Boston High School: Madison Scavotto

D2 girls’ semifinal: Wellesley 3, Falmouth 2

March, 11, 2014
Mar 11


BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Falmouth’s quest for three straight trips to the TD Garden and the Division 2 state title game ran into a brick wall on Tuesday night at Gallo Arena.

That wall’s name was Meghan King.

Wellesley’s junior goalie stopped just about everything that was thrown at her over the final two periods, including 21 saves in the third period alone, to lead the Raiders to a 3-2 victory and the program’s first trip to the state final since winning it all in 2006.

“You get into a game like this, you might have a few jitters but we’re happy with the way she settled down,” said Wellesley coach George Campbell about King, who dropped a couple shots in the first period, but made 30 of her 37 saves in the final two periods.

Campbell continued, “She’s pretty much in control every game that she gets back there. There’s no sense of panic ever and she just has worked herself into a place where she’s as solid as any goalie that we’ve ever had.”

In examining the final result, Falmouth coach Erin Hunt could only applaud King’s effort.

“I really think we played awesome in the third and we battled to the end,” she explained. “I think we outshot them by quite a bit for the game but we just couldn’t pop one in. She played a great game; they’re a great team.”

The Raiders jumped into the lead 2:30 into the first period when leading scorer Cecily Docktor rounded the net and fired a wrister up over the shoulder of Madison Scavotto. Soon after, Docktor nearly added a second after a great move through a pair of defenders but her shot went just wide.

With 3:02 remaining in the first, Falmouth bounced back to tie the game. Maggie MacDonald took and inch perfect pass across the crease and planted a wide open shot into the top corner to make it 1-1.

“That was huge for us to go into the second period with a tie game,” said Hunt. “It’s tough to play with a point down going into the second.”

Unfortunately for the Clippers, the momentum was shortlived. Wellesley stormed out of the locker room in the second period and recorded the first seven shots. Sophomore Carley Boyle, who assisted on the opening goal, punched the Raiders back in front on the third attempt and it was 2-1 after just 40 seconds.

“It was mostly them talking to each other in there,” said Campbell about what was said during the first intermission. “We kind of set the task for them and told them what they had to do and then hoped that we weren’t going to run out of gas with the two lines and they didn’t. They sucked it up and just kept playing hard for the entire 45 minutes.”

From the midway point of the second period to the end of the game, Falmouth controlled puck possession and outshot the Raiders by a 32-4 margin. That was when Kelly took over.

“It’s definitely a lot of pressure and it’s hard but, I mean, I have a great team in front of me so I’m not too worried about that,” she explained. “My team did a great job clearing out the front of the net.”

About the pressure of playing in a one-goal game in the third period, Kelly added, “It’s definitely scary because you don’t want to give up any goals, but I knew coming in that we were the better team and that we were strong. So, we just had to take time and calm down.”

The nerves were eased momentarily by an empty net goal with 41 seconds remaining that appeared to clinch the Raiders a spot in the finals. Keely Corscadden scored the goal to make it 3-1. Each of the three top line forwards (Boyle, Corscadden, and Docktor) recorded a goal and assist apiece.

Falmouth did not give the game up after the empty net goal and Kelly Ferreira had a shot from beyond the blue line skip past Kelly on a very tough hop with still 21 seconds remaining. Kelly recovered to make a two more saves for the win.

“Those kinds of things happen and we knew that Falmouth would not give up and pucks take funny bounces -- that thing had a crazy bounce,” said Campbell. “She had it all the way and then all of a sudden it jumped over her shoulder.”

Kelly simply said, “It’s just a ton of fun to play a fast-paced game like that and to have such a great team around you.”

Wellesley will play either Westwood in the D2 state final at the TD Garden on Sunday.

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. – It was apparent the Burlington wasn’t going to go quietly. But it was Falmouth’s decision to fight fire with fire that delivered the Clippers a double-overtime victory over the upstart Red Devils.

While Burlington pushed the defending Division 2 girls’ hockey state finalists to their limit, scoring a late third-period goal to force overtime, the experience of Falmouth’s lone senior, Alexa Scribner, lifted the Clippers to a 4-3 victory in the second overtime period.

