Mass. Girls D1 Top 10
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).
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.