New Hampshire Boys D2 Top 10
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There is only one minor change at the bottom of the rankings as the regular season swings into its final week.
No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas kicked off an impressive week with a shutdown 4-0 performance against D1 stalwart Bedford and followed up with a rout of Spaulding on Saturday. The Saints close the NHIAA portion of their schedule Wednesday at No. 10 Portsmouth/Newmarket before wrapping it up with a visit to Maine Class A No. 4 St. Dom’s on Saturday.
No. 2 Dover took care of business in its only game of the week, handling No. 9 Kingswood with relative ease Saturday. The Green Wave face off with Oyster River on Wednesday and head to Spaulding for Saturday’s finale.
No. 3 Goffstown sandwiched a pair of one-goal wins against Keene (4-3) and Oyster River (5-4) around a decision of Winnacunnet for a three-win week. The Grizzlies finish on the road with trips to undefeated D3 leader John Stark/Hopkinton on Wednesday and No. 7 Alvirne/Milford Saturday.
No. 4 Keene maintains the inside track to securing the last bye into the tournament quarterfinals. The Blackbirds bounced back from that loss to Goffstown to knock off No. 6 Merrimack and Alvirne/Milford in succession. Keene closes on the road at D1 Manchester Central/West and Somersworth/Coe-Brown.
As quickly as it unleashed an eight-game mid-season winning streak, No. 5 Oyster River has now dropped three straight. The Bobcats dropped games to Kingswood and Goffstown this week and aim to finish strong during a three-game week that includes trips to Alvirne/Milford, Dover and Merrimack.