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Mass. Girls HS Highlights: Braintree’s Holland Notches 100th Career Point, Big Win For Canton

Abbey Holland

* In a D1 showdown of undefeated top 10 clubs, #3 Braintree prevailed with a 3-1 win over #6 Hingham. Ally Decoste scored two goals and Stella Shea added one for the Wamps, now 6-0-0. Earlier, Braintree took home the title at the Michael Giordano Christmas Classic, blanking Matignon, 5-0, in the title game. In that contest, Abbey Holland registered her 100th career point.

*  D2 #2 Canton also improved to 6-0-0 by shading Westwood, 3-2, in the final of the Pat Walsh Classic. Defenseman Olivia Maffeo scored a pair of goals for the the Bulldogs, while Lizzie Tassinari notched the game-winner in the third period. Sophia Levering had both goals for Westwood.

* Westwood blanked Milton 4-0 in the first round of the Pat Walsh Classic at Canton Ice House. Abby Crowley had a goal and two assists and Kendall Blomquist two assists to lead the offensive attack for the Wolverines.

Jacqui Poulack

* Natick downed Algonquin/Hudson 5-1 in the first round of the Medway/Ashland New Year’s Invitational. Jacqui Poulack and Claire Maxwell led the Redhawks attack with two goals apiece.

* Goals by Jordan Kowalski and Alexis Pfalzgraf each had a goal as D1 #5 Longmeadow held on for a 2-1 win over #8 Methuen/Tewksbury.

* Burlington blanked Central Catholic, 6-0, behind a hat-trick performance from Sophia Berardinelli.

Lexie Turner
St. Mary’s

* St. Mary’s Lynn recorded a 3-0 shutout of Peabody/North Reading/Lynnfield. Ang Catino had the shutout in the nets and goals came from Jenna Chaplain, Lexie Turner and Kelsey Sullivan.

* Ursuline Academy won its fifth straight game to start the season with a 5-2 conquest of Dover-Sherborn/Hopkinton. Bridget Popkin had a pair of goals for the Bears, while Meg Foley, Emily McHugh and Mary Kate Rusnock each had one.

* Skylar Samanica and Lexi Yost each had a goal and Sophia Babineau notched 21 saves as Bishop Stang slipped past Scituate, 2-1.

Samantha Fantasia

* Bridget Cardarelli had two goals and Alyssa Murphy, Emily McDonald and Neve Corkery each scored one in Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake’s 5-0 win over Plymouth.

* Samantha Fantasia scored three goals and added a pair of assists as Billerica/Chelmsford took a 6-1 win over Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake.

Jenny Hubbard

* Goals by Victoria McLaughlin and Megan Dorsey and a shutout between the pipes by Kaleigh Murphy powered Pembroke to a 2-0 win over Sandwich and a Judy Gormley Cup title.

* Eliana Kane had the lone goal and Jenny Hubbard was solid in goal as HPNA edged past Shrewsbury, 1-0, in a non-league tussle.

* Milton took down Medfield/Norton 2-1 with goals from Christina Sweeney and Molly Murtagh.

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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