Girls’ hockey continues to roll

Written by Mike Halloran
 | Monday, 24 January 2011 23:23

No matter how far away the girls’ hockey team travels, road games don’t seem to faze Coach Friend Weiler’s squad.
Traveling to Babson College last week, the Lady Dragons faced one of their toughest games of the season, as they took on No. 5-ranked Wellesley HS in a MLK Day matinee.
Duxbury trailed in the first period for one of the few times this season, as they fell behind 1-0, but tied it at 1-1 before the period ended. Despite grabbing a 2-1 lead in the second period, the Raiders came back and tied the game at 2-2 after two periods.
The Lady Dragons found themselves behind the eight ball in the third period, as they trailed 3-2 with less than five minutes to go in the game. But Lily Connolly (4:30) and Briana Connolly (1:53) scored for a 4-3 win over the Raiders, lifting their record to 8-1.
On Saturday the team took the boat ride to Martha’s Vineyard when they manhandled the Islanders, 7-0.
Outshooting the hosts 54-6, the Lady Dragons surprising led by just a goal after the first period and exploded for five goals in the second stanza before finishing up with goal number seven in the final 15 minutes.
Hannah Murphy led the way with a hat-trick, while freshman defenseman Ally Hammell, freshman forward Liz Collins, Briana Connolly, and junior forward Colleen Leddie rounded out the Duxbury scoring.
Sophomore Tori Sanchez saw action in goal in the third period and made a huge save to preserve the shutout win for Duxbury.