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GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: Battle for soccer supremacy already under way in GBL

Dieff Bonhomme

Somerville booters unbeaten in boys’ standings; Medford atop the girls list; Malden field hockey leads GBL standings

  The battle is already underway for Greater Boston League “Soccer Supremacy” after just two weeks of the regular season. On the girls’ side, the Medford High Mustangs are unbeaten at 5-0 in GBL play (5-2 overall), following Sept. 20’s 5-0 win over host Malden at Pine Banks Park. In GBL girls’ soccer, Somerville is in second place, also unbeaten at 2-0-1 (3-0-1 overall), while Revere is third at 1-1-2 in the GBL action (2-1-2 overall). Revere fell to unbeaten Medford, 4-0, in its season opener, tied Somerville, 2-2, and Lynn Classical, 1-1, and then defeated Lynn English in league play, 5-0.

  Everett girls’ soccer is at 1-2-1 overall, its lone win against Malden on Sept. 13, 5-0. Malden (0-5) is still seeking its first win at 0-4 GBL and 0-5 overall.

  On the boys’ soccer side, perennial GBL title challenger Somerville is atop the list with a 2-0 record in league play, including close wins over Revere, 2-1, and Chelsea, 3-0. Malden is at 1-3-1 GBL (1-5-1 overall) and was on the road at Lynn Classical on Thursday (4:15 p.m.) – after Advocate press time – following a loss to Medford on Tuesday.

Malden leads the standings in GBL field hockey

  In GBL field hockey, Malden High is 1-0 and leads the league and is 1-3 overall with non-league losses to St. Mary’s and Bishop Fenwick. Everett is 0-1 overall with two postponements after opening the season with a 4-1 loss to Waltham. Revere field hockey is 1-2 with a GBL loss to Malden (4-3), a non-league win over Greater Lowell (7-0) and a non-league loss to Malden Catholic (4-0).

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GBL BOYS’ SOCCER

Team                           League            Overall

Somerville                   2-0-0               2-0-1

Medford                       1-1-2               1-2-2

Revere                         0-1-2               0-1-2

Everett                         1-1-1               1-1-1

Chelsea                       0-1-1               0-1-1

Lynn Classical             0-1-1               0-1-1

Lynn English               0-2-1               0-2-1

Malden                        0-3-1               1-5-1

GBL GIRLS’ SOCCER

Team                           League            Overall

Medford                       5-0-0               5-2-0

Somerville                   2-0-1               3-0-1

Revere                         1-1-2               2-1-2

Lynn Classical             0-1-1               0-1-1

Everett                         0-2-1               0-2-1

Chelsea                       0-2-1               0-2-1

Lynn English               0-2-0               0-4-0

Malden                        0-4-0               0-5-0

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Malden High Field Hockey
Malden High School Field Hockey opened its season with a 4-3 win over visiting Revere High. (Advocate Photo)

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