MIAA girls' soccer Top 20: Week 4

Our MIAA girls' soccer Top 20 poll is now updated on the site.

Also, here's a couple of takeaways this week from resident soccer guru James Walsh:


One team to look for is Dover-Sherbourn out of the Tri-Valley League who are 6-2-1 on the season. They are lead by captains Elizabeth McMillen in the back, junior midfielder Victoria Ortega, and leading scorer Maddie Dunn. They also have a crop of talented underclassmen including junior goal keeper Julia Perlmutter and sophomore midfielder Jackie Gouldreault, who scored a thunderbolt from distance last Monday against Westwood.

No. 7 Newton North not only has the potential to make a deep run this year, but also to be a top 10 team for years to come. Senior captain and left back Sarah Perlo and co-captain Lauren Smith anchor a defense that has kept five clean sheets and goalkeeper Maddie Bledsoe is just a sophomore. Another sophomore, Christina Callahan scored twice in the Tigers 4-2 win over Needham, with freshman Anna Nesgos also scoring in that contest.

Also on the bubble is Atlantic Coast leaders Plymouth North (7-1-0). The Eagles only loss of the season came against Marshfield.

New to the poll

Lexington at No. 16

Dedham at No. 17

Marshfield at No 20

Out of the poll

Westford (5-3-1) LW 14 a 3-1 loss at Concord Carlisle last week.

Danvers (5-2-1) LW 17 A 2-1 win over Swampscott

Weston (5-3-1) LW 20 Fell to Lincoln-Sudbury 2-0