For the first time in the program’s 14-year history, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls’ hockey team qualified for the state tournament, defeating visiting Marshfield 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the girls move to 10-7 on the season with two games left to play. In order to reach the state tournament, a team must have a .500 record or above.

Senior captain Celia Mercier made the Vineyard’s first mark late in the first period on an assist from junior Emily Cimeno. Cimeno in turn scored on an assist from Mercier and senior Lily Gazaille in the second period.

Marshfield scored on a power play in the second, denying junior goalie Texe Craig a shutout.

Craig and the Vineyard defense fended off Marshfied attacks throughout the third period to take home the win.

“We were in shock even when the buzzer sounded,” Mercier said after the game, adding that “adrenaline was very high” for the entire game.

“You couldn’t have come up with a better way to do it,” head coach John Fiorito said. “They hung on.”

The Vineyarders will play Medway on home ice on Monday at 1 p.m., and close out the regular season in a home game against Westwood on Friday.

This is the first year since the inception of a four-team winter sports season that both the girls’ and boys’ squads in basketball and hockey have moved on to post-season play. The girls’ basketball team defeated Nantucket 63-33 Saturday to qualify for states, while the boys’ teams clinched tournament berth earlier this month.