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The Woodstock Academy girls’ hockey team posted its first win of the season on Dec. 30 as it downed Longmeadow, Mass., 4-2, in W. Springfield, Mass.
The Centaurs (1-2) fell behind in the first period, 2-0, but rallied for the win.
Five minutes into the second period, Chelsea Willis chased down a rebound in the crease and snuck it in to the net for her first career goal.
But the Centaurs were far from done in the period.
They tied the game with just under one minute left when Bridget Horst found Eliza Dutson with a pass for the game-tying goal.
Just a little over 30 seconds left, The Academy took all of the momentum into the locker room when it took the lead on an Emma Ciquera goal off a pass from Ellie Jellison.
Jellison added the insurance goal with just under three minutes left on an assist from Dutson.
Marie Gravier made 25 saves in net for the Centaurs.
Centaurs fall to Sheehan
The Woodstock Academy boys’ ice hockey team has been bothered by the weather early in the season.
Two of the first four games have been postponed by the elements including Dec. 30’s game against the East Haven cooperative.
It left the Centaurs still looking for their first win headed into 2018.
The Academy fell Dec. 27 in Wallingford to Sheehan, 7-5, to drop to 0-2 on the season.
Coach Mike Starr said the team, the defending Division III state champs, still have some work to do considering the amount of losses they suffered to graduation.
“I think they kids played really well (against Sheehan) and things are starting to click. It’s still a bit of a process after graduating so many players. It’s like putting a puzzle together and trying to see how the new players fit,” Starr said.
Jacob Black had the hat trick in the loss at the Choate-Rosemary Hall Rink in Wallingford. Black also added an assist.
Avery Riva also had a goal and an assist for the Centaurs while freshman Guerin Favreau scored his first career goal.
Matt Odom added a pair of assists while Doug Newton and Jake Starr each had an assist apiece.
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director

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