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Pound-for-Pound: Top X-C teams closing in on championships

  • Sophia Reynolds of Merrimack Valley High School comes in second at the 84th New England High School Interscholastic Cross Country Championship at Derryfield Park in Manchester on Saturday, November 10, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER

Monitor staff
Published: 10/20/2019 5:34:33 PM

TEAM (last week’s rank)

1. BOW FOOTBALL (2)  posted its fourth shutout with Saturday’s 44-0 win vs. Hanover to solidify the top spot in Division II North.

2. COE-BROWN BOYS’ X-C (1)  the heavy favorites to win Saturday’s Division II championship in Manchester took last week off.

3. WINNISQUAM FOOTBALL (3)  clinched first-place in Division IV and improved to 6-0 with Saturday’s 35-0 win against Bishop Brady.

4. HOPKINTON GIRLS’ X-C (4)  finished third at Friday’s Capital Area meet to Concord and MV, but is still undefeated against D-III teams.

5. HOPKINTON FIELD HOCKEY (7) finished the regular season 13-1 to clinch the top seed, a bye and home field advantage for the Division III tournament.

6. BOW GIRLS’ SOCCER (6) is 12-1-0 and outscored teams 55-9, but on Tuesday will host 14-0-0 Hanover, which has outscored teams 71-2.

7. PEMBROKE GIRLS’ SOCCER (5) is 12-1-0 with three tough matches left – at Hollis Brookline (10-1-2), at Milford (10-3-1), vs. Bow (12-1-0).

8. MERRIMACK VALLEY GIRLS’ X-C (10) finished second at the Cap Area meet to Concord and is one of the favorites to win the D-II title on Saturday.

9. WINNISQUAM VOLLEYBALL (RV)  the two-time defending Division III champions are 12-2 after four consecutive 3-0 wins.

10. BRADY FIELD HOCKEY (NR)  are the third seed in the D-III playoffs at 12-2, the only losses against No. 1 Hopkinton and No. 2 Newfound.

Others receiving votes: Coe-Brown girls’ X-C, Concord girls’ X-C, Bow golf

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