There wasn't any movement in the top three of this week's girls top 20, with Peabody (11-0-0), Lincoln-Sudbury (11-0-0) and Franklin (11-0-0) going a combined 8-0.
Franklin joined Peabody (ranked No. 1 nationally) in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) rankings, checking in at No. 19 after being ranked 21st last week.
Central Catholic (10-0-1), which is the subject of this week's notebook, jumped up a spot to No. 4 despite a tie with Chelmsford (4-4-4) on Saturday, where Lions' goaltender Brianna Raymond turned in 22 saves to earn the shutout.
Medfield (11-0-2), which tied 1-1 with Hopkinton (5-5-2) on Friday fell to No. 6, leaving space for Canton (10-1-1) to climb on up for No. 5. The Bulldogs (10-1-1) have won eight-straight and scored at least five goals in all but one of those wins.
Andover (7-3-3) fell from No. 8 to No. 15 after losses to Lincoln-Sudbury and North Andover (8-3-1) last week.
Concord-Carlisle (10-1-0) turned in a solid week of work, defeating Westford Academy (7-3-0) and Acton-Boxboro (6-5-1) to ear the No. 8 spot (from No. 12).
We said goodbye to Bishop Feehan (8-2-2) (after a loss to Brockton (3-5-2) and a tie with Somerset Berkley (5-1-4)) and Shawsheen (13-1-0) (after a 2-0 loss to Billerica(7-5-3)) and welcomed Scituate (10-1-1) and North Quincy (11-2-2) of the Patriot League into the final two spots.
Newton North (9-2-3), Hamilton-Wenham (9-1-1), Wilmington (8-3-2), Belmont (7-3-2) and Danvers (9-2-2) all finished just outside this week's Top 20.
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