Massachusetts Girls Division 2 Poll
There has been a bit of a shake-up at the top of the Mass. Girls Division II poll, with unbeaten Wellesley (4-0-0) taking over in the #1 position.
The Raiders are coming off a big 5-3 win over pesky Weymouth and will see league rival Dedham this coming Saturday.
“Overall, we are pleased with the team’s progress,” said Wellesley coach George Campbell. “Major contributors have been our first forward line of Cecily Docktor, Carly Boyle and Keely Corscadden, our defensive corps of Sarah Goss, Korinna Garfield, Danielle Hickman and Annika Witt, and starting goalie Meghan King.”
#2 Westwood (3-0-1) has picked up where it left off last winter. The Wolverines own a solid win over Fontbonne and just recently tied Division 1 Billerica, 1-1. Westwood is off until January 6th when they host Notre Dame of Hingham.
Falmouth drops out of the #1 spot, as the Clippers fell on opening night, 5-0, to Division I’s top-ranked club – Arlington Catholic. Falmouth did respond nicely with a 4-1 win over Walpole and are off until Saturday, January 4th when they travel to Canton.
#4 Norwood (3-0-0) is also unbeaten in the early-going, with wins to date over Newton South/Brookline, Braintree and Weymouth. The Mustangs are also off until Saturday when they host Milton.
#5 Archbishop Williams looks like it will be a team to reckon with, winning four of its first five tilts, the only loss a 1-0 setback to Division I power St. Mary’s. Katie Barry already has 10 points on the season, while freshman Katherine Meehan has seven goals already.
Second-year varsity Tewksbury/Methuen is off to a 4-0-0 start. Sharpshooter Amanda Conway has fired home 13 goals already this winter.
#7 Fontbonne Academy is off to just a 1-3 start, but its losses have been to Westwood, Austin Prep and Arlington Catholic. Expect the Ducks to get things going soon.
Rounding out the Division II poll are #8 Dedham 2-1-0, #9 Sandwich 5-1-0 and #10 Winchester 3-1-0.