“We just had to keep up the energy,” Scribner said of Falmouth’s overtime effort. “Even though they were getting a lot of shots on us, we still could get shots on them because we could get in their zone for most of the game, so we had confidence.”

Falmouth (15-2-4) controlled play and outshot the Red Devils (15-5-1), 6-1, in a scoreless first period. The Clippers only intensified their dominance in time-of-possession during the second period, while peppering Burlington goaltender Cassidy Smith (29 saves) with 15 shots.

Burlington was first on the board, however, as eighth-grade sensation Kelly Browne tallied her first of two goals at 2:19 of the second. The lead would be short-lived though, as Falmouth countered just 29 seconds later on Emily Sanidas’ wrister set up by Scribner (1 G, 1A) and Kelly Ferreira (1 G, 1 A).

Falmouth claimed its first lead of the game at 9:12 of the second on a power-play snipe from Maddi Haberl.

“We just tried to use our speed,” Clippers head coach Erin Hunt said. “We have a lot of kids that have a lot of speed, too, so we just wanted to get pucks on net and crash for the rebounds. That was the game plan, and play a little more defensively, get them deep in the corner and because we were able to turn their ‘D’ around and use our speed.”

The Clippers were victimized by a defensive zone turnover leading up to Browne’s second goal of the game at 1:01 of the third.

Following the tying goal, the Red Devils continued the onslaught with a string of three straight power plays, including a 42-second 5-on-3 advantage around the two-minute mark. Falmouth clamped down in its own zone, only allowing one shot to get through to Madison Scavotto during the 5-on-3.

“They got that goal, but then we killed off those penalties, that was huge for us on the 5-on-3,” Hunt said. “That gave us a little momentum back. They did a nice job [on the PK].”

After skating even for most of the bulk of the period, Falmouth pushed ahead with 4:07 remaining, as Ferreira used a toe-drag to get past a Burlington defenseman and finish up to for a 3-2 lead.

But once again, the Red Devils responded. With a 1:14 remaining, Krista Toscano picked up her second point of the game with the game-tying goal.

After a scoreless first overtime, in which the Clippers outshot Burlington, 4-0, Scribner ended the game at 1:19 of the second extra session.

“I didn’t really look,” Scribner said. “I just shot it because I knew where I was near the net.”

Recap: No. 5 Falmouth 4, No. 1 Duxbury 2

February, 17, 2014
Feb 17
FALMOUTH, Mass. –What Duxbury girls’ hockey has accomplished during the past two-plus seasons is quite remarkable. The Dragons’ seniors have two state championships under their belt, both with wins over Falmouth and are in the hunt for their third.

But No. 5 Falmouth has an achievement of their own that they can boast. The Clippers kept the Dragons from an undefeated year last season, and they ruined another undefeated run on Sunday night with a 4-2 win over top-ranked Duxbury.

With a playoff feel in the air and a packed house at Falmouth Ice Arena, the Clippers came out with offensively sound game plan and looked like a completely different team than they did last week when these two teams battled to a 1-1 draw.

“It’s a huge win for us,” Falmouth coach Erin Hunt said. “Huge for us too because we played three solid periods and that’s something we were working on going into the states.”

Uncharacteristic of a Duxbury team, the Clippers got three breakaways in the first two periods but Rachel Myette was there to stop every Falmouth shot. The Clippers got 13 shots on net though nearly two complete periods, but it was the 14th that changed the course of the game.

With 0.4 seconds showing on the clock, the puck fell into Alexa Scribner’s lap. A quick shot glanced off Myette and into the net for a huge boost of confidence for the Clippers are they skated off to their locker room.

“I didn’t really know the time on the period but Kelly [Ferreira] tried the toe drag and someone stuck their stick out an it came right to me.,” Scribner said of he play. “I didn’t even look at the net I just shot it.“

That momentum transitioned into the third period as just 1:14 into the period, Ferreira took a puck into her offensive zone. She shot the puck through the legs of Jacqui Nolan and one hopped over Myette right pad and into the net.

