River Hill and Eastern Tech slide into Top 3


It’s been a roller coaster ride for the Mount St. Joseph soccer team, starting the 2018 at No. 3 Preseason VSN Boys Soccer Top 20 and slowly sliding down and out of the poll from there.

The Gaels, however, have picked up the pace late in the season and have qualified for the MIAA A Conference playoffs. St. Joe returns to the poll this week at No. 17.

McDonogh, which spent much of the year at No. 1, before dropping back to No. 2 two weeks ago, took another drop this week, after losing two of three. The Eagles are now ranked No. 4. The void has been filled by new No. 2 River Hill and No. 3 Eastern Tech.

Rounding out the Top is No. 1 Loyola, still unbeaten and untied, and No. 5 C. Milton Wright, which completed its regular season with a lost to Delaware power Salesianum.

Here is the complete Week 7 VSN Soccer Top 20:

VSN BOYS’ SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 7

1. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #1

Record: 13-0

Last week: def. Mount St. Joseph, 6-3; def. St. Paul’s School, 3-0; def. Archbishop Spalding, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 4 McDonogh, Oct. 22; at John Carroll School, Oct. 23; vs. No. 6 Gilman School, Oct. 25

2. RIVER HILL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #3

Record: 10-0-1

Last week: def. Atholton, 4-0; def. Long Reach, 6-0; def. Reservoir, 3-1

This week: Regular season complete; next  game – Class 2A South Region Section I playoffs, TBA

3. EASTERN TECH

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #4

Record: 9-1-1

Last week: def. Patapsco, 4-1

This week: vs. No. 8 Towson, Baltimore County final at CCBC-Catonsville, Oct. 23

4. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #2

Record: 8-3-1

Last week: lost to then-No. 9 Archbishop Curley, 2-1; def. Mount St. Joseph, 3-2; lost to Archbishop Spalding, 3-1

This week: at No. 1 Loyola Blakefield, Oct. 22; vs. Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 23; at John Carroll School, Oct. 25; vs. No. 11 Calvert Hall College, Oct. 26

5. C. MILTON WRIGHT

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #5

Record: 10-2

Last week: def. North Harford, 4-0; lost to Salesianum (DE), 4-0

This week: Regular season complete; next game – Class 3A North Region Section II playoffs, TBA

6. GILMAN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #7

Record: 12-4-2

Last week: lost to then-No. 10 Calvert Hall, 1-0; def. Archbishop Spalding 1-0; tied then-No. 10 Archbishop Curley, 1-1

This week: at St. Paul’s School, Oct. 23; at No. 1 Loyola Blakefeld, Oct. 25

7. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #9

Record: 9-7-1

Last week: def. John Carroll School, 7-3; def. then-No. 2 McDonogh School, 2-1; tied then-No. 7 Gilman School, 1-1

This Week: vs. No. 11 Calvert Hall College, Oct. 23

8. TOWSON

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #11

Record: 9-0-2

Last week: def. Franklin, 8-1

This week: vs. No. 3 Eastern Tech, at CCBC-Catonsville, Baltimore County Championship, 10/23

9. MOUNT HEBRON

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #12

Record: 11-2-1

Last week: def. Glenelg, 6-0; def. then No. 6 Wilde Lake, 3-0

This week: Reg. Season complete; State Playoffs TB

10. BROADNECK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #14

Record: 12-2

Last week: def. then No. 8 Meade, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 12 Meade, Anne Arundel County Championship Game, at Chesapeake-AA, 10/23

11. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #10

Record: 9-6

Last week: def. then No. 7 Gilman, 1-0; lost to Mount St. Joseph, 2-0; def. then No. 19 Dulaney, 3-1

This week: at No. 7 Archbishop Curley, 10/23; at St. Paul’s, 10/25; at No. 4 McDonogh, 10/26

12. MEADE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #8

Record: 11-2-1

Last week: def. Glen Burnie, 3-1; lost to then-No. 14 Broadneck, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 10 Broadneck, Anne Arundel County final at Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Oct. 23

13. WILDE LAKE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #6

Record: 8-2-2

Last Week: lost to Marriotts Ridge, 2-0; def. Hammond, 3-2; lost to then-No. 12 Mount Hebron, 3-0

This Week: Regular season complete; next game – Class 3A East Region Section I playoffs, TBA

14. HEREFORD

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #16

Record: 10-4

Last week: def. then-No. 19 Dulaney, 3-0

This week: Regular season complete; Class 2A North Region Section I playoffs, TBA

15. PATTERSON MILL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #13

Record: 8-3

Last week: def. Fallston, 7-4; lost to Century, 5-1

This week: Regular season complete; next game – Class 1A East Region Section I playoffs, TBA

16. BEL AIR

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #20

Record: 9-4-1

Last week: def. Aberdeen, 6-0

This week: Regular season complete; next game – Class 3A North Region Section II playoffs, TBA

17. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Record: 6-8-1

Last week: lost to No. 1 Loyola Blakefield, 6-3; def. then-No. 10 Calvert Hall College, 2-0; lost to then-No. 2 McDonogh School, 3-2

This week: at Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 25

18. SEVERNA PARK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #15

Record: 9-4

Last week: def. North County, 2-0; lost to Old Mill, 3-1

This week: Regular season complete; next game – Class 4A East Region Section I playoffs, TBA

19. BOYS’ LATIN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank:: #17

Record: 13-3-1

Last week: def. St. Mary’s, 3-1; lost to Concordia Prep, 3-2

This week: at Annapolis Area Christian School, Oct. 23; vs. No. 20 Severn School, Oct. 25

20. SEVERN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #18

Record: 13-4

Last week: lost to Friends School, 2-1; def. Saints Peter & Paul, 4-0

This week: vs. Park School, Oct. 23; at No. 19 Boys’ Latin School, Oct. 25