Ice Hockey: Balanced scoring leads Unionville over D-West

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Six different players tallied for Unionville in an 8-1 win over Downingtown West Monday night. (Candice Monhollan)

Six different players tallied for Unionville in an 8-1 win over Downingtown West Monday night. (Candice Monhollan)

WEST GOSHEN — What makes Unionville assistant coach Dave Elvin proud of his team is the fact he can’t single out one player on his team.

That’s because the Indians boast such a talented, well balanced team which has yet to lose a game and continued with an 8-1 win over Downingtown West in a girls varsity game Monday night.

“The biggest thing is we have a very unselfish team, which always seems to show itself on the scoresheet as well,” Elvin said. “Everyone contributes and it’s a very even and balanced attack all the way around. We’re thrilled.”

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Even when faced with a team boasting a solid goaltender such as Downingtown West’s (3-7) Anna Diehl — who happens to be a freshman — the Unionville (6-0-1) girls continue to find ways to win.

“It is honestly so fun and I have a great time,” said Unionville freshman forward Claire Donovan. “I love playing with Madison (Doucette) because we have a lot of fun and she’s really good.”

Both Donovan and Doucette, who both had goals in the game, are also just freshmen.

Doucette herself is tied for second amongst the girls varsity league in goals this season with 18.

“The team is easy to manage,” Elvin said. “They are so full of energy and we have so much fun both in the locker room and on the bench. All-in-all, it’s just a really good group of kids. We’re very, very proud of them.”

Out of the eight goals, six of them were scored by different players on the team.

Only Doucette and senior forward Emily Anderson tallied twice.

Not only that, but Unionville also out-shot the opposition 30-8.

“One of the biggest things I was very happy about tonight was how we played a good, team defense throughout,” Elvin said. “The girls limited the number of shots and opportunities for the opponent and we kept them to the outside.”

Only a shot from junior forward Elizabeth D’Ginto made it through to end the shutout in the third period.

But the Indians struck four times in the span of 4:03 the final frame to seal the win.

“A lot of different people scored,” Doucette said. “Claire (Donovan) had a nice snipe there. It was good. They had some nice plays, but it was just good to come out on top.”

The win is exactly what both the coaches and players wanted to begin the New Year and a busy month ahead.

“I’m glad we had the chance to have a really good start to 2015,” Elvin said. “The start of 2015 has a lot of games for us — seven games in the month of January alone. To get off to this start is really good against a really good team. I’m very happy about that.

“The league itself is a lot more balanced. There are five or six really good teams at the top of the whole thing so we always have to make sure we’re ready for that. We have some very good teams to play in the next three or four games. They’re going to be very big challenges for us.”

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