MIAA Girls Tournament – Friday Night Recap: Bishop Feehan Rolls; Pope Francis Gets First-Ever Post-Season Win

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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It was a busy night in Division 1 with six games played. There also was a Division 2 contest, where Andover blanked Franklin. Here is a look at Friday night results:


Lauren Adams Andover

– Host Andover has moved on to the D2 Round of 16 with a solid 4-0 win over Franklin. Senior Lauren Adams scored a pair of goals to lead the offense. Abby Murnane and Eliza O’Sullivan also scored for the Warriors, who got shutout goaltending from Lillian Jagger.


– #2 seed Arlington won its 16th straight game, opening up post-season play with a 4-1 decision of Marblehead. The Spy Ponders got goals from four different skaters – Julia Krepelka, Kelsey Partridge, Grace Corsetti and Maddie Krepelka. Ava Schultz had the lone goal for Marblehead, which finished its season at 8-13.

Kaitlyn Bush

– Two goals apiece from Shelby Nassar and Kat Yelsits fueled the HPNA offensive attack in a 6-1 win over Mansfield/Oliver Ames/Foxboro. Kaitlyn Bush and Alyssa Mazzocchi each scored as well. For MOA, Maddie Martin had a goal.

– Bishop Feehan advanced to the round of 16 with a convincing 8-2 win over Catholic Central League rival Arlington Catholic. Molly Braga and Julie Tamul led the way with two goals each. Caitlin Kelly (2 assists), Brooke Borges, Chloe Bryda and Avery Lough (first career goal) each had one.

Morgan Peritz
Pope Francis

– In a see-saw battle, Pope Francis won its first-ever post-season game, holding off Quincy/North Quincy, 5-4. The Cardinals fell behind 2-0 in the first period, but drew even on a pair goals by Morgan Peritz, and took a 3-2 lead on senior Lauren Crocker‘s goal. The lead grew to 4-2 when sophomore Ivorie Arguin buried a shot. Q/NQ would cut it to 4-3 on Maggie Lynch‘s second goal of the night, and then tied it 4-4 30 seconds into the third period as Lynch completed her hat trick. The game-winner for Pope Francis came off the stick of sophomore Ela Rabidoux, assisted by Peritz, a few minutes later. The Cardinals move on to face Notre Dame Academy in the Round of 16. Maddie Bailey also had a goal for Q/NQ.

Jenna Chaplain
St. Mary’s

– Top-seeded Austin Prep advanced by blanking Ursuline Academy, 11-0. Two goals from Katherine Karo and McKenzie Cerrato, and one each from Sabrina Axelrod, Isabel Hulse and Maeve Carey staked the Cougars to a 7-0 lead after two periods.

– St. Mary’s also won big, moving on with a 7-0 shutout of Wayland/Weston. Jenna Chaplain scored three goals, Amanda Forziati two, and Maggie Pierce and Kasey Litwin a goal each.

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