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Massachusetts Girls D2 Poll: Top 5 remain the same

Mass. Girls Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPrevious RankingWLT
1Notre Dame11300

The top five in this week’s Massachusetts Girls Division 2 Top 10 remained the same, but there was some movement at the lower end.

Notre Dame (13-0-0) cemented itself as the team to beat with Saturday’s 3-1 win over D1’s #1 team, Austin Prep, in a showdown of last year’s two state champions.  The Cougars also blanked Arlington Catholic (4-0). NDA has one game this week, a tough one Thursday with Barnstable.

Ciara Wall

#2 Matignon (11-2-0) clinched a post-season berth with wins over Algonquin/Hudson and Leominster. The Warriors, paced offensively by Ciara Wall’s 38 pts, take on Medford/Malden Monday, host Connecticut power East Catholic Tuesday in a make-up tilt, and will see Oakmont Saturday.

Kelly Golini

#3 Pembroke (11-0-1) remained unbeaten, slipping past Sandwich 1-0 in its only action. Looking ahead, the Titans have Norwell Wednesday and then impresive Medfield Saturday.

#4 Shrewsbury (11-1-0) beat Longmeadow (4-0) and Algonquin/Hudson (4-2) and clinched both a post-season spot and a league title. The Colonials have the week off.

#5 Tewksbury/Methuen (9-1-3) also clinched a tourney spot with a week that saw the Red Rangers tie Winchester (1-1) and beat both Cambridge (3-1) and Billerica/Chelmsford (4-2). Central Catholic (Wednesday) and Concord-Carlisle (Saturday) are on tap this week. Junior Kelly Golini has 23 goals on the season.

Milton (10-2-1) moves up to #6 after wins over Norwood (4-2), Weymouth (6-1) and Natick (4-3). Junior Julia Scannell (43 pts) and junior Elena Kapolis (37 pts) form a solid 1-2 scoring punch for the Wildcats, who take on Hingham (Monday), Walpole (Wednesday) and Wellesley (Saturday) in a big week.

Despite the loss to Shrewsbury, Longmeadow (6-4-1) holds serve at #7. The Lancers did blank Belmont (2-0) and are off until Saturday’s battle with Austin Prep.

#8 Winchester (6-2-4) has bounced back in a big way, following up the 1-1 tie with Tewksbury/Methuen with wins over Wakefield (6-1) and Wilmington (5-1). The Sachems get Melrose (Wednesday) before facing rival Woburn (Saturday).

#9 Falmouth (8-4-0) drops a bit after falling to Duxbury (4-2) and then beating Plymouth (2-1). The Clippers look to avenge an earlier loss against Dennis-Yarmouth (Wednesday) and face Hingham on Saturday.

#10 Wellesley (8-2-3) blanked both Newton North (3-0) and Walpole (4-0) and is primed to move up the poll in the coming weeks. The Raiders get Norwood on Wednesday before the showdown with Milton Saturday.

On The Bubble: Westwood (12-3-1), Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake (8-2-2), Medfield (8-3-1)

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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