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Mass. Girls HS: Division 1 Top 10 – Austin Prep Reclaims #1 Spot

Mass. Girls D1 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Austin Prep2302
2Braintree3700
3St. Mary's1402
4Hingham6510
5Arlington4411
6Longmeadow5502
7Methuen/Tewksbury8212
8HPNA10501
9Andover7213
10Boston LatinNR312

There was some minor shuffling in this week’s installment of the HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 1 Top 10, including a new club at the top, and one new member. Not one team is in the same position as last week’s rankings.

Austin Prep (3-0-2) is back at #1 after a week that saw the Cougars post shutout wins over Winchester (3-0) and Archbishop Williams (9-0).  This week has AP taking on Matignon (Wednesday) and a non-leaguer Saturday vs Notre Dame Academy.

Undefeated Braintree (7-0-0) climbs one rung to #2, returning to action with a big win over Framingham. The Wamps, who have outscored their opponents this season by a 37-5 margin, have Bay State League games this week with Walpole (Wednesday) and Needham (Saturday).

#3 St. Mary’s (4-0-2) was just a few minutes away from another win Saturday, only to see Boston Latin score two late goals and forge a 2-2 tie. The deadlock comes after a solid week that saw the Spartans down Arlington (5-1) and Winthrop (6-1). St. Joseph Prep is up next this coming Saturday.

Hingham (5-1-0) slides up to #4, posting a win over Marshfield (7-1) in its only result of the week. The Harborwomen take on Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake (Wednesday) and Duxbury (Saturday) this week in a pair of league games.

#5 Arlington (4-1-1) drops a spot after week that saw the Spy Ponders fall to St. Mary’s (5-1), get tied late by Reading (3-3) and post a solid 5-1 win over previously unbeaten Woburn. An interesting battle looms Wednesday with a much-improved Lexington squad, followed by Winchester on Saturday.

#6 Longmeadow (5-0-2) has played two straight 3-3 ties with St. Peter Marian and Dennis-Yarmouth after starting the year with five straight victories. The Lancers have a busy week with Winthrop (Tuesday), St. Peter Marian (Friday) and Algonquin/Hudson (Saturday).

Defending champ Methuen/Tewksbury (2-1-2) is up one spot after posting wins over Franklin (3-2) and Acton-Boxboro (5-2). The Red Rangers will know a lot more about themselves after this week when they face Needham (Monday), Masconomet (Wednesday) and HPNA (Saturday), three teams with a combined record of 15-2-1.

Speaking of HPNA (5-0-1), coach Gary Kane’s club is #8, adding wins over Lincoln-Sudbury (4-2) and Westford Academy (4-1) to its resume.  They get Acton-Boxboro on Wednesday.

#9 Andover (2-1-3) also beat Lincoln-Sudbury 4-2 and had a 0-0 deadlock with Billerica/Chelmsford Saturday. The Warriors take on New Hampshire power Hanover (Wednesday), Westford (Thursday) and Acton-Boxboro (Saturday).

Boston Latin (3-1-2) makes its debut this week, coming off that satisfying tie with St. Mary’s. The Wolfpack have Wayland/Weston (Wednesday) and Lincoln-Sudbury (Saturday) this week.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Needham (4-1-0), Woburn (4-1-1), Reading (4-1-1), Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading (6-2-0), Masconomet (6-1-0)

 

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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