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    Globe North: Players of the week, top 10 boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams

    High 5

    Nick Albano , Beverly: The junior attack connected for a game-high four goals and five assists to power a short-handed Panther squad to a 12-7 win over Northeastern Conference rival Marblehead in the Division 2 North final Saturday.

    Sydney Cayen , Marblehead: In Saturday’s tough 12-11 loss to Newburyport in the girls’ Division 2 North final, the senior midfield captain led the Magicians with four goals.


    Matt Curran , Hamilton-Wenham: The senior midfielder netted five of the Generals’ goals in Saturday’s 7-6 win over Cape Ann League foe Newburyport in the Division 3 North final.

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    Leah Chittick , North Andover: Providing a spark for the Scarlet Knight attack in Monday’s 14-4 loss to Westwood in the Division 1 state semifinals, the junior midfielder netted a team-high three goals with one assist. The Merrimack Valley Conference MVP finished the season with 84 goals and 44 assists.

    Julia Kipp , Newburyport: In leading the Clippers to their first Division 2 state final berth, the senior attack struck for a team-high five goals and one assist in Monday’s 11-9 semifinal win over Norwell.

    Saade’s Top 10 boys’ teams

    (Records through Monday)


     1. Westford (17-3); lost to Lincoln-Sudbury, 18-11, in D1 North semifinals

     2. Andover (16-7); lost to Acton-Boxborough, 11-4, in D1 North semifinals

     3. Masconomet (15-7); lost to Andover, 11-5, in D1 North quarterfinals.

     4. North Andover (15-7); lost to Lincoln-Sudbury, 14-8, in D1 North quarterfinals.

     5. St. John’s Prep (9-11); lost to Acton-Boxborough, 11-5, in D1 North quarterfinals.


     6. Beverly (14-8); Tuesday, played Hingham in D2 state semifinals

     7. Billerica (12-10); lost to Westford, 19-7, in D1 North quarterfinals.

     8. Hamilton-Wenham (14-5); Wednesday, played Cohasset in D3 state semifinals

     9. Marblehead (13-8); lost to Beverly, 12-7, in D2 North Final

    10. Newburyport (17-2); lost to Hamilton-Wenham, 7-6, in D3 North Final

    Saade’s Top 10 girls’ teams

     1. North Andover (21-2-1); lost to Westwood, 14-4, in D1 state semifinals

     2. Westford (14-6-2); lost to Concord Carlisle, 12-9, in D1 East semifinals

     3. Winchester (17-5); lost to North Andover, 17-12, in D1 North Final

     4. Andover (15-5-1); lost to Winchester, 10-9, in D1 North semifinals

     5. Masconomet (15-5-1); lost to North Andover in D1 North semifinals.

     6. Newburyport (15-4); Saturday, plays Wayland/Bromfield in D2 state final

     7. Reading (12-7-1); lost to Winchester, 14-10, in D1 North quarterfinals.

     8. Billerica (14-6-1); lost to Andover, 15-8, in D1 North quarterfinals.

     9. Marblehead (15-8); lost to Newburyport, 12-11, in D2 North Final

    10. Danvers (15-4); lost to Woburn, 13-12, in D1 North first round.

    Joseph Saade

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