Deerfield lost in a close contest at Exeter on Saturday. While DA built a 10 point lead early in the game, they allowed Exeter to go into halftime ahead. Deerfield then clawed their way back to a tie game with under a minute to go with both tough defense and sharp passing. The final minute gave Deerfield several opportunities to put the game away, but they could not seal the win in the final moments, and Exeter hit two free throws to put them ahead by 3 with 16 seconds left. Melissa Mitrovic paced Deerfield with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Tess Mannix netted 14 points (including 4 three-pointers), and Emma Reavis dished out 6 assists. Eva Carchidi was high scorer for Exeter with 12.