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Massachusetts Girls D1 Top 10: Status Quo This Week

Mass. Girls D1 Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Austin Prep11000
2St. Marys2810
3Duxbury31001
4Andover41101
5Methuen/Tewks5911
6Reading6613
7Braintree7920
8Franklin81100
9Arlington9811
10Shrewsbury10613

It is status quo in the Massachusetts Girls D1 ranks this week. None of last week’s top 10 clubs lost a game, so everything remains the same.

#1 Austin Prep (10-0-0) continues to blanket opponents, adding two more shutouts to the total; Westwood (7-0) and Billerica/Chelmsford (4-0). The Cougars have allowed just three goals all season. Offensively, eighth-grader Sam Taber is red-hot. An interesting matchup with #10 Shrewsbury looms Monday, followed by Archibishop Williams (Wednesday) and Beverly/Danvers (Saturday).

#2 St. Mary’s (8-1-0) returned to action with a key 2-0 win over Archbishop Williams, getting both goals from Jenna Chaplain. The Spartans play Lexington (Monday), Stoneham (Wednesday) and Winthrop (Saturday).

#3 Duxbury (10-0-1) racked up two more impressive wins, knocking off Canton (5-2) and Notre Dame (3-2) to officially qualify for the post-season. The Dragons are scheduled to face Marshfield (Monday) and Barnstable (Saturday). They have a Division best 67 goals for, led by Molly Duvall and Delaney Williams, each with 11.

#4 Andover (11-0-1) drilled Central Catholic 7-1 Saturday behind three goals from Emma Gilmartin. The Warriors are off until a Saturday date with Hanover (NH).

Kat Paradis
Reading

A big game in the Division 1 ranks is happening this Wednesday, when #5 Methuen/Tewksbury (9-1-1) travels to #6 Reading (6-1-3). The Red Rangers had a 0-0 tie with Boston Latin and a 9-1 win over Concord-Carlisle this week, while the Rockets also a tie, 3-3 with Lexington, and beat Burlington 8-1. M/T also looks ahead to Shrewsbury on Saturday. In the Burlington win, senior Kat Paradis eclipsed the career 100-point plateau.

#7 Braintree (9-2-0) kept pace with wins over Natick (1-0) and Weymouth (4-1). The Wamps take on Milton Wednesday and Newton Co-op Saturday.

#8 Franklin (11-0-0) remained perfect with a rare Sunday game, knocking off Sandwich 3-1. The Panthers get ready for Westwood (Wednesday) and Medfield (Saturday).

#9 Arlington (8-1-1) had wins over Belmont (4-0) and Wakefield (3-1).  Billerica/Chelmsford (Monday) and Wilmington (Saturday) provide this week’s opposition.

#10 Shrewsbury (6-1-3) prepared for Monday’s big one with Austin Prep by downing Auburn (7-2) in their only action of the week.

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.
Gary Demopoulos
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