Sophomore goalie Rachel Myette recorded a season-high 21 saves, including 10 in the second period, as the third-ranked Duxbury girls’ hockey team topped Mount St. Charles (R.I.), 4-1, yesterday in Woonsocket, R.I.
The Dragons (6-0) opened up a 2-0 lead over the defending Division 2 Rhode Island champions in the first period. Senior right wing Colleen Leddie scored first after a scrum in front of the net. Minutes later, junior forward Hannah Murphy intercepted a pass and buried a slap shot in the back of the net.
“We carried the play in the first period. [Mount St. Charles] really wanted to bear down and apply a lot of pressure,’’ said Duxbury coach Friend Weiler. “They ended up expending a lot of energy and we were able to capitalize.’’
The Dragons tacked on a third goal in the second as their depth, particularly on their young third line, allowed them to apply continued pressure on the Mounties. Freshman center Marissa Fichter converted a quick shot from the slot into the top corner with an assist from sophomore Caroline Shaunessy.
“Our depth helps out a lot. We are able to go three lines,’’ said Weiler. “They love to compete and they have a terrific attitude.’’
After Mount St. Charles cut the deficit to 3-1, Murphy scored an insurance goal, her second unassisted goal of the game, late in the third period. She came out of the corner, drove hard to net, and drilled a shot past the goalie.
“The winter is always tough, you have the holiday break and it’s important to get the first few games under your belt,’’ said Weiler of his team’s start.
Brooks 3, Phillips Andover 1 - Sophomore forward Bella Papapetros scored on a third-period breakaway to snap a 1-1 tie.
Brookline 2, Quincy 1 - The Warriors picked up their second win with the help of 47 saves by sophomore Jake Paul.
East Bridgewater 6, Middleboro 4 - Brett DeBenedictis had a hat trick for the Vikings.
North Reading 57, Manchester Essex 55 - Junior guard Tommy Hogan scored 24 points as the Hornets rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit.
Lynn English 40, Winthrop 32 - Sophomore guard Diondra Woumn’s game-high 16 points boosted the second-ranked Bulldogs (9-0).
Pentucket 71, Georgetown 45 - All five starters scored in double figures for the Sachems, led by senior guard Sarah Higgins with 14 points.
North Reading 56, Manchester Essex 40 - Elise Makowski’s double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds) led the Hornets.
Newburyport 60, Lynnfield 49 - The Clippers were led by sophomore center Mary Pettigrew, who scored 20 points.