A little bit of shaking up in the Boys rankings this week as Falmouth is seen as the big mover with four ACL wins over the past two weeks. Also, we welcome Nauset to the top-five as the Warriors are putting together one of their best seasons in recent memory. Barnstable and Bourne stay one-two with solid weeks and Mashpee/Monomoy stays neutral as they remain undefeated in their first season together .
No movement in the girls rankings this week, the Red Raiders are the top-team in the state, never mind on Cape while Falmouth stays within an earshot of Barnstable with an upcoming match looming next week.
|1.||Barnstable||9-2||1.||After an unexpected loss to Bridgewater-Raynham a week and a half ago, the Red Raiders silenced the critics with back-to-back wins over Newton South and No. 10 Catholic Memorial behind the superb play of Donnie Brodd (5-1-6) and Dylan Campbell (stopped 51-of-52 shots) in those two games.|
|2.||Bourne||7-2-2||2.||The Canalmen survived a pivotal week in the South Coast Conference, splitting a pair with perennial power Old Rochester/Fairhaven and knocking off previously unbeaten Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk. The Canalmen let the inside track to the SCC title slip away with a 3-0 loss on Sunday to ORR/Fairhaven, but still have a share at the SCC title to look forward to.|
|3.||Falmouth||6-6||5.||With their difficult non-league schedule in the rearview, the Clippers have been feasting on their ACL opponents as Falmouth is off to a 4-0 start in league play. The Clippers escaped the clenches of Nauset on Monday, scoring four goals in a two-minutes span late in the third to keep their perfect league record intact. The league is theres if they can beat Nauset again Wednesday and topple Marshfield Saturday night.|
|4.||Mashpee/Monomoy||8-0||4.||The Monarchs came away with their closest win of the season last Wednesday with a hard-fought battle over Middlebrow/Hull, but their schedule has quieted down in the midst of January. Colin Fader was the first to the 20-point plateau on Cape in last Wednesday's win and also hit 100 career points in the process.|
|5.||Nauset||4-5-3||NR||The Warriors enter the top-five for the first time despite two losses this past week. Nauset played both ACL-powers Marshfield and Falmouth tough, as first-year coach Sal Manganaro has infused energy into the Warriors team. Nauset gets another crack at Falmouth on Wednesday night before taking on arch-rival D-Y on Saturday night.|
|1.||Barnstable||6-0-3||1.||The Red Raiders came away with a monumental win Saturday afternoon over then top-ranked Arlington Catholic (and for whatever reason, still No. 1 Arlington Catholic according to the Boston Globe). But in their first game as top-team in the state (according to Bruce Lerch and the Boston Herald), Barnstable needed some late game magic to salvage a tie with Medway/Ashland. The Red Raiders have a pair of SEMGHL coastal games before treking to Falmouth to take on the Cape-rival Clippers next Wednesday.|
|2.||Falmouth||9-3-1||2.||Not to be overshadowed by the Red Raiders win over AC, the Clippers knocked off their own top-seeded team in Duxbury last week before playing a a tightly contested game with the Cougars on Sunday. The Clippers have one game before next weeks showdown with Barnstable, a battle with Hingham on Wednesday night.|
|3.||Sandwich||8-6||3.||The Blue Knights have feasted on their schedule outside the SEMGHL Coastal this season, but still need five points with seven games to play. Unfortunately, for Sandwich the all five league teams come around for their second league game in those seven games, with a difficult game with undefeated King Philip thrown into the mix. However the first line of Sandwich gives them tremendous hope as Nicole Martin, Katie Lowry and Annabelle White have combined for 80 points this season.|