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GlobeWest: Players of the Week, Top 10 girls’ soccer teams

Girls’ players to watch

Emma Brandhorst , Concord-Carlisle: With Andrea O’Brien no longer at the center of the Patriots’ attack, the senior should have plenty of touches.

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Taylor Cogliano , Franklin: The Panthers will have to spread out the scoring this season, but the junior forward is more than capable of putting the ball in the back of the net.

Lane Cronin , Weston: The creative junior will be used in an attacking-midfielder role as the Wildcats bid to repeat as Division 3 champs under John Power, their third coach in three years.

Jackie Goudreault , Dover-Sherborn: The fourth-year varsity player was the Raiders’ leading scorer last year and should be an offensive force at center midfielder this fall.

Kayla Steeves , Needham: The junior will be playing as a holding midfielder to start the season to get the most out of her distributing ability, but she’s always a threat to score; the top Division 1 colleges in New England have been, and will be, watching.

Mastrodonato’s top 10 girls’ teams

(With final 2012 record and next game)

1. Franklin (22-0-1); at Sharon, Monday, 3:45 p.m.

2. Medfield (22-0-3); at Hopkinton, Tuesday, 5 p.m.

3. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (17-2); at Nashoba Regional,
Saturday, 11 a.m.

4. Needham (15-2-3); vs. Natick, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.

5. Newton North (12-3-5); at Milton, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.

6. Nashoba Regional (18-1-4); at Groton-Dunstable Regional,
Tuesday, 4 p.m.

7. Dover-Sherborn (15-4-3); Norton, Monday, 3:30 p.m.

8. Belmont (14-4-3); vs. Melrose, Monday, 6 p.m.

9. Weston (12-7-4); vs. Wayland, Tuesday, 4 p.m.

10. Concord-Carlisle (15-4); at Boston Latin, Tuesday, 4 p.m.

Jason Mastrodonato

Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at jasonmastrodonato@yahoo.com.
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