Here are five tidbits that you should know in girls' soccer this week:
1. Scituate goes down -- In Patriot League action, Duxbury handed Scituate its first loss of the season on Monday night. Tied at 2-2 with two minutes left in the game, sophomore Bri Fadden put one past goalkeeper Megan James to give the Green Dragons the 3-2 victory.
2. Two leaders in one -- Junior Maddie Medina had two assists in Lowell Catholic's 7-1 victory over St. Clement to give her 12 total assists this season. She leads the Catholic Central in that category, while her team leads the Catholic Central Small division with a 6-0 league record.
3. There can only be one -- Notre Dame (Hingham) remains one of two teams in Eastern Mass. with no losses and no ties - No. 1 Central Catholic is 10-0. The Cougars improved to 11-0 with a 4-1 victory over Norwell Monday night.
4. Who will lead the state in goals scored? -- Beverly senior Caitlin Harty is well on her way to being the top goal scorer in the state for the second straight year. She currently leads Eastern Mass. with 23 goals. Bishop Feehan's Maddie Jolin and East Bridgewater's Mackenzie Vlachos are hot on her heels with 20 and 19 goals, respectively.
5. One team to keep an eye on -- At 7-2-1, Andover isn't having a bad year, but they do share a conference and division with powerhouse Central Catholic so a league title is a bit out of reach. However, sophomore star Veronica Alois is doing big things. She has already netted 14 goals this season, which leads the Merrimack Valley Conference.
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