The MIAA boys' soccer Top 20 poll has been updated.
There was plenty of movement this week with Sandwich falling two spots while Canton hopped up from No. 7 to No. 4. Bulldogs goalie, Colby Gavigan, looks like a keeper of the year candidate with a large thanks to his back four of Matt Lennon, Jimmy Kelly, Andrew Vinciguerra and David Feeney.
Brockton is back into the polls at the expense of New Bedford. The Boxers defeated the Whalers, 1-0, last week. Dartmouth also debuts at No. 16 while Masconomet fell out.
CAN THE RAIDERS REPEAT?
Dover-Sherborn is our top-ranked D-3 team with the defending champs posting an undefeated record after five weeks. Head coach Joe Gruseck points to his squads experience together even before high school.
"The seniors and some of the juniors have played together for so long now," Gruseck said, "some of the seniors have played together since third and fourth grade. We have 12 seniors, one is a first year player, take him out of the mix and our guys have 30 years of varsity experience."
Right now, the Raiders and Cardinal Spellman look like the favorites in Division 3.
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 12 Framingham at No. 9 Needham, Friday, Oct. 18
The Flyers will be trying to avenge a 1-0 loss from earlier in the season, while the Rockets will try to leap frog Framingham in the Bay State Conference standings.
ON THE BUBBLE
Wellesley (8-3-0) - Their only three losses are to top 20 teams Weymouth, Walpole and Framingham.
Chelsea (7-1-0) - Carlos Martinez scored all three goals in Chelsea's 3-2 win over Northeast.
Lowell (8-0-3) - Leading the Merrimack Valley Large and gained some breathing room with a 4-0 victory over Andover.
Somerville (8-1-1) - Haven't lost since opening day.
OUT OF THE POLL
New Bedford (4-3-2), Last week 18 - Lost a tight match to Brockton 1-0, dropping to last in the Big Three.
Masconomet (6-1-2), LW 20 - A 2-1 loss to Georgetown last week, but are on the way back up after recording three straight wins.