September 25, 2017

Winter sports end as teams compete in playoff games

The girls' hockey team celebrates during their game against Leominster on March 4 at their Babson home ice. Photo by Thomas D'Anieri

In the past week, the girls’ basketball team, boys’ hockey team, and girls’ hockey teams competed in playoff games in hopes to compete at the MIAA State games.

In their first tournament game against Franklin, the boys’ hockey team came close to a victory but fell short by 1 point, losing 2-1. During the season, according to Nathan Brown ’17, there were many players out due to injury or sickness. “We had a great start, and we accomplished our goal from day one of making the tournament,” he said.

With the home court advantage, the girls’ basketball team won their first tournament game against Bridgewater Raynham with a score of 52-28. The girls’ basketball team continued on to win their next game against Attleboro, with a score of 43 to 32.

Going into their game against Bridgewater Raynham, captain Dorian Cohen ’17 felt “very confident,” since they had “been working all season for this game,” she said.

The girls’ basketball team ended their season with a loss against Braintree, with a final score of 47-35. Looking back on the season, most memorable part was “playing at the TD Garden and having everybody score in the game,” said Coach Glen Magpiong.

Playing at Babson on Friday night, the girls’ hockey team continued their successful season with a 3-0 win against Leominster. Kiely Noonan ’16 says she was confident the team could win the game. “We have a young team so everybody knows that they have to work hard in order to succeed,” said Noonan.

The girls’ hockey continued to against Medway with a 2-0 win. On Monday, the secured themselves a spot at the Garden by winning the Semi-Finals against Plymouth with a close 3-2 victory.

Sophomore Phoebe Lawrence ’18, a member of the varsity team, is looking forward to the game, she said. The girls’ hockey team has made it to the Garden three years in a row, said Lawrence. After graduating some of their best players last season, “people didn’t expect us to be good this season,” she said.

However, “hard work and dedication this winter have really paid off,” said Lawrence, who feels confident that this year will be the year the girls’ hockey team wins the State game.

The team will finish off their season at the State Finals this Sunday. The team will play Notre Dame at TD Garden.

— Loren Andrews ’18, Staff Writer

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