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.
– 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.
– 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.
– #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).
– 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.