The girls varsity ice hockey team defeated Berkshire 3-1 on Saturday, January 11, to improve its record to 7-3-1.
The Pelicans made sure to capitalize on their scoring opportunities against the Bears, especially after a frustrating game the previous day against Milton Academy, in which the Pelicans outshot the Mustangs 32-6 but still tied 0-0.
Against Berkshire, the Pelicans tallied the first goal of the game when junior Paige Larose scored a powerplay goal after she tucked home a rebound from a well-placed shot from sophomore Cally Dixon.
Riding the momentum, Loomis drew another powerplay and scored again in the first period. This time it was Dixon who scored off of a rebound produced from Larose, and the Pelicans took their 2-0 lead into the locker room.
In the second period, Berkshire cut Loomis’ lead in half on a well-executed faceoff play, but Loomis bounced back only a few minutes later, restoring the two-goal lead when senior Jenna Donohue scored on a rebound produced by senior Bobbi Roca’s shot. The play followed a pretty passing sequence started in the defensive zone from freshman Maggie Johnson.
The Pelicans finished the game with 49 shots on goal, and junior Elinor Keehn made 13 saves in net.
Up next, the Pelicans take on Founders League foe and perennial powerhouse Kent at the Savage Johnson Rink on Wednesday, January 15, at 3 p.m.