The Duxbury girls’ hockey team is driven by the offense of senior center Hannah Murphy and the play between the pipes of junior goalie Rachel Myette. In Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Hingham, the pair shined as Murphy scored a hat trick and added an assist while Myette made 18 saves to give the first-ranked Green Dragons (5-0) their 34th straight victory.
Murphy gave Duxbury the lead in the first period when she got a pass from Zoe Griffin, came across the net from the left to the right getting the Hingham goalie to move one way before flipping the puck into the vacant side of the net.
In the second period, Murphy sprung loose in the neutral zone and received a pass from Griffin, then fired a wrist shot stick side that found the back of the net. Later in the period on a power play, Murphy passed to Marissa Fichter who quickly passed back to Murphy as she found the back of the net to complete the hat trick.
“The bigger the stage the bigger she plays,” said Duxbury coach Friend Weiler about Murphy, who has been named Globe All-Scholastic in ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse. “She never quits and has the heart of a lion out there.”
Hingham rebounded with two goals in the second to make it 3-2 but Myette came up huge with 10 saves in the period to hold the Green Dragons' lead.
“Hingham was trying to get traffic in front of the net so Rachel made a lot of screen saves. She made the saves when we needed to keep the lead,” said Weiler.
In the third period Murphy found freshman Julia Nolan, who beat the goalie glove side to give Duxbury a 4-2 cushion.
It was the fourth win over a Division 1 opponent this season for Duxbury, the two-time Division 2 state champions.
“We play tough teams and that puts you in position to be ready for the tournament,” said Weiler.
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