EASTHAM — The Nauset boys and girls hockey teams picked up wins to start their seasons, while the boys and girls swim teams placed first at the Cape & Islands Relays.
Junior Logan Poulin picked up where he left off last season, tallying a hat trick and two assists, senior Joe McManus added two goals and an assist, and the Warriors boys hockey team beat Sandwich High School 7-3 in the season opener on Saturday night at Gallo Ice Arena. Senior Julian Krivos and sophomore Jake Eldredge each scored a goal.
McManus’s goal made it 3-3 with 5:54 to go in the second period of a close game, which sparked the Warriors to life. They would go on to score five straight goals.
Junior Carly Brand and sophomore Gaby Bassett each scored twice, senior Olivia Avellar made 39 saves in goal, and Nauset girls hockey defeated Pope Francis Prep 5-3 at Charles Moore Arena on Sunday.
The Warriors trailed 1-0 after the opening period, but Brand tied the game 2:09 into the second following an individual effort that culminated in the forward picking out the top corner.
In the span of 27 seconds, the Cardinals took the lead back, but Bassett tied the game at 2-2 when she poked the puck into the net with 8:37 left. Sienna Reeves then gave Nauset a 3-2 lead after coming out of the penalty box, grabbing a loose puck and taking it all the way to net to close the period.
Pope Francis would make it 3-3 with 2:40 to play, but Nauset immediately responded when Brand scored her second of the game with 1:44 left. Bassett added an empty net goal to seal the victory.
The Nauset boys and girls swim teams edged Sandwich High School to take first place at the Cape & Islands Relays hosted by Sandwich on Saturday. The Warriors posted a combined score of 121, which was four points better than the Blue Knights. Nantucket High School came in third with 84 points.
Nauset girls basketball split a pair of games. After dropping their season opener to Plymouth North, 59-40, they rebounded for a 55-40 road win at Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday. The boys team, meanwhile, lost 59-34 on Saturday before dropping a 58-50 decision to the Vineyarders on Tuesday night at home.
The boys and girls indoor track teams opened the season against St. John Paul II and Nantucket High School at Wheaton College on Tuesday.
Thursday, Dec. 14
Girls basketball: Nauset hosts Plymouth South for a 4:30 p.m. tipoff at Nauset Regional Middle School.
Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: The Warriors are at Old Rochester Regional with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Girls hockey: Nauset hosts Barnstable High School at Charles Moore Arena at 5:10 p.m.
Boys hockey: The Warriors are in action against Plymouth North at Charles Moore Arena, with faceoff at 7:10 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 19
Boys and girls swimming: Nauset meets St. John Paul II at Willy’s Gym at 3 p.m.
Boys and girls indoor track: The Warriors have a dual meet against Dennis-Yarmouth Regional at Wheaton College beginning at 3 p.m.
Girls basketball: Nauset visits Monomoy Regional for a 4:30 p.m. tipoff.
Boys basketball: The Warriors travel to Monomoy Regional for a 6 p.m. tipoff.