On Saturday, the Girls Varsity Hockey team defeated Berkshire by a score of 5-1 to extend their win streak to 3-games and outscoring their last 3 opponents 9-1. With Saturday’s win, the team evens their season record at .500 by improving their overall record to 9-9-3. This upcoming Wednesday the team will face-off against Cushing Academy for the second time this season. In December, the Big Green defeated the Penguins, 3-1, during the Cushing Invitational Holiday Tournament, which ignited a 4-game win streak for the Doors.
Read Coach Pitt’s post-game recaps…
Saturday, 2/10 @ Berkshire: Win 5-1
Girls Varsity Hockey hit the road yet again on Saturday afternoon to take on a young and feisty Berkshire squad. Despite having a significant possession and shot advantage through two periods, Deerfield found itself down 1-0 heading into the final frame thanks to a Berkshire goal in the opening minute of the game. After some encouragement from former captain Meghan Halloran ’17 (now at Williams), the team came out flying in the third period. Mary Edmonds ’19 got us on the board less than 30 seconds in, possessing the puck beautifully in the zone, finding a lane, and firing the puck into the back of the net. Christina Halloran ’20 gave us the lead less than two minutes later, putting home the rebound of a Mae Emerson ’19 shot (Edmonds earned the secondary assist). Halloran gave us some breathing room with her second goal of the game (unassisted), before Deirdre Mullowney ’19 put the game out of reach when her shot from the point slipped through. Brenna Hoar ’18 rounded out the scoring with a beautiful backhander top corner, with Erin Howe ’20 and Margaret Williams ’19 earning assists on the play. Liv Mikesell ’20 got the win in goal.
Thursday, 2/8 @ Westminster: Win 3-0
After our Wednesday contest was postponed, Girls Varsity Hockey hit the road right after classes on Thursday for a 6pm match up against Westminster. We came out strong in the first period, buzzing around the offensive zone and creating good opportunities. Mary Edmonds ‘19 opened the scoring on an unassisted snipe, and then Ali Dougal ‘18 doubled our lead off of a rebound from a Christina Halloran ‘20 shot. Though we didn’t play especially well in our zone in the second frame, Raegan Hill ‘19 pushed our lead to three by finishing off nice work down low by Dougal and Ellia Chiang ‘21, who both earned assists. We played a more solid third period, and never allowed Westminster to gain momentum down the stretch. Liv Mikesell ‘20 was excellent in goal, and Aurora Devereaux ‘20 had a standout game on defense.
Wednesday, 1/31 vs. Winchendon: Win 1-0
In our final game before Long Winter Weekend, Deerfield took on Winchendon at home (Eaglebrook) on Wednesday night. Now down three players, everyone knew that they would have to step up and compete hard from the drop of the puck. The first period was fast and furious with very few whistles. Deerfield opened the scoring when Christina Halloran ‘20 buried a pass from Mae Emerson ‘19, with Raegan Hill ‘19 earning the secondary assist. Though we had the better of the possession for the rest of the game, we couldn’t find the back of the net again. Luckily, Jordan Manning ‘19 (14 saves) and the defense played smart and strong, and we skated away with a well-deserved 1-0 win. Everyone played well tonight, and nobody took a single shift off. A fun game for sure, and a nice way to end a challenging stretch of the season that saw us log innumerable hours on the bus.
Four regular season games remain for the Girls Varsity Hockey team. Following Wednesday’s upcoming game, the Big Green will face Hotchkiss at the UMASS practice rink. Then, the team will travel to Williston for their final regular season away contest and they will return home to the UMASS practice rink to face Loomis in their final regular game. All of the remaining home games will be available to watch on livestream.