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Girls D1 Prep Top 10: #3 Nobles, #5 St. Paul’s Tie It Up Again

Girls Prep D1 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Tabor11202
2Williston21511
3Nobles31405
4Loomis Chaffee41024
5St. Paul's61322
6Kent51040
7Hotchkiss9822
8Deerfield101152
9New Hampton81241
10BB&NNR752

Despite a 1-1 tie with Westminster Saturday, Tabor (12-0-2) hangs on to the #1 spot in this week’s HNIB News Girls D1 Prep Top 10. The Seawolves will be busy this week, taking on Andover (Wednesday), Lawrence Academy (Friday) and St. Mark’s (Saturday).

#2 Williston (15-1-1) stretched its win streak to six games, grinding out victories over Westminster (3-1) and Hotchkiss (2-0). A Wednesday matchup with Taft is the Wildcats only action of the week.

#3 Nobles (14-0-5) and #5 St. Paul’s (13-2-2) met for the second time this year, and the result was exactly the same, a 1-1 standoff. Nobles gets the top 2 teams in D2 this week in St. Georges’s (Wednesday) and Brooks (Saturday). The Big Red take on St. Mark’s (Wednesday) and New Hampton (Friday).

In between them is #4 Loomis Chaffee (10-2-4), continuing hot with wins over BB&N (2-0) and Greenwich Academy (9-1). Gunnery is Wednesday’s opponent.

#6 Kent (10-4-0) got upended by Choate (3-1) in an upset loss, but regrouped and followed that with a 7-0 thrashing of Taft. The Lions play #7 Hotchkiss (8-2-2) on Monday in what could be a key battle with playoff implications. The Bearcats, who beat Millbrook (6-1) earlier in the week, also have Berkshire on Wednesday.

Deerfield (11-5-2) climbs to #8 after shutout wins over Pomfret (6-0) and Andover (3-0). The Big Green are at Winchedon Wednesday.

#9 New Hampton (12-4-1) came up short Saturday in a 3-2 loss to St. Mark’s, coming after wins over Winchendon (3-1) and Vermont Academy (3-1). The Huskies have busy week with four games: Tilton (Monday), Cushing (Wednesday), St. Paul’s (Friday), Andover (Saturday).

BB&N (7-5-2) creeps back into the Top 10, following up the loss to Loomis with wins over previously-ranked Andover (2-1) and Cushing (3-0).

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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