The Sandwich High School field hockey team is right where it wants to be as it heads to the Cape and Islands League playoffs. The Knights will be the number one seed in the tourney, with home games assured, and have not lost a league game all season. They can finish up an undefeated run through the league Friday, November 6, with a win on the road at Barnstable.
SHS has been close to perfect through this fast-paced abbreviated season. With only the exception of a 1-1 tie to Falmouth, and a 2-0 loss this week to a very good Cohasset team this week that avenged a 1-0 loss to SHS in last year's D2 south semifinals, the Knights have had their way with every opponent. They added to that hit list and bounced back from the loss to Coho by dominating Monomoy on Wednesday, November 4.
Thanks to a pair of goals from leading scorer Paige Hawkins and strikes by Haley McLaughlin and Emma Dintino, Sandwich scored a 4-0 win over the Sharks. Hawkins factored in all four Sandwich goals, scoring two and assisting on two.
McLaughlin got the first one for the Knights, putting in a Hawkins feed to get the ball rolling. Hawkins got the second and third goals. Dintino capped it off for SHS.
Macey White had an extremely strong two-way game and shut down the Lighthouse MVP from last year, Caroline DiGiovanni. Stopping the Sharks' biggest threat was a big part of the Sandwich game plan, and White took her out of the game. In goal, Sarah Currey continued her excellent play for the season. The goalie made 11 saves while collecting her third shutout of the season in net.