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Mass Girls HS: Division 1 Top 10: Methuen/Tewksbury, HPNA, Woburn Move Forward; Belmont Debuts

Mass. Girls D1 Top 10

RankTeam*PRWLT
1Austin Prep1602
2Braintree21001
3St. Mary's3503
4Methuen/Tewksbury5613
5HPNA6802
6Arlington4612
7Woburn8811
8Andover7623
9BelmontNR813
10Boston Latin9513

Weather and a quiet week keep the top three teams intact in this latest HNIB News Massachusetts Girls Division 1 Top 10.

#1 Austin Prep (6-0-2) had a game with Longmeadow wiped out on Saturday, coming off an impressive 10-3 thumping of Hingham earlier in the week, a game that saw the Cougars pour in seven third period goals to bust open a close game.

A busy and testing week looms, with home games Monday against Franklin (a team that tied AP earlier in the season) and Saturday with Longmeadow, sandwiched around a Wednesday night date with D2 #1 Wellesley on Wednesday.

Wins over Natick (3-2) and Weymouth (8-0) pushed #2 Braintree to 10-0-1, officially clinching a tournament berth. This week has the Wamps seeing Milton (Wednesday) and Newton (Saturday).

#3 St. Mary’s (5-0-3) played just once as well, a 2-2 tie with stubborn Westford Academy. Looking ahead, the Spartans get Lexington at home on Monday, and travel to Arlington Catholic (Wednesday) and Archbishop Williams (Saturday).

New #4 Methuen/Tewksbury (6-1-3) notched two more wins, downing Billerica/Chelmsford (3-0) and Westford (4-3). A huge game looms Wednesday with #10 Boston Latin (5-1-3), followed by another tough one with Waltham on Saturday..

#5 HPNA (8-0-2) continues to impress, coming off a big 4-0 whitewashing of #8 Andover (6-2-3), which followed a big win over Peabody/Lynnfield/NR by a 5-1 count. They host Reading (Monday) than have Concord-Carlisle (Wednesday) and Central Catholic (Saturday).

#6 Arlington (6-1-2) played to a scoreless tie with new #9 Belmont (8-1-3) and then doubled up Wilmington (4-2). The Ponders have three home games this week, entertaining Longmeadow (Monday), Wincester (Wednesday in a makeup game) and then Burlington (Saturday).

#7 Woburn (8-1-1) continues to move up after solid wins over Winchester (4-1) and Wakefield (5-0) this week. The Tanners are off until a Saturday date with Watertown.

TEAMS TO WATCH: Hingham (7-3-0), Shrewsbury (7-3-0), Longmeadow (6-2-3), Needham (5-3-1)

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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