BUZZARDS BAY – Falmouth solely held a lead for two:45 seconds over Sandwich in an important Cape & Islands League women hockey contest.
That proved to be greater than sufficient as Casey Roth’s aim gave the Clippers a 2-1 come-from-behind victory Wednesday at Gallo Ice Enviornment.
The turnaround was fast, as an early aim by Adrianna Kelsch gave Sandwich a 1-0 lead that it could maintain for a lot of the recreation. That was largely because of the play in web of Knights captain Sophia Visceglio, who appeared poised and polished between the pipes.
“Sophia is so mature for her age,” Sandwich coach Steve Noll stated. “She takes management on the ice, within the locker room and earns the respect of the gamers, the teaching employees and the administration. It means loads.”
That does not imply the play within the different crease was any much less excellent. Clippers netminder Lucy Armor was good after the opening aim regardless of many robust possibilities for Sandwich.
“They’d a number of bizarre drives,” Falmouth coach Brian Ferreira stated. “She managed the rebounds rather well and performed rather well.”
The onslaught began for the Clippers when Rylin Briggs dished the puck to Riley Devlin and the sniper felt out the protection and fired the puck into the highest nook. The second led to a noticeable sigh of reduction from Devlin and her teammates.
“Solely lasted three minutes and I used to be like ‘that feels so good,'” Devlin stated. “I had a number of time and I ripped it brief aspect.”
Roth’s aim would observe briefly order, as a shot from Devlin kicked out and the sophomore knocked it into the online. Ferreira stated the robust aim was precisely what this workforce wanted to win the sport.
“It would not be fairly,” Ferreira stated. “We needed to break by way of, the winner was to go to the foul areas and struggle for the rebound.”
The win lifted the Clippers to first place within the Cape and Islands League. It additionally units up the 2 workforce’s subsequent match on February 12 as one that can probably decide the league champion.
“Profitable tonight was large for us,” Roth stated. “Final yr they beat us and received the league. Now, it is one down and one to go.”
Along with growing Falmouth’s possibilities at a league title, Roth stated the win offers the Clippers a mannequin for future late-game heroics.
“Once we get into conditions like that, we are able to look again and say, ‘let’s do what we did towards Sandwich,'” Roth stated. “It offers us a lift and retains us free.”