Abby Phelan , Hingham: The Harbormen had a good week at the expense of Martha’s Vineyard, bookending a 14-10 loss to Duxbury with 17-8 and 21-9 triumphs in a home-and-home matchup against the Vineyarders. Twelve of those goals and one assist came from the senior midfielder.
Nick Marrocco , Duxbury: A 16-1 win over Silver Lake Friday was the cherry on top of the Dragons’ best-week-of-the-season sundae, thanks in large part to the junior, a Georgetown recruit. He made 14 saves in an 8-7 win over Patriot League rival Hingham on Tuesday, then 11 more as Duxbury escaped Medfield, 5-4, two days later.
John Mills , Cohasset: The senior attackman/midfielder poured everything he had into the Skippers’ lone game, a 16-4 win over Norwell, with three goals and three assists. He now has eight goals and six assists in his last two games for the team atop the South Shore League standings.
Maddie Ward , Norwell: Two-year captain Mary O’Connell usually gets all the attention for the Clippers, but in a 2-1 week dampened only by a 13-11 loss to Hopkinton, Ward, a senior midfielder, nearly matched her co-captain’s output with 12 goals and seven assists. O’Connell edged her, totaling 14 goals and seven assists.
Pat Ward , Canton: The magic hasn’t run out yet for the undefeated Bulldogs, who got five goals and an assist from the 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior attackman in a 10-5 win over King Philip, then three more vs. Mansfield as they went on a 7-0 run for a come-from-behind 10-8 win.
Healey’s Top 10 boys’ teams
(Records through Saturday with next game listed)
1. Duxbury (9-4); Thurs. at Lincoln-Sudbury, 5:30
2. Hingham (10-3); Thurs. at Cohasset, 6:30
3. Bridgewater-Raynham (11-1); Sat. vs. Bishop Feehan, 11 a.m.
4. Canton (10-0); Thurs. at Abington, 4
5. Marshfield (12-2); Fri. vs. Falmouth, 4
6. Foxborough (8-2); Sat. vs. Xaverian, 4
7. Cohasset (8-2); Thurs. vs. Hingham, 6:30
8. Xaverian (7-5); Thurs. vs. Catholic Memorial, 4
9. Archbishop Williams (8-3); Mon. vs. Catholic Memorial, 7
10. Hanover (7-4); Thurs. at North Quincy, 4
Healey’s Top 10 girls’ teams
1. Westwood (12-0); Thurs. at Medfield, 5
2. Notre Dame (Hingham) (10-2); Fri. vs. Hingham, 3:30
3. Foxborough (10-1); Fri at Sandwich, TBA
4. Duxbury (8-3); Fri. vs. Quincy, 4
5. Apponequet (11-2); Fri. at Greater New Bedford, 5
6. Norwell (7-2); Thurs. at Old Rochester, 4:30
7. Scituate (7-3); Tues. vs. Hingham, 4
8. Norwood (7-3-2); Thurs. at Needham, 4
9. Mansfield (8-3-1); Fri. vs. Franklin, 3:30
10. Hingham (5-3-1); Fri. at Notre Dame (Hingham), 3:30
Game of the Week
Duxbury boys (9-4) at Lincoln-Sudbury (10-0), Thursday, 5:30
When the top two teams in the state face off for the first time since the Division 1 state semifinals last June, an 18-6 Duxbury win, it will speak to the season’s overriding question: Who is No. 1? The Warriors have put up 14.2 goals per game and have won all but two contests by at least five goals. The Dragons, meanwhile, haven’t lost to a team in the Commonwealth in 2013 and average 15 tallies against in-state opponents. Duxbury has much momentum after escaping with recent one-goal wins over Hingham and Medfield, the Globe’s ninth- and sixth-ranked teams respectively. If Duxbury does it again, junior goalie Nick Marrocco will likely play a huge role, just as he did last week, while any number of L-S’s offensive weapons, including captain Jordan Dow and Henry Guild, could spoil Marrocco’s run.
Tim Healey can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter@timbhealey.