Brianna Laing of Marblehead, Natasha Rachlin of Brookline, and Robyn White of Weston will all play for the women’s hockey team at Harvard in the fall. But the Noble & Greenough seniors had a bit of unfinished business last weekend: winning a NEPSAC title.
Thanks in large part to Brianna’s sister, Lexie , a junior who copped tourney MVP honors (7 goals, 4 assists in three games), the Bulldogs skated away with their second New England title in a row and seventh in 12 years.
After a dominant 8-0 win over St. Paul’s in the semifinals Saturday, Nobles rolled to the title with a 4-0 victory over Choate on Sunday.
Nobles had to kill three first-period penalties, and while it tired the girls out a bit it also gave them confidence, according to coach Tom Resor .
With two goals and two assists, Lexie had a hand in every Nobles tally in the final victory, while Brianna did what she needed to in net by making 12 saves, including several of the flashy glove variety.
Junior wing Kenzie Kent , of Norwell, collected three assists.
The win was especially sweet because Choate was the only team to defeat Nobles (27-1) all season, a 1-0 decision back on Dec. 8.
“Being able to play Choate, the one team that had beaten us, the kids were looking forward to that,” Resor said. “It’s historically a great rival.”
The team capped the season having given up 13 goals in 28 games.
“They’re lucky we get kids who are great students and great players,’’ Resor said. “That makes for a great combination.”
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