DENNIS ─ It's been a season of struggle for the Cape Cod Furies, and their Jan. 31 game against the D-Y Dolphins was no different, with the Cape Tech/Nauset/Monomoy team coming away with a 4-0 loss.
“I feel really disappointed,” said head coach Addie Weeks. “We had a strong game plan going in, and I think, to be totally honest, there was a lack of trust in it.”
The home team Dolphins put the first goal past the Furies midway through the first period to take a 1-0 lead in the opening frame, much to the visitors' frustration. That lead was extended early in the second when the McGaffigan sisters, Kayla and Ava, teamed up for a score, before another sister act, Lily and Phoebe Holmes, added a third goal, giving the Dolphins a 3-0 edge after two periods.
Though Margaret Dickson and Cat Ready did battle for the Furies at the net, the Dolphin defense proved impenetrable.
“Their program has come such a long way,” Weeks said. “They looked phenomenal.”
Weeks said the initial idea pre-game was to put pressure on D-Y's top skaters, but that plan didn't play out in game play.
“When we don't do it, it doesn't work,” Weeks said.
The Dolphins' fourth and final goal came in the third, putting the game away for D-Y.
While Weeks was frustrated by another loss, she praised the efforts of several Furies players.
“Maura Blute stayed intense the whole game,” Weeks said. “She was great on D, and Molly, our goalie. Delaney Agnes played with constant hustle, and Sydney Nickerson had one of her better games.”
Weeks said her team looked good on a couple of their power plays, but couldn't get past D-Y's solidity.
“I wish we could have put one past them,” she said.
The team fared slightly better against Mansfield/Oliver Ames/Foxboro on Feb. 4, netting two goals against the Warriors but ultimately falling 5-2. Scoring for the Furies were Lauren Monger and Kira Ridley.
Next up for the team is a home game against Bishop Stang beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 10.