Loomis 0-Nobles 0
Dedham, MA-The Loomis Chafee Pelicans travelled from Connecticut to take on the Nobles Bulldogs in a late afternoon tilt featuring dozens of DI commits and two of the very best NE Prep programs. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Despite lots of quality chances at both ends, Loomis’ Taylor Hyland and Nobles’ Anya Zupkofska both earned the shutouts. Hyland is a Nobles graduate doing a PG year at Loomis before heading to Princeton and Zupkofska is a 2024 transfer from Thayer Academy.
The first period Nobles came out quickly and pressured the Pelicans hard. Hyland was up to the task and gave her team time to shake their bus legs. Loomis started to gain some momentum helped by a power play as Maggie Johnson was taken down. Nobles had a power play as well as Ellie Mobardy was held but the period ended scoreless with a slight advantage to Nobles territorially.
The second was a closer frame as the teams swapped chances. Princeton commits Johnson for Loomis and Emmy O’Leary for Nobles combined for about eight shots on goal. No penalties were called and the standoff moved into the third period.
The third was much like the second. The Pelicans had a late power play chance but Zupkofska and the Bulldogs’ penalty kill was too strong. Nobles ended the game with a flurry of chances but to no avail.
In overtime the teams appeared a bit tired. Union commit Amanda Quan had the best chance as she picked a Nobles’ defender’s pocket from behind and fired a shot on goal. Zupkofska was in perfect position to make the save.
It should be noted that Nobles had three or four important players out of the lineup.
First Star: Taylor Hyland (Loomis)
Second Star: Anya Zupkofska (Nobles)
Third Star: Molly Jordan (Loomis)