“Yeah, that was the plan,” Ferreira joked after the game. “I don’t think the goalie saw it. I was just trying to get it on net because I didn’t have a play to take it out wide.”

Falmouth was ready to blow the doors off when 1:06 after Ferreira’s goal, Madison Haberl got loose on a breakaway. Myette stoned Haberl, but the puck found its way to Maggie MacDonald who buried it from the slot and put the Clippers ahead, 3-0.

Anyone who though the Dragons would go away quietly, however, were quite mistaken as Falmouth would need all three of those goals.

Nolan stole a puck in the offensive zone and fired off a wrister that beat Madison Scavotto at the 6:15 mark. The goal broke a nine period scoreless streak posted by Scavotto.

Two-and-a-half minutes later, Duxbury put Falmouth on the defensive when Marissa Fichter flew up the right wing and slipped a puck inside the near post to cut the deficit to one.

The Dragons launched everything they had at Scavotto and went on the power play with 2:19 left, but Scavotto and her nine third period saves kept the lead alive.

“It was a battle, we’ve been able to come out on top for the last couple but tonight we started just a little too late,” Duxbury coach Friend Weiler said. “Every time we play, it’s always that great atmosphere, high energy and the girls working hard. Not a lot of love lost between the teams but hey, that makes it more fun.”

No rematch this year: Players on both tams and those in attendance Sunday night would love to see these two teams square off again in the tournament. But that won’t happen this year since Duxbury moved up to Div. 1 this offseason.

Both times the two teams have met this season, it has gone down to the wire. Last Saturday, Ferreira scored with 45 seconds left to tie the game at one, and on Sunday, both teams pulled out all the stops in a wild third period.

“Even though Barnstable is our rival, I think Duxbury is a bigger rival,” said Scribner.

Recap: No. 1 Duxbury 1, No. 5 Falmouth 1

February, 9, 2014
Feb 9
KINGSTON, Mass. – State championship rematch? Check.

Pair of top-five teams? Check.

Two top-tier goalies? Check.

All the ingredients were there for a tournament caliber game between Falmouth and Duxbury and they sure did not disappoint. In a game that had an early-March playoff feel to it, the late heroics of the Clippers led to a 1-1 tie between two teams that are all too-familiar with each other.

Trailing with by one 44 seconds remaining and the goalie pulled for the extra skater, Falmouth’s Kelly Ferreira buried a rebound in traffic sending the Clippers into an uproar.

“My center Maddie Haberl, she pushed the puck forward and tied up their center,” Ferreira said of the frantic rush in front of the net. “Alexa Scribner came across and took a nice rebound shot that went off her pad and me and a Duxbury goal both hit it and it went in.”

The way the third period was going, it was only a matter of time until the Clippers pushed across the game-tying goal. The Dragons owned possession of the puck for the first two periods, outshooting Falmouth 22-10 in the first 30 minutes. But when the teams took the ice for the third period, the Clippers team that we’ve come to expect took the ice.

“It was a different team, I knew they had it in them,” Falmouth coach Erin Hunt said. “We talked about it in-between periods about okay, time to turn it on girls lets go.”

The Clippers outshot Duxbury 12-1 in the final period and if it weren’t for the fantastic play of Quinnipiac commit Rachel Myette in net, it is likely the Dragons would have been on the losing end.

“Our teams starts with Rachel and is built from the back out,” Duxbury coach Friend Weiler said. “She made the saves she needs to make and absolutely is a force and I’m glad she’s my goalie and arguably she is the strongest goalie in the state and keeps us in the game when we need her to.”

The Clippers generated their offense off the rush all game long, but in the third period they got a couple of breakaways that were stonewalled by Myette. None bigger was a short-handed bid from Haberl that was stopped by Myette’s right leg. Maggie MacDonald swooped in for the rebound but her shot bounced harmlessly off the post.

“In the first and second period we didn’t have many opportunities but in the third we really turned it on and played great,” said Ferreira. “It was just a matter of time before it happened.”

Coming into the game both teams knew a low-scoring affair was in store and a couple of bounces would decide the outcome.

