIAC state tournaments -

Here is a link to the adjusted schedules for all the Southern Connecticut Conference postseason tournaments -


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