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Girls Prep Quarterfinal Highlights: Three of Top 4 D1 Seeds Ousted

It was a crazy quarterfinal day in Division 1, where three of the top four seeds failed to move on to Saturday’s semifinals, including top-ranked Williston. On the other hard, in Division 2, all four top seeds emerged victorious.

DIVISION 1

* #8 seed Loomis Chaffee, which lost its final three games of the regular season, got goals from Avery Flynn, Jenna Donahue and Madeleine Hong to take a 3-1 quarterfinal win over top-seeded Williston. The Wildcats had pinned one of those three defeats on the Pelicans, taking a 4-2 decision on February 16.

* #2 Nobles was only higher seed that won a quarterfinal contest. The Bulldawgs blanked New Hampton 6-0. Emmy O’Leary and Courtney Hyland led the attack with a pair of goals apiece, while Maeve Connolly and Ellie Bayard each had one. Nobles will host Andover on Saturday at 2pm.

* #6 Phillips Andover went on the road and stunned #3 Tabor by a 4-2 count. Anna Bargman scored two goals for the Big Blue. Kelly McCarthy had a big goal and Meghan Ward added an empty net tally. Clare O’Leary and Julia Shaunessy had goals for the Seawolves, who finished 20-2-3.

* Julia Nearis had a hat trick and Luisa Welcke also scored as #5 Kent blanked #4 St. Paul’s, 5-0. The Lions will now face a familiar foe in Saturday’s semifinal – Loomis Chaffee.

DIVISION 2

Rylee Glennon
Rivers

* Caroline O’Keefe‘s power play goal in the third period snapped a 3-3 tie and gave top-seeded Brooks a 4-3 win over defending D2 champion Vermont Academy. Carly Stefanini, Mia Laplante and Quinn Healy also had goals for the Bishops.

Georgie Snow
Worcester Academy

* #2 Rivers got an overtime goal from Rylee Glennon for a 2-1 win over Thayer. Madison McCaffery had given the Tigers a 1-0 lead before Kaitlin Shaughnessy tied it up for the Red Wings.

* #3 St. George’s blanked #6 Greenwich Academy 3-0. Peyton Mulhern, Paige Gilbert and Caroline Froio each had a goal for the Dragons, who will face Rivers in a semifinal game on Saturday.

* Worcester Academy advanced with a solid 6-2 win over Berwick Academy. Georgie Snow and Grace Bruno each had a pair of goals for the Hilltoppers, who travel to Brooks for a semifinal game on Saturday (3 pm). Melissa Macri and Carley Daly added goals.

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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