After the last 10 days Acton-Boxboro has had, defeating No. 5 Westford, No. 6 L-S, and No. 14 Weston, it’s hard to argue the Colonials deserve anything less than the No. 3 spot.
And it’s the way they did it – winning three games by a combined 27 goals – that makes this move justified.
With Tyler McKelvie up front and Kyle Soroka in the midfield, this could be a dangerous team come tournament time.
While the Grey Ghosts of Westford also pulled off a defeat of L-S, they moved up four places and sent the Warriors down to No. 6, the lowest they’ve been all season. It’s likely just a bump in the road for Brian Vona’s squad, which has come as close as any team to ending Duxbury’s in-state winning streak this spring.
Reading earned a big jump after earning some revenge on No. 17 Winchester, as the Rockets slid into No. 12 with another solid defensive performance.
North Reading (No. 18) and Newton North (19) made season-debuts in the Top 20, though each squad has a big league test coming this week against Newburyport and Wellesley, respectively.
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