Mass. Girls D1 Top 10
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)