FRAMINGHAM — As an eighth grader, Milton senior Julia Scannell recorded her first varsity goal at Loring Arena in Framingham. In a convincing 8-1 win over Framingham on Saturday, Scannell recorded her 200th point with three goals and two assists.
“She’s a very unselfish player,” Milton coach Bob Dwan said of Scannell, who set the school scoring record (197 career points) with two goals and four assists in an 8-0 win over Fontbonne/Latin Academy on Thursday. Scannell surpassed the previous scoring mark held by Molly Golden, who totaled 195 career points (143 goals, 52 assists) from 2004-07.
“It’s great for the whole program,” Dwan said. “They see what Julia does and try to emulate what she’s doing. She’s been here for four-plus years. It’s been great for the program.”
Scannell, who entered the game with 76 goals and 121 assists, wasted little time reaching her 200th point, notching two goals and an assist in the first period.
With 15.5 seconds left in the opening frame, senior teammate Kat Buchanan (3 goals, 2 assists) slid over a cross-ice feed to set up a goal, Scannell’s 200th point.
“I was definitely wicked happy, it was a perfect pass,” Scannell said. “She set me up perfectly.”
Friends and her parents, Bob and Mary Scannell celebrated in the stands, with signs and gold balloons.
“It’s wicked exciting,” Julia Scannell said about playing for Milton. “Not everybody can say they can play for a team that everybody loves the sport, everyone wants the best, and everybody is so close together. I love it.”
Since rallying from a 5-1 deficit to tie Wellesley, 5-5, in the season opener on Tuesday, the Wildcats (2-0-1) have gone on to score 21 goals in their first three games, with Scannell setting the torrid pace.
“It’s great to have a player like [Scannell], and I’m going to miss her,” Dwan said.Lenny Rowe can be reached at email@example.com.