Westwood returns to No. 1 in girls lax poll

We updated our statewide MIAA Top 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll earlier this afternoon, before Wednesday's slate of games, and a familiar face has taken over the top spot.

Westwood, our preseason No. 1, has elevated back to the No. 1 spot for the first time since dropping their season-opener to Lincoln-Sudbury. The Wolverines' vault comes as the expense of previous No. 1 Notre Dame of Hingham, which lost to Andover last week. But for the second straight week, a team coached by a member of the Frank family is in the top spot; the Cougars are coached by Meredith Frank, daughter of legendary Westwood head coach Leslie Frank.

Needham moves into the No. 2 spot, while Lincoln-Sudbury (4) and Andover (5) round out the top five.

The other big mover of the week is Algonquin, which jumps up seven spots to No. 7 following its win over archrival Westborough, its first over the familiar foe since May 2008. It's the first time the Tomahawks have entered the Top 10 of the poll in the two-year history of ESPN Boston's high school section.

Also of note, Archbishop Williams (22) and Ashland (25) make their season debuts this week.

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