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Thursday, April 12, 2012
L-S is new No. 1 in our latest girls lax poll

By Brendan Hall

Lincoln-Sudbury elevates to the top spot in the latest update of our statewide MIAA Top 25 Girls Lacrosse poll, this afternoon.

The Warriors are off to a 4-0 campaign to begin the 2012 season, kick-started by their season-opening win over defending Division 1 state champion (and preseason No. 1) Westwood. It marked the Wolverines' first such regular-season loss since 2009. The Warriors have since followed up with wins over Acton-Boxborough (19-4), Norwell (21-14), and Westford (21-8).

Westwood bumps down one spot to No. 2. Rounding out the top five are Andover (3), Longmeadow (4) and Needham (5). Westford (21), Walpole (23) and Marblehead (25) make their season debuts in the poll.

Here is how this week's poll breaks down by league affiliation:

Bay State - 4
Dual County - 4
Valley Wheel - 3
Hockomock - 2
Mid-Wach A - 2
Middlesex - 2
Tri-Valley - 2
Cape Ann - 1
Catholic Central - 1
Northeastern - 1
Patriot - 1
South Shore - 1
Independents - 1

As always, let us know how we're doing in the comments section below, or by emailing Brendan Hall at bhall@espnboston.com