Mass. Girls D-2 Poll: Big week ahead for Falmouth

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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Massachusetts Girls Division 2 Poll

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*Updated 1/19/14


The top five of the HNIB News Mass. Girls Division II Top 10 poll remain intact in this latest installment. Yet, there was much movement in the bottom five.


#1 Falmouth (6-1-1) prepared for its big week with a 5-2 win over a tough Notre Dame of Hingham team, The Clippers have two big home games coming up, starting Monday against Barnstable, then followed by rival Duxbury (D-1’s top team) on Wednesday. Both games are 7pm face-offs.


#2 Wellesley (9-0-1) continues to churn out victories, downing Milton (4-0) and Natick (4-2) in Bay State Herget Division play.  The Raiders have a nice homestand this week, with Needham (Monday), Braintree (Wednesday) and Newton North (Saturday).


#3 Westwood (6-0-3) gets its shot at Duxbury Monday, prior to taking on Dennis-Yarmouth this coming Saturday. The Wolverines cruised to a 10-2 win over Mansfield/Oliver Ames on Saturday. Senior Kim Egizi cracked the 100-career point barrier in that one.


A pair of solid wins keeps Archbishop Williams (9-2-0) in the #4 position. The Bishops downed both Medfield (6-3) and Ursuline (4-1). Monday, Williams will have its hands full with Austin Prep.


Still perfect on the season is #5 Tewksbury/Methuen (8-0-0), whose game with Andover was postponed Saturday. They did have a convincing 6-2 win over Billerica. Chelmsford is next on the docket.


#6 Norwood (6-2-0) took care of Walpole, 3-1, on Saturday.  The Mustangs have to deal with Ursuline on Monday, then Framingham (Wednesday) and Needham (Saturday).


With a pair of wins this past week, Whitman-Hanson/Pembroke (8-2-0) climbs up to #7. Freshman Melanie McAleer drives the offense.  They get their crack at Duxbury this coming Saturday.


#8 Winchester (6-3-1) is winless in two games, having fell to Austin Prep (5-0) and tied Burlington (3-3). The Sachems are off until Saturday when they tangle with Wakefield.


#9 Medfield (6-3-0) is coming off a 5-1 win over Dover-Sherborn. The Warriors are in the position to make a move this week with games against Newton North, Medway/Ashland and Franklin.


Back in the top ten is Bay State Herget Division member Dedham (4-3-1). The Marauders downed Milton over the weekend and look ahead to Newton North on Wednesday.



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