With 2:07 left in the first period, one of those bonces went the Dragons way. Julia Nolan ripped a shot from the slot that Falmouth goalie Madison Scavotto grabbed with her glove but it popped out and Nolan poked the puck into the net that account for all of Duxbury’s scoring.

“They had an odd man rush coming in and we didn’t have a great job on our gap and Maddie had the save but she got the rebound and our defense didn’t really step in and stop that play from happening,” Hunt said of the only goal they surrendered.

Boasting the best: With Myette in net for Duxbury and Scavotto for Falmouth, two of the best goaltenders in the state were going head-to-head. It was no secret that goals would be few and far between.

It was Scavotto putting together a highlight reel in the first two periods as she turned away 21 of the 22 shots she faced in the first two periods as Duxbury dominated time on attack early on.

“[Scavotto] held us in the game, covering rebounds and coming out of the net which is what we’ve been working on,” said Hunt.

In the third period, it was Myette’s turn to show off her ability as momentum shifted toward Falmouth and their offense. She saw 12 shots and was kept on her toes all period as a majority of the play was in her own end.

“That is playoff hockey,” said Weiler. “It’s a great rivalry that has been going on for a couple years and we had a great 44 and a quarter minutes but a little breakdown in the end but I thought our girls carried play well.”

Power outage: Adding to the frustration of playing a majority of the first two periods in their own end as the struggles of the power play unit.

During that span, the Clippers went on the power play five times and came up empty-handed. An additional man advantage in the third period was unsuccessful and Falmouth closed out the game 0-for-6 on the power play.

Even down a player, the Dragon defense swarmed the puck carrier, clogged up shooting lanes and kept the puck out of their zone.

The slot was congested and Falmouth was never given a chance to set up their offense.

The rivalry continues: If you missed this game, don’t worry you get another chance Sunday when Duxbury makes the trip to Falmouth with the chance that the SEMGHL coastal title will be on the line.

These two teams know each other very well already but seeing each other twice in a week will be sure to bring out some extra emotion.

“We are so familiar,” Weiler said. “We’ve played about 12 games in the last four years, every time we play them we know it’s some to be a war and come down to a play or two. But again, we have them again in a week and you don’t get too high on a win or low on a loss.”
Presenting our MIAA boys' hockey preseason All-State team:

1st Team
F – Ashley Moran, Sr., Woburn
F – Ali O'Leary, Soph., Reading
F – Adrieana Rossini, Jr., Arlington Catholic
D – Tatiana Doucette, Sr., St. Mary's (Lynn)
D – Annie Messuri, Sr., Acton-Boxborough
G –Rachel Myette, Sr., Duxbury

2nd Team
F – Amanda Conway, Jr., Tewksbury/Methuen
F – Emily Lissner, Sr., Woburn
F – Brittani Lanzilli, Sr., Medford
D – Ally Hammel, Sr., Duxbury
D – Caroline Seibold, Soph., Reading
G –Courtney Davis, Sr., Woburn

3rd Team
F – Maggie Layo, Sr., Sandwich
F – Emily Loprete, Jr., Watertown/Belmont
F – Nicole Woods, Sr., Beverly
D – Tori Messina, Sr., Hingham
D – Kendall Stouffer, Jr., Falmouth
G –Madison Scavotto, Jr, Falmouth

MIAA championship hockey picks

March, 16, 2013
No. 1 Duxbury (21-1-2) vs. No. 2 Falmouth (19-1-2), 11 a.m., TD Garden

Players to watch: Duxbury – F Hannah Murphy, F Marissa Fichter, F Jane Dudley, F Meredith Wright, F Julia Nolan, D Ally Hammel, D Payton Donato, G Rachel Myette; Falmouth – F Alexa Scribner, F Rachel Moore, F Madison Haberl, F Kelly Ferreira, D Hannah Ghelfi, D Alexx Good, G Madison Scavotto.

Breakdown: It is perhaps the most predictable of all of Sunday’s matchups and the most anticipated. The Dragons and Clippers renew a burgeoning rivalry, intensified by last year’s duel at the Garden and invigorated by the fact that either team’s lone loss of the season was handed to them by the other. Duxbury has been playing lockdown defense throughout the playoffs and haven’t allowed a goal in more than six games, including the regular season. The Clippers’ young corps will look to get over the hump, building on a bittersweet experience on the Bruins’ home ice sheet one year ago.

