Deerfield came out strong against Choate on the road on Wednesday evening, scoring three goals in the opening period. Lisa Ito-Bagshaw ‘21 found some open space in front of the net, and buried a pass from Ellia Chiang ‘21 (Deirdre Mullowney earned the second assist) to open the scoring. Then, on the power play, Chiang and Ito-Bagshaw connected and found an open Caroline Skillman ‘19, who made no mistake in scoring our second goal. Finally, Chiang got a goal of her own, finishing off a nice play by Kailen Coelho ‘20. The three-goal lead stood until late in the game, when Choate found the back of the net to make things interesting. However, Jordan Manning ‘19 shut the door the rest of the way (19 total saves), and Mullowney iced the game with an empty net goal on the penalty kill. Aurora Devereaux ‘20 earned the hard hat (with an honorable mention to her D-partner Sara Ito-Bagshaw ‘22) for her excellent work along the boards and strong puck movement on the break out. Chiang and Mullowney both rebounded from some tough hits along the boards to play excellent games, and Christina Halloran ‘20 was a force of nature all over the ice. A long day for the team, but great to kick off the week with a nice win. Next up is a Friday night match up at New Hampton. Many thanks to the Skillman family for the wraps, fruit, cookies and drinks after the game!