The first period belonged to the Blades. Andrea DelVecchio opened the game with a goal, assisted by Shannon Reilly and Haley Cable.
Ilana Leynar then shot one in, assisted by Nadia DiNatale and Hanna Sosensky, which was followed by Meaghan Hogan’s solo goal.
First Period Score: 3-0 Blades
Branford stepped up in the second period. Meagan Montenaro made an unassisted goal for the Hornets, and then she assisted Emma Sheehan when she scored.
Second Period Score: 3-2 Blades
The Blades owned the third period with DelVecchio netting a hat trick. The first goal was assisted by Reilly and Cable, the second by Reilly.
Final Score: 5-2 Blades
Saves: Both Goalies worked tirelessly. Caitlyn Ranciatto made 24 saves for the Blades. Christina Meadows made 22 Saves for the Hornets.
Records: Blades 7-9, Branford 5-1-7
Next Up For The Blades: The girls are away at the Northford Ice Pavilion on Wednesday, Feb. 6 for a matchup against Hand-Coginchaug-Old Lyme at 8:30 p.m.