Dublin girls played Cushing Academy Varsity for the first time on Saturday before an enthusiastic Cushing Senior Day crowd. Cushing controlled the early draws and the ball, leading to a 3-0 lead. Dublin dug down and chipped away at the lead tieing the game at 5-5. Cushing again pushed their lead out to two goals before Dublin answered to close the half out at a 7-6 advantage for Cushing.
Whether it was the aftereffects of the prom the night before, Cushing's change in tactics or their superior depth and stickhandling, the second half belonged to Cushing. Dublin made a series of unforced errors and Cushing rolled their defense at Dublin's leading scorers resulting in a lop-sided second half. A couple of unfortunate plays gave two easy goals to Cushing that Dublin could ill afford to surrender.
Senior goaltender Amani Natson (Vauxhall, NJ) made 10 saves to try and stem the tide. Scoring for Dublin: Bette Imhoff 5G (Dublin, NH) and Stella Davis 2G (Dublin, NH).