Deerfield Girls Hockey made the drive from Hill to Lawrenceville on Sunday morning for their second game in as many days. We were treated to a delicious pregame meal with our opponent at Lawrenceville Head of School (and former Deerfield faculty member) Steve Murray’s home, and then walked over to the rink. We played a terrible first period, with Lawrenceville dominating the play and winning every battle along the boards. They scored first on the power play, but we were able to tie the score after excellent work down low by Mae Emerson ‘19 and Elizabeth Hernberg ‘18. Hernberg faked the goalie, and then slipped the puck over to Emerson, who made no mistake in finding the back of the goal. We knew that we were lucky to escape the period tied at 1, and vowed to play harder in the second. To our credit, the second period was a completely different story. We pushed the pace all over the ice, and put 15 shots on the Lawrenceville goal. Christina Halloran ‘20 scored on a beautiful redirection of a Mary Edmonds ‘19 pass, and that held up as the winning goal. All of our defensemen played strong games today: Ali Dougal ‘18, Deirdre Mullowney ‘19, Erin DeMarco ‘19, Aurora Devereaux ‘20, Ali Fujiyoshi ‘19, and Haley Sundstrom ‘21, and Liv Mikesell ‘20 was very solid in goal. Halloran deserves mention for her work in the dying seconds: she possessed the puck in the offensive corner for more than 30 seconds, fending off all of Lawrenceville’s players. Overall, this team won 3 road games this week: no easy feat. They also remained focused and committed despite long hours on the bus, and earned themselves a day off from practice on Monday. Next up is NMH on Wednesday.
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