The Morristown Beard girls ice hockey team is skating into the State Championship game again following a convincing 5-0 win over Princeton Day School on Thursday, March 2. MBS enjoyed a complete team effort and were spearheaded offensively by Jessica Sperling’s hat trick.
The Crimson (14-6-3) will now look to defend their NJSIAA state title when they face off against Pingry at The Prudential Center in Newark on Monday, March 6 at 1:15 p.m.
“I thought this was our best game of the year by far,” said MBS Head Coach Bruce Driver. “We played a very solid game. We have had some games where we have won, but haven’t played a complete game so far this season. Tonight, we did.”
Sperling ’24 notched her fourth hat trick of the season and Kailin Kane ’24 and Lilli Warnock each added a goal and two assists in the win. Senior goalie Gracie Meyers ’23 turned away 18 shots to secure the victory.
Morristown Beard School has beaten Pingry three times this season, most recently in the Librera Cup Final, a 3-2 victory.
Last year, the MBS girls ice hockey team captured the State Championship with a 7-0 win over Princeton Day School. Although the 2021 state championship game was canceled due to the pandemic, the Crimson finished the season ranked #1 in the state with a perfect 6-0 record. In 2020, MBS captured the inaugural Girls Ice Hockey State Championship with a 3-0 win over Summit.