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Medfield rules in final Top 20 boys’ lacrosse poll

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Fresh off capturing its sixth state title, Medfield finishes the year atop the Globe boys’ lacrosse Top 20.

But don’t be fooled by the Division 2 tag. Playing a schedule that featured five top 10 opponents and two out-of-state powerhouses, the Warriors still lost only twice and managed to hold every one of their 25 opponents under 10 goals (only Duxbury can say the same).

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Acton-Boxboro, which captured its first Division 1 title, checks in at No. 2, with runner-up Duxbury, Xaverian, and Lincoln-Sudbury rounding out the top five. Cohasset moves up to No. 6 after winning its fourth Division 3 title since 2006.

Losing five of its final eight regular-season games, Beverly crashed out of the Top 20. However, a stellar run to the Division 2 semifinals earns the Panthers the No. 14 spot.

Hamilton-Wenham and Marblehead are the other two new entries, coming in at No. 17 and No. 20. The Generals surprised folks by making a surprise semifinal run in Division 3 Coach of the Year Josh Wedge’s first season at the helm, while the Magicians made the Division 2 North sectional finals after nearly missing out on the postseason entirely.

No.Rec.Last
1.Medfield23-22
2.Acton-Boxboro21-35
3.Duxbury19-41
4.Xaverian18-44
5.Lincoln-Sudbury16-712
6.Cohasset20-410
7.Hingham19-67
8.Needham18-33
9.Wellesley16-56
10.Dover-Sherborn18-48
11.Westford17-69
12.Bridgewater-Raynham18-311
13.North Andover15-714
14.Beverly14-9-
15.Concord-Carlisle14-717
16.Andover16-718
17.Hamilton-Wenham14-6-
18.Archbishop Williams22-213
19.Wakefield15-516
20.Marblehead13-8-

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