The Sandwich field hockey team wasted little time in taking out its frustrations after its home tie to Dennis-Yarmouth earlier this week.
Traveling to Barnstable to meet the Red Raiders in a Cape & Islands Atlantic Division clash, the Knights erupted for five goals in yet another shutout victory.
Sophomore Paige Hawkins had a hand in three of Sandwich’s goals—scoring twice and assisting on one more, as the team earned at least a share of the first-ever C&I League Atlantic Division title.
The Knights carried a 1-0 lead into halftime after Lily Tobin assisted on Hawkins’s first goal. Just after the second half got under way, Hawkins set up Emily Souke on a goal to double Sandwich’s advantage. Her goal came roughly five minutes after halftime and three minutes after that Hawkins added her second goal of the game.
Junior Macey White set up Haley McLaughlin’s goal while senior captain Kylee Quinn capped the scoring for Sandwich, which got five saves from goalie Sarah Currey in her ninth shutout this season.
With a win or a tie against Falmouth on Sunday, October 20 the Knights can win the division outright on the road against the Clippers.
Sandwich 1, Dennis-Yarmouth 1
It was an unfamiliar feeling for the unbeaten Blue Knights field hockey team. The rivalry game against the Dolphins—the team that ousted Sandwich in last year’s Division 2 South Sectional semifinal game on their way to a D2 state title—didn’t result in a loss, but it certainly wasn’t a win.
The Knights held a 1-0 lead following White’s goal on a penalty corner with 26:12 left in the second half. Quinn assisted on the goal. That score held up until 6:45 remained in the game when the Dolphins converted the game-tying goal on a rebounded shot during a D-Y penalty corner.
Although Sandwich found the back of the net two more times following D-Y’s goal, both were waved off for shots being outside of the circle. Despite the deadlock, the Knights dominated possession, particularly in the first when they outshot and outdrew penalty corners, 4-0 each.
It was just the third goal Currey has allowed on the season.
Sandwich (11-0-1, 6-0-1 C&I Atlantic) hosts Bishop Stang for a nonleague game Friday, October 18, at 3 PM. Previously, the Knights handed Stang a 1-0 loss in North Dartmouth on September 4.