D-Y Field Hockey Loses Close Match In MIAA Prelims
South Yarmouth - Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School's varsity field hockey team ended their season today with a 0-1 loss to the visiting 18th seeded Dartmouth High School squad in the preliminary round of the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional tournament. The contest was evenly matched with both sides controlling the ball well.
15th seeded D-Y held a slight advantage through the 1st period with 5 penalty corners to Dartmouth's two. Seniors Jen Pimental and Mikala Talbolt were both strong on the front line for D-Y. Dartmouth's defense was anchored by great play from juniors Katie Miller and Isabelle Cassell.
After the half, with the game knotted at zero, the Lady Indians of Dartmouth came out ready to play and began to pressure the D-Y defense. Shortly into the 2nd period, Dartmouth senior forward Hope LaBelle scooped up a loose ball in the D-Y circle and drove to the goal and shot one past the Dolphin's keeper Ashley Hallman. This would prove to be the winning goal as Dartmouth kept D-Y from scoring for the remainder of the period.
D-Y finishes up 7-6-6 for the season while Dartmouth's record goes to 6-6-5. Dartmouth advances to the 1st round of the tournament and will play 2nd seed Notre Dame Academy in Hingham @ 2:30pm on Friday.
With D-Y's exit, three Cape Cod teams remain in MIAA Division 1 South Sectionals. Sandwich(9) is away against Somerset(8) @ 2:30pm Friday. Barnstable(7) plays Duxbury(10) at home Thursday @ 2:30pm. Falmouth(4) takes on Hingham(13) @ 2:30 pm Thursday @ FHS. For updates check the MIAA official brackets:
text and photos/Daniel W. Webb