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NOTEBOOK: SCC Field Hockey Semifinals are Nov. 5

SCC Field Hockey Semifinal Notebook (Nov. 5)

2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the SCC field hockey playoffs.


Semifinal Schedule

#3 Branford at #2 Amity Regional - 3 p.m.

#4 Daniel Hand at #1 Guilford – 7 p.m.

The semifinal winners will meet in Thursday’s championship game, 6:30 p.m. at Guilford High School’s Kavanaugh Field.


Branford/Amity Regional: 

* Amity Regional won the 2019 regular-season meeting between the two teams, 2-1, on October 7.

* It is the fourth time Branford and Amity Regional have met in the SCC playoffs. Branford has won quarterfinal games over Amity in 2013, 2017 and 2018.  Last season, Branford defeated Amity, 3-2, in the quarterfinals.

* Branford is making its league-record 10th semifinal appearance.  The Hornets are seeking their third SCC championship game berth (2017 and 2016).  Branford won the 2016 SCC title.

* Amity Regional is making its first-ever semifinal appearance.  The Spartans’ 3-0 victory over Sacred Heart Academy on Sunday, Nov. 3 was their first-ever SCC playoff victory (in six tries).

Daniel Hand/Guilford:

* Guilford won the 2019 regular-season meeting with Daniel Hand, winning 4-2 on Oct. 1 at Kavanaugh Field.

* It is eighth time the two Shoreline rivals have met in the SCC playoffs.  Daniel Hand holds a slight 4-3 advantage, including a 3-0 victory in the first-ever SCC title game in 2010.  The two teams have meet four times in the SCC semifinals (tied 2-2), including a 2-0 Guilford victory last season.

* Guilford is making its eighth appearance in the SCC semifinals, and seeking its fourth SCC championship game appearance.   The Indians are the defending SCC champion, having beat Cheshire, 3-1, in the 2018 final.

* Daniel Hand is making its ninth semifinal appearance.  The Tigers are seeking their seventh SCC title game berth.  Daniel Hand has won three SCC titles (2017, 2014 and 2010).


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