Check out this week's Top 10 rankings.
Defending state champion Cambridge continues to turn heads this season as the squad registers a 10-game win streak, recently avenging losses from last season to Westford, Newton South and Lincoln-Sudbury.
No. 3 Milford, a squad that looked to be the No. 1 Falcons' greatest threat, saw an end to its eight-game win streak Thursday after falling to second-ranked Lawrence 3-1. Credit goes to twin brothers Anibal and Jeyson Henriquez, who combined for 26 kills. The victory avenged a 3-1 loss to Milford on April 8.
Fourth-ranked Needham surprised Newton North Monday, 3-1, with Sam Tillotson's 20 kills, bumping the squad down to No. 6. The Rockets are undefeated in the Bay State Conference at 8-0, with their only two non-league losses to Lawrence.
Newton North also lost to Norwood in five sets Friday, the last set going to 31-29.
Natick had a tough week after falling to Framingham, 3-2, and Needham, 3-1, bumping the squad out of the top 10.
After a climactic 3-2 loss to No. 5 Chelmsford April 19, St. John's Prep first and only loss this season, the No. 8 Eagles have stayed consistent, even taking two sets from Milford Monday.
No. 7 North Quincy remains perfect on a nine-game win streak with league wins over Barnstable, 3-0, and Greater New Bedford, 3-1, this week.
No. 9 Newton South remains the second-best squad in the Dual County League, behind Cambridge, at 5-1 in the league, 10-1 overall. The squad swept Lincoln-Sudbury and Lexington and ended the week with a win over Wayland, 3-1.
Xaverian, 3-3 in the league, 5-4 overall, drops out of the Top 10 after losing to unbeaten Western Alliance foe No. 10 Medfield, 7-0.
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