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MIAA Girls Division 2 Semifinals: Wellesley Gets To Defend, Will Meet Determined Canton In State Final

* Top-seeded Wellesley, the two-time defending MIAA Girls Division 2 champions, are back where everyone expected them to be, in the state final at TD Garden. The Raiders made sure they would get the chance for a third straight crown, blanking Falmouth, 6-0, in a semifinal matchup Sunday at Warrior Arena. The Clippers got out of the first period in a scoreless tie, but the Raiders were able to score three times in both the second and third periods for the win.

Danielle Cimino
Wellesley

Senior Emily Rourke scored a pair of goals for Wellesley, including the game-winner early in the second period. Bliss Vernon, Danielle Cimino, Mackenzie O’Neil and Devon Morton added goals for the Raiders.

* Also reaching the state final will be third-seeded Canton, which edged second-seeded Norwell, 3-1. Canton lost to Wellesley in the 2018 state final and look forward to another crack at the Raiders. Goals by Lizzie Tassinari and Maya Battista gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead after two periods, and freshman Olivia Maffeo tacked on the insurance marker in the third period. Casey Messina had the goal for the Clippers, who finished an impressive season at 20-3-0.

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.
Gary Demopoulos
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