Check out this week’s girls’ hockey Top 20.
Despite a comeback tie with Duxbury, 1-1, with 44.8 seconds remaining, Falmouth wasn't able to stop SEMGHL contender No. 4 Barnstable 4-2 Sunday, dropping the Clippers to No. 5.
Top-ranked Duxbury also took care of Winthrop/Lynn English this week, 9-0, dropping the co-op to No. 14.
This week's postponements left Arlington Catholic without any ice time leaving them at No. 3. A reminder: the Cougars served the Clippers their season opening loss.
No. 2 Reading edged Arlington 2-1 with a game winner from junior forward Emma McDonagh.
Austin Prep slips to No. 10 after a 1-0 loss to St. Mary's. Despite the win, the Spartans will drop to No. 13 after losing to Woburn 3-0 with Ashley Moran scoring two goals and Courtney Davis' third straight shutout. The Spartans have five losses this season. Woburn moves to No. 11 after dropping to the No. 7 Beverly/Danvers co-op 4-3.
No. 12 Watertown/Belmont fell to Burlington 2-1 with senior Krista Toscano potting the game winner 6:45 into the third period, clinching a postseason spot.
No. 8 Acton-Boxboro kept afloat with a 3-0 shut out of Billerica behind sophomore Cali Loblundo's 16 saves.
Junior Cecily Docktor's game winner started a three-game win streak for No. 9 Wellesley this week against Braintree, 3-2, Walpole, 5-0, and Norwood, 4-3. Braintree moves to No. 19 with a tie with Framingham, 4-4.
Westwood drops to 16 after falling to unranked Hingham, 4-1, and tying unranked Lexington, 3-3.
Archbishop Williams moves to No. 18 after tying unranked Springfield (Cathedral) 4-4.
No. 15 Methuen/Tewksbury took on Lincoln-Sudbury, 5-1, and Haverhill/North Andover 5-0.
Last but not least, No. 20 Whitman-Hanson/Pembroke tied unranked Scituate, 2-2, and had no trouble with King Phillip 6-0.
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