Girls’ hockey blows-out Ursuline Academy in first round of playoffs

Connor Lawless, Photo Edior

Calling the T-Hawks girls’ hockey team’s first round playoff game against Ursuline Academy electric would be selling it short. The fast-paced game was a masterclass performance from the T-Hawks as they went on to win 7-1, showing that they have what it takes to dominate throughout the postseason.

The T-Hawks are a co-op team comprised of students from Algonquin, Nashoba and Marlborough High.

Algonquin sophomore forward Kerryn O’Connell scored the first goal of the game in the middle of the first period and would go on to score two more in the second period, earning her a hat-trick.

“It was such a good game,” O’Connell said. “Everyone played so well. We just showed up for this game and played really well.”

Algonquin freshman goalie Lana Pacific was one of the greatest contributors to the team’s success this game, only allowing one of 21 shots on net.

Marlborough junior defensewomen Ivy Hannon also played great, scoring her second goal this season with only .17 seconds on the clock during the third period, securing the T-Hawk’s seventh goal.

Marlborough senior captain forward Christina Leonard led the team on the ice with two goals. She has high hopes for the rest of the post-season and hopes to continue their momentum into the coming games.

“I think we’re going to do really well actually,” Leonard said. “This first game was everything that we wanted and I think that if we just keep on trying and keep on working together on the ice we’re going to do some pretty good things.”

The T-Hawk’s next game in the second round is against Bishop Stang High at the Canton Ice Rink on March 2.