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Girls D2 Prep Top 10: Jockeying Begins For Playoff Positioning

Girls Prep D2 Top 10

3St. George's3854
4Worcester Academy41172
6Kimball Union51053
7Vermont Academy91172

With just two weeks left in the regular season, the jockeying for the eight Division 2 playoff berths is underway. While the handful of teams at the top of this week’s rankings should be OK, there will be some battling going on with the others to see who gets in, as well as what position.

#1 Brooks (15-2-2) continues to get the job done. Facing two ranked teams this week, the Bishops prevailed over Holderness (1-0) and St. George’s (3-1).  Groton is up on Wednesday, and Middlesex Friday, two more tough teams.

#2 Rivers (13-5-1) notched a big win over #4 Worcester Academy (3-2), and split with a pair of D1 opponents – falling to Milton (3-2) and blanking St. Mark’s (4-0). The Red Wings will see Governors Academy (Wednesday) and Proctor (Saturday) this week.

Despite a pair of losses, the one to Brooks and another to D1 BB&N (4-3), St. Georges (8-5-4) will keep the #3 spot. The Dragons take on Milton Academy Wednesday and have a key one with Groton on Saturday.

Worcester Academy (11-7-2) also dropped both of its games. In addition to the Rivers loss, the Hilltoppers fell to BB&N (5-2). On tap this week is a continued tough stretch with Winchendon (Wednesday), Holderness (Friday) and Andover (Saturday).

Berwick (17-6-2) is up to #5, a big 3-2 win over #6 Kimball Union allowing the teams to switch positions this week. The Bulldogs also had solid wins over Hebron (6-1) and Portsmouth Abbey (5-0). Winsor (Wednesday) and Tilton (Saturday) are this week’s opponents. In the win over KUA, triplets Sydney, Tiffany and Brittany Foster each had a goal.

The Wildcats also played Exeter to a 2-2 tie. They get Tilton on Wednesday, then a huge matchup with #7 Vermont Academy (11-7-2) Friday and Hebron Saturday.

Defending champion Vermont might be the team no one wants to play down the stretch. These Wildcats appear to be rounding into form at the right time. This week, the Wildcats has wins over Tilton (3-2), Kents Hill (6-1) and Hoosac (5-2). They get Gunnery on Wednesday.

#8 Thayer (11-7-1) edged Governors (2-1) and tied up Lawrence Academy (3-3). After seeing St. Mark’s (Wednesday) and Nobles (Friday), the Tigers have a non-leaguer with NYA on Saturday.

#9 Holderness (10-8-2) splits its games, knocking off Hoosac (3-0) after the loss to Brooks.  The Bulls have Proctor Wednesday and Middlesex Saturday around the Friday matchup with Worcester Academy.

#10 Groton (9-9-3) played just once, losing to D1 Nobles. It could be a make-or-break week for the Zebras with Brooks (Wednesday) and St. George’s (Saturday).

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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