After a tough game the night before, Deerfield never found a groove on Saturday at Taft. We were slow out of the gates in the first period, and while we played a strong second frame (12 shots on net), Taft got the only goal of the period in the last minute of play. We battled back a bit in the third, but our legs seemed to give out and we gave up three goals in the final five minutes. We’ll look to get back on track on Wednesday against Pomfret. Thanks to the Mikesells for the sandwiches, pasta salad, cookies and drinks after the game.