In probably our most complete game of the season, Deerfield defeated Lawrenceville at home on Sunday afternoon. We came out strong from the first whistle, dominating possession and getting lots of shots to the net. We finally broke through early in the second on the power play: good movement led to a fantastic opportunity for Christina Halloran ‘20, and while her bid was denied by the talented Lawrenceville goaltender, the puck made its way back to Deirdre Mullowney ‘19, who absolutely blasted it into the net (Mae Emerson ‘19 and Mary Edmonds ‘19 earned the assists). With the big, supportive crowd going wild, Edmonds extended our lead minutes later (assists to Mullowney and Lisa Ito-Bagshaw ‘21) when she drove wide and then cut to the net, slipping the puck into the goal. Penalties became an issue for us the rest of the game, but we were able to keep our foot on the gas pedal and never gave Lawrenceville an opportunity to close the gap. A strong team effort across the board, and a nice way to open 2019. Liv Mikesell ‘20 earned the shut out in goal with 18 saves, and Kailey Smith ‘22 had an excellent game on defense. Mullowney earned the hard hat for her offensive contributions and ability to make a big play when the team needed it most. Thank you to the Mikesells for the sandwiches, fruit, brownies and drinks after the game, and to all the family, friends, students and faculty who supported us this weekend.