Previously undefeated Cambridge (9-3) had a rough week with three consecutive losses to Lincoln-Sudbury, Newton South, and Westford, dropping the Falcons to the bottom of the rankings.
No. 7 Newton South (10-4) was the first to put a dent in the Falcons unbeaten streak, 3-0, earning it the seventh spot after a week at No.10.
No. 1 Haverhill (11-0) remains undefeated after taking out Lawrence (12-2), to push the north sectional finalist to No. 6. Haverhill has lost only one set this season, and is steering a nine-game perfect streak.
Second-ranked Xaverian (13-1) and third-ranked Newton North (10-1) each had a perfect week, going undefeated in nine sets this week to lead the tier. No. 4 Lincoln-Sudbury (10-1) beat Newton South and Cambridge.
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- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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