MIAA Girls Preliminary Round Recap: 32-Seed Hingham Pulls Off A Stunner; Needham, Methuen/Tewksbury Also Move On With OT 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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* Jordan Piper‘s goal 1:54 into overtime gave #32 Hingham a stunning 5-4 win over top-seeded HPNA. The Harbormen held a couple of leads early on, but fell behind 4-3 before a third period strike by Kathryn Karo, her second of the night, tied it at 4-4 and set the stage for overtime, where Piper’s rebound goal won it. Lily Thrun and Ryan Maguire also had goals for Hingham. For HPNA, which finishes a great season at 18-1-2, senior veterans Hannah Keating and Eliana Kane closed out stellar high school careers with two goals apiece. The Harbormen will now face a familiar foe, Duxbury, in a first round contest Saturday at Canton Ice House (5:20pm).

* Emma Kelly scored the tying and winning goals late in the third period to lift #8 Boston Latin to a 5-4 win over stubborn 25-seed Mansfield/Oliver Ames/Foxboro. Sarah Young and Sydney Hanlon also scored for the Wolfpack. MOA finishes at 11-10-1.

Kathryn Karo
Emma Kelly
Boston Latin
Sammie Mirasolo
Bella Shaw
Jessica Driscoll

* A Sammie Mirasolo hat trick powered #9 Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading to a 5-0 blanking of #24 Plymouth. Jen Flynn added a goal for PLNR.

Boston Latin and Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading will meet in a first round game Saturday (3:30pm) at Ryan Arena.

* Two goals from Lucia DiGirolamo and singles from Bella Shaw and Angelina DiGirolamo powered #4 Woburn to a 4-0 win over the Cape Cod Furies, whose season ended at 8-8-5.

* #13 Methuen/Tewksbury advanced in overtime, as a Jessica Driscoll strike got the Red Rangers past Longmeadow, 2-1. Lydia Pendelton also scored, while Jordan Kowalski had the lone goal for Longmeadow, which ends up at 8-7-4.

An interesting first round game looms Saturday (Stoneham Arena, 5pm) when Woburn, the 2017 and 2018 state champion, takes on Methuen/Tewksbury, the 2019 champ.

Zoe Solomons
St. Mary’s

* #5 St. Mary’s scored in the game’s first minute, then added three third period goals to pull away to a 6-1 win over #28 Lexington. Jenna Chaplain had two goals, and Samantha Porazinski, Zoe Solomons, Lexie Turner and Felicia D’Alessandro one apiece. Lexington finishes up at 8-8-5.

Grace Felicio

* Grace Felicio, Maddie Mrva and Nora Louder each had a goal to power #12 Shrewsbury to a 3-1 win over Lincoln-Sudbury. Kaci Ryder chipped in with two assists in the win. L-S finished at 8-7-6.

St. Mary’s and Shrewsbury will meet on Monday at Ryan Arena in a first round contest.

* Monique Lyons scored two goals and Isabel Hulse added one as #2 Austin Prep advanced with a 3-0 shutout win over #31 Franklin. The Panthers, who tied Austin Prep 3-3 early in the season, finish at 7-9-5.

Lauren Adams

* #15 Andover won a defensive battle, edging #18 Barnstable, 2-0 thanks to goals from Lauren Adams and Eliza Sullivan, and solid goaltending from Lillian Jagger. Barnstable ends up at 10-8-3.

Andover and Austin Prep will meet for the third straight post-season in a first round game (Saturday, 7pm – Stoneham Arena).

* #6 Arlington had its hands full with #27 Medway-Ashland, prevailing 3-2 with goals from Maddie Krepelka, Makayla Doherty and Lauren Murphy. Gabby Russo added a pair of assists for the Spy Ponders.

* Grace Kelley‘s late third period goal tied it and Maddie Ledbury notched the game-winner in overtime as #11 Needham got past #22 St. Peter Marian, 2-1. Emily Hamann scored her 31st goal of the season for the Guardians, who finish at 11-9-2 overall.

Emma O’Donovan

In first round action Monday (Ryan Arena,) Arlington will take on Needham.

* Emma O’Donovan kept her torrid scoring pace going, scoring three more goals as #7 Belmont dispatched #26 Winthrop, 4-2. Maggie O’Connor also had a goal for the Marauders and Bridget Gray made 23 saves. Winthrop finishes at 8-8-3. Belmont will face the winner of Thursday’s Waltham-Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake game in a first round matchup on Monday at Ryan Arena.


* #12 Falmouth got goals from Ryann McDonald, Sam McKenzie and Abby McDonald to knock off #21 Wilmington. The Clippers advance to a first round game against a familar foe – Sandwich, Saturday at Gallo Arena (11am).

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