With many teams awaiting post-season opener little movement takes place


All 20 teams from last week’s VSN Top 20 remain in the poll this week and all but a few remain exactly where they were a week ago.

The only changes occurred at the back end of the Top 10, where last week’s No. 8 team, Towson, fell back three spots after a lopsided loss to No. 3 Eastern Tech in the Baltimore County Championship Game.

Towson fell to No. 11, allowing the three teams directly behind the Generals to all climb one space. Mount Hebron moved up to No. 8; Broadneck, which defeated No. 12 Meade (on penalty kicks) in the Anne Arundel County title game, is at No. 9; and Calvert Hall is up to No. 10.

Of note, No. 1 Loyola completed the regular season unbeaten and untied. The Dons are 17-0 overall and 16-0 in the MIAA A as they prepare for a semifinal game on Thursday.

The rest of the Top 5 continues with No. 2 River Hill, No. 3 Eastern Tech, No. 4 McDonogh and No. 5 C Milton Wright.

Here is the complete Week 8 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

 

VSN BOYS’ SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 8

1. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #1

Record: 17-0

Last week: def. No. 4 McDonogh, 5-0; def. John Carroll, 4-0; def. No. 6 Gilman, 1-0

This week: vs. No. 7 Archbishop Curley or No. 11 Calvert Hall, MIAA A Semifinals, 11/1

2. RIVER HILL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #2

Record: 10-0-1

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Marriotts Ridge, 2A South Region Section I Playoffs, 10/30

3. EASTERN TECH

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #3

Record: 10-1-1

Last week: def. then No. 9 Towson, 4-0, Baltimore County Championship

This week: vs. New Town, 2A North Region, Section I Playoffs, 10/30

4. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #4

Record: 11-4-1

Last week: lost to No. 1 Loyola, 5-0; def. Archbishop Spalding, 7-1; def. John Carroll, 5-0; def. No. 11 Calvert Hall, 2-1

This week: vs. Gilman or Mount St. Joseph, MIAA A Semifinals, 11/1

5. C. MILTON WRIGHT

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #5

Record: 10-2

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Dundalk, 3A North Region Section II Playoffs, 10/30

6. GILMAN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #6

Record: 13-5-2

Last week: def. St. Paul’s, 10; lost to No. 1 Loyola, 1-0

This week: vs. No. 17 Mount St. Joseph, MIAA A Quarterfinals, 10/29

7. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #7

Record: 10-7-1

Last week: def. No. 11 Calvert Hall, 1-0

This Week: vs. No. No. 10 Calvert Hall, MIAA A Quarterfinals, 10/29

8. MOUNT HEBRON

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #9

Record: 11-2-1

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Atholton, 3A East Region Section I Playoffs, 10/30

9. BROADNECK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #10

Record: 13-2

Last week: def. No. 12 Meade, 2-2 (4-2 PK’s), Anne Arundel County Championship

This week: vs. North Point, 4A East Region Section II Playoffs, 10/30

11. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #10

Record: 10-8

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

10. TOWSON

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #11

Record: 9-1-2

Last week: lost to No. 7 Archbishop Curley, 1-0; def. St. Paul’s, 5-0; lost to No. 4 McDonogh, 2-1

This week: at No. 7 Archbishop Curley, MIAA A Quarterfinals, 10/29

12. MEADE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #12

Record: 11-3-1

Last week: lost to then No. 10 Broadneck, 2-2 (4-2 PK’s), Anne Arundel County Championship

This week: vs. North County, 4A East Region Section I Playoffs, 10/30

13. WILDE LAKE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #13

Record: 8-2-2

Last Week: Did not play

This Week: vs. Oakland Mills, 2A South Region Section I Playoffs, 10/30

14. HEREFORD

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #14

Record: 10-4

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Owings Mills, 2A North Region Section I playoffs, 10/30

15. PATTERSON MILL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #15

Record: 9-3

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Colonel Richardson, 1A East Region Section 1 Playoffs, 10/30

16. BEL AIR

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #16

Record: 10-4-1

Last week: def. Patapsco, 2-1, 3A North Region Section II Playoffs

This week: vs. Edgewood, 10/30, 3A North Region Section II Playoffs, 10/30

17. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #17

Record: 7-8-1

Last week: def. Archbishop Spalding, 2-1

This week: at No. 6 Gilman, MIAA A Quarterfinals, 10/29

18. SEVERNA PARK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #18

Record: 9-4

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Arundel, 4A East Region Section I Playoffs, 10/30

19. BOYS’ LATIN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank:: #19

Record: 14-3-2

Last week: def. Annapolis Area Christian, 4-0; tied No. 20 Severn, 1-1

This week: vs. Friends or Park, MIAA B Semifinals, 11/1

20. SEVERN SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #20

Record: 14-4-1

Last week: def. Park, 2-0; tied No. 19 Boys’ Latin, 1-1

This week: vs. Friends or Saints Peter & Paul, MIAA B Semifinals, 11/1