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November 1, 2012

North Andover boys soccer earns No. 2 seed

Pentucket (14-2-2) earned the No. 1 seed in the Division 2 North boys tournament with former CAL rival North Andover (14-2-2) earning the second seed.

North Andover, which won the MVC title in its first year in the league this fall, lost 1-0 to the Sachems on Sept. 29 with the game’s lone goal being scored by senior Matt Farrell.

Methuen, which posted a 10-6-1 record this year under third-year coach Jeff Lamy, earned the 14th seed in the Division 1 North tourney.

The Rangers are much improved after going 4-13-1 and failing to qualify last year.

Georgetown (8-5-5), which won last year’s Division 3 North boys tournament, is seeded 11th this year. North Reading (8-6-4) is seeded 12th and Whittier is seeded 19th Division 3 North.

Central (12-0-4) earned the third seed in the Division 1 North girls bracket, which consists of 20 teams and three other local schools: 11th-seeded North Andover (12-5-1), 14th-seeded Andover (9-4-4) and 15th-seeded Haverhill (8-4-5).

Peabody (17-1-0) earned the top seed in the Division 1 North tourney pairings and Lincoln-Sudbury (15-1-0) is seeded second.

No local schools are in the Division 2 North girls bracket.

Meanwhile, Whittier (8-7-3) is seeded 15th in the Division 3 North girls tournament while Georgetown (8-7-3) is seeded 16th.

BOYS DIVISION 1 NOrth

SEEDINGS: 1. Masconomet (16-0-2); 2. Somerville (16-0-2); 3. Chelsea (14-0-2); 4. St. John’s Prep (14-1-2); 5. Acton-Boxboro (12-1-3); 6. Madison Park (15-3-0); 7. Lowell (14-3-1); 8. Brighton (11-3-0); 9. East Boston (12-3-1); 10. Westford (9-2-5); 11. Lexington (8-3-7); 12. Peabody (9-4-5); 13. Framingham (9-5-3); 14. METHUEN (10-6-1); 15. Billerica (10-6-4); 16. Cambridge (9-6-2); 17. Chelmsford (8-5-4); 18. Malden (10-8-0)

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Friday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

Game 1: Chelmsford at Cambridge; Game 2: Malden at Billerica

FIRST ROUND

Game 3: Game 1 winner at Masconomet, Sunday, 1 p.m.; Game 4: Brighton vs. East Boston at Ceylon Park, Saturday, 12:30 p.m.; Game 5: Framingham at St. John’s Prep, Saturday, 3 p.m.; Game 6: Peabody at Acton-Boxboro, Saturday, 3 p.m.; Game 7: Game 2 winner at Somerville, Sunday, 2 p.m.; Game 8: Westford at Lowell, Saturday, 4 p.m.; Game 9: Methuen at Chelsea, Saturday, 6 p.m.; Game 10: Lexington at Madison Park, Friday, 4 p.m.

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