Connolly has emerged as a force for Wellesley High girls’ hockey
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She has committed to Amherst College, where she hopes to play field hockey and ice hockey while studying in the liberal arts school. She’s thinking she might want to major in writing. Writing her own story would be easy, she figures.
“I think I’ve changed more than I ever thought I would,” she said. “I’m really thankful for the chances I got.
“I would write about how I came into high school as a timid, scared freshman. And I left as someone who was ready to attack the world.”
Russo shines in goal
With 6-foot-1 senior goalie Nick Russo providing stellar play between the pipes, the Waltham High boys have allowed just 1.29 goals per game (18 goals in 14 games), second-best in Division 1 only to Reading, which has allowed 1.27 goals per game.
The Hawks are 8-4-2 after serving Andover a 4-0 shutout on Saturday in which Russo made 30 saves. “He takes up a lot of the net ,” said coach John Maguire . “He takes good angles, makes himself big and tries to keep it simple. Some goalies have tried to do too much. He just keeps it simple.”
Here and there
Sophomore forward Emily Loprete continues to shine for Watertown/Melrose with 22 goals and seven assists in 13 games. . . . The Lincoln-Sudbury boys remained undefeated with a 1-0 shutout of Concord-Carlisle on Saturday. Senior captain Jordan Dow leads the team with 21 goals and eight assists.
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