Published January 22, 2020

ANNABELLA FORZIATI scored Wakefield’s last goal to account for their 5-1 win over Stoneham/Melrose on Jan. 15. (Dan Pawlowski File Photo)

STONEHAM — The Wakefield High girls’ hockey team moved to 6-3-3 after a week that included a 5-1 win over Stoneham/Melrose and a 5-0 loss to Woburn.

The Warriors loss to the Tanners was their first defeat since Dec. 21, ending a seven-game point streak. Woburn (8-1-1) is tied with Arlington and Lexington at the top of a loaded Liberty Division. Those three teams are the only three that Wakefield has lost to this season.

Wakefield’s victory over a winless Stoneham/Melrose co-op team added two more points to the Warriors’ first-place cushion in the Freedom Division. The Warriors (eight points) are three points up on second-place Wilmington.

After a scoreless first, the Warriors exploded in the second for three goals. Bailey McDevitt got the first assisted by Caroline Melanson. Then Grace Seabury found the back of the net from McDevitt and Olivia Johnson. Caroline Melanson concluded the second period scoring assisted by Hope Melanson and Olivia Johnson.

CAROLINE MELANSON had a goal and two assists against Stoneham/Melrose during Wakefield’s 5-1 win on Jan. 15. (Beth Boudreau Photography)

Wakefield scored two more insurance goals in the third period. Seabury tallied her second of the game assisted by Caroline Melanson and Charlotte Rossicone.

Annabella Forziati scored an empty-netter unassisted for the final goal.

The Woburn game on Saturday was the first of a tough, three-game stretch against Liberty opponents. The Warriors travel to Belmont this Saturday at 5 p.m. to play an 8-1-3 Marauder team who is just one point back of Woburn, Arlington and Lexington.

Wakefield then hosts Winchester (4-6-1) on Monday, 8 p.m. at the Stoneham Arena.