Deerfield girls varsity hockey played a complete game against Worcester Thursday evening, opening the Cushing tournament with a convincing 5-1 victory. Mary Edmonds ‘19 opened the scoring early in the first period by ripping a shot from the slot (Ellia Chiang ‘21 and Lisa Ito-Bagshaw earned the assists), and Mae Emerson doubled our lead off of passes from Ali Fujiyoshi ‘19 and Christina Halloran ‘20. Edmonds extended our lead in the second period (Halloran and Emerson with the assists), but Worcester got on the board early in the third period. Deerfield shut the door after that, however, with Edmonds competing the hat trick (assists to Halloran and Erin DeMarco ‘19), and Emerson notching her second goal of the game off of a beautiful shot from the slot (assists to Caroline Skillman ‘19 and Halloran). Jordan Manning ‘19 earned the win in goal with several key saves. Everyone played well tonight, but it is worth highlighting the play of Kailen Coelho ‘20 (best game of her Deerfield career), Sara Ito-Bagshaw ‘22 (strong and steady presence on defense) and Kelly Howe ‘22 (tenacious on the forecheck and smart decisions all over the ice). DeMarco earned the hard hat award for her positive leadership, excellent vision, and consistent hard work. Next up is a game against Northwood Friday morning at 11:40am. Thank you to the Felice family for orchestrating a delicious dinner of quesadillas, wraps, drinks and desserts, and to the Skillmans for their world famous chocolate milk.