Massachusetts Boys D3 Top 10
After entering the tournament as the 11th seed and winning the MIAA Division 3 state title, Nashoba Regional finishes in the top spot in the season’s final HNIB News Massachusetts Boys Division 3 Top 10.
The Wolves edged top-seeded Scituate 2-1 in overtime to win their first title since the 2016 Division 3A crown. On the way to the finals they beat three higher seeded teams.
#2 Scituate was the top seed in the tournament and the top team in the final regular season Top 10. The Sailors reached the state final for the first time since 2017 and won their fifth straight Patriot League Fisher Division title.
Watertown’s battles with Division 1 and 2 teams in the Middlesex League paid off in the tournament with a Final Four appearance. The Raiders came within a bounce or two if beating Scituate and reaching the finals.
Triton made the state semifinals after avenging two regular-season losses to Lynnfield. The Vikings also eliminated defending Division 3 champion Hanover.
Lynnfield was ranked first for most of the season and did not lose until the final weekend of the regular season. The Pioneers won the Cape Ann League title.
Medfield reached the quarterfinals before losing 1-0 to eventual state champion Nashoba. They won a shootout against North Middlesex and lost just twice in the regular season.
Nauset reached the quarterfinals before losing 3-2 to Watertown. Three of the Warriors’ regular-season losses were to higher division teams.
Essex Tech reached the quarterfinals before falling to Scituate. The Hawks repeated as state vocational champion and won the CAC title for the last time before joining the Cape Ann League next year.
Marlboro, last year’s Division 3 runner up, tied this year’s eventual state champion Nashoba in the regular season and took the Wolves to double overtime in the second round of the tournament.
Dracut/Tyngsboro won one tournament game before falling to Watertown. The team posted its best record ever and set program records for goals scored (113) and least goals against (43).