Western Mass. Top 10 Poll
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Ben Wosky of No. 1 East Longmeadow has been on fire. The senior forward scored the game-winning goal as East Longmeadow edged No. 4 Westfield, 2-1, and has a Western Massachusetts Division 3 leading 11 goals. He is fourth in the Berry Division in scoring with 19 points.
Wosky set up Anthony’s Forest’s goal, which proved to be the game-winner.
Jack O’Brien has been strong in goal since returning from an injury and had 29 saves against Westfield. The Spartans have relied on speed and strong position play.
Anthony Piteo is leading No. 2 Minnechaug and now has 99 career points (37 goals, 62 assists).
No. 3 Longmeadow dropped in the poll after a 4-2 loss at home to Central Mass. power Shrewsbury. The Lancers have been inconsistent and will need improved goaltending to reclaim the top spot. Key division matchups will also likely determine the league title.
Michael Tabb had his first career hat trick to help Longmeadow beat struggling Agawam, which dropped to No 8. Tabb tops the Berry Division in points with 23. Matt Pierson has eight goals and 11 assists through 10 games.
No. 4 Westfield continues to play solid defense. But the Bombers have been plagued by a lack of scoring and have lost a number of close games.
The biggest leap in the poll belongs to No. 5 Chicopee, which had a big win over Amherst. Jeff Zebrowski has at least one point in all of his team’s games. He set up a pair of goals in the Pacers win over Amherst.
Connor McAnanama has been one of the few bright spots for No. 8 Agawam. He owns a .910 save percentage.
Cam Kagan of No. 7 Chicopee Comp leads the state with 44 points. Teammate Jeremy Lewis tops the state with 23 goals.
No. 9 Wahconah continues to feast on Berkshire County teams.
No. 10 Belchertown has held its own against some of the top teams in Division 3A.