Familiar foes Watertown/Melrose and Arlington met for the second time this season with the same outcome - a Spy Ponders win - but this time the stakes were higher as the teams met in the MIAA Girls' Ice Hockey State Tournament.
Arlington struck early in the game played at John Ryan Arena in Watertown. Senior Carolyn Woodin scored 1:36 into the game. Senior Shannon Hickey and junior Meredith Gallagher assisted on the play.
The Raiders had their shot to even the score, with two power plays late in the first period. Watertown could not cash in on either.
The Spy Ponders then had to power plays of their own, neither of which resulted in a goal. Late in the second, Woodin struck again, this time with assists from senior Shannon Reilly and freshman Ysabella Campbell-Breen.
Watertown's junior goalie Anna Kleis kept the Raiders in the game with some tough saves, and she got some help from the pipes. The Spy Ponders his the goal posts three times.
Arlington goalie Meredith Gilligan notched the shut out in the 2-0 win.
Time ran out on the Raiders, who finish the season 13-8-2. Arlington improved to 12-8-1 and will face Westford in the next round of the MIAA Div. 1 tournament.