Cavaliers launch at No. 11 after improving to 4-1; Reservoir and Westminster also claim spots in Week 2 poll


After narrowly missing a shot to defeat Calvert Hall the previous week, Archbishop Spalding knocked off then No. 6 Archbishop Curley this past week, serving notice they intend to compete the traditional powers of the MIAA A Conference in 2018. The win improved the Cavaliers overall record to 4-1 and vaulted them into this week’s VSN Boys Soccer Top 20 at No. 11.

McDonogh remained undefeated at No. 1 as did Loyola at No. 2. The Eagles and Dons had their first scheduled meeting of the season postponed on Wednesday. River Hill (3-0) held firm at No. 3, while No. 4 Severna Park (3-0) jumped over No. 5 Mount Hebron (3-0-1) to round out this week’s Top 5.

Two other teams cracked the poll this week as Reservoir (3-0) grabbed a spot at No. 18 and 4-0 Westminster jumped in at No. 19.

Here is the entire Week 2 2018 VSN Boys’ Soccer Top 20 :

VSN BOYS’ SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 2

1. MCDONOGH SCHOOL EAGLES

VSN Top 20 Last Week: #1

Record: 3-0

Last Week: def. St. Paul’s, 2-0; def. the No. 14 Gilman, 5-1

This Week: at No. 9 CMW, 9/17; at No. 12 Archbishop Curley, 9/20

2. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD DONS

VSN Top 2o Last Week: #2

Record: 3-0

Last Week: def. then No. 7 Calvert Hall, 2-0; def. then No. 6 Archbishop Curley, 2-1

This Week: vs. No. 13 Mount St. Joseph, 9/18; at St. Paul’s, 9/21

3. RIVER HILL HAWKS

VSN Top 20 Last Week: #3

Record: 3-0

Last Week: def. Bladensburg, 5-0; def. Howard 2-0

This Week: at Marriotts Ridge, 9/17; vs. No. 5 Mount Hebron, 9/20

4. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

VSN Top 20 Last Week: #5

Record: 3-0

Last Week: def. Arundel, 2-0

This Week: at South River, 9/17; vs. No. 13 Meade, 9/20

5. MOUNT HEBRON VIKINGS

VSN Top 20 Last Week: #5

Record: 3-0

Last Week: def. Long Reach, 6-0; tied Liberty, 1-1

This Week: vs. Atholton, 9/17; at No. 3 River Hill, 9/20

6. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE CARDINALS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #7

Record: 3-2

Last Week: lost to No. 2 Loyola, 2-0; def. then No. 18 John Carroll, 4-0; lost to No. 1 McDonogh, 1-0, OT

This Week: at Gilman, 9/17; at No. 14 Mount St. Joseph, 9/20

7. EASTERN TECH MAVERICKS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #8

Record: 3-1-1

Last Week: def. Perry Hall, 2-1

This Week: Idle

8. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Last Week VSN Top 20: #12

Record: 3-0

Last Week: def. Glenelg, 3-0

This Week: vs. Long Reach, 9/17; at No. 18 Wilde Lake, 9/20

9. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #9

Record: 3-1

Last Week: def. Century, 2-1

This Week: vs. No. 1 McDonogh, 9/17

10. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #13

Record: 4-1

Last Week: def. Walter Johnson, 3-0; def. Bo Manor, 5-0; def. then No. 18 John Carroll, 2-1

This Week: vs. Urbana, 9/17

11. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING CAVALIERS

Last Week VSN Top 20: Not ranked

Record: 4-1

Last Week: def. then No. 6 Archbishop Curley, 1-0

This Week: at St. Paul’s, 9/18; vs. Gilman, 9/20; vs. John Carroll, 9/21

12. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY FRIARS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #6

Record: 1-3

Last Week: lost to Archbishop Spalding, 1-0; lost to No. 2 Loyola, 2-1

This Week: at John Carroll, 9/18; vs. No. 1 McDonogh, 9/20

13. MEADE MUSTANGS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #11

Record: 3-1

Last Week: def. Annapolis, 2-0; def. Aberdeen, 3-1; lost to Bowie, 4-0

This Week: vs. Chesapeake-AA, 9/17; at No. 4 Severna Park, 9/20

14. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GAELS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #10

Record: 1-1-1

This Week: def. then No. 18 John Carroll, 3-1; lost to Gilman, 2-1

This Week: at No. 2 Loyola, 9/18; vs. No. 6 Calvert Hall, 9/20

15. FRIENDS SCHOOL QUAKERS

Last Week VSN Top: #14

Record: 2-0-1

Last Week: tied then No. 16 Concordia Prep, 1-1; def. Annapolis Area Christian, 2-1

This Week: vs. Boys’ Latin, 9/17; vs. Severn, 9/20

16. WILDE LAKE WILDECATS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #20

Record: 2-0

Last Week: def. then No. 14 Oakland Mills, 1-0

This Week: at Howard, 9/17; vs. No. 8 Centennial, 9/20

17. OAKLAND MILLS SCORPIONS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #14

Record: 2-1

Last Week: lost to then No. 20 Wilde Lake, 1-0

This Week: vs. Hammond, 9/17; at No. 18 Reservoir, 9/20

18. RESERVOIR GATORS

Last Week VSN Top 20: Not ranked

Record: 3-0

Last Week: def. Atholton, 2-1

This Week: vs. No. 17 Oakland Mills, 9/20

19. WESTMINSTER OWLS

Last Week VSN Top 20: Not ranked

Record: 4-0

Last Week: def. Thomas Johnson, 1-0

This Week: at Manchester Valley, 9/17; at Dulaney, 9/20

20t. TOWSON GENERALS

Last Week VSN Top 2o: #17

Record: 2-0-1

Last Week: tied then No. 18 Sparrows Point, 1-1; def. Loch Raven, 2-1

This Week: vs. Patapsco, 9/20

20t. SPARROWS POINT POINTERS

Last Week VSN Top 20: #18

Record: 2-0-2

Last Week: def. Hammond, 3-2; tied then No. 17 Towson, 1-1

This Week: at Hereford, 9/20