(Sept. 22, 2022) The box hockey group picked up its first win of the season Saturday, just about shutting out rival Martha’s Vineyard within the 2-1 victory.
Nantucket (1-3) managed play for a lot of the competition, with the one function towards coming overdue within the fourth quarter by way of penalty shot, after goalie Shelbi Harimon used to be whistled for pinning and maintaining the ball between her pads.
“The girls played really, really well. I’m happy for them because the first two games of the season were against really tough teams and the Cape & Islands League is tough so that’s going to happen, but they didn’t let it demoralize them. They were ready to go today and it was nice to come out with a win, especially against the Vineyard,” head trainer Dan Weber stated.
After a scoreless opening quarter, the Whalers struck first with 3:35 left within the first part when Sam Zadroga corralled a free ball in a crowd of gamers in entrance of the web and beat the goalie for the ranking. Audrey Manning added the eventual game-winning function similarly following every other mad scramble in entrance of the web with 10 mins to play within the fourth quarter.
“It was really a mess by the goal but I’m glad that we got it in past their goalie,” Manning stated.
Nantucket successfully restricted Martha’s Vineyard’s scoring possibilities all over the sport. The Vineyarders had 3 immediately penalty corners within the ultimate mins of the first quarter however on the time weren’t in a position to problem Harimon in internet, who used to be unswerving when referred to as on.
“It was a really good job from the defense today and defense is the whole team so that goes from the forwards down to the goalie. We did a great job playing defense in the offensive end with our forwards, keeping them pinned down there,” Weber stated.
“The midfield did a really good job of transitioning today, carrying the ball to transitions instead of hitting the ball and just hoping it goes where it’s supposed to go. We have a really strong defensive core back there with those girls, they’re tactically sound.”
The victory used to be sandwiched between shutout losses remaining Thursday at Dennis- Yarmouth and Monday at Monomoy. In Monday’s 5-0 defeat, the Whalers allowed two targets within the opening two mins of the sport.
“We played much better I would say after the first quarter on but just had a really tough time generating chances. We were spending so much effort and time defending that it made it really hard for us when we had chances to have the numbers up field to make them dangerous,” Weber stated.
Nantucket were given off to a greater get started remaining Thursday towards D-Y however surrendered a deflating function overdue within the first length. The Dolphins added targets in the second one quarter and within the ultimate seconds of the fourth quarter.
“We had another great first quarter, we really held play for a lot of it. We need to get on the scoreboard first,” Weber stated. “The first goals are so big and we’re playing well but when you’re playing well and you give up a goal, it can be a little bit of a momentum shift. We played great, we came out and we were ready to go, we were on top of them, we’ve just got to translate that to the scoreboard.”
The Whalers may have a number of possibilities to avenge the 2 shutout losses, as they host Sturgis East Friday, shuttle to Seekonk Saturday and host Sandwich subsequent Monday.