BB&N vs Milton – After a scoreless first period, BB&N started their scoring frenzy that lasted the entire period. Less than two minutes in, intelligent offensive #11 Maya Mangiafico finally beat Milton’s #30 Emily Evans. Evans was sharp in net, but was left alone in front with the BB&N shooters who were relentless. 4 more goals were scored by BB&N in the 2nd by #6 Jenna Hallice, #8 Molly Griffin, #11 Maya Mangiafico, and #16 Raia Shluter. Milton continued to struggle to exit their zone but we saw some offensive skates from #3 Kate Dudley and #20 Frenshman Catherine Buckley. BB&N’s #16 Schluter was on fire in the third, getting two more goals with her sharp accurate shot. Schluter was credited with a well deserved hat trick. Final Score 7-0 for BB&N.
1- Raia Schluter (BB&N)
2- Maya Mangiafico (BB&N)
3- Molly Griffin (BB&N)
Williston vs St. Paul’s
An exciting and competitive match up. The first period ended scoreless with Williston’s strong d-zone not allowing the offensive talent of St. Paul’s to get many shots off. The game was pretty back and forth and scoring opened up in the second period when #11 Jules Constantinople scored. She was a high energy effective team player throughout the entire game. St. Paul’s responded with a goal from hardworking #20 Tiffany Hill. In the third, St. Paul’s was a bit on their heels and let in two goals while killing penalties. Williston goals by #3 Ava DeCoste and #9 Sydney Wegner. #29 was sharp in net for St. Paul’s making countless saves through screens and one incredible snag where a Williston player was left all alone to attempt to deke her out. St. Paul’s pulled their goalie to attempt to come back but Williston did not take their foot off the gas the entire game. They gave St. Paul’s very little space and time to set up, denying any more goals against. Freshman #12 Emily Crovo was a standout for Williston with her hockey sense at a young age. #2 Natalie Tulchinsky on St. Paul’s showed up with the same effort and grit that she always gives. One of the hardest working players Neutral Zone has ever scouted, and she keeps getting better and better. Final score 3-1 Williston.
1- Jules Constantinople, Williston
2- Natalie Tulchinsky, St. Paul’s
3- Emily Crovo, Williston
Nobles vs St. Mark’s – Two periods went on before any goals were scored. St. Mark’s rose to the challenge and showed up to compete against the mighty Nobles. #31 Erin Murray in net for St. Mark’s played well, challenging the shooters to cut the angle. #6 Avery McInerny was notable all game for her accurate shots and hard forecheck. In the third period, Nobles caught their stride and scored 3 back-to-back goals, 2 by #19 Ellie Bayard and one by #15 Sophia Ensley. St. Marks wasn’t ready to give up on the game they fought so hard to stay in. They came back with a goal from #17 Lauren Tolve. On Nobles D side, #13 Kaley MacDonald was on the puck constantly, making excellent plays and putting heavy shots on net. Nobles #19 Ellie Bayard brought her speed and intensity up the ice one more time to secure her hat trick making the final score 4-1 Nobles.
1- Ellie Bayard (Nobles)
2- Kaley MacDonald (Nobles)
3- Avery McInerny (St. Mark’s)
Westminster vs Lawrence – A quieter game where Westminster took in Lawrence. There was lots of effort on both sides but not as many scoring chances as we have seen in earlier games. In the first Westminster’s #17 Amelia Molin scored the first goal of the game and less than 10 seconds later, #11 Megan Rittenhouse made it 2-0. Rittenhouse scored again in the second period making the final score 3-0 for Westminster. Honorable mentioning the efforts of #6 Alyssa Berardino on Lawrence for her effort and heart.
1- Megan Rittenhouse (Westminster)
2- Abby Munger (Westminster)
3- Alyssa Berardino (Lawrence)
Williston vs. Milton – Williston started with a goal in the first minute by Emily Crovo and continued to sustain pressure but were held off the score board by the outstanding goaltending of Milton’s Emily Evans. The second period was more of the same but the Milton defence would not crack until late in the frame when Bryn Saavela pick up a loose puck in the high slot and fired a rocket past Evans to put Williston up 2-0.
Milton had a little more offensive success in the third but we’re unable to one to the back of he net. Williston’s scorers were Bryn Saarvea (2), Emily Crovo and Ava DeCoste. Williston. 4 Milton 0
1. Bryn Saarvela (Williston)
2. Ava DeCoste (Williston)
3. Emily Evans (Milton)
BB&N vs. St Paul’s – The game between these two evenly matched teams started with end to end action, both teams displaying their offensive minded style. BB&N opened the scoring when Molly Griffen stole the puck at offensive blue line and knifed a shot short side. St Paul’s answered with a long 2 on 1 , Grace Martin slide a long pass to Tiffany Hill who directed past goaltender Dani Bernstein to tie the game. A few minutes later Haley Kelleher put the BB&N Knights back on top.
The second brought more of same, coast to coast action but with more scoring. St Paul’s netted a a pair while BB&N refused to give up the lead scoring three to end the frame with the score 5-3. The goal scorers for St Pals were Julia Maimonides and Tiffany Hill with her second. BB&’s were scored by Gali Levy, Raia Schluter and Molly Griffen with her second.
The third period saw both teams tighten up a little only scoring one goal each Ashley
Garnet for St. Paul’s and then Maya Mangiafico adding an empty netter to seal it at 6-4 BB&N .
1. Molly Griffen (BB&N)
2. Tiffany Hill (St Paul’s)
3. Haley Kelleher (BB&N)