MVRHS Girls hockey ties King Philip

The MVRHS girls wore camo jerseys on Monday afternoon to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Said head coach John Fiorito, "The kids we psyched and it was an honor to do a small part for a noble cause." — Photo by Nell Coogan

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.