Central Mass. Top 10
Wachusett Regional (9-1-1) dropped their first game to D1 Shrewsbury on Wednesday. A hard-fought 3-2 loss to a quality Colonial program keeps the Mountaineers entrenched in the top spot in the HNIB News Central Mass. Top 10 this week.
Northbridge (9-1-0) has now won eight in a row after two more wins this past week. The Rams earned wins over Lunenburg and Gardner and remain the clear top team in the Central Mass. 3A circuit.
Marlboro (4-2-3) tied with Essex Tech, 1-1 on Saturday. The Panthers have gone 3-0-2 over their past five games.
Worcester (6-2-1) pushed their point-streak to five games after edging Littleton/Bromfield, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Algonquin Regional (3-6-2) showed signs of life this past week with a win over Groton-Dunstable and a tie against Nashoba. The Tomahawks’ positive week jumps them up three spots.
A five-game unbeaten streak moves Grafton/BVT (5-3-2) up three spots as well. The Indians beat Gardner, 9-0 in their lone contest of the week.
Hopedale (6-3-2) has now won three in a row, and a big 10-0 win over Fitchburg has the Blue Raiders in the rankings for the first time this season.
Auburn (4-4-1) jumps back in the poll this week after a quality 3-1 win over previously ranked Leominster. Fitchburg (4-1-3) will look to get back on track with games against Gardner and Assabet this week.