Middletown, RI 02842
The anticipation was palpable on Saturday afternoon at the Dragon dome as SG looked to build on their 5-0 win over BB&N less than 24 hours earlier. And the team did not disappoint, skating to a hard-earned 4-1 win over its nearby neighbor, the Pomfret School. Gianni Rodriguez led the way for SG, making 44 saves on 45 total shots faced, many of the spectacular variety, quelling the Pomfret attack throughout the game. An opportunistic SG squad saw their power play find a degree of potency it hasn’t had all year, tallying three times on four opportunities. Sophomore forward B. Jenkinson continued his torrid start, notching the game’s first goal just minutes into play. Pomfret would tie the game late in the first, but they would not be heard from again. Three consecutive power-play goals — two in the second period and one in the third — paced the Dragon attack. Jenkinson netted his second early in the middle stanza (he would also add two assists) and Shane Mulhern buried a rebound in front minutes later. Michael Dimascolo added an empty-netter on the power play late in the final period, for some much-needed insurance. Rodriguez’s play cannot be overstated as he routinely bailed out his teammates with an array of outstanding saves. The team enters what will be a pivotal week, taking on ISL foes Brooks and Groton, both at home, on Wednesday and Saturday respectively.
— Coach Jeff Dwyer