Sports: Girls’ Ice Hockey Edged by Top-Ranked Duxbury, 3-2, in Opener

The winter season started on a down, yet still promising note, as the combined Watertown/Belmont high schools girls’  ice hockey team lost to their chief nemesis, the Duxbury High Dragons, 3-2, in the season opener on Saturday, Dec. 13 held in Kingston.

The Maraiders – combining the team’s Marauders and Raiders – held a 2-1 lead over the defending Dev. 1 state champions late in the first period by goals scored from Belmont’s Erin McLaughlin (on the power play with an assist by Belmont defenseman Serena Nally) and Watertown’s all-star Emily Loprete who took the puck the length of the rink to score on a backhand.

Yet Watertown/Belmont could not hold off this year’s top-rated team, with Dragon freshman Kelly McCarthy scoring the game winner on a breakaway four minutes into the final period.

It’s expected the Maraiders and the Dragons will meet up once again in the playoffs in March.

Share This ArticleShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInPrint this pageEmail this to someone

Leave a Review or Comment

Your email address will not be published.