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Spatola’s heroics make for memorable return to subject for Bridgewater-Raynham

Jay N. Miller

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Captain Sara Spatola gets a stick on the ball to take possession from Brockton's Madison Becquart during the varsity field hockey game at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.

BRIDGEWATER — For the Bridgewater-Raynham and Brockton Higher area hockey teams, Tuesday marked the opening of a really distinctive-on the lookout time.

The match was not only the 2020 debut for the Trojans and Boxers, it was a debut of the new pandemic-inspired 7-on-seven activity. The broad open up areas in this new format challenged the athletes’ cardio conditioning, but authorized less stoppages of participate in. The stands were empty and masks were on.

B-R senior captain Sara Spatola’s intention just 2:33 into the fourth quarter proved to be the difference Tuesday, lifting the house workforce to a 2-1 final decision around Brockton. Contemplate Spatola a transform to the new video game.

“I think the seven-on-seven will make for a improved sport,” mentioned Spatola, who noted her objective came from a fantastic pass from junior Emma Lavigne. “I feel with this game, you are in a position to integrate a great deal far more of your techniques. It is wonderful to have all that added room out there, and I assume it would make you consider much more about setting up plays. There’s just so a great deal space, compared to the regular 11-on-11. And, as a senior, just after seven months of no video games, I considered it was just super-fascinating to be in a position to get outside and engage in once more.”