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Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10: Tough games on tap this week

Mass. Girls Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPrevious RankingWLT
1Wellesley11323
2Canton31123
3Notre Dame2951
4Archbishop Williams41141
5Natick61032
6Milton71143
7Westwood81162
8Winchester5862
9Dennis-Yarmouth101142
10MatignonNR971

Wellesley (13-2-3) took over as the #1 team last week and continues to hold that spot in this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10. The Raiders tied D1 Arlington (2-2) and had a win over Weymouth (7-1).

They close out their regular season this week with games against Natick (Wednesday) and Newton North (Saturday).

Canton (11-2-3) followed a tough 1-0 loss to D1 Franklin with a 2-1 win over Mansfield/Oliver Ames and is #2 this week. The Bulldogs face a good Plymouth team (Monday), have Stoughton (Tuesday) and then take on D1 power Duxbury Saturday.

#3 Notre Dame Academy (9-5-1) edged past Ursuline (2-1) and fell to D1’s #1 team Austin Prep 4-0 on Saturday. A key game looms Wednesday with a hot Milton team. The Cougars then face Marshfield Thursday.

#4 Archbishop Williams (11-4-1) beat Marblehead (3-2) in its only action of the week. The Bishops have a tough week, with Dennis-Yarmouth Wednesday and St Mary’s Saturday.

With Saturday’s game against Needham postponed, a win over Algonquin/Hudson was #5 Natick‘s (10-3-2) only result of the week. The Redhawks also have a tough week. After taking on Wellesley, they will see undefeated and D1 #5 Shrewsbury on Saturday.

#6 Milton (11-4-3) is red-hot, outscoring its last four opponents to the tune of 25-1. The Wildcats will play Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake Saturday after Wednesday’s Notre Dame battle.

#7 Westwood (11-6-2) had a tie Saturday with #9 Dennis-Yarmouth (11-4-2). The Wolverines have Dedham (Wednesday) and Needham (Friday).

It was a tough week for #8 Winchester (8-6-2), which tied Reading (3-3) and fell to Belmont (5-1). It doesn’t get any easier, with Arlington on the schedule Wednesday before Woburn on Saturday.

The Dolphins also had a 6-1 win over Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake. Wednesday’s game with Archies is their only action of the upcoming week.

Matignon (9-7-1) is back in the rankings at #10. The Warriors blanked Arlington Catholic (7-0) and are set to take on HPNA (Monday) and Oakmont (Friday).

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 25 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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