1. Squalicum (previous rank: 1): Kim Hazlett and Kim Dorr have combined for 33 goals this season. That’s more scoring among two players than 11 of the 13 teams have done as a group.
2. Burlington-Edison (previous rank: 3): The Tigers continue to roll. They score a lot behind Edie Breckenridge, Abby Dimock and Megan Wilburg. That is a fantastic trio.
3. Sehome (previous rank: 5): It seems the Mariners have woken up the offense. They have at least two goals in each of their past five games and the defense certainly hasn’t faded.
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4. Lynden (previous rank: 7): The Lions are currently second in the Northwest Conference standings and knocked Meridian around last Thursday. Don’t sleep on Carlos Melendez’s squad.
5. Bellingham (previous rank: 4): In the past four games, the Red Raiders have scored 21 goals. They’ll be tested against Burlington-Edison Tuesday night.
6. Meridian (previous rank: 2): A loss to a 2A opponent isn’t going to hurt the Trojans, but it certainly will give coach Terri Tigert some teaching moments after her team won the first seven games.
7. Ferndale (previous rank: 6): Every Golden Eagles player is hoping the 7-0 victory over Sedro-Woolley can turn this offense around but Squalicum is next on the slate and that’s no easy task.
8. Lynden Christian (previous rank: 8): While it’s been against stiff competition, the Lyncs haven’t scored in the past four games. Hopefully a meeting with Mount Baker can change that.
9. Sedro-Woolley (previous rank: 11): The Cubs almost upset Lynden but failed to show up against Ferndale. With Sehome and Squalicum up next, they better come to play.
10. Blaine (previous rank: 9): Kelly Tuski’s team hasn’t won a game since Sept. 12. The schedule hasn’t helped but the Borderites haven’t done much scoring either — five goals in the past seven games.
11. Mount Baker (previous rank: 10): A week doesn’t get tougher than Squalicum and Burlington-Edison. The road gets much easier for the next couple weeks.
12. Anacortes (previous rank: 12): Winning, no matter the opponent, is always a nice feeling. An even better one is scoring six goals in the process, as the Seahawks did against Nooksack Valley.
13. Nooksack Valley (previous rank: 13): The Pioneers are no longer scoreless in first-year coach Kevin Rus’ time Four goals against Anacortes could break the flood gates open on Nooksack’s offense.