Sandwich JV Girls Hockey Team Looking Up
By: Dan Crowley, March 21, 2014
At the end of a season, when a varsity team looks ahead, the first place they look is to their junior varsity. This season the Sandwich High School girls’ junior varsity hockey team was there alongside the varsity club all the way.
“They are a valuable part of our program,” coach Steve Noll said of the Lady Knights JV squad. “They are the key to our future development.”
The Lady Knight junior varsity team played a short schedule, finishing the season with a record of 3-5.
The team opened the season with a win over Nauset/Cape Cod Tech on January 12.
“Amy Ford, Abby Cameron and Shelly and Katie Alden all had strong games for us,” coach Noll said. “It was a great way to open the season with a victory. Faith Lennox was in goal and did an outstanding job.”
The next day Sandwich faced Nauset/CCT again and this time fell short to the Warriors.
“Abby Burke and Andie LaRochelle both had a solid game,” the coach noted, “and Emily Byrne did a very nice job for us.”
On January 17, the club faced a very strong team from Tabor Academy, losing 3-1.
“Anna Hurley was outstanding rushing the puck,” Noll recalled, “and Sammi Souke did a wonderful job on the wing. She had several scoring opportunities over the course of the game.”
On the 19th the Lady Knights faced a new, but powerful Plymouth team.
“We lost this one,” Noll explained. “They are a very strong program. We held our own. Faith Lennox had a solid performance in net, helped out by Mari Currey on defense.”
January ended for the Lady Knights with a 3-1 loss to Tabor.
“Abby Cameron, Amy Ford and Christina O’Neill all played hard and did very well,” the coach said. “Alli Hir was in goal and she stood on her head, what a great night she had.”
The Lady Knights got back into the win column to open the month of February with a 5-1 victory over Martha’s Vineyard.
“We had outstanding play from Zoe Clarkin, Marcelle Goldberg, Bailey Casino and Emily Byrne,” the coach said. “Katie and Shelly Alden both had multiple scores.”
On the 9th the team faced Plymouth again, suffering a 5-1 setback.
“They are a very talented program,” Noll explained. “We had some strong play from Mari Currey, Anna Hurley, Andie LaRochelle and Abby Burke.”
The next day the Lady Knights were back on the ice to face Nauset/CCT. It was senior day and the team sent seniors Katie Alden, Abby Burke, Amy Ford and Faith Lennox off with a 3-2 win over the Warriors.
“It was a great win and a big come-from-behind victory,” the coach said. “We won it in the third period. Anna Hurley played her first game in goal and got her first win. She had several nice kick saves. Bailey Casino, Zoe Clarkin and Sammi Souke all played well in that game.
“We had just an outstanding group of young ladies this year. They worked hard and continued to develop throughout the season. Several of them will be competing for varsity jobs next year. As a group they were a joy to be around everyday. We laughed and had some fun.”