An unexpected, but welcome January thaw made conditions at the semi-exposed NMH rink ideal for hockey as Girls JV took on the host NMH squad. This was a rematch of the first game of the season and it started out the same way with Deerfield getting on the board on a goal by Katherine Grennon ’17 in the first minute of play. The team continued to press on offense and built a 5 -0 lead five minutes into the first period. All three lines contributed, with centers Katie Morse ’17, Annie Ilsley ’18 and Meredith Heaney ’19 controlling the middle of the ice. Defenders Kate Hadley ’17, Tierney Roche ’18, Cornelia Mackay ’18 and Maggie Roche ’19 shut down the NMH attack and sparked the offense with aggressive rushes up the ice. The remainder of the game featured back and forth action as the NMH coaches regrouped their team and rallied the troops, with the final score reading Deerfield 8, NMH 1.