After a couple of weeks of drills, situational plays, and a handful of scrimmages, the girls’ excitement and anticipation was high for their first game of the 2019 season on Saturday. Berkshire is always a worthy opponent, and Deerfield knew they would have to work together to get a W on the board on Berkshire’s turf. Having graduated a large number of seasoned players, there were plenty of positions to be filled this September. The team played, however, as if they had been playing together for far more than their couple weeks. The leadership, support, and communication were great. Deerfield scored early in the first half when Christina Halloran ’20 fired one in from the top of the circle. Sydney Cresta ’20 capitalized on a pass from Maddie Zavalick ’22 and increased the lead to 2 – 0 before the first half was over. While the skies opened up during the second half, the girls didn’t seem to notice. Hannah Roche ’21 and Reagan Hickey ’20 added two more goals to the Big Green’s tally. Lily Steinwold recorded a shut-out in goal and the final score remained 4 – 0 at the end of the game. Next, we travel to Pomfret to play on their turf on Wednesday.