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

High 5

Blayne Baker , Archbishop Williams: The Bishops swept a home-and-home series against Marian with relative ease, but the senior from Braintree didn’t take a single minute off in the 8-5 and 14-0 victories. She collected nine points (two goals, seven assists) while scooping up four ground balls, extending her team highs in assists (24) and ground balls (24).

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Ela Hazar , Westwood: The junior has continued her utter dominance, just like her Wolverines. She had a relatively modest five-goal, one-assist performance in a 13-2 win against Dover-Sherborn last week before having a hand in most of the team’s tallies vs. Hopkinton three days later, putting up 10 goals and three assists in the 19-9 win.

Robbie Keuther , Marshfield: The Rams’ resurgence this season has been in large part due to their offensive balance, and last week it was the 6-foot, 180-pound senior attackman taking the reins with nine goals and three assists in wins over Nauset on Wednesday and Scituate on Saturday. His four-goal, three-assist effort outdid the entire Warrior squad in the 14-3 Ram triumph.

Mary O’Connell , Norwell: Already a two-time South Shore League all-star, the Clipper captain is on pace for the honor again, particularly after her 13-goal, 16-assist run during Norwell’s perfect 3-0 week. In a four-day stretch, she had three goals and seven assists vs. Abington before collecting six and five vs. Lincoln-Sudbury, then four and four vs. Hanover.

Jack Wheeler , Xaverian: The junior midfielder has continued to carry the Hawks with the continued absence of teammate Liam Driscoll (foot injury) most recently with nine goals in three wins, including two over Catholic Conference rivals Catholic Memorial (17-14) and St. John’s Prep (10-9). None of the goals from the Boston University recruit were bigger than his eventual game-winner vs. the Eagles.

Healey’s Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Saturday with next game listed)

1. Duxbury (6-4); Thurs. at Medfield, 6:45

2. Hingham (8-2); Sat. at Algonquin, 3:30

3. Bridgewater-Raynham (9-1); Mon. at Barnstable

4. Canton (8-0); Fri. at Mansfield, 3:30

5. Foxborough (7-1); Fri. at King Philip, 3:30

6. Marshfield (9-2); Fri. vs. Dennis-Yarmouth, 4

7. Xaverian (6-4); Thurs. vs. St. John’s, 4

8. Cohasset (7-2); Thurs., May 9, vs. Hingham, 6:30

9. Archbishop Williams (6-2); Fri. vs. Cohasset, 4

10. Scituate (6-4); Thurs. at North Quincy, 4

Healey’s Top 10 girls’ teams

1. Westwood (9-0); Thurs. vs. Duxbury, 4:15

2. Notre Dame (Hingham) (8-1); Thurs. at Ursuline, 3:30

3. Foxborough (9-0); Fri. vs. King Philip, 3:30

4. Duxbury (6-2); Thurs. at Westwood, 4:15

5. Scituate (6-2); Thurs. vs. North Quincy, 4

6. Apponequet (9-1); Fri. vs. Bishop Feehan, 3:30

7. Norwood (6-2-1); Fri. at Wellesley, 4

8. Norwell (5-1); Fri. vs. Hopkinton, 4

9. Walpole (6-3); Thurs. at Medfield, 3:30

10. Archbishop Williams (6-3); Fri. vs. Bishop Fenwick, 4

Game to Watch

Duxbury boys (6-4) at Medfield (9-1), Thursday, 6:45: This South-West crossover matchup could result in a shakeup of the Globe rankings. The defending Division 1 state champion Dragons dropped to the No. 2 spot after suffering their fourth loss of the season, all of which have come against out-of-state competition, while the Warriors jumped to eighth despite suffering their first loss of the season, a 6-3 decision to Dover-Sherborn. Duxbury, which visited Hingham on Tuesday, features myriad offensive threats, including senior captains C.J. LoConte and Bobby O’Brien. Medfield has senior captain Andrew Melvin, among others, plus a defensive corps allowing about three goals per game in Warrior wins.

Tim Healey

Tim Healey can be reached at timothy.healey@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @timbhealey.
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