MIAA Girls Division 2 Tournament – Wednesday Recap: #2 Braintree, #6 Sandwich Fall; Top Seed Duxbury Gets Past Falmouth

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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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It was a busy night Wednesday in the MIAA Girls Division 2 tournaemnt, with seven of eight Round of 16 games taking place. And the results continue to be interesting. Just two of the top eight seeds remain in the field.

– Winchester advanced to a quarterfinal matchup with Algonquin/Hudson, thanks to a hard-fought, 2-0 winver #2 Brantree. Both goals for the Read & Black came from freshmen – defenseman Luisa Ferrari in the first period, and a third period insurance strike from forward Georgia Costello.

Mallory Farrell
Algonquin

– Algonquin/Hudson also won a 2-0 game, and also took down a higher seed with a win over #7 Westwood. Sophomore Mallory Farrell had both goals for the T-Hawks, the second goal coming late in the third period.

– #1 Duxbury is one of those top two seeds still around, as the Dragons took down Falmouth, 3-1. Maddie Greenwood‘s goal turned out to be the game-winner. Megan Carney added an insurance goal in the third period, while Lily Sparrow opened the scoring. Duxbury now faces Canton (Saturday, 5:40pm at The Bog), one of two teams that beat them this year.

Allie McCabe Canton

– Canton advanced in exciting fashion, as Ellie Bohane‘s goal 2:30 into overtime gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 win over #8 Andover. The game was scoreless into the third period. Midway through the frame, Canton grabbed a 1-0 lead on a power play goal by defenseman Allie McCabe. With 2:08 left, the Warriors tied it on a 6-on-4 advantage as Abby Murnane redirected home an Ashley Chiango shot.

Cassie McDonald Medfield

– #22 Medfield stunned #6 Sandwich, 3-1. Lily Shaughnessy and Makayla Matthew staked the Warriors to a 2-0 lead before the Lady Knights closed the gap to 2-1 with a goal from defenseman Olivia O’Brien. But late in the secnd period, Cassie McDonald netted a huge goal for Medfield, which now faces #19 Malden Catholic in a quarterfinal (TBA).

Danielle DeJon Malden Catholic

– Malden Catholic advanced with its second straight overtime win. After 45 minutes of scoreless regulation action, the Lancers took home the win on a goal by Ava Baker, assisted by Bella Gillis and Laney Harrold. Danielle DeJon had the shutout in goal.

– In another Round of 16 battle, #5 Natick rallied for a 4-3 OT win over Barnstable. Makenna Doucette was the hero for the Redhawks, firing home the game-winner in the first minute of the overtime period. Penny Baroni, Reagan Hicks and Ally McEneaney each had a goal for Barnstable.

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