Girls Varsity traveled to Westminster to take on the two time defending champions. After two solid days of practice there was renewed confidence in the team and they were determined to come out and play well. They did just that in the first period. The Pelicans bottled the Martlets in their own end for the first three minutes of the game and created several good scoring opportunities, however the Westy goalie was up to the task. The game after that became more back and forth, with both teams creating chances. Defensively the Pelicans held strong and finally started playing team defense. With a few minutes to go in the period, Jordan Niezelski ’13 scored on a 2v1 with Sierra Semmel ’15 to put the Pelicans up 1-0. The second period however could not have been more different. The Pelicans communication and team play faltered. Furthermore, numerous girls earned penalties forcing Loomis to play shorthanded for a significant amount of the period. All of this resulted in five Westy goals in the period. The girls regrouped in the third period and outshot and outhustled the home team and while they couldn’t find the back of the net, they played with determination and effort. Unfortunately a poor second period did the team in as they are still learning, improving and working to play a full 45 minutes of hockey.