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Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Cape & Islands Tournament: Barnstable Edges Falmouth, 3-2, In Championship Tilt

Barnstable blueliner Katie Brewster battles Falmouth’s Abby McDonald for the puck in Sunday’s Cape & Islands title game won by the Raiders, 3-2. (Photo by @BEACHSKATES images)

Third-seeded Barnstable took the Cape & Islands League tournament crown, as a three-goal second period outburst was enough for the Raiders to edge previously unbeaten and top seed Falmouth, 3-2.

Finley Crosby
Barnstable

Barnstable, which lost 4-3 and tied 2-2 with Falmouth during the regular season, finishes the year 7-2-3 overall. The Clippers wound up 13-1-1 on the year.

Down 1-0 entering the second period, the Raiders got goals from Finley Crosby, Grace Holden and Ally McEneaney, all freshmen, to forge a 3-1 lead heading into the final period.

Ryann McDonald
Falmouth

Falmouth did get one of those goals back on a Sam McKenzie strike, but couldn’t get the equalizer past Raiders goalie Meili Raspante, who finished with 22 saves.

Abby McDonald staked Falmouth to a 1-0 lead in the first period.

In a semfinal match-up on Saturday, the Clippers advanced with a 4-0 shutout win over the Cape Cod Furies. Ryann McDonald scored two goals, and Abby McDonald and McKenzie one each.

  • Featured image courtesy of @BEACHSKATES images
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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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