Tournament Roundup: Tewksbury Teams a Perfect 3-for-3 In Opening Round
Feb 27, 2020 12:18AM
M/T WINS IT IN OT!! 3:12 left in the period and Jess Driscoll dekes it past the Longmeadow goalie. Red Rangers get Woburn in the next round— Jenna Ciccotelli (@jennaciccotelli) February 27, 2020
Division 1 State Tournament
No. 13 Methuen/Tewksbury 2, No. 20 Longmeadow 1 (OT)
There will be no easy games if the No. 13 Red Rangers are to defend their Division 1 State Title. Immediate proof of that came in an opening round matchup against No. 20 Logmeadow.
It was the fourth time in the past five years these two teams have met in the State Tournament, with the Red Rangers winning all four.
This battle featured a goalie duel, going to overtime tied, 1-1.
In the OT, Jessica Driscoll notched the game-winner, with the assist going to Brenna Greene.
The Red Rangers grabbed a first-period lead, when Lydia Pendleton went top shelf to convert a feed from Driscoll.
It stayed 1-0 until deep into the third period, when Longmeadow was able to finally slip a shot past M/T goalie Kaia Hollingsworth to tie the game and send it to overtime.
With the win, the Red Rangers advance to the Round of 16 against No. 4 Woburn. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Stoneham Arena.
Division 2 North Sectional
No. 8 Tewksbury 50, No. 9 Danvers 17
Smothering defense and a fast start carried the Redmen to an easy win over the Falcons.
Lexi Polimeno poured in 17 points to lead the Tewksbury attack.
The Redmen dominated from the opening tap. They built a 19-2 lead and led 26-8 at halftime.
Alli Wild chipped in with seven points. Kati Polimeno added six.
With the win, the Redmen advance to the D2 North quarterfinals against top-seeded Pentucket Regional. The game is set for Thursday at 8 p.m. in West Newbury.
Division 2 North Sectional
No. 3 Tewksbury 4, No. 13 North Reading 0
North Reading gave Tewksbury all it could handle, trailing just 1-0 after two periods. But the Redmen pulled away in the third period to advance in the tournament.
Beatrice, Stone and Pearce had goals for the Redmen. Patrick Letourneau made 13 saves to post the shutout.
With the win, the Redmen advance to the D2 North quarterfinals. They will host No. 6 North Andover on Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the Chelmsford Forum.
@LHSGirlsHockey falls to Methuen Tewksbury in overtime. Great game and resilient effort out of the team. Tied the game up with 3:31 left in third with a goal by @jordankowalski6 with assists coming from @_ashleybarron21 and @madisonfoxx99— LHS Girls Hockey (@LHSGirlsHockey) February 27, 2020
Beautiful dish from Jessica Driscoll Lydia Pendelton top shelves it. 1-0 M/at at 8:01— Jim Cunningham (@jimc01876) February 27, 2020
Redmen Hockey ready for North Reading in the D2 North Hockey Tournament pic.twitter.com/XrlLwDgw6b— TMHS Athletics (@TMHS_Athletics) February 25, 2020