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Globe North: Players of the Week, Top 10 boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams


Gaby Crugnale , St. Mary’s: The senior made all of her six goals count as the Spartans slipped by Greater Lowell, 10-9.

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Brendan Flaherty , Beverly: In a clash of two of the best teams in Eastern Mass., the senior middie fired in five goals as the Panthers downed Acton-Boxborough, 15-11.

Paige MacEachern , Lynnfield: The sophomore netted nine goals and won nine draw-controls as the Pioneers sank host Swampscott, 14-9.

Kristy Robertson , Haverhill: The senior helped the Hillies secure a spot in the state tourney, pocketing nine goals — including the winner in triple overtime — in a wild 17-16 win over Pentucket Regional. She registered three goals and two assists the next day, including the 200th goal of her career, to edge Lowell 11-10.

Matt Kelleher/Mike Shay, Newburyport: The sophomores each collected six goals as the Clippers dealt Austin Prep just its second loss, a 14-9 decision.

Bradley’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Sunday with next game listed)

1. Austin Prep (14-2); state tourney

2. Reading (15-1); state tourney

3. Wilmington (13-3); state tourney

4. Beverly (15-3); state tourney

5. St. John’s Prep (12-5); state tourney

6. Marblehead (13-3); state tourney

7. North Andover (14-4); state tourney

8. Winchester (12-5); state tourney

9. North Reading (13-6); state tourney

10. Westford (12-6); state tourney

Bradley’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Westford (19-0-0); state tourney

2. Marblehead (14-2-1); state tourney

3. Winchester (15-3-1); state tourney

4. Manchester-Essex (14-2-0); state tourney

5. Ipswich (11-4-1); state tourney

6. North Andover (14-4-0); state tourney

7. Hamilton-Wenham (12-4-0); state tourney

8. Masconomet (13-5-0); state tourney

9. Reading (12-4-0); state tourney

10. Peabody (11-3-0); state tourney

By The Numbers

.740 Combined winning percentage for opponents of the unbeaten Westford Academy girls this season.

10 Number of wins for the Haverhill girls, a school record. The Hillies qualified for the state tourney for the first time with a thrilling victory over Pentucket.

4 Number of nonconference victories for Haverhill, which had won four nonconference games the previous seven years combined and had gone winless outside the Merrimack Valley Conference since a 2009 victory against Newburyport.

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