As teams wrap up their regular season slates this week, we provide to you one last regular season look at the MIAA girls' soccer Top 20 poll, along with a few observations from resident soccer guru James Walsh:
Medfield stays atop our poll, but there was lots of movement in the Top 10. Lincoln-Sudbury and Dartmouth each lost for the first time this season and the Franklin Panthers jumped into the top 10.
Acton-Boxborough climbs back into the poll after an impressive 3-0 win over Lincoln-Sudbury with Kaylee Sye and Maya Jarostchuk leading the Colonials' offense. The win avenged a 2-0 loss to L-S back on Sept. 22; A-B hasn’t lost since.
Falling out of this week's poll were Dedham and Algonquin. The Mauraders and the Tomahawks are still right on the bubble, but strong play of Brockton and A-B moved them up and into the Top 20.
ON THE BUBBLE
Danvers (10-3-0) - Back to back losses to tough opponents, No. 3 Peabody and No. 1 Andover.
Concord-Carlisle (12-4-0) LW NR - Took the DCL Small title with a 3-2 win over Wayland with Andrea O’Brien scoring all three goals.
Shrewsbury (10-2-2) LW 9 - The Colonials defeated Leominster, 8-0, the second time in a week they’d defeated the Blue Devils.
Whitman-Hanson (11-3-1) - Devin Morse scored twice in a win over Duxbury to win the Panthers' fourth Patriot League title.
Duxbury (11-2-3) - See above.