Girls Prep quarterfinal rounds: Nobles, Tabor eliminated

Gary Demopoulos
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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The Lions knocked off the Pelicans for the third time this season and advance to their first-ever D1 New England semifinal on Saturday against Pomfret. Elena Gualtieri paced the attack with two goals, while Keely Moy added the other. Loomis finished the campaign at 17-6-3.

Rachel Rockwell Williston
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#2 Williston 3, #7 Choate 1

Three second period goals were all the Wildcats needed to post a 3-1 win over Choate and advance to a semifinal game with St. Paul’s. After the Wild Boars took a 1-0 lead after the first period, Williston defenseman Rachel Rockwell tied the score, assisted by Maddie Jerolman, on a two-man advantage. It would be Rockwell again with the game-winner, assisted by Delaney Belinskas, who would score Williston’s third goal moments later. Choate goalie Lauren Bailey had 34 saves, while Williston’s Morgan Fisher had 17. Choate finishes at 16-7-3.

Kerri St. Denis
Kerri St. Denis
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#6 St. Paul’s 2, #3 Nobles 0

The Big Red turned the tables on ISL champion Nobles, avenging a one-goal loss in their regular season matchup. Bridget Carey would score the only goal St. Paul’s would need at 11:51 of the first period. Izzy Stoddard sealed it with an empty-net goal with 16 seconds left. St. Paul’s goalie Kerri St. Denis was flawless in the second period, when Nobles outshot the Big Red by a 16-5 margin. Nobles closed out the season at 24-3-2.

Elisabeth Berard Pomfret
Elisabeth Berard

#5 Pomfret 3, #4 Tabor 2 (2OT)

In maybe the most exciting game of the day, the Griffins advanced with an overtime goal from freshman Mariella Catalano. Makenna Newkirk and Elisabeth Berard had Pomfret’s other two goals, while Sammy Davis notched both for Tabor, which ended the season at 18-5-1.

Saturday’s Semifinals

#5 Pomfret at #1 Kent, 3:00pm

#6 St. Paul’s at 2 Williston, 3:00pm


#1 Rivers 2, Gunnery 1

After being eliminated the past two seasons in the playoffs by Gunnery, the top-seeded Red Wings turned the tide, dethroning the two-time champs with a 2-1 win. Missy Segall had the game-winning goal for the Red Wings with eight minutes left in the third period, assisted by Sam Estes and Kayleigh Rabany. Defenseman Erin Connolly had the other goal for Rivers, while Emma Killeen had the Gunnery tally. Rivers will now host Berwick in a semifinal on Saturday.

Maddie Evangelous Worcester Academy
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Mary Grace Kelley Southfield
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#2 Worcester Academy 3, St. George’s 2 (OT)

Taylor Brown‘s overtime goal gave the Hilltoppers a 3-2 win and their first-ever trip to the New England semifinals. Maddie Evangelous and Alli Young also had goals for Worcester, and goalie Rose Pijaca made 18 saves. St. George’s goalie Beth Larcom finished with 35 saves.

#3 Southfield 6, #3 Canterbury 2

Meghara McManus notched a hat trick to power third-seeded Southfield to a solid 6-2 win over visiting Canterbury. Mary Grace Kelley, Georgia Leahy and Cassidy Sullivan each had a goal for the winners. Mary Kate Martino and Sara McNamara had goals for Canterbury, which finished at 14-7-1.

Julia Mini Berwick
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#4 Berwick 3, #5 Proctor 1

Two second period goals by Lizzie Gross were key in Berwick’s 3-1 win over the Hornets. Siobhan McDermott had a goal and assist for the Bulldogs, and goalie Julia Mini registered 26 saves. Kiara Vasquez had the lone goal for Proctor.

Saturday’s Semifinals

#4 Berwick at #1 Rivers, 2:00pm

#3 Southfield vs #2 Worcester Academy at St Mark’s, 11:30am

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