Mass. Girls D1 Top 10
Again, there is very little movement in this week’s HNIB News Massachusetts Girls D1 Top 10. The contenders just keep on keeping on.
And that starts with #1 Austin Prep. The Cougars improved to 15-0-0 with solid wins over St. Mary’s (3-0) and Notre Dame Hingham (6-1). It will be a busy stretch drive for AP, starting with Hingham (Monday), Hanover NH (Saturday) and Shrewsbury (Sunday).
Same goes for #2 Duxbury (16-0-1). The Dragons won a couple of closer games this week over league rivals Pembroke (3-1) and Plymouth (2-0). They get a crack at Notre Dame on Tuesday and face Norwell Saturday.
#3 Methuen-Tewksbury (15-1-1) has a little break not seeing game action again until Saturday against Acton-Boxboro. The Red Rangers, playing as well as anyone right now, had shutout wins over Billerica-Chelmsford (7-0) and Westford Academy (3-0). In the Westford tilt, Julia Masotta continued her torrid season scoring all three goals. A win over A-B clinches the MVC/Dual County Large title.
#4 Andover (15-1-1) is also off until a Saturday matchup with Billerica/Chelmsford. The Warriors put up a pair of 4-1 wins this week over Westford and HPNA.
#5 St. Mary’s (12-2-2) gave Austin Prep all it could handle, then rebounded by blanking Arlington Catholic (4-0). The Spartans will see Marblehead Monday and Archbishop Williams Saturday.
Franklin (14-1-2) stays solidly entrenched at #7. The Panthers were tied up by Canton (0-0) and downed Stoughton (5-3). King Philip (Wednesday) and Leominster (Saturday) are on this week’s docket.
The first movement comes at #8 where Arlington (11-2-3) slides up a notch after shutout wins over Woburn (3-0) and Lexington (4-0). The Spy Ponders close out their league schedule this week against Winchester (Wednesday) and Belmont (Saturday) and control their own destiny with regards to a Middlesex League Liberty Division title.
#9 Reading (8-2-6) is a point behind Arlington in that league race. The Rockets have Belmont (Wednesday) and Lexington (Saturday) as they hope to grab at least a share of the title. They had a pair of ties this week with Woburn (2-2) and Winchester (3-3).
And making its debut this week at #10 is Longmeadow (10-2-0). The Lancers posted wins over Suffield CT (4-2) and Marblehead (4-2) and have now won nine in a row. They take on East Catholic (CT) on Friday.
KEEP AN EYE ON: Boston Latin (13-3-2), Shrewsbury (9-3-3), Needham (10-3-2), Masconomet (10-4-2)