Field Hockey: Regular Season Ends w/Wins vs. NK, SK

by | Oct 29, 2023

Above: Catherine Sprague stick handles the ball against SK. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

By Tommy Sprague

The East Greenwich Avengers field hockey team played their last games of the season last week away against North Kingstown and South Kingstown. Ending on a high note with two wins, these matches helped prepare the EG coaches and players as they enter the playoffs. 

The team had the opportunity to rest some of the starting line up, run prepared plays, practice corners, and allow the up-and-coming underclassmen to get invaluable minutes.  

The Avengers love their end of the season traditions and will spend their final week enjoying many planned team bonding activities.  They did a team dance work out at Crush Fitness Studios after Friday’s practice, and will paint pumpkins, and have a Halloween team dinner. 

Their next match-up is a semi-final playoff on Wednesday November 1st against Barrington at 7:00PM at Cranston Stadium. The Eagles are a formidable opponent, beating EG on their home field and EG’s 1-0 win at home was too close for comfort.  The Avengers will need to lean on each other, trust their skills, and execute on the field to win and advance to the final game on Saturday.  

The team also need the help from their fans in the EG community.  This is a big game, so let’s make Cranston Stadium feel like Carcieri Field – come out and support the team as they make their way through the playoff gauntlet. 

Ellie Picard makes the penalty shot for the win against SK Oct. 26. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Olivia Prior races downfield in Oct. 24 game against NK. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Margaret Neville ready’s for a pass to the middle against NK. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Alana Modi passes to the inside. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Ellie Picard earns the dreaded yellow card. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Tommy Sprague is a team parent. Our thanks to him for covering Girls LAX. EG News is looking for similarly motivated sports enthusiasts to help us cover other EG sports. If you are interested, contact [email protected]. It’s fun and means a lot to the athletes!

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Chuck Nadeau
October 30, 2023 5:21 am

This fall season has been a lot of fun. I tried to attend all the senior nights and those that I was able to will be posted on my site shortly. If anyone would like a Shadow for the playoffs, please let me know. I am looking forward to the Winter games. There is nothing like photographing basketball. It can get up-close and personal. See you in the gym.


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