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Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10: Wellesley assumes the top spot

Mass. Girls Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPrevious RankingWLT
1Wellesley21222
2Notre Dame1841
3Canton41013
4Archbishop Williams51043
5Winchester3951
6Natick9932
7Milton6843
8Westwood71161
9Algonquin/Hudson8950
10Dennis-YarmouthNR1041

They have been knocking at the door for awhile, and now Wellesley (12-2-2) has taken the top spot in this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Girls D2 Top 10.

The Red Raiders posted wins over Walpole (3-1) and Framingham (8-3). A tough non-leaguer looms Monday with Arlington, and then Weymouth is on tap Saturday.

Notre Dame (8-4-1) suffered a loss to Needham (2-0) before responding with a key win Saturday over Duxbury (3-2). The Cougars look ahead to Ursuline (Thursday) and then D1 #1 Austin Prep (Saturday).

With a pair of shutout wins over Sandwich (6-0) and King Philip (2-0), Canton (10-1-3) leapfrogs back to #3. The Bulldogs have games scheduled with Franklin (Wednesday) and Mansfield/Oliver Ames (Saturday).

#4 Archbishop Williams (10-4-1) blanked both Matignon (2-0) and Arlington Catholic (6-0). The Bishops are off until Friday when they play Marblehead, and then have Latin Academy/Fontbonne on Sunday.

#5 Winchester (9-5-1) endured a pair of losses to D1 opponents Methuen/Tewksbury (6-2) and Melrose (3-2) before a big win over Lexington (4-1). The Sachems hope to get on a roll against Reading (Wednesday) and Belmont (Saturday).

Surging Natick (9-3-2) climbs to #6 after big wins over Milton (7-2) and Weymouth (5-0). The Redhawks have a three-game week with Algonquin/Hudson (Monday), Dedham (Wednesday) and Needham (Saturday).

#7 Milton (8-4-3) rebounded from the loss to Natick with a win over Brookline/Newton South (7-0). The Wildcats have Weymouth (Monday), Pembroke (Wednesday) and Newton North (Saturday).

#8 Westwood (11-6-1) tied Medfield (1-1) and blanked Dover-Sherborn/Hopkinton (5-0). The Wolverines are off until Saturday when they play new #10 Dennis-Yarmoth (10-4-1).

#9 Algonquin/Hudson (9-5-0) lost to Shrewsbury and then beat Auburn. The T-Hawks will be busy with four contests scheduled: Natick (Monday), Leominster (Wednesday), Masconomet (Thursday) and Longmeadow (Saturday),

Dennis-Yarmouth clinched the first Atlantic Coast League title Saturday with a win over Marshfield.

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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