Hockey, Boys: Varsity defeats Williston

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On Friday evening, the team traveled to nearby Williston Northampton for a 6 PM puck drop. Williston has had an impressive season thus far with key wins over Salisbury and St. Sebastian’s. Despite a talented opponent and the disappointment the Big Green have faced over the past couple of weeks the team came out firing on all cylinders and were rewarded with the game’s opening goal midway through the first frame. The marker was the result of a great individual effort from Mikey Holland ‘19, who hustled back into Deerfield’s defensive zone, intercepted a Williston pass, carried the puck through the neutral zone and set up Chad Haggerty ‘17 just inside the Williston blue line to put the visitors on the board. The Big Green would double their lead just over a minute into the second period when Danny Farr ‘17 sent Jon Donville ‘17 in on a break away, Donville ‘17 would make no mistake tucking the puck into the bottom right corner of the net. Before the second period was over, Williston would find their first of the night on the power play, but Justin Masella ‘17 would get the goal right back when he launched a missile that beat the Williston goalie from the blue line. In the third period, Williston would once again pull the game to within one but some late key saves from Sam Vigneault ‘17 would help DA hold on for a hard earned win on the road. Vigneault ‘17 made 39 saves on the night.