MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Mamaroneck made sure there would not be a replay of what happened the first time it played Scarsdale in a Section 1 field hockey game.
The Tigers came out roaring Thursday, scoring four goals in the first half of a 6-1 victory over Scarsdale in the Pink Game.
Section 1 field hockey teams hold Pink Games, or Play For The Cure, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Karen Seid scored 87 seconds into the game, initiating the four-goal first half. She added her second of the game at the 11:06 mark. Kayla Robinson assisted on Seid’s goals and added a third assist in the first half. Hannah Fitzgerald netted two of her three goals in the second half.
“The last time we played Scarsdale they came out with a little fire and scored first,” Robinson said. “We had a little but of a lull in energy, but after they scored that was a wake-up call for us. We picked it up in the second half."
Mamaroneck came back to win that game, 5-1.
“We could not come out and have them score first again," Robinson said. "That would have been unacceptable.”
Robinson started everything off with a hard free hit from just inside midfield that whistled along the turf to Seid just outside the left post. Seid stopped the ball, dodged a defender and tucked a shot in goal.
“I was sort of hoping my teammate would be there and a lot of the time they are so I was so happy that Karen was there to finish it,” Robinson said.
Robinson said the difference in the game was Mamaroneck’s drive and determination as well as wanting the win in this special game.
“Everyone on our team was getting to the ball first today and that allowed us to play our game,” Robinson said. “Playing in the Pink Game makes it that much more special because you are playing for a very worthy cause.”