Boys Prep Top 15
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#1 Salisbury (18-4-1) spent this past weekend at the prestigious MacPherson Tournament in Ontario, going 2-2-1 overall against some top-flight competition. The Knights, winners of 14 straight in the prep ranks, look ahead to Trinity Pawling on Wednesday.
Lawrence Academy (10-0-6) stayed firm at #2, coming off a 1-1 standoff with Dexter Southfield that followed wins over Governors (6-1) and Tabor (5-1). Juniors Sam Colangelo and Tyler Young have led the attack for coach Robbie Barker. The Spartans get Belmont Hill Wednesday.
Two-time defending Elite champ Kimball Union (18-5-0) continues on its roll, defeating ranked teams Exeter (2-0) and Tilton (5-3). The #3 Wildcats have yet another battle on Wednesday with #9 Northfield, then will take on Holderness Friday and New Hampton Saturday.
Another team on a roll is #4 Dexter Southfield (12-3-4), continuing its move up the rankings. A solid 7-0 win over St. George’s preceeded the tie with Lawrence. Pomfret is up on Wednesday before a tough weekend battling Exeter (Friday) and Andover (Saturday).
#5 St. Sebastian’s (14-4-0) quietly goes about its business, with a pair of 4-3 wins over Nobles and Thayer this week. The Arrows look ahead to Milton Academy (Wednesday), St. Paul’s (Friday) and Proctor (Saturday) in a tough week. Defenseman Jayden Struble is having a big year.
After losing big to Salisbury, #6 Gunnery rebounded with a 5-1 verdict over Hill School. The Highlanders play once this week, Wednesday against Millbrook.
#7 Tilton (15-4-0) downed New Hampton (5-2) but then suffered a couple of losses to KUA and Northfield. The Rams are ready to rebound Wednesday against Berwick, then have Exeter on Saturday in another big game.
And, #8 Exeter (13-5-2) is back in the picture, grabbing wins over Berwick (4-2) and Cushing (3-1) around the loss to KUA. Holderness is Wednesday’s opponent before a big weekend.
#9 Northfield (14-4-1) cracks the top ten, after a week that saw a tie with Cushing (2-2) and wins over Worcester Academy and Tilton. The Hoggers are ready for Wednesday’s test with KUA, and get Vermont Academy on Saturay.
Wins over Berwick (3-2) and Belmont Hill (4-2) have St. Paul’s (13-5-1) at #10. New Hampton is up on Wednesday.
Rounding out the Top 15 this week are #11 Proctor (14-6-1), #12 Westminster (9-4-1), #13 Avon Old Farms (11-5-1), #14 Deerfield (10-6-1) and #15 Rivers (13-6-2).