Loprete put together a stellar season for Watertown/Melrose hockey
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Tell that to someone who averaged 1.5 goals per game while being at the core of every opponent’s scouting report.
“A lot of people are looking at her,” Russo said.
Good thing Loprete usually sees them first.
Around the rink
Jeff Mead laughs at those who told him Arlington wouldn’t be competitive after the graduation of All-Scholastic goalie Casey Schaejbe . The replacement, junior Katie Gilligan , has a 2.00 goals-against average after posting a shutout Monday over Watertown/Melrose. “That’s not an easy person to follow,” the coach said. “And she’s doing really well.”
Acton-Boxborough Regional ended the regular season with a freshman as its leading scorer. Megan Barrett netted 16 goals and 23 assists in 21 games. “She’s just a smart hockey player who is always in the right spot” said coach Brian Fontas .
It was a good week for the Medfield boys, who earned the No. 1 seed in the Division 3 South bracket and had senior Johnny Monahan (0.95 GAA, .961 save percentage) earn Goalie of the Year honors in the Tri-Valley League. “We take care of our own end, and good things come from that,” said coach Toby Carlow .
Franklin High senior Aiden Isberg found timely scoring to lead the Panthers with 15 goals. But coach Chris Spillane early last week insisted his team’s chances in the Division 2 South sectional rests with senior Cam Curley , who hit a scoring slump midyear and finished the regular season season with 13 goals. “Cam is coming around again,” Spillane said. “And we need to score four goals a game to win games.”
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