MV girls win one, lose two on the ice

Vineyard goalie Jackie Hegarty slides to make a save on Bishop Stang's Sara Cruise. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard varsity girls played three hockey games in a 72-hour span over the weekend, winning one and losing two. The girls started the marathon Friday afternoon at the MV Arena with a 10-3 win over Bishop Stang. The game was technically a home game for the Spartans, who could not get ice time in New Bedford. The win gave the Vineyarders at least a share of the Southeastern Mass Girls Hockey League (SEMGHL) Southeast Division title. The girls can wrap up the title outright with a win February 20 at home against Marshfield.

The Vineyarders put the game on ice with five goals in the first period before Sara Cruise got one back for Stang. Sydney Davies, Belle Dinning, Callie Jackson (twice), and Aubrey Ashmun all scored in a five-minute span. Emily Hammett potted a pair of goals in the second period; Kiara Vought, Erin Hegarty, and Julia Levesque completed the rout in the third. Assists on the day went to Alex Clark (3), Aubrey Ashmun (3), Olivia Ogden (2), Sydney Davies (2), Meg Burke, Kiara Vought, and Callie Jackson. Bishop Stang star Kyleigh Good scored the other Spartan goals.

Saturday, the girls hosted division one Franklin. The Vineyarders jumped on top 2-0 in the first period, but the Panthers fought back with three unanswered goals to win, 3-2.

Sydney Davies scored on a breakaway, assisted by Haven Huck and Callie Jackson, who in turn, lit the lamp on a pass from Emily Hammett. Davies then took a hard knock early in the second period and was lost for the remainder of the afternoon. The Panthers scored on the power play and tied the game shortly thereafter. The Vineyarders dominated the third period, outshooting the visitors, 10-5, but could not get the equalizer.

The girls completed the busy weekend with a 4-3 loss at King Philip of Wrentham. Make that Danielle Hamilton 4, M.V. 3. Aubrey Ashmun tallied twice and Emily Hammett scored once for the Vineyarders (10-4-2, 8-0-1 SEMGHL).

The Purple played Sandwich in Bourne Wednesday afternoon. The girls will host Quincy/North Quincy on Saturday and King Philip on Monday. Both home games begin at 1 pm and the Vineyarders will don special military style jerseys to support the Wounded Warriors Project.