1970 Press Photo Hockey, University-Liggett School

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Caption: Bloomers showing, hair ribbons flying, the rivals played to a 1-0 finishHockey PlayersBY JEANNE WHITTAKERFree Press Staff Writer"OK, girls, remember these are hockey sticks and not golf clubs!" yelled Muriel Brock, girls athletic director at University-Liggett School of Grosse Pointe.The annual alumni field hockey game between University Liggett and the now defunct Sacred Heart Academy of Gross Pointe was underway Sunday afternoon.The game, with four quarters eight minutes long was played at the Grosse Point Academy before a large crowd of friends, cowards (former players who now feared for their lives), husbands and children.The free-for-all featured women who had once been among Detroit's leading players in a league which included such prestigious schools as Kingswood, Maumee Valley (Ohio), and the University-Liggett School forerunner, Grosse Point Country Day School.Today, most of the players are wives and mothers and not quite as swift or deadly in their aim. but the spirit was still there. Old rivalries were renewed and once-deadly foes donned shin guards, practiced lunges, and tried to keep their sticks down.On the sidelines, University-Liggett headmaster Ray Robbias, and Grosse Point Academy headmaster, John Poplowsky, looked around at the assembled enthusiasts and agreed that the turnout was impressive. For both men there were familiar faces among the children cheering on their mothers. Both schools now represent fourth and fifth generations of many of Grosse Pointe's best known families.

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