Eagles debuts in VSN Volleyball Top 20; SPSG still undefeated; remaining squads largely stand pact as they suffer few losses


VSN Top 20 volleyball teams suffered only 7 losses in 42 matches last week, two of those losses by then No. 11, now No. 15 Notre Dame Prep (5-4) . And four of the losses by the six ranked teams went to other Top 20 teams as the poll remained pretty much intact.

Arundel (8-0) and South River (7-1), the Anne Arundel County powers, remained Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, and they face a showdown with each other on Thursday at South River in Edgewater on Thursday.

Then No. 3 Howard (8-3) had one of the losses, that a 3-2 defeat at the hands of then No. 3 Atholton (7-1). The two Howard County teams simply switched places in the poll and No.s 5 through No. 10 stayed put while No. 12 Hereford (8-0 )that visits No. Towson (8-1) in a big Baltimore County meeting on Wednesday moved up a notch to No. 11.

River Hill moved up from No. 19 to 18 by boosting its overall record to 7-1 and faces a huge challenge this week in a visit to No. 4 Howard tomorrow (Tuesday) followed by hosting No. 3 Atholton on Thursday.

Cecil County’s Bo Manor (7-2) jumped into the Top 20 at No. 19 with its 3-0 victory over Perryville (6-2). As a result, the latter Panthers slipped from 17 to 20 as IAAM B Conference team St. Mary’s (13-2) fell out from No. 20 with a 3-0 loss to St. Mary’s Ryken.

Here is the complete Week 5 VSN Volleyball Top 20:

VSN VOLLEYBALL TOP 20 – WEEK 5

1. ARUNDEL

Record: 6-0

Last week’s rank: #1

Last week: defeated Annapolis, 3-0, def. Old Mill, 3-0

This week: at No. 2 South River, 10/12

2. SOUTH RIVER

Record: 7-1

Last week’s rank: #2

Last week: def. Annapolis, 3-0.

This week: vs. Severna Park, 10/10; vs. No. 1 Arundel, 10/12.

3. ATHOLTON

Record: 7-1

Last week’s rank: #4

Last week: def. then No. 3 Howard, 3-2; def. Marriotts Ridge, 3-0.

This week: at No. 9 Glenelg, 10/10; at No. 18 River Hill, 10/12.

4. HOWARD

Record: 8-2

Last week’s rank: #3

Last week: lost to then No. 4 Atholton, 3-2; def. Wilde Lake, 3-0.

This week: vs. No. 18 River Hill, 10/10; at No. 8 Centennial, 10/12.

5. WESTMINSTER

Record: 8-0

Last week’s rank: #5

Last week: def. South Carroll, 3-0; def. Manchester Valley, 3-0.

This week: vs. Francis Scott Key, 10/10; at No. 13 Century, 10/12.

6. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Record: 8-1

Last week’s rank: #6

Last week: def. then No. 17 Archbishop Spalding, 3-1; def. then No. 11 Notre Dame Prep, 3-2.

This week: vs. McDonogh, 10/9; at No. 15 St. Paul’s, 10/12; at Severna Park, 10/13.

7. RISING SUN

Record: 8-0

Last week’s rank: #7

Last week: def. C. Milton Wright, 3-0; def. Patterson Mill, 3-0.

This week: vs. North East, 10/10; at Fallston, 10/12.

8. CENTENNIAL

Record: 6-2

Last week’s rank: #8

Last week: def. Mount Hebron, 3-0; def. Oakland Mills, 3-0.

This week: vs. Hammond, 10/10; vs. No. 4 Howard, 10/12.

9. GLENELG

Record: 8-0

Last week’s rank: #9

Last week: def. Hammond, 3-0; def. Long Reach, 3-0.

This week: vs. No. 3 Atholton, 10/10; at Wilde Lake, 10/12.

10. TOWSON

Record: 8-1

Last week’s rank: #10

Last week: def. Perry Hall, 3-0; def. Eastern Tech, 3-0.

This week: at No. 11 Hereford, 10/10; vs. Randallstown, 10/13.

11. HEREFORD

Record: 8-0

Last week’s rank: #12

Last week: def. McDonough, 3-0; def. Carver A&T, 3-0, def. Perry Hall, 3-0.

This week: vs. No. 10 Towson, 10/11; vs. Lansdowne, 10/13.

12. DULANEY

Record: 6-2

Last week’s rank: #13

Last week: def. Catonsville, 3-0; def. Loch Raven, 3-0.

This week: vs. Broadneck, 10/10; at Carver A&T, 10/11; vs. Western Tech, 10/13.

13. CENTURY

Record: 6-1

Last week’s rank: #15

Last week: def. then No. 14 Liberty, 3-2; def. Francis Scott Key, 3-0.

This week: at Manchester Valley, 10/10; vs. No. 5 Westminster, 10/12.

14. LIBERTY


Record:
8-2

Last week’s rank: #14

Last week: def. Frederick, 3-0; lost to then No. 15 Century, 3-2; def. Winters Mill, 3-2.

This week: vs. South Carroll, 10/12.

15. NOTRE DAME PREP

Record: 5-4

Last week’s rank: #11

Last week: lost to John Carroll, 3-2; lost to No. 6 Mount de Sales, 3-2.

This week: at No. 16 St. Paul’s, 10/10; vs. No. 17 Archbishop Spalding, 10/12.

16. SAINT PAUL’S SCHOOL

Record: 5-3

Last week’s rank: #16

Last week: def. McDonogh, 3-2; def. John Carroll, 3-1.

This week: vs. No. 15 Notre Dame Prep, 10/10; vs. No. 6 Mount de Sales, 10/12.

17. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 8-5

Last week’s rank: #18

Last week: lost to No. 6 Mount de Sales, 3-1; def. McDonogh, 3-0.

This week: vs. John Carroll, 10/10; at No. 16 Notre Dame Prep, 10/12.

18. RIVER HILL

Record: 7-1

Last week’s rank: #19

Last week: def. Reservoir, 3-0; def. Hammond, 3-1.

This week: at No. 4 Howard, 10/10; vs. No. 3 Atholton, 10/12.

20. BOHEMIA MANOR EAGLES

Record: 7-2

Last week’s rank: Not ranked

Last week: def. North East, 3-0; def. then No. 17 Perryville.

This week: at Harford Tech, 10/10; vs. Patterson Mill, 10/12.

17. PERRYVILLE PANTHERS

Record: 6-2

Last week’s rank: #17

Last week: def. Fallston, 3-0; lost to then unranked Bohemia Manor, 3-0.

This week: at North East, 10/9; vs. C. Milton Wright, 10/10.