MIAA Girls D2 Quarterfinals: Last second heroics lift Canton

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopouloshttp://www.hnibnews.com
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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– Top-seeded Notre Dame Academy had to work hard, but the Cougars are moving on to the semifinals, blanking Walpole, 2-0. Freshman Katherine Pyne scored both goals. Great goaltending from senior Franky Bonanno kept Walpole within striking distance. The Rebels finish the season at 12-9-2. Notre Dame will face #4 Tewksbury/Methuen in a semifinal game Wednesday (5:15pm Gallo).

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– Tewksbury/Methuen moved on with a 3-2 win over Longmeadow, as the Red Rangers avenged their only loss of the season. Junior Kelly Golini continued her torrid post-season, scoring all three goals for T/M. including the game-winner in the third period. Karalyn Jones and Briditte Goeler-Slough had goals for the Lancers, who ended at 14-6-2.

– In perhaps the most thrilling game of the day, #14 seed Canton advanced with a 3-2 win over Winchester, getting the wnning goal from Rebecca Eckler with just 10 seconds left in regulation. Eckler had two goals on the day for the Bulldogs, while Lauren Fitzpatrick had the other. Mariah Redler had given Winchester a 1-0 lead in the first period. Madison Micciche also scored for the Sachems, who finished 14-5-4. Canton will play Westwood in the other D2 semifinal (Wednesday, 7:15pm, Gallo).

– Westwood knocked Pembroke from the unbeaten ranks with a 4-0 win. Kat Keith scored the Wolverines’ first two goals, while Ashley Nolte and Nicole Schneiders also had goals. Caroline McDonough got the shutout in goal. Pembroke’s storybook season ended at 19-1-2.

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