The biggest Top 20 upsets this week
Samantha Chaissonís 18 digs clinched the Patriot League title for Duxbury with a 3-1 league win over North Quincy. This win was just what the Green Dragons needed after a close call five-set win against Hingham.
One more loss and Hopkinton could be bumped out of the Top 20. The Hillers fell to unranked Marlboro this week, 3-2, with Ashley Beauchamp's 18 kills and the defensive effort from Vicki Falco, Taynara Fonseca and Anna Vellante. The win qualifies Marlboro for the postseason for the 26th consecutive year.
After a 12-game win streak, Sacred Heart dropped its second match of the season against Bristol Plymouth, 3-0.
Notre Dame of Hingham also knocked down Newton North, 3-1.
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