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A Year In Sports: Top 9 Moments in 2009
nastassia adkins 11 staff writer
May 20, 2009

Varsity Hockey beats Choate in an Overtime Thriller. Looking to avenge a loss at Choate, the Green used solid defense and a miraculous short-handed overtime goal from captain Evan Dugdale ’09 sending the crowd into a complete frenzy, and winning the game 3-2

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse beats Hotchkiss in a triple-overtime nail biter. Before Hotchkiss, they had not been challenged by any team this spring. They used grit, determination and a goal from Jimmy Bitter ’11 to win the game 7-6.

Boys’ Varsity Football crushes Choate 31-7 at Choate Day to the despair of a home crowd and to the elation of the excited visiting Deerfield fans. Pete Berg ’09 led the Deerfield defense that held its opponent under ten points for the fourth time this season

Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey defeats juggernaut Greenwich Academy at home on their new turf field. DA won in an incredibly well-matched game, earning them their first victory over Greenwich since 2006, while handing them their only loss of the season.

Deerfield swimmers Rose Cornelson ’09 and Julia Pielock ’10 dominate the New England Championships. Cornelson reclaimed her New-England title in the 100 Backstroke, while Pielock defended her title in the 50 Freestyle while also earning the school record.

Girls’ Varsity Basketball defeats Choate in Wallingford. Deerfield had been playing catch-up for most of the game before tying it at 45-45. With five seconds left, Jackie Barajas ’09 swished two free-throws to win the game 47-45.

Girls’ Varsity Volleyball defeats perennial powerhouse team Taft in a thrilling game, fighting their way back from a tough 2-1 deficit to win 3-2. This year’s squad also accomplished the impressive feat of making it into the New England tournament at the conclusion of the season.

Boys’ Varsity Water-polo defends New England Championship with a win over Choate. The game was knotted up at 3-3 when Chris Pielock ’09 scored on a cross-corner shot. Seniors Kwesi Osei ’09and Ryan Gladych ’09 added a goal each to clinch the title 6-3.

Boys’ Varsity Tennis upsets Andover. Deerfield was victorious in the number 1 and 2 doubles matches to win the doubles point and with the tally tied at 3-3 Miles Griffis ’11 stepped up to play the decider. After a grueling match, Griffis came out on top with a 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 win.