X-factor: Scavotto. As dominant as Duxbury’s defense has been in front of and including Myette, the Clippers are capable of the same. And their sophomore netminder is a big reason why. She could steal one.

Pick: Duxbury, 1-0.

No. 4 St. Mary’s of Lynn (18-3-4) vs. No. 7 Arlington Catholic (17-4-2), 9 a.m., TD Garden

Players to watch: St. Mary’s – F Alison Butler, F Kaleigh Finigan, F Gabby Crugnale, F Madison Molea, D Tatiana Doucette, D Amanda Donahoe, G Lauren Skinnion; AC – F Adrieanna Rossini, F Jess Piracini, F Duggan Delano, F Hayle Rudin, D Melissa Richard, G Megan Messuri.

Breakdown: The Catholic Central rivals meet for the second straight year on championship Sunday and, like their Div. 2 counterparts, also split their season series at a game apiece. Behind the benches, both the Spatans’ Frank Pagliuca and the Cougars’ Maggie Taverna have done work worthy of Coach of the Year honors. St. Mary’s has the feel of a team of destiny, neither a short bench nor nagging injuries all season long have kept the Spartans from returning to the biggest stage, all while dispatching No. 1 Woburn in the process.

X-factor: Rossini. You’d be hard pressed to find a young player in recent memory who has scored more clutch playoff goals than the AC sophomore.

Pick: St. Mary’s, 3-2.

Swampscott (19-5-0) vs. Westfield (18-3-2), 3:30 p.m., TD Garden

Players to watch: Swampscott – F Corey Carmody, F Noah Maercklein, F Nunzio Morretti, D Chris Carman, D Trevor Massey; Westfield – F Sean Spohr, F Mike Santinello, F Anthony Cagliostro, F Adam Collier, F Neil Parrow, D Nate Barnes.

Breakdown: The Big Blue took down defending D3 finalist and South sectional champion Medway (thanks to an OT goal from Maercklein) to advance to the program’s first title game appearance. Westfield returns to the Garden ice after a one-year hiatus after taking a scorched-earth policy to Western Mass. competition, while averaging more than 5.5 goals per game.

X-factor: Swampscott freshman goaltender Tristan Bradley. The first-year backstop has been a key element to the Big Blue’s success, maintaining a 91.5 save percentage through the season.

Pick: Swampscott, 5-4.

Wilmington (20-3-2) vs. Franklin (17-7-2), 1:30 p.m., TD Garden

Players to watch: Wilmington – F Cam Owens, F Brendan McDonough, F Jake Rogers, F Dylan DiNatale, D Brian Pickett, D Cam Collins, G Drew Foley; Franklin – F Cam Curley, F Dennis Pisani, F Aidan Isberg, F Troy Donahue, D Kyle Powers, D Kyle Filbert, G Devon Maloof.

Breakdown: The third of six rematches on the day, after the Wildcats claimed a 3-2 victory over Franklin a year ago on championship Sunday, propelled by a hat trick from Owens. The Panthers will be looking to avoid their third straight fruitless trip to the Garden, having dropped title tilts with Wilmington and Tewksbury. The Wildcats, who had Super 8 aspirations until late in the season, are eying their second straight title.

X-factor: McDonough. He’s been the break-out performer of the tournament and provides a great complement to Owens on Wilmington’s top line.

Pick: Wilmington, 3-2.

Burlington (13-6-5) vs. Marshfield (20-6-0), 8:15 p.m., TD Garden

Players to watch: Burlington – F C.J. Grinnell, F Joe Berardi, F Joey Scali, D Adam Crowley, D Sean Costa, G Derek DeCastro; Marshfield – F Mike Carbone, F Pat Burchill, F Joe Admirand, F Pat Shea, D Matt Burchill, D Trevor Salmon.

