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MIAA Girls Tournament First Round Highlights: Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading Ends St. Mary’s Season

DIVISION 1

* After losing a pair of games to St. Mary’s during the regular season by scores of 4-1 and 5-0, #11 Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading turned the tables in Monday’s MIAA Division 1 first round clash. The Tanners scored a pair of goals late in the second period, and added two more in the third for a 4-0 win and a berth in the quarterfinals. Jess Robert potted both of those second period goals, one shorthanded, to give Peabody the only goals it would need. Sammie Mirasolo added a pair of third period strikes to put this one away, and Abby Buckley was solid between the pipes. The Tanners will now face Methuen/Tewksbury in a quarterfinal Thursday at O’Brien Rink in Woburn (5:30pm). St. Mary’s finishes up at 17-3-2.

DIVISION 2

Lexie Turner
Matignon

* Down 2-0 entering the third peiriod, #9 Matignon rallied for a pair of goals to send the game into overtime, where a Lexie Turner goal early in extra time won it for the Warriors, 3-2, over #8 Pembroke. Alaina Aiello and Carolyn Mahoney had third period goals for Matignon, which now faces top-seeded Matignon on Thursday (7:30pm, O’Brien Rink). Nikki Rinkus and Jade Sullivan scored for Pembroke, which finished at 14-6-2.

* Defending state champion Wellesley made a big statement, blanking Canton 5-0 in a rematch of last year’s title game. The Raiders got goals from five different players – Erin Fleming, Emily Rourke, Bliss Vernon, Bridget Noonan and LuLu Rourke. Next up for the Raiders is a quarterfinal date with Norwell (Thursday, 7pm at Warrior Arena). Canton’s season ends at 12-6-5.

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.
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