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WA Girls’ Hockey moves on in playoffs

Quinn Dolan, Staff Writer

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The WA Girls’ Ice Hockey team won 4-2 in a heated game against the Winthrop Dawgs on Saturday. The game was exciting and full of tension, and fans from both teams felt the heat.

The game started with an announcer telling the crowd the star players’ names, the ones who have done well this season from both teams, and with each name the crowd went wild. The hype motivated the players, and the hard work for a win showed.

In the first period, the girls snatched their first point within 3 minutes. Fans cheered and threw their hats up. The Dawgs attempted to get a point in, but freshman goaltender Allie Dean made a deft save.

By the end of the first period, the Grey Ghosts got the puck into the goal, their new score becoming 2-0. They also got a minor penalty, but the 2 minute power play was cut short by the end of the 15-minute period. The girls’ plays managed to prevent any score from the other team.

The girls skated in with confidence for the beginning of the 2nd period, and added another point to the scoreboard. Another penalty was gained by the Ghosts, but the scores were not affected, and by the end it was still 3-0.

The Dawgs upped their game by the end of the 2nd period, increasing the tension between the two teams. They attempted multiple times to raise their score, but didn’t get their first point until the 3rd period.

The third period started strong with a point from the Grey Ghosts, but was met with a slapshot from the Dawgs into the Ghost goal. The crowd cheered for the Dawgs, and the Winthrop fans hoped for more.

With the end of the game coming to a close, a fight started on the corner of the ice. One player from each team got their hockey sticks tangled between each other, and the Dawg threw the Ghost to the ice. No one got hurt, but the audience held their breath for a moment. There was no penalty against the Dawgs.

With 57 seconds left, the Dawgs scored their last point,  finalizing the score 4-2. Both teams fought hard for a spot in the next game in the tournament.

“That was such a great game!” says an excited fan. “They’re going to win it all.”

Their next game in the tournament will be against Woburn this Wednesday at 6.

Groton prepares for the final quarter.

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