St. Margaret School watches alumna Josephine Pucci in gold medal game

Students at St. Margaret School in Pearl River piled into their auditorium to watch the final women's ice hockey game. (2/20/14)

PEARL RIVER - The American women's ice hockey team suffered a disappointing 3-2 overtime loss today to Canada in the gold medal game at the Sochi Olympics.  But, one school in Pearl River took great pride in the fact a former student on the American team put up a good fight.

Students at St. Margaret School in Pearl River piled into their auditorium to watch the final women's ice hockey game. Former St. Margaret student Josephine Pucci played defense for the U.S.

Early in the third period, the U.S. was up 2-0. Even with that lead, fingers were crossed that the U.S. would go all the way. But it was not to be. In the last few minutes of the third period, Canada scored its first goal. A minute or two later, they tied it up. The kids were upset, and many had to leave to climb onto school buses for the ride home before the game was over.

That's when the gold medal hockey game went into overtime. In the end, Josephine Pucci and her teammates could not stop Canada.

It's not the ending they wanted, but Pucci would be the first one to say that it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.

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