Not much change in the top half of this week's girls' soccer Top 20.
Central Catholic remains unbeaten and number one on our list. The Raiders are also listed at No. 7 on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 polls this week. Newton North, second on our list, is also ranked nationally, at No. 20. Cardinal Spellman rounds out the top three for the second straight week.
Austin Prep, Franklin, Notre Dame (Hingham) and East Bridgewater all jump up a spot, while Acton-Boxboro, Peabody, Oliver Ames and Newburyport all move up two. Lincoln-Sudbury drops out of the top 10 to No. 12 after a 2-1 loss to Westford Academy, their second loss in three games.
Masconomet added another tie this week, but still no losses for them this season and is up to No. 13. Beverly continues to slip, down to No. 14 this week. Dedham follows the Panthers in 15th. A 3-0 loss to Oliver Ames drops Canton to 19th, allowing Lowell Catholic, Duxbury and Scituate to all move up two spots. A tie and a loss for North Attleboro knocks them out to make room for Bishop Feehan to enter the list at No. 20.
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