BILL Iezzi: Field Hockey Weather Problems

Rain and soggy fields have put off the season-ending plans of some area teams.
At a time of the season when some conference schedules are completed and teams are looking for good competition to prepare themselves for the playoffs, they’ve  been sidelined by bad weather.
One example is Haddonfield (15-4), seeded 4th in South Group 2. The Bulldogs were looking forward to playing Moorestown (14-2), the second seed in Central Group 3, in a game that would test each other’s skills.
But rain caused a postponement of the battle until Friday, 3:30 p.m, at Radnor Ave. Field and both teams are lucky that time hasn’t run out on them. Both drew first-round byes in the NJSIAA tournament that is getting under way.
The game will commemorate 100 years of field hockey in South Jersey.
Other Wednesday rainouts didn’t appear to be that meaningful to the teams, such as Kingsway (15-3) at Cumberland (3-11-2) and Clearview (16-2) at Highland (2-9-4). However, they are division games.
“By conference rule we are required to play our divisional games,” said Clearview Athletic Director Greg Horton. “We’re fortunate to have a bye in the first round.
“We’ve lost one or two games [because of bad weather] and made them all up. All we can do is adapt. It’s part of Mother Nature doing what it does.”
Ranked 2d in South Group 4, Clearview on Nov. 5 is scheduled to play the winner of the Mainland–Williamstown game in round No. 2 of the tournament.

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