Third-ranked Duxbury's girls ice hockey team extended its seven-game win streak to remain atop of the Southeastern (South) Conference after a 4-3 win over 10th-ranked Wellesley Monday night.
“It was a great up and down game,” Duxbury coach Friend Weiler said.
After tying Wellesley 3-3 in the third period, Duxbury (8-1) senior forward Briana Connolly scored the winning goal with 1:53 left with assists from sophomore forwards Lily Connolly and Hannah Murphy.
“It came down to good puck movement and they’re a strong team," Weiler said. "With them going into exam week, I’m glad they stayed focused.”
Wellesley (6-2) started off scoring in the first period with a goal from Maggie Dore off an assist by Rylee Norton. The Green Dragons retaliated with a shot from Murphy with assists by Briana Connolly and leading scorer Lily Connolly.
Going into the second period, Duxbury upped the ante with another goal from Murphy with an assist from Caroline Shaunessy to lead 2-1, but Wellesley never drifted too far behind with a shot from Molly Connolly to tie the game, 2-2.
In the third period, Wellesley went up 3-2 with another goal from Molly Connolly, followed by another Duxbury goal by Lily Connolly to tie it 3-3.
“Coming back against a strong team like that twice in the game … you could see the girls really worked hard,” Weiler said.
Duxbury had 33 shots on net with 21 saves from freshman goaltender Rachel Myette. The Green Dragons had seven penalties called against them, which is why they drifted in scoring, said Weiler.
“When you play against tough teams it shows your strength and weakness and these are our goals," Weiler said. "Tonight they passed the test.”
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