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Duxbury claims top spot in girls' hockey poll

Duxbury went 4-for-4 in its state title quest, this time claiming the Division 1 state championship and finishing the season at No. 1 in our statewide MIAA girls' hockey Top 25 poll.

The Dragons, winners of state titles in four straight years, claimed the D1 crown this year, after winning a string of three D2 titles in 2011-13.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

Dragons' fire: This marks the third season in which Duxbury finishes the season with the No. 1 billing. The previous two seasons (2011 and '12) the Dragons claimed the top spot despite competing at the Div. 2 level.

Duxbury outlasted No. 2 Arlington Catholic, 2-1, at the Garden, denying the Cougars' bid for their second title in a span of three years.

Westwood's magical run: With Duxbury out of the D2 derby, that meant a new squad would be anointed state champions.

Westwood finished in the Top 10 of our poll after a convincing 6-2 win over Wellesley (No. 11) in the D2 championship game. It was the Wolverines' first recognized girls' hockey championship, after having earned titles before the sport was recognized in the MIAA tournament.