SOUTH DENNIS — Thanks to a Sydney Davies’ hat trick, the Vineyarders picked up a critical early-season win this afternoon while the Falmouth Clippers lost a tough one on the road to Milton, 2-0.
Davies’ three goals paced Martha’s Vineyard this afternoon in a 4-2 victory over the host Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins at the Tony Kent Arena. A senior co-captain, Davies put the Vineyard on the scoreboard in the first period, firing it in from the slot after skating through a host of Dolphin defenders. The period ended with Martha’s Vineyard on top, 1-0. Fellow
senior captain Aubrey Ashmun, a forward, notched the second goal for the visitors at the outset of the second period, firing the puck off the glove-side far post. Ahead 2-0, Davies followed Ashmun’s goal on a breakaway, letting loose a wrist shot to make it 3-0.
Not to be denied, Dennis-Yarmouth’s Sarah Abrahamson took matters into her own hands, stole the puck at the blue line and took it down alone to make it 3-1. That’s the way the score would stand after two periods.
In the third period, Davies made it 4-1 and a hat trick but Abrahamson soon returned the favor, assisted by Summer Walsh, making it 4-2. The Vineyard stands at 2-1-2 on the season while D-Y falls to an even 2-2-1.
The Falmouth girls ice hockey team hit the road today to face a tough Milton squad and the end result reflected that precise assessment as the hosts blanked the Clippers, 2-0. Falmouth now faces Canton at home on Saturday (January 3) at 5:00 pm prior to the Barnstable-Falmouth boys game.
Milton’s Julia Scannell and Kate Driscoll scored the goals for the hosts while Milton goalie Sarah Parker notched the shutout with 24 saves. Milton is now 5-0 on the season. Falmouth falls to 5-2-1.