In the final game of the 2018-2019 season, Deerfield Hockey traveled to Loomis to take on the playoff-bound Pelicans. Though Loomis got on the board first, Deerfield tied the score off of a Christina Halloran ‘20 goal, and then took the lead in the second period when Mary Edmonds ‘19 found the back of the net. Both teams battled hard throughout the game, and Loomis was able to tie the score with under twenty seconds to play. In overtime, Caroline Skillman ‘19 had a key blocked shot, setting the stage for an eventful finish. With a face off in our end and 19 seconds to go, Deerfield called a time out. Though Loomis won the ensuing draw, Mae Emerson ‘19 was able to pop the puck out of the zone. With Ellia Chiang ‘21 occupying one defender’s attention, Edmonds picked up the loose puck, crossed the red line with 4 seconds left, skated over the blue line, and blasted the puck into the net through a screen as time expired, setting off a huge celebration. It was an unbelievable way to end the season, and certainly a moment we will all remember for a long time. All of our seniors were phenomenal today: Erin DeMarco, Edmonds, Emerson, Ali Fujiyoshi, Raegan Hill, Jordan Manning, Deirdre Mullowney and Caroline Skillman, and we are so happy to have been able to send them off in style. This group of 8 remarkable athletes has been instrumental in the ascension of Deerfield Girls Hockey, and have represented our team admirably both on and off the ice. It is a special group, but we are confident that their legacy will be carried forward. Many thanks to the Chiang family for the pizza, sandwiches, treats and drinks after the game, and to all of the families for the incredible support all season long.