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Mike Skarbelis, North Andover seniors fueling a perfect start on pitch

Michael Skarbelis (right) leads the Merrimack Valley Conference in goals scored with 21.
Michael Skarbelis (right) leads the Merrimack Valley Conference in goals scored with 21.Photos by Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

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Mike Skarbelis raced toward the Methuen net Tuesday afternoon, headed in a loose ball for his third goal of the game, and never broke stride, jogging all the way back to the North Andover bench.

Just five minutes into the second half, the senior striker took a seat as the undefeated Scarlet Knights were well on their way to their 11th straight win, 6-0.

Skarbelis, the squad’s only returning Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star, is one of 11 starting seniors for the reigning Division 2 North champions, giving a whole new definition to team chemistry.

“We’re clicking very well, better than the past few years,” said Skarbelis, who is pacing the MVC in goals (21) this season and was closing in on the school’s career record (57).

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