ST. ALBANS, Vt. - The Massena Central girls hockey earned a chance to gain top honors at the Bellows Free Academy after skating to a 2-0 decision over the host team in the opening round on Friday.
The Lady Raiders are slated to take on Essex in their second round game today. Essex fell 2-1 to Beekmantown in the other Friday matchup.
In the win over BFA, freshman Katie MacCuaig got the only goal Massena wound need when she converted off an assisst from Molly OConnell 5:41 into the game. MacCuaig then sealed the win with an unassisted empty-net goal with 24 seconds left in regulation.
Maddi Dillabough turned aside the 17 shots she faced backstopping the shutout as the Lady Raiders climbed to 5-0 with their second non-league road win in as many nights. Marina Nadeau posted 16 saves in the losing cause.
In another non-league high school girls hockey game on Friday, Skanateateles blanked Canton 6-0.