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2019 Super 8 Play-in Game Notes

Division 1A Play-in Game
No. 7 Duxbury vs. No. 10 Xaverian
Monday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m., Chelmsford Forum

Previous meeting: Duxbury won, 2-0, on Jan. 26 at Canton Ice House. Since beginning of 2015-16 season, Xaverian holds a 3-2 lead in series. Duxbury’s other win came in first round of Division 1 South tournament, 4-2, on March 3, 2016.

Duxbury Dragons (18-4, 12-1 Patriot League)
• Won Patriot League – Keenan Division
• Last postseason: Lost 4-0 vs. Marshfield in Division 1 South first round
• Record vs. teams in Super 8: 2-3
o Wins vs. Marshfield, Xaverian; losses vs. Hingham (2), Austin Prep
• Last Super 8 appearance: 2014
o Lost in best-of-3 quarterfinal series vs. Springfield Cathedral, 2-0
• Globe Ranking: 7 | Herald RPI: 3
• Goal differential: plus-42 (70-28) | Nonleague differential: plus-7 (19-12)
• Seniors-5 Juniors-13 Sophomores-8
• Streak: Lost 2 | Last game: Lost 2-0 vs. Austin Prep in Buddy Ferreira Classic, Feb. 20
• Biggest win: 7-1 vs. Plymouth South, Jan. 5 and 7-1 at Plymouth North, Feb. 13
• Worst loss: three losses by two goals (Hanover, Hingham and AP)
• Record in one-goal games: 4-1 | Shutout wins: 6 | Shutout losses: 1
• Leading scorer: Ben Cheney, Jr. (9-12—21)
• Last Super 8 title: None
• Last state championship: 2007 (Division 1) | Total state championships: 3

Xaverian Hawks (12-6-2, 5-3 Catholic Conference)
• Finished second in Catholic Conference behind BC High (7-0-1)
• Last postseason: Lost 3-2 vs. Braintree in Division 1 South semifinals
• Record vs. teams in Super 8: 1-5-1*
o Win vs. Marshfield; losses vs. BC High (2), Duxbury, Marshfield, Framingham; tie vs. Austin Prep was Endowment Game
• Last Super 8 appearance: 2015
o Lost in play-in game vs. Franklin, 3-2 (OT). Went on to lose in Div. 1 South final to Hingham, 3-0
• Globe Ranking: 9 | Herald RPI: 8
• Goal differential: plus-20 (68-48) | Nonleague differential: plus-13 (38-25)
• Seniors-8 Juniors-6 Sophomores-8 Freshmen-3
• Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 4-0 at Melrose on Feb. 19
• Biggest win: four wins by five goals (Needham, Malden Catholic, Chelmsford, SJP)
• Worst loss: 6-2 vs. BC High, Jan. 19 and 4-0 at Marshfield, Feb. 13
• Record in one-goal games: 4-0 | Shutout wins: 4 | Shutout losses: 2
• Leading scorer: Josh Barton, Sr. (17-20—37)
• Last Super 8 title: None
• Last state championship: None

Division 1A Play-in Game
No. 8 St. Mary’s vs. No. 9 Marshfield
Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Chelmsford Forum

Previous meeting: St. Mary’s won, 4-2, on Feb. 8, 2014 at Hobomock Arena.

St. Mary’s Spartans (16-5-1, 8-2 Catholic Central I)
• Finished second in Catholic Central I (Austin Prep, 9-0-1)
• Record vs. teams in Super 8: 0-4-1
o Losses vs. Austin Prep (2), Hingham, BC High | Tie vs. Pope Francis
• Last Super 8 appearance: 2018
o Lost in play-in game vs. St. John’s (S), 3-0. Went on to lost in Div. 1 North quarterfinals vs. Winchester, 3-2
• Globe Ranking: 8 | Herald RPI: 9
• Goal differential: plus-44 (77-33) | Nonleague differential: plus-16 (37-21)
• Seniors-5 Juniors-6 Sophomores-7 Freshmen-6 8th graders-2
• Streak: Tied 1 | Last game: Tied 2-2 vs. Pope Francis, Feb. 21
• Biggest win: 9-2 at Arlington Catholic, Jan. 2
• Worst loss: 6-2 vs. BC High, Feb. 13
• Record in one-goal games: 2-1 | Shutout wins: 6 | Shutout losses: 2
• Leading scorer: Colin Reddy, Sr. (17-9—26)
• Last Super 8 title: None
• Last state championship: 2017 (Division 1); only state title

Marshfield Rams (13-5-2, 8-0 Atlantic Coast League)
• Won Atlantic Coast League
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 State Championship Game vs. Waltham, 4-1
• Record vs. teams in Super 8: 1-4-1*
o Won vs. Xaverian; losses vs. Xaverian, Duxbury, Hingham and Arlington (endowment game); tie vs. Framingham
• Last Super 8 appearance: 2017
o Won play-in game vs. Austin Prep, 4-3 (OT); lost in best-of-3 quarterfinals vs. Malden Catholic, 2-0
• Globe Ranking: 13 | Herald RPI: 10
• Goal differential: plus-48 (71-23) | Nonleague differential: plus-9 (30-21)
• Seniors-18 Juniors-9 Sophomores-3
• Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 4-1 vs. Weymouth on Feb. 21
• Biggest win: 8-0 at Dennis-Yarmouth, Jan. 19
• Worst loss: 3-0 vs. Duxbury, Jan. 21 and 4-1 vs. St. John’s (S), Feb. 2
• Record in one-goal games: 2-3 | Shutout wins: 8 | Shutout losses: 1
• Leading scorer: Paul Rorke, Sr. (12-10—22)
• Last Super 8 title: None
• Last state championship: 2011 (Division 1) | Total championships: 2