Tuesday October 11, 2011 | 01:54 PM

A few extra notes from Monday’s field hockey game between Skowhegan and Messalonskee:

• It was senior day at Messalonskee, and the school did something very classy: Including Skowhegan’s seniors in the ceremony. Before the presentations for each of the Messalonskee seniors, Pete McLaughlin announced the names of the Skowhegan seniors, and athletic director Tom Hill presented each of them with flowers.

“That was very nice,” Skowhegan coach Paula Doughty said. “It meant a lot to my kids, too. These kids all play together, and that was a very, very nice thing for them to do.”

• Skowhegan gave up two goals for the second straight game, but Doughty liked what she saw from her team and goalies Anne-Marie Provencal and Shelby Obert.

“Messalonskee’s a phenomenal team,” Doughty said. “We needed this today. We needed it big. There’s pros and cons about playing them, and then playing them again on Wednesday. I told the kids before the game, ‘We need this game. We’ve just had too many 10-0 games where the starters get to play 15 minutes.’

“I was pleased with the goalies,” Doughty added. “I think it’s been hard on them mentally. When you go eight, nine games in a row without a shot, and then all of a sudden you’re looking at a bullet (from) Kristy Bernatchez, that’s a scary thing. We let in a couple goals today, but they made a lot of saves, and I was really pleased by that.”

• The people who select the Miss Maine Field Hockey finalists have an especially tough job this year. Just look at the seniors in this game: From Skowhegan, Nicole Sevey and Jessie Skillings (going to UMaine) and Mikayla Fitzmaurice (Plus Haley Holt, who scored two goals). From Messalonskee, you’ve got Lexy Cole (University of New Hampshire), Katie Bernatchez (Boston University) and Jess Boghosian (Merrimack).

Then you’ve got Marissa Shaw (UMaine) and Leah Edmondson (Northeastern) from Nokomis, plus the seniors from outside central Maine. That’s an incredible amount of talent, and there are at least three underclassmen from Skowhegan and Messalonskee who are likely to play at the Division I level.
 

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Travis Lazarczyk has worked at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. He covers football, basketball and baseball. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/tlazarmaine

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