North: Players of the week, top 10 boys’ and girls’ hockey teams
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Molly Bryant , Central Catholic: The captain propelled the Raiders to their first win in program history, scoring two goals and an assist in a 6-1 victory over Bishop Fenwick.
Amanda Conway , Tewksbury/Methuen: The sophomore winger continued her torrid season on Saturday, netting a pair of goals and an assist in a 5-3 loss to Westford Academy.
Jimmy Currier , St. John’s Prep: He entered the Derek Hines Memorial matchup against BC High with just a single goal, but the junior netted the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-2 victory.
Derek DeCastro , Burlington: The defending Division 1 state champions (4-3-4) have struggled a bit, but their senior goalie was terrific last week, averaging 26 saves in Burlington’s shutout upsets over Winchester and Barnstable.
Kim/Sarah Lizotte , Westford Academy: After a tough 5-0 loss to St. Mary’s, the sisters teamed up for three goals in a 4-2 win over Chelmsford. Then Kim racked up five points (two goals, three assists) and Sarah added four assists in a 5-3 win over Tewksbury/Methuen Saturday.
Bradley’s Top 10 girls’ teams
(Records through Sunday, with next game listed)
1. Woburn (12-0-1); vs. Arlington, Sat., 6
2. Reading (10-2-1); vs. Lexington, Sat., 7:30
3. St. Mary’s (10-2-1); vs. Archbishop Williams, Sat., 8:30
4. Beverly/Danvers (11-0-0); vs. Winthrop/Lynn, Sat., 5
5. Westford Academy (10-2-0); at Andover, Sat., 4:15
6. Billerica (9-3-1); vs. Boston Latin, Sat., 8
7. Winchester (9-5-0); vs. Belmont, Sat., 2:10
8. Winthrop/Lynn (6-4-3); vs. Beverly/Danvers, Sat., 5
9. Austin Prep (6-5-3); vs. Ursuline, Wed., 8
10. Andover (6-4-2); vs. Westford Academy, Sat., 4:15
Bradley’s Top 10 boys’ teams
1. Central Catholic (10-2-2); vs. Billerica, Sat., 1
2. St. John’s Prep (11-2-0); vs. Xaverian, Sat., 5
3. Austin Prep (8-1-3); at Arlington Catholic, Sat., 8
4. Winchester (9-2-2); vs. Belmont, Sat., 4
5. Reading (10-1-4); vs Lexington, Sat., 5:20
6. Wilmington (11-2-0); vs. Watertown, Sat., 12
7. Beverly (12-0-1); vs. Saugus, Sat., 5:40
8. Malden Catholic (5-5-3); vs. Bishop Guertin, Mon., 7:10
9. Chelmsford (7-2-4); at Waltham, Sat., 8
10. Tewksbury (9-2-1); vs. Andover, Sat., 7:35
Game of the week
Central Catholic (10-2-2) at Malden Catholic (5-5-3), Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.
After not losing to an in-state team for two straight years, the Malden Catholic Lancers have struggled a bit. But MC has bounced back with recent wins over Wilmington and Catholic Memorial. Junior Colin Soucy has been rock-solid in net for Central this season.
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