Check out this week's boys' volleyball Top 10 rankings.
Cambridgeís 22-game win streak, dating to last season, ended this week in back-to-back losses to St. Johnís Prep and Acton-Boxboro. The No. 3 Falcons fell to No. 7 St. Johnís Prep, 22-25, 15-25, 25-22, 24-26. The Falcons then lost at home against A-B in straight sets. The Falcons regrouped Friday by squeezing by Arlington, 3-2.
Top-ranked Lawrence breezed by Millis and Andover in straight sets and the Lancers' highlight of the week was their stellar performance against previously undefeated No. 8 Chelmsford. The matchup went to five sets, with senior twins Anibal and Jeyson Henriquez combining for 22 kills.
No. 2 Milford regained its footing after a 3-1 upset to Lawrence April 25, taking Catholic Memorial, Chicopee, and Taunton, each in three sets.
No. 10 Newton South got its revenge over Westford Academy, the only squad to beat the Lions this season. Newton South won, 3-1.
No. 4 Needham, No. 5 Newton North, and No. 6 North Quincy stayed afloat, all with wins this week.
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