Arlington Catholic hockey following captain’s lead
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Medfield boys race to a perfect start
What’s more impressive: That the Medfield High boys’ team scored 48 goals in its first seven games this season? Or that the Warriors allowed just three goals over the same span?
“Both,” said head coach Toby Carlow , who has the Warriors off to a 7-0 start, which includes five victory margins of six or more goals.
Junior Matt Dressens has 12 goals and 10 assists while playing with seniors Ben Cox (five goals, 11 assists) and Tyler Etzkorn (eight goals, nine assists). The surprise has been between the pipes, where senior Johnny Monahan , a three-year back-up to Conor Roddy , has stopped 172 of 175 shots.
“You can’t ask for anything better than not losing,” Carlow said.
Arlington turning into contender again
In his second year coaching Arlington High after turning the Winchester program into a perennial contender, John Messuri has the Spy Ponders, who haven’t qualified for the postseason in six years, undefeated through eight games.
At 5-0-3, Arlington sits atop the Middlesex League’s Liberty Division.
“Our goal is to get Arlington back to the tournament,” Messuri said of his alma mater, where he brought former Winchester assistants Paul Krepelka and Dean Sacca with him. “We all know it’s the most storied program in Mass. high school hockey. It’s like Notre Dame not being in the BCS bowls.”
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