With the season on the line, Lauren Skinnion had just one last save to make for the St. Mary’s of Lynn girls’ hockey team.
After nine scoreless frames in a do-or-die state semifinal shootout, her teammate, eighth grader Ashley Wojewodzic had just scored at the other end. Then Skinnion denied Woburn forward Shannon Walsh denied with her blocker, and the Spartans escaped with a 4-3 win on their way to the state final.
“I was just focusing on what was at stake and just thinking about how hard we worked and how bad we wanted to get back to the [TD] Garden,” recalled Skinnion, who finished the year with a 0.935 save percentage.
This season, Skinnion and Davis are back, as seniors, anchoring their teams’ hopes. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.