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Derryfield Varsity travelled to Goffstown HS and improved their record to 3-0 after a hard fought  4-2 victoy over the Grizzlies. The defending state champions overcame the challenges of their first away game, first game on natural grass and a hot, humid 86 F. The home team came out strong and had Derryfield on the defensive before they got adjusted to the bumpy grass field. Olivia Bollengier in goal came up with two early saves to prevent Goffstown taking the lead. Derryfield weathered the early storm and transitioned to the Goffstown circle, winning a penalty corner from which Lindsey Stagg scored with a beautiful reverse stick shot. 
Goffstown tied the game 5 minutes later when a long pass bounced behind our deep defence and a home player reacted first to push the ball into the DS goal. This stung Derryfield into action and they began to play with more urgency, forcing several penalty corners. From one of these Charlotte Gleichauf produced some excellent stickwork to create space for herself to reach mid circle and push a strong shot past the Goffstown keeper and give DS a 2-1 lead at the half.
Derryfield made some defensive adjustments at half time, along with implementing a more grass style of play and began to control the game. It came as no surprise that they scored two more goals. Maddy Brown got on the end of a Lindsey rocket to the circle, controlled and pushed past the home keeper. Minutes later Kira Geddes showed her composure and awareness when she pounced on a rebound to score Derryfield's 4th goal. With 10 minutes to go, Goffstown reduced the lead to 4-2 when they were awarded a penalty stroke, but Derryfield took control again and finished the game strong. It took a total team effort, defensively, midfield and in attack to overcome a good Goffstown team.
Next up for Derryfield is a home game vs Portsmouth HS on Friday hight at 6 pm under the lights. JV start the afternoon at 4:30 pm.

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