MIAA releases field hockey playoff brackets
The MIAA released its 2021 field hockey state tournament brackets Tuesday afternoon, and a number of local teams made the cut and will be playing for a state championship beginning this weekend.
The local team that earned the highest overall seed makes its home at Blocksidge Field, as the Swampscott Big Blue earned the No. 5 seed in the Division 3 bracket. After posting a 10-5-3 record in a tough Northeastern Conference, the Big Blue earned a bye in the preliminary round and will take on No. 28 North Middlesex in the Round of 32. Swampscott will also have one of the longest layoffs before its first game, which isn't scheduled until 1 p.m. on Sunday.