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Mass. Girls HS: Division 1 Top 10 – Longmeadow, Braintree Post Big Weekend Wins

Mass. Girls D1 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1St. Mary's1201
2Austin Prep2102
3Braintree3600
4Arlington4300
5Longmeadow5400
6Hingham8410
7Andover7112
8Methuen/Tewksbury6012
9Duxbury10221
10HPNANR301

While teams had a quiet holiday week from game-action, others took part in holiday tournaments. Still, there was enough action to shuffle this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 1 Top 10.

#1 St. Mary’s (2-0-1) blanked Peabody/North Reading/Lynnfield 3-0 on Saturday in its only action of the week, avenging a loss in last year’s post-season tournament. The Spartans have a huge contest scheduled for Monday against unbeaten #4 Arlington (3-0-0), which was off all week and then another tough non-leaguer vs Boston Latin Saturday.

#2 Austin Prep (1-0-2) also had the holiday week as it readies for Winchester on Monday. The Cougars then face Archbishop Williams on Saturday.

It was a grand week for #3 Braintree (6-0-0). The Wamps took the title at the Michael Giordano Christmas Classic with wins over Andover and Matignon, then on Sunday, took down unbeaten #6 Hingham by a 3-1 score.  The Wamps don’t play again until a Saturday date with Framingham.

In addition to taking on St. Mary’s, Arlington will see Reading on Tuesday and Woburn Saturday in a tough week.

#5 Longmeadow (4-0-0) picked up a signature win Saturday with a 2-1 verdict of defending D1 state champion Methuen/Tewksbury. The Lancers look ahead to Quincy/North Quincy (Monday) and St. Peter Marian (Thursday).

Hingham (4-1-0) gave Braintree a battle. The Harborwomen will play Marshfield on Saturday.

#7 Andover (1-1-2) dropped a game to Braintree and were tied by Boston Latin at the Michael Giordano Christmas Classic. The Warriors get Lincoln-Sudbury Thursday and Billerica/Chelmsford Saturday.

Methuen/Tewksbury (0-1-2) is still looking for its first win. The #8 Red Rangers lost a one-goal decision to Longmeadow over the weekend and look forward to Franklin (Monday) and Acton-Boxboro (Saturday).

#9 Duxbury had a nice 2-0-1 week with wins over King Philip and Scituate and a scoreless tie with Notre Dame. The Dragons are off until a Saturday date with Cohasset/Hanover.

Entering the rankings this week at #10 is HPNA (3-0-1), coming off a solid 1-0 win over Shrewsbury. A Tuesday date with Lincoln-Sudbury and Saturday encounter with Westford Academy loom this week.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Needham (3-1-0), Woburn (2-0-1), Boston Latin (3-1-1), Winthrop (4-0-0)

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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