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Mass. Girls HS: Division 1 Top 10 – Austin Prep Blanks St. Mary’s 3-0 To Re-Affirm #1 Ranking

Mass. Girls D1 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Austin Prep11612
2Braintree31521
3HPNA41702
4St. Mary's21413
5Arlington51314
6Woburn61412
7Belmont81134
8Methuen/Tewksbury71044
9Shrewsbury101341
10WalthamNR1125

The much-anticipated second matchup of the season between Catholic Central League rivals Austin Prep and St. Mary’s took place Saturday. When the dust settled, it was the Cougars who left happy, taking a 3-0 win putting them in the driver’s seat for another league title.

Also, it re-affirmed Austin Prep’s (16-1-2) #1 ranking in this latest HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 1 Top 10.

Elsewhere, #5 Arlington (13-1-4) grabbed its second straight Middlesex League Liberty title with wins over Winchester (3-2) and #7 Belmont (3-1). #6 Woburn (14-1-2) snagged a share of that crown, beating Lexington (2-1) and Winchester (2-0).

#3 HPNA (17-0-2) clinched the MVC/Dual County Small title beating Methuen/Tewksbury (3-2).

And, Waltham (11-2-5) cracked the Top 10 for the first time this season after a 1-0 win over Boston Latin Saturday. A win over Lincoln-Sudbury on Wednesday would give the Hawks the MVC/Dual County Small title.

The regular season ends Thursday and MIAA Division 1 Tournament pairings will be announced on Friday.

#1 Austin Prep (16-1-2): Remaining Games – Arlington Catholic (Monday), St. Joseph Prep (Thursday)

#2 Braintree (15-2-1): Remaining Games: Duxbury (Tuesday), Westford Academy (Thursday)

#3 HPNA (17-0-2): Remaining Games: Andover (Wednesday)

#4 St. Mary’s (14-1-3): Remaining Games: Needham (Tuesday), Notre Dame (Thursday)

#5 Arlington (13-1-4): Remaining Games: Notre Dame (Tuesday), Hingham (Thursday)

#6 Woburn (14-1-2): Remaining Games: Hanover NH (Tuesday), Wellesley (Thursday)

#7 Belmont (11-3-4): Remaining Games: Wakefield (Tuesday)

#8 Methuen/Tewksbury (10-4-4): Remaining Games: Shrewsbury (Monday), Masco or Wellesley (Wednesday)

#9 Shrewsbury (13-4-1): Remaining Games: Methuen/Tewksbury (Monday), Masco or Wellesley (Wednesday).

#10 Waltham (11-2-5): Remaining Games: Watertown (Monday), Lincoln-Sudbury (Wednesday)

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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