Despite a one goal lead heading into the third period, the Martha’s Vineyard varsity girls hockey team was unable to hold off the King Phillip Warriors Monday afternoon. The game ended in a 3-3 tie.
Martha’s Vineyard scored the first goal of the game 5:30 into the first period with a shot by Sydney Davies, assisted by Aubrey Ashmun. King Philip tied the score with 2:45 remaining in the period.
The Warriors kept up their momentum, taking a 2-1 lead 6:02 into the second. Callie Jackson evened the score for the Vineyarders again only a minute later, assisted by Sydney Davies and Emily Hammett. Then, Aubrey Ashmun scored to put the Vineyarders up 3-2 with just :45 left in the second period.
Two consecutive hooking calls midway through the third period left the Vineyarders down 5 women to 3, and King Philip scored on the power play to tie the game for the 3-3 final score.
“We knew it would be a close game,” said Martha’s Vineyard head coach John Fiorito. King Philip edged the Vineyarders 4-3 just eight days ago. “They have one very strong player who scored all 4 of their goals the last game, so we focused on shutting her down, and I think we were successful. She got two assists [on Monday] but she didn’t score.”
The Vineyarders have already qualified for a playoff spot, and now hold a record of 10-5-3. They will play their last regular season game at home against Marshfield on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 4 pm.
Playoff seedings are expected to be announced on Saturday.