Deerfield varsity field hockey played Taft on Family Weekend in front of a sideline of supporters. They moved the ball swiftly around the field from the start and looked immediately to control play in our offensive end. Maddy Zavalick ’22 fed the ball to Muffy Mazambani ’20 in the circle, ten minutes into the first half. Mazambani’s sweep found the corner of the goal and Deerfield took the lead on the scoreboard. Momentum built on our side and two more goals were scored by Deerfield during the first half of play. Raegan Hickey ’20 executed a beautifully lifted shot to the corner of the net. The third goal was the result of a penalty stroke that was awarded to Deerfield late in the first half (Mazambani ’20). Deerfield scored once more during the second half (Hickey ’20) and the score remained 4 – 0 at the completion of the game. Deerfield will return to play on Wednesday at Worcester Academy.