Loyola affirms its hold on No. 1; little movement in rankings as the post-season draws nearer


After two week absence, both Dulaney and Bel Air have returned to the VSN Boys Soccer Top 20, in our Week 6 poll, with the Lions checking in at No. 19 and the Bobcats taking residence at No. 20. Dulaney defeated Fallston and Perry Hall last week to improve to 7-2-2, while Bel Air (8-4-1) routed Elkton and Perryville and took a very competitive 2-0 loss to No. 5 C. Milton Wright.

Loyola, in its first week at No. 1, had to battle the previous No. 1, in second-ranked McDonogh and came from behind late to force overtime, where the Dons prevailed, 3-2. The teams were scheduled to meet again on Saturday, but that contest was postponed.

River Hill played No. 6 Wilde Lake to a 1-1 draw to hold onto the No. 3 position, while No. 4 Eastern Tech went 2-0 last week.

Here is the complete Week 6 VSN Soccer Top 20:

 

VSN BOYS’ SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 6

1. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #1

Record: 11-0

Last week: def. No. 2 McDonogh School, 3-2, OT; 10/9; def. No. 10 Archbishop Curley, 3-2, OT

This week: vs. Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 15; vs. St. Paul’s School, Oct. 17; vs. Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 19

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #2

Record: 7-1-1

Last week: lost to No. 1 Loyola Blakefield, 3-2, OT

This week: vs. No. 9 Archbishop Curley, Oct. 18; at Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 19

3. RIVER HILL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #3

Record: 7-0-1

Last week: tied No. 6 Wilde Lake, 2-2

This week: vs. Atholton,  Oct. 15; at Long Reach, Oct. 16; vs. Reservoir, Oct. 18

4. EASTERN TECH

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #4

Record: 8-1-1

Last week: def. then-No. 20 Sparrows Point, 5-1; def. Dundalk, 2-0

This week: vs. Patapsco, Oct. 17

5. C. MILTON WRIGHT

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #5

Record: 9-1

Last week: def. Fallston, 7-1; def. Bel Air, 2-0

This week: at Salesianum (DE), Oct. 17

6. WILDE LAKE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #6

Record: 7-0-2

Last Week: tied No. 3 River Hill, 2-2

This Week: at Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 15; vs. Hammond, Oct. 16; vs. Mount Hebron, Oct. 18

7. GILMAN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #7

Record: 11-3-1

Last week: def. then-No. 11 Calvert Hall College, 2-1, OT; def. Mount St. Joseph, 2-0; def. John Carroll School, 4-0

This week: at No. 10 Calvert Hall College, Oct. 15; vs. Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 17; at No. 9 Archbishop Curley, Oct. 20

8. MEADE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #8

Record: 10-1-1

Last week: def. South River, 6-0; def. Old Mill, 2-1

This week: at Glen Burnie, Oct. 16; vs. No. 14 Broadneck, Oct. 18

9. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #10

Record: 7-7

Last week: def. Archbishop Spalding, 6-0; lost to No. 1 Loyola Blakefield, 3-2, OT; def. St. Augustine Prep (NJ), 3-0

This Week: vs. John Carroll School, Oct. 15; at No. 2 McDonogh School, Oct. 18; vs. No. 7 Gilman School, Oct. 20

10. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #11

Record: 7-5

Last week: lost to No. 7 Gilman School, 2-1, OT; def. John Carroll School 7-0

This week: vs. No. 7 Gilman School, Oct. 15; vs. Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 17; vs. No. 19 Dulaney, Oct. 19

11. TOWSON

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #9

Record: 8-0-2

Last week: tied Owings Mills, 0-0; def. then-No. 13 Hereford, 4-1

This week: vs. Franklin, Oct. 17

12. MOUNT HEBRON

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #12

Record: 9-2-1

Last week: def. Reservoir, 2-1; def. Centennial, 2-0

This week: at Glenelg, Oct. 16; at No. 6 Wilde Lake, Oct. 18

13. PATTERSON MILL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #14

Record: 8-2

Last week: def. Aberdeen, 6-1

This week: at Fallston, Oct. 16; at Century, Oct. 17

14. BROADNECK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #15

Record: 10-2

Last week: def. Northeast, 5-0; def. Glen Burnie, 5-0

This week: at Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Oct. 16; vs. No. 8 Meade, Oct. 18

15. SEVERNA PARK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #16

Record: 8-3

Last week: def. Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 2-0; def. Northeast, 7-0

This week: vs. North County, Oct. 16; vs. Old Mill, Oct. 18

16. HEREFORD

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #13

Record: 9-4

Last week: lost to then-No. 8 Towson, 4-1; def. North Harford, 1-0

This week: vs. No. 20 Dulaney, Oct. 15

17. BOYS’ LATIN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank:: #17

Record: 12-2-1

Last week: def. Gerstell Academy, 4-1; def. Park School, 6-0

This week: vs. St. Mary’s, Oct. 15

18. SEVERN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #19

Record: 12-3

Last week: def. Concordia Prep, 2-1; def. Gerstell, 3-1

This week: at Saints Peter & Paul, Oct. 15; vs. Friends School, Oct. 17; vs. Bishop McNamara, Oct. 20

19. DULANEY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-2-2

Last week: def. Fallston, 4-0; def. Perry Hall, 3-2

This week: at No. 16 Hereford, Oct. 15; vs. Pikesville, Oct. 17; at No. 10 Calvert Hall College, Oct. 19

20. BEL AIR

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Record: 8-4-1

Last week: def. Elkton, 3-0; lost to No. 5 C. Milton Wright, 2-0; def. Perryville, 10-3

This Week: vs. Aberdeen, Oct. 16