Deerfield engaged in a physical contest against NMH on a cold and blustery day in Gill. The Big Green jumped to a quick three-goal lead early in the half, but to NMH’s credit, the Hoggers battled back and earned the next 5 tallies. As is a common theme, draw controls produced critical possessions for both teams, and the pendulum swings for both sides began with that battle. Deerfield trailed by 3 goals with 11 minutes remaining, but battles won off the draw and through the midfield opened the door to Big Green attackers late in the game. Deerfield scored two goals within the very last minute of the game to bring the score to 11-10 and were able to hold possession for the last moments of the contest. It was an exciting finish to a distinctively physical contest. The captains named Bailey Cheetham Team Player of the Game for her poise under intense physical play and for the four goals and one assist she tallied in the day’s victory.