Milton Academy field hockey earned an invitation to participate in post-season tournament competition — the “New England’s” — based on their excellent play in a strong field of teams. The invitation is based on three criteria: the strength of the competitive schedule; wins and losses; the point spread of the final scores. In addition to Milton Academy, the Class A teams included: Andover, Exeter, Greenwich Academy, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Nobles and Taft. Milton, seeded eighth, played Taft, seeded first, and ultimately lost by one goal scored in the final seconds of the game.
The tense and exciting game was scoreless until the last 10 minutes of the second half. Taft scored with 8:32 left in the game. Thirty seconds later Teresa Curtis (Class III) put a goal in the top right corner of the net to even the score. The score held until the last minute and 50 seconds of the game, when a Taft goal clinched the game. Jackie Flint and Maddie MacMillan (Class I) are the team captains. Maddie and Claire Sheldon (Class II) earned all-league titles and Claire also earned the team MVP title. Congratulations to the Milton field hockey team.