Sandwich Girls' Hockey Blasts Marshfield
By: Dan Crowley
The Lady Knights (7-4-1) shelled Marshfield goalie Taylor Newcomb Monday night, putting 58 shots on goal. However, Newcomb stood up to the Sandwich firepower allowing just five goals in a 5-0 SHS victory.
Sandwich dominated the game at both ends of the ice with Savannah Eastman and Katie McKenna combining for 10 saves and earning the shutout. The Lady Knight defense was once again outstanding as they not only held the Rams to just 10 shots, but defenseman Katie Flynn also contributed two goals.
Claire Gauthier launched the SHS effort quickly in the opening period, scoring with assists going to her first line teammates Nicole Martin and Maggie Layo. Flynn then made it 2-0 with 4:29 left in the period, assisted by Alex Glynn and Katie Lowry.
Martin scored 2:34 into the second stanza assisted by Layo and Gauthier and then Layo set up Flynn for her second midway through the second for a 4-0 SHS lead. Gauthier picked up her second of the night with 1:05 left in the middle period with Layo and Flynn assisting.
Sandwich held Marshfield to just two shots on goal in the third period to ice the win.
Katie Flynn tallied twice to get things going Saturday, but the Lady Knights allowed Ursuline Academy to score three times in the second period as the two teams battled to a 6-6 finish.
Flynn’s first goal came in the opening minute with help from Claire Gauthier. The Bears tied the game, then Flynn teamed with Gauthier and Nicole Martin midway through the first to put Sandwich back on top. In the final minute of the period, Ursuline made it 2-2, but with just 33 seconds left, Maggie Layo gave SHS a 3-2 lead with Courtney Alexander and Martin assisting.
Katie Lowry put Sandwich up 4-2 midway through the second stanza, but with three minutes to play Caitlin Karol scored for the Bears and then hit again 41 seconds later to tie the game. Twenty seconds later the Bears made it a 1-2-3 punch as they scored a third time in the span of 61 seconds to take a 5-4 lead.
Two minutes into the third it was Ursuline again as the Bears pulled ahead 6-4. Martin got the Lady Knights to within a goal when she scored with 4:44 left to play. With 34 seconds on the clock it was Martin again finding the back of the net for the 6-all final. Martin is currently the top scoring sophomore in the state, with 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points.
Katie McKenna and Savannah Eastman split time in net for SHS. The Lady Knights ended the night outshooting the Bears 44-20.
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