Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Thursday’s MIAA Division 2 Round of 32 Tourney Highlights: #27 Leominster Pulls The Upset; Martha’s Vineyard Takes 2 OT Win

Gary Demopoulos
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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* Two goals from eighth-grader Ella Skieber lead eighth-seeded Pembroke to a 5-0 win over Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake. Payton Sowersby, Addison Nee and Jen Birolini each had a goal for the Titans, who now take on Milton (Saturday, 12 noon at Hobomock).

* Martha’s Vineyard freshman Izzy Blake had herself a day, scoring all three goals, including the game-winner in double overtime, in a 3-2 win over Dedham, the program’s first post-season win. MV now moves on to face fifth-seeded Algonquin in the Round of 16 (Saturday, 5:30pm at NESC).

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* Algonquin advanced with an impressive 6-0 win over Auburn. Six dfferent players scored for the Titans – Emily Johns, Alex Cutler, Bryn Domolky, Lauren O’Malley, Maddy Glynn and Courtney Shifrin.

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* Leominster notched the biggest upset of the early going, stunning sixth-seeded Longmeadow, 3-1. Rachel Simkiewicz set the pace with a goal on the game’s first shift. Kaylin Hawkins and Alyssa Allan also had goals. The Bue Devils now travel to Marshfield (Sunday, 3:20pm at The Bog).

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