Girls Hockey Falls to Arlington Catholic in Quarterfinals
The Cougars defeated No. 2 Beverly/Danvers Wednesday night.
The defending state champion Arlington Catholic girls’ hockey team will return to the state semi-finals again after a win over the Beverly-Danvers team on Wednesday night.
The seventh-seeded Cougars (16-4-2) reached the final four again with a 4-0 win over No. 2 Beverly Danvers (17-3-2) in the Division 1 quarterfinals at O’Brien Rink in Woburn.
The Cougars advance to face No. 3 Westford (17-3-2) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chelmsford Forum. Westford beat No. 11 Acton-Boxboro in the quarterfinals at O’Brien Rink prior to Arlington Catholic’s game.
The Cougars got on the board halfway through the first period when sophomore Jackie Sindoris cleaned up her own rebound. About five minutes into the second period, moments after a faceoff, sophomore Jessica Piracini took a pass from sophomore Adrieanna Rossini, faked out the last defender and then beat the goalie glove-side to put the Cougars up 2-0.
Freshman Mickey McLaughlin got the Cougars third goal with less than three minutes remaining in the second. The Cougar’s fourth and final goal came with less than four minutes remaining in the game. After Rossini went the length of the ice, Delano put home her rebound.
On the other side of the bracket, No. 1 Woburn (19-0-3) and No. 4 St. Mary’s of Lynn (17-3-4) will square off Sunday in Chelmsford prior to Arlington Catholic’s game.