The girls varsity hockey team beat Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks 9-0 on Saturday, Jan. 14. The game ended after the second period, since the Blue Devils mercied the Blackhawks. New head coach Chris Booth said they had expected to win the game, however the team doesn’t want to embarrass their opponents.
Booth, who took over coaching from Joe Provenzano, said they have a good team this year.
“Supporting each other at the end of the day…that’s all we can do,” Booth said.
The first goal was scored by Alyssa Czech ’19, 16 seconds into the game. By the end of the first period, South was up 4-0. Lauren Kramer ’18 scored one minute into the second period, assisted by Alice Williamson ’19.
“I think it was one of my better games that I’ve played this season,” Williamson said.
Natalie Clexton ’20 scored her first goal this season in the game in the second period, giving South a 6-0 lead.
“I didn’t think it was a goal at first. It was a pretty lame shot so I skated to the bench,” Clexton said. “But then the whistle blew and I turned around and I was like “What?”’
Both Clexton and Williamson are fighting for a secure varsity spot, they said.
“I just want to play as many varsity games as possible,” Williamson said.
This season, the team is getting along better off the ice than in previous seasons, according to Williamson.
“There’s been a lot of competition this year and I think the bonding is better this year than last year,” Williamson said. “Overall we’ve been playing better together.”
Clexton said there were a few problems at the beginning of the season, but the team has become tightly knit over time.
“We had troubles getting together and working together on things,” Clexton said. “We were separate on a bunch of things but I think lately we’ve been putting it together a lot and working well together.”
The girls play their next game Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10:15 a.m. at GPCR vs. Liggett.