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Massachusetts D1 Girls Top 10: #1 Austin Prep, #3 St. Mary’s face off this Saturday

Mass. Girls Division I Poll

1Austin Prep1600
3St. Mary's3510
7Westford Academy8411

The Big 3 continue to be just that, all coming though the first week of 2018 unscathed. Therefore, they remain the same in this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Girls D1 Top 10.

#1 Austin Prep (6-0-0) finished last week with a win over Wellesley, and began this week the same with a 4-1 win over the Raiders. The Cougars then beat a solid Longmeadow team on Saturday (3-1). They have a three-game week, seeing Billerica/Chelmsford (Monday), Arlington Catholic (Wednesday) and a big showdown with #3 St. Mary’s on Saturday.

Defending D1 state champ Woburn (7-0-1) is still very much in the mix. The Tanners handed Belmont its first loss this past week (4-2) then held off Arlington Saturday (2-1). Woburn cannot look past Reading (Wednesday) or Lexington (Saturday).

St Mary’s (5-1-0), fresh off wins over impressive wins over Weymouth (8-0) and Matignon (6-1), tangles with Walpole Wednesday prior to taking on Austin Prep.

#4 Methuen/Tewksbury (6-1-0) downed Acton-Boxboro (7-1) in its only action. The Red Rangers swing back into shape this week against Beverly/Danvers (Wednesday) and Algonquin/Hudson (Saturday).

Up a spot to #5 is Masconomet (5-1-1) after solid wins over Peabody/Lynnfield (6-2) and Winthrop (5-2). The Chieftains will have their hands full with HPNA (Thursday) and then see league foe Marblehead (Saturday).

#6 Duxbury (5-1-1) picked up an impressive shutout win over Haverhill/Pentucket/North Andover Saturday (4-0). The Dragons face Quincy/North Quincy (Wednesday) and get upstart Plymouth (Saturday).

Westford Academy (4-1-1) climbs a spot to #7 after returning to game play Saturday with a 6-3 conquest of Waltham. The Grey Ghosts have Concord-Carlisle (Wednesday) and Boston Latin (Saturday) on the docket this week.

Delaney Couture

#8 Barnstable (4-0-3) had a pair of wins this week, taking down Norwell (5-2) and Falmouth (2-1). The Red Raiders look to continue their winning ways Wednesday against BMW/ORR and Latin Academy/Fontbonne next Sunday.

Making their debut in the D1 poll is #9 Shrewsbury, still perfect on the season at 6-0-0. The Colonials faced Falmouth, Maine on Saturday and took a 7-0 win. Junior forward Delaney Couture has been on fire with 19 goals so far. They face Leominster on Wednesday and Auburn on Saturday in Central/West play.

Despite falling from the unbeaten ranks, Braintree (6-1-0) holds firm at #10. The Wamps will take on Needham on Wednesday.

Teams to Keep an Eye On: Plymouth (7-1-1), Andover (5-2-0), Boston Latin (4-1-2).


Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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