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Upland Girls Varsity Takes Home Winter Weekend Tournament Title

Upland Girls Varsity Takes Home Winter Weekend Tournament Title

The John M. Cleveland rink was abuzz with Upland students, alums, friends and family during Winter Weekend. As onlookers filled the stands and lined the boards for the Upland Girls Varsity 10:00 am game and the Girls did not disappoint. The Girls took on the "Young Alums" and surfaced with a hard-fought 7-4 victory over a strong team of alumni, featuring sisters Lucy and Jane Yeatman, Lydia and Shaina Fisher, Ali Corkran, Devon Young, Kasey Scully, Karly Scully, and rookie goaltender Pearce Rush ('15) in net.

Ada Plumb put the Girls Varsity on the board first at the 7:13 mark with assists from Rosy Sieglaff and defenseman Avery Walker. The alumni leveraged their Yeatman connection and answered with two quick goal at 4:34 (Lucy) and 3:03 (Jane), putting the Alums up 2-1-- the first goal was assisted by Devon Youg and the second was unassisted. Sister Lydia, however, was not having any of it-- after the Girls regrouped during the intermission and adjusted line chemistry,Taylor Cullen opened the second period with a quick goal at 14:15 assisted by linemate Kaelen Speck, and Lydia followed up with an asisst on Ashley Miller's goal at the 6:41 mark. Rosy Sieglaff came up big in the second period, netting back to back goals at 4:47 (assisted by Ada Plumb and Taylor Stenz) and 00:25 (unassisted). Sieglaff would score again later at 9:32 with help from Kaelen Speck and Ada Plumb to secure a hattrick for the game. The Young Alums came out swinging in the third with a goal at 14:30, scored by Jane Yeatman and assisted by Devon Young. The Girls scored at 12:41 with a great shot from Kaelen Speck, assisted by Taylor Stenz. Jane Yeatman answered with her third goal at 11:32 to make it 6-4, and to secure her own hattrick, assisted by Ali Corkran and Lucy Yeatman. Rosy Sieglaff's aforementioned goal sealed the 7-4 victory for the Girls.

Ada Plumb's notable performance, which included netting one goal and accruing two assists, in addition to ferocious forechecking, backchecking, and phsyical play, earned her player of the game honors.

Lexie Ledyard and Siiri Saarinen made their Upland Hockey debut and Remy Davis-Tinnell executed a great two-way performance on wing. Hannah Sailer displayed extreme versatility, playing both forward and defense for the Bee's during tfhis game. Anna Nolan and Alyssa Finaly also came up big on defense, holding the blue line during key points throughout the game.

Claire McEntee and Tilda Hovi were healthy scratches for the weekend.