Breakdown: While this isn’t another rematch, these teams are no strangers to this stage, with the Red Devils and Rams representing as the last two Div. 1 state champions. Both teams were near .500 squads through the first month of the season, and closed their regular-season slates with momentum they’ve carried over into the playoffs. Both these teams can skate with the best of them, but they also pay attention to the little things in the defensive zone as well.

X-factor: Crowley. I’d expect a defensive struggle in this one and so I’m going with the Red Devils’ blue-liner who always makes his presence felt.

Pick: Burlington, 3-1.

No. 4 Austin Prep (16-1-6) vs. No. 7 Malden Catholic (15-6-3), 6 p.m., TD Garden

Players to watch: AP – F Nolan Vesey, F Bobby Carpenter, F Frankie Candelino, F George Sennott, F Eric MacAdams, D Andrew Cross, D J.J. Layton, G Elijah Harris; MC – F Ara Nazarian, F Mike Iovanna, F Tyler Sifferlen, F Pat Wrenn, F Austin Goldstein, D Casey Fitzgerald, D Nick Rolli, G Connor Maloney.

Breakdown: AP, while short on years, is not short on talent. I think we all knew coming into this season that they were capable of reaching this stage, but it might have been a question of when. The Cougars earned their way to Sunday after dispatching town rival Reading and then No. 1 seed St. John’s Prep in Wednesday’s semifinal. It seems like years ago since there was a time when the Lancers were in jeopardy of missing the tournament all together, but they’ve played the best hockey in the state during the last month.

X-factor: Nazarian. It’s his tournament, the rest of us are just living in it.

Pick: Malden Catholic, 4-2.

D2 girls: Falmouth 3, Westwood 1

March, 10, 2013

BOURNE, Mass. – While not ideal, Falmouth girls’ hockey head coach Erin Hunt has come to expect a certain kind of finish from her team this season.

“They keep us right on the edge, until they know they need to get it done,” said Hunt of her young Clippers.

Facing No. 11 seed Westwood in the Division 2 state semifinals for the second straight year, Falmouth found itself in familiar territory, trailing by a goal headed into the third period. But somehow the Clippers have managed to find focus late in games and held true to their track record, taking the ice in the third with an ebullient noise and clatter.

But Falmouth also let their sticks do the talking in the final period, tallying three straight goals to claim a 3-1 comeback victory on Saturday at Gallo Arena. With the win, the Clippers earn the right to skate on the TD Garden ice for the state title against Duxbury, in a much-anticipated rematch of last year’s final.

“I’ll take anyone at the Garden,” Hunt said. “We’re happy to be there, but it’s nice to get another shot. They’re a great team, we split this year and I think it’s going to be a great game.”

Falmouth (19-1-2) stemmed the tide early in the third period while short-handed. The Clippers found themselves in another common position – on the penalty kill—when defenseman Hannah Ghelfi sprung Madison Haberl for a short-handed goal a minute and 58 seconds into the third.

“I always say, if you get a shorty, you’re going to win the game,” Hunt said. “It’s huge to get one when you’re a man down, so it was a huge momentum changer for us.”

Special teams again came into play when Falmouth scored on the power play at 4:31. Maggie MacDonald camped on the off wing post and put back the rebound off of Kendall Stouffer’s point shot.

The Wolverines (14-7-3) had their best scoring chance of the third when junior forward Ela Hazar split the Clippers’ defense pairing and bolted in on goaltender Madison Scavotto. Hazar had her second goal of the game ticketed for the low right-hand corner before Scavotto (20 saves) flashed her left toe with her finest save of the night.

Hazar scored the Wolverines’ lone goal at 5:34 of the second period, with an assist from Kelly Healy.

“We wanted to come through the neutral zone with speed, we wanted to forecheck them,” Westwood head coach Justin DeSorgher said. “We were successful at times; we weren’t as successful at times. They have a couple of defensemen who can really handle the puck. That does a lot against the forecheck.”

At times, particularly at the tail end of the second period, there seemed to be a revolving door at the penalty boxes. The teams combined for 14 power-play opportunities (Falmouth had the advantage with eight of those).

