Joe Carrazza netted a hat trick and the Hopkinton High School boys hockey team knocked off Westwood, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at New England Sports Center in Marlborough in the Division 2 state tournament’s Round of 16.
With the win, eighth-seeded Hopkinton (18-4) advances to play another Tri-Valley League foe in 17th-seeded Norwood (14-6-2) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at New England Sports Center in the quarterfinals. Norwood upset top-seeded Tewksbury Memorial, 5-2, on Sunday.
Joe Scardino scored twice for Hopkinton, Ryan Teitel had a goal and an assist, and Pavit Mehra picked up a pair of assists. Jack Lang picked up the win in goal.
Westwood got the opening score, but Carrazza answered, and the Hillers took a 3-2 lead after one period. The teams traded single goals in the second period. Teitel scored 2:17 into the third period to give Hopkinton some insurance, and Carrazza put the game out of reach when he scored with just under four minutes left.
Skiers compete at state meet
A number of HHS athletes competed at the skiing state championships on Wednesday at Berkshire East.
On the girls side, Klara Niss finished 11th overall, including 15th in giant slalom and 22nd in slalom. Lila Mato (73rd overall), Annaleigh Crantz (78th) and Libby Herlihy (99th) also competed.
For the boys, JB Flynn was 62nd overall.
Sokol shines at New England wrestling
HHS senior Justin Sokol finished 12th at the New England wrestling championships over the weekend.