Girls hockey falls to Sandwich

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Sandwich skated past the MVRHS girls hockey team, 4-1, in the home opener on Saturday afternoon at the MV Ice Arena. The Blue Knights tallied just 1:39 into the game, added two goals in the second, and converted a penalty shot five minutes into the third period before Meghan Sonia scored from an Alex Rego assist with 6:59 left in the game to break up Sarah Currey’s shutout bid.

Vineyard goalie Amelia Simmons made 28 saves on the day, and MV put 15 shots on the Sandwich net.

“Their top two lines are pretty good, and they got to us pretty good,” Vineyard Coach John Fiorito said. “We’re creating a little more offense, but we’re going to have to work hard to score goals. It’s not pretty all the time. We’re not that deep, but we hang in there. We’re going to break through one of these days. They’re pretty positive.”

The Vineyarders (0-3) look to pick up their first win on Dec. 20 at home against big rival Scituate. The puck drops at 4:05 pm.