Curley suffers first loss but not its place as No. 1 in the VSN Boys Soccer Top 20; Oakland Mills and Hereford enter the rankings


Last week No. 1 Archbishop Curley was tied by C. Milton Wright, which has climbed to No. 4 in the latest VSN Soccer Top 20, and this week Curley suffered its first loss, a 4-2 defeat at the hands of No. 7 Mount St. Joseph. However, at 13-1-1, Curley still has the best overall body of work and remains at No. 1 in the Week 5 VSN Soccer Top 20.

Part of what kept Curley on top was that No. 2 McDonogh, now 12-2, also lost this week. In addition, No. 3 Severna Park saw its perfect record blemished by a tie with Broadneck.

River Hill rounds out the Top 5, moving up one spot this week. Making entry this week are No. 16 Oakland Mills (7-1-2) and No. 18 Hereford.

Here is the complete Week 5 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

VSN BOYS SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 5

1. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY FRIARS

Current Record: 13-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 1

LAST WEEK: lost to then No. 8 Mount St. Joseph, 4-2; def. St. Paul’s 2-0; def. Archbishop Spalding, 5-2.
THIS WEEK: at No. 8 Loyola Blakefiled, 10/11; vs. John Carroll, 10/13; vs. St. Augustine Prep (NJ) at Villanova, 10/14.

2. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Current Record: 12-2
Last Week’s Rank: 2

LAST WEEK: def. St. Paul’s, 6-3; def. Gilman, 3-1; lost to then No. 9 Loyola Blakefield, 3-1.
THIS WEEK: at No. 4 C. Milton Wright, 10/9; vs. No. 12 Calvert Hall, 10/11.

3. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

Current Record: 9-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 3

LAST WEEK: def. Glen Burnie, 8-0, tied Broadneck, 1-1.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Chesapeake-AA, 10/10; vs. Northeast-AA, 10/12.

4. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

Current Record: 7-0-2
Last Week’s Rank 5

LAST WEEK: def. Aberdeen, 5-0; def. then No. 12 Bel Air, 2-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 2 McDonogh, 10/9; at No. 15 Fallston, 10/11.

5. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Current Record: 9-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 6

LAST WEEK: def. Glenelg, 3-2; def. then No. 14 Centennial, 3-1.
THIS WEEK: vs. Wilde Lake, 10/10; at Atholton, 10/13.

6. MEADE MUSTANGS

Current Record: 9-1
Last Week’s Rank: 7

LAST WEEK: def. Northeast-AA, 2-1; def. Southern, 4-0.
THIS WEEK: at No. 10 South River, 10/10; at Old Mill, 10/12.

7. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GAELS

Current Record: 9-5-1
Last Week’s Rank: 8

LAST WEEK: def. No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 4-2; def. John Carroll, 3-0; tied St. Paul’s, 2-2.
THIS WEEK: at Gilman, 10/11; vs. No. 8 Loyola Blakefield, 10/13.

8. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD DONS

Current Record: 9-4-1
Last Week’s Rank: 9

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 11 Calvert Hall, 1-0; def. No. 2 McDonogh 3-1.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 10/11; at No. 7 Mount St. Joseph, 10/13.

9. EASTERN TECH MAVERICKS

Current Record: 8-1
Last Week’s Rank: 10

LAST WEEK:

def. Kenwood, 3-0; def. Loch Raven, 3-0.
THIS WEEK: at Catonsville, 10/10; vs. Sparrows Point, 10/12.

10. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Current Record: 7-1-2
Last Week’s Rank: 13

LAST WEEK: def. Annapolis, 2-1; def. Glen Burnie, 4-0.
NEXT WEEK: vs. No. 6 Meade, 10/10; at Arundel, 10/12

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11. MOUNT HEBRON VIKINGS

Current Record: 6-2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 4

LAST WEEK: lost to Hammond, 5-3; lost Oakland Mills, 1-0.
THIS WEEK: at Reservoir, 10/10; at Centennial, 10/12.

12. CALVERT HALL CARDINALS

Current Record: 6-5
Last Week’s Rank: 12

LAST WEEK: def. Archbishop Spalding, 2-0; lost to then No. 9 Loyola Blakefield, 1-0; lost to John Carroll, 2-1.
THIS WEEK: at No. 2 McDonogh, 10/11; vs. Gilman, 10/13.

13. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Current Record: 7-2
Last Week’s Rank: 12

LAST WEEK: def. North Hartford, 2-1; lost to then No. 5 C. Milton Wright, 2-0.
THIS WEEK: at Elkton, 10/11; vs. Good Counsel, 10/14.

14. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Current Record: 7-2-1
Last Week’s Rank:
14

LAST WEEK: def. Reservoir, 1-0; lost to then No. 6 River Hill, 3-1.
THIS WEEK: at Howard, 10/10; vs. No. 11 Mount Hebron, 10/12.

15. FALLSTON COUGARS

Current Record: 6-3
Last Week’s Rank: 16

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 18 Patterson Mill, 1-0; def. North Harford, 1-0.
NEXT WEEK: vs. No. 4 C. Milton Wright, 10/11; vs. Towson, 10/13.

16. OAKLAND MILLS SCORPIONS

Current Record: 7-1-2
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. Howard, 1-0; def. then No. 4 Mount Hebron, 1-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. Marriotts Ridge, 10/10; at Glenelg, 10/12.

17. MANCHESTER VALLEY MAVERICKS

Current Record: 10-1
Last Week’s Rank: 15

LAST WEEK: def. Winters Mill, 2-0; lost to Liberty, 3-2.
NEXT WEEK: vs. South Carroll, 10/10; at Thomas Johnson, 10/12.

18. HEREFORD BULLS

Current Record: 7-1
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. Owings Mills, 5-0; def. Pikesville, 3-2.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Perry Hall, 10/10; at Towson 10/12.

19. FRIENDS SCHOOL QUAKERS

Current Record: 9-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 17

LAST WEEK: def. Boys’ Latin, 4-1; lost to Concordia Prep, 2-1.
THIS WEEK: at Annapolis Area Christian, 10/9; at Severn, 10/13, at Park, 10/14.

20. CENTURY KNIGHTS

Current Record: 6-2-3
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 19 South Carroll, 1-0; def. Franklin, 9-0.
THIS WEEK: at Winters Mill, 10/10; vs. Liberty, 10/12.