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Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10: Games Vs. D1 Powers Highlight Week Ahead

Mass. Girls D2 Top 10

RankTeamPrevious RankingWLT
1Wellesley1520
2Westwood2802
3Notre Dame Academy3700
4Archbishop Williams4620
5Canton5523
6Winchester8414
7Pembroke9802
8Matignon7550
9Algonquin/Hudson6730
10Walpole10620

#1 Wellesley (5-2-0) has made it three straight shutouts since a loss to D1’s #1 team Austin Prep, most recently a 9-0 win Saturday over Newton Co-op. It looks like the Raiders are now getting its offensive gears in motion. They have a big one Wednesday with Needham and face Natick on Saturday.

Caroline McDonough
Westwood

Westwood (8-0-2) stays at #2, coming off a 1-1 standoff in the second meeting of the season with Canton. The Wolverines, who have allowed just 10 goals all season, will try their luck with Austin Prep Monday. Senior goalie Caroline McDonough sports a 0.93 gaa.

#3 Notre Dame of Hingham (7-0-0) has been off since a 5-1 win over Acton-Boxboro Monday. The Cougars have a big week, facing off with #10 Walpole Monday, Rhode Island’s LaSalle Academy (Tuesday) and D1 power Duxbury (Saturday).

MacKenzie Heath
Archbishop Williams

#4 Archbishop Williams (6-2-0) rallied from a two-goal deficit Saturday for an eventual 6-2 win over Medfield where senior Mackenzie Heath notched her 100th career point. The Bishops get Mt. St. Charles on Wednesday before a big league tilt with St. Mary’s on Saturday.

Maggie Malloy
Canton

Canton (5-2-3) holds firm at #5 after a big win over Stoughton and the tie with Westwood. The Bulldogs get a crack at D1 #3 Duxbury Wednesday and face Medway-Ashland Saturday. Maggie Malloy and Lauren Fitzpatrick have combined for 22 goals this winter.

#6 Winchester (4-1-4) is up a few pegs, following a 6-0 shutout of Belmont with a 4-4 tie with Arlington. The Sachems get rival Woburn on Wednesday. Sophomores Nikki Micciche and Katie Cronin (2 goals vs. Arlington) have powered the offense.

Nikki Micciche
Winchester

Unbeaten Pembroke (8-0-2) moves up to #7. The Titans tied D1 Hingham (2-2) and had a 4-2 win over Scituate. The Titans have a key matchup Wednesday with Dennis-Yarmouth and host the Cape Cod Furies on Friday. Senior Nikki Rinkus has 13 goals.

#8 Matignon (5-5-0) played well in losses to Austin Prep and Methuen-Tewksbury and has Arlington Catholic Wednesday in its only action of the week. The combined record of the teams the Warriors have lost to? 33-2-1. Leading scorer Carolyn Mahoney (15 pts) recently hit the 100 career point plateau.

#9 Algonquin/Hudson (6-3-0), like Matignon, has all of its losses to D1 ranked clubs. The T-Hawks take on St. Peter Marian (Wednesday) and then Longmeadow (Friday).

Walpole (6-2-0) keeps its #10 ranking, even with a recent loss to Braintree. The Rebels get Brookline Wednesday and Milton Saturday after Notre Dame of Hingham.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Dennis-Yarmouth (6-2-0), Norwell (6-2-1)

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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