In a nutshell, the Glastonbury High School field hockey team is trying to replace the eight seniors it lost to graduation, from a team that went all the way to the Class L semifinal last fall.
"We've got young kids in there, and kids who are experienced, but playing new positions," said coach Maureen Perkins, after the Tomahawks' 2-0 victory over Wethersfield on Sept. 12.
Glastonbury had beaten Avon, 3-2, in its first match of the season.
The team is also missing a couple of key players, who are expected back soon.
"It's a work in progress," Perkins said. "We're just trying to get better every single day, and just build. We plan to keep building each game, so we're ready for the end of October and into November."
Both of Glastonbury's goals were scored in the second half against Wethersfield, but Perkins said that it was a matter of feeling the opponent out, which is how younger teams often play.
"It took us a while to adjust to how they were playing," Perkins said. "We figured it out. We adjusted, and then in the second half, we played much better and played how we normally play."
The coach said that upcoming games against an improved Hall team, Conard, and new opponent Joel Barlow would all be good tests for her team.
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