The Central Catholic Raiders defeated Andover, 5-0, Haverhill, 4-0, and North Andover, 4-0, this week to improve to 8-0 and maintain top billing on this week’s girls’ soccer Top 20.
No. 2 Newton North won two games this week to remain undefeated and hold onto the second slot. Lincoln-Sudbury and Concord-Carlisle played to a 1-1 tie in the Kicks for Cancer tournament held in Concord Saturday afternoon. The Warriors remain at No. 3 but the Patriots jump up a spot to No. 4, pushing Beverly, who finished with two wins and a tie this week, to No. 5.
Cardinal Spellman comes in behind the Panthers at No. 6 and with nine goals for and none against. Franklin leaps to No. 7. Two ties for the Dedham Marauders (7-0-2) drop them to No. 8 this week. Oliver Ames and Acton-Boxboro round out the top 10.
No. 11 Bishop Fenwick, No. 12 Notre Dame (Hingham) and No. 15 Mansfield are the newcomers this week, leaving Andover, Austin Prep and North Attleboro off the list. Canton and Bishop Feehan are No. 13 and No. 14, respectively. No. 16 through No. 20 are St. Mary's, East Bridgewater, Peabody, Lowell Catholic, and Rockland - all teams with strong overall records and in either first or second place in their conference.
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- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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