And, while both coaches were perturbed by their teams’ propensity to wind up in the bin, the Clippers’ kill unit was up to the task, holding Westwood scoreless on six chances, allowing just three shots-on-goal during those opportunities.

While Falmouth had chances with the man-up, they did come away with one power-play tally, in addition to the crucial shorty by Haberl.

“They have a very aggressive penalty kill, a very aggressive power play,” DeSorgher said. “One our keys coming into this game was to not end up in the box. But we were in the box all night. That was tough to get over.”

Falmouth and Duxbury are no strangers, having split two regular-season tilts this year, following last year’s win by the Dragons at the Garden.

However, a couple of Clippers pointed to their 1-0 win over Duxbury on Jan. 5 as a significant moment, counting for more than a victory.

“They were so pumped to beat us the last time because we’d beaten them,” Scavotto said. “We learned that they value this rivalry as much as we do. We can’t underestimate that.”

While Westwood’s season comes to an end, there’s reason to believe a young Wolverines teams could yet have another late postseason meeting in store with Falmouth next year. Westwood loses just two seniors off its roster.

“It’s sad for our two seniors, Meghan Kelly and Kristina Barounis,” DeSorgher said. “They were here the year we first got here and to see them grow and mature. They’re great kids, it’s tough to see them as upset as they are.”

You know things are going well for a hockey team when its members talk about having fun.

Scavotto offered a refreshing take on goaltending and the game after celebrating with her teammates in a raucous room. Also, entering the third, you couldn’t much tell the Clippers’ season was on the line as they emerged from the intermission with a loud, stick-tapping display as they took the ice.

They’re a group that thrives on raw emotion and their vest for the game is evident in such displays.

Whether it’s Game 7 of the Cup finals, a state high school playoff game, or a game of shinny on the pond, at the end of the day, it’s a game.

“When you’re playing well, you’re having fun,” she said. “That’s what hockey’s all about to me.”

Well said.

SEMGHL girls' hockey All-Stars announced

February, 14, 2013
The Southeastern Mass. Girls' Hockey League All-Stars were announced this morning with Duxbury and Falmouth leading the way with five selections each.

Here's a look at the list:

(Note: All league representatives, athletic directors and coaches are encouraged to send their representing league all-star teams to

Morgan Richard,D, Sophomore
Sarah Boule, F, Sophomore

Kate Albretson, F, Sophomore

Meghan Lennon, F, Senior
Meaghan McKenna, F, Senior
Bethany Kelly, D, Senior
Jill Eckler, D, Junior

Jess Linell, F/D, Senior

Brittany Carte, F, Senior

Hannah Murphy, F, Senior
Rachel Myette, G, Junior
Marissa Fichter, F, Sophomore
Jane Dudley, F, Sophomore
Ally Hammel, D, Junior

Madison Scavotto, G, Sophomore
Hannah Ghelfi, D, Sophomore
Rachel Moore, F, Sophomore
Amy Wilson, F, Senior
Alexa Scribner, F, Junior

Hannah Magerman, F, Senior
Alex Mitchell, F, Junior

Julia Dares, F, Junior

King Philip
Danielle Hamilton, F/D, Junior

Latin Academy
Natalie Lombardi, G

Taylor Newcomb, G, Senior

Martha's Vineyard
Texe Craig, G, Senior
Aubrey Ashmun, F, Sophomore

Mimi Borkan, G, Senior
Nicole Reardon, F, Senior

Kait O'Sullivan, F, Senior
Katrina Anderson, F, Senior

Lilly Cleary, F, Sophomore
Caroline Nichols, F, Freshman
Tori Dinger, F, Senior
Rachel Talanian, D, Senior

Oliver Ames/Mansfield
Victoria O'Heir, F, Sophomore

Quincy/No. Quincy
Erin McGinnis, G, Senior

Katie Flynn, D, Senior
Courntey Alexander, D, Senior
Maggie Layo, F, Junior

Hannah Clougherty, G, Junior
Corey Murray, F, Sophomore

Siobhan Burke, G, Junior
Ela Hazar, F, Junior
Kailey Jacobs, F/D, Freshman

Jane Morrisette, F, Junior