Rhode Island Girls State Championship: LaSalle Sweeps To Title

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopouloshttp://www.hnibnews.com
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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LaSalle capped off a perfect season in Rhode Island Girls Hockey with a two-game sweep of the East Bay Co-op in final series.

Krista Varrichione scored 1:34 into overtime to give LaSalle Academy the 2020 RIIL Girls Hockey championship with a 2-1 win over East Bay Co-op in Game 2 of their final series.

Anya Nichipor
LaSalle Acad.

The Rams trailed 1-0 in Game 2 heading into the third period before Varrichione’s first goal tied the game and sent it to extra time.

In Game 1, Hannah Haxton’s third period goal was the game-winner in LaSalle’s eventual 4-2 win. Grayson Goolagasian sealed things in Game 1 with an empty net goal.

Katherine Barker
East Bay Co-op

Anya Nichipor scored the other two LaSalle goals in the Game 1 win.

Katherine Barker had a goal and assist for East Bay, and also had East Bay’s goal in Game 2. Maeve Harrington also scored in Game 1 for East Bay.

Kate Grivers
LaSalle Acad.

Kate Grivers faced 45 shots in the two championship games, making 42 saves.

In the semifinal round, LaSalle swept the South County Storm two game to none. East Bay Co-op needed all three games to advance, beating Burrillville/Ponaganset/Bay View two games to one.

LaSalle has now won six of the last nine Rhode Island state championships.


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