MIAA Girls Division 1 Tournament – Quarterfinals: Austin Prep, Shrewsbury Come Out With Wins

Gary Demopoulos
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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-seed Austin Prep and Shrewsbury won their quarterfinal matchups on Saturday, and advanced to the Division 1 semifinal round.

– Austin Prep got HPNA’s best shot, but the Cougars avoided any potential upset with a 4-0 win. AP outshot HPNA only by a 25-21 margin, but the #9 seed could not get any pucks past Austin senior goalie Lauryn Hanafin.

Lauryn Hanafin Austin Prep

The Cougars led 1-0 after the first period with a goal by Isabel Hulse, assisted by Mckenzie Cerrato.

In the second period, Kathryn Karo made it 2-0, assisted by Hulse and Madison Vittands. And later on in the period, Cerrato scored the back-breaking goal, converting while the Cougars were shorthanded, to make it 3-0 after two periods.

Karo’s second goal closed out the scoring in the third period.

Aislinn Bennett Shrewsbury

– #6 Shrewsbury advanced to the semifinal round, getting an overtime goal from senior defenseman Aislinn Bennett to stun #3 Notre Dame Academy, 2-1. The Cougars grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Devon Moore.

The Colonials, advancing to the semifinals for the first time in school history, evened the score in the second period on a goal from Katie Vona. Kaci Ryder assisted on both goals for Shrewsbury, and Risa Montoya made 21 saves.

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