Deerfield Girls Varsity Hockey kicked off the 2023-2024 season with a 3-1 win against St. Mark’s on Saturday afternoon. We controlled the pace and play for most of the game, and generated excellent scoring chances in all three periods. Olivia Austen ’27 got us on the board in the first period with a beautiful unassisted snipe, and after St. Mark’s tied the score off of a strange bounce in front, Bailey Miller ’24 gave us the lead again on a great second effort (assist to Gia Thompson ’26). Taylor Wilburn ’27 rounded out the scoring on a nice shot from the point (assists to Annie Dinges ’24 and Sophie Frost ’26), and Campbell Krotee ’25 earned the win in goal. Julia Tamul ’25 was tremendous on the forecheck all afternoon long, and Ava Giroux ’26 earned the hard hat for modeling what hard work and grit looks like. Many thanks to the Wierl, Austen and Krotee families for the sandwiches, chips, drinks and desserts after the game! Next up is Loomis on the road on Wednesday.