Lions are ranked 13th after six straights wins


Losses in two of their first three games bounced the Liberty Lions from the VSN Field Hockey Top 20, after the Carroll County squad appeared at No. 9 in the preseason rankings. Liberty, however, is back, returning at No. 13, after winning six consecutive games to improve to 7-2.

Another set of Lions, the Howard Lions, also entered the poll this week at No. 18, while Westminster is in the poll at No. 16.

No. 1 Severna Park and No. 2 Notre Dame Prep remained undefeated an in control of the top two spots. Chesapeake-AA and Garrison Forest each moved up one spot, to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, and McDonogh rounds out the Top 5 sliding back from No. 3.

Here is the complete Week 4 VSN Field Hockey Top 20:

VSN FIELD HOCKEY TOP 20 – WEEK 4

1. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

Current Record: 8-0
Last Week’s Rank: 1

LAST WEEK: def. Old Mill, 4-0; def. Annapolis, 4-0.
THIS WEEK: at No. 14 South River, 10/3; vs. No. 9 Broadneck, 10/5.

2. Notre Dame Prep Blazers

Current Record: 10-0
Last Week’s Rank: 2

LAST WEEK: def. Roland Park Country, 5-0.
THIS WEEK: at No. 5 Garrison Forest, 10/3; vs. St. Mary’s, 10/6.

3. CHESAPEAKE-AA COUGARS

Current Record: 7-2
Last Week’s Rank: 4

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 11 River Hill, 2-0; def. then No. 13 South River, 2-0.
THIS WEEK: at North County, 10/5; vs. Kent Island, 10/6.

4. GARRISON FOREST GRIZZLIES

Current Record: 7-1
Last Week’s Rank: 5

LAST WEEK: def. Bryn Mawr, 6-0; def. then No. 3 McDonogh, 2-0.
THIS WEEK: at Roland Park Country, 10/2; vs. No. 2 Notre Dame Prep, 10/3.

5. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Current Record: 6-2
Last Week’s Rank: 3

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 6 Archbishop Spalding, 1-0; lost to then No. 5 Garrison Forest, 2-0.
THIS WEEK: at St. Mary’s, 10/4; vs. Bryn Mawr, 10/6.

6. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING CAVALIERS

Current Record: 5-3
Last Week’s Rank: 6

LAST WEEK: lost to then No. 3 McDonogh, 1-0.
THIS WEEK: at Broadneck, 10/2; vs. Roland Park Country, 10/4.

7. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

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

LAST WEEK: def. Rising Sun, 8-1.
THIS WEEK: at Fallston, 10/2; vs. Patterson Mill, 10/4.

8. DULANEY LIONS

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

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 20 Catonsville, 4-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 15 Hereford, 10/3.

9. BROADNECK BRUINS

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

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 7 Glenelg, 2-1; lost to Arundel, 2-1.
THIS WEEK: at North County, 10/3; at No. 1 Severna Park, 10/5.

10. Glenelg Gladiators

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

LAST WEEK: lost to then No. 10 Broadneck, 2-1; def. then No. 15 Mount Hebron, 3-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. Reservoir, 10/2.

11. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Current Record: 4-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 11

LAST WEEK: lost to then No. 4 Chesapeake-AA, 2-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. Centennial, 10/3; at Marriotts Ridge, 10/5.

12. ANNAPOLIS PANTHERS

Current Record: 5-1
Last Week’s Rank: 12

LAST WEEK: lost to No. 1 Severna Park, 4-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. Glen Burnie, 10/3; at Arundel, 10/5.

13. LIBERTY LIONS

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

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 16 South Carroll, 2-1; def. Brunswick, 7-0.
THIS WEEK: at No. 16 Westminster, 10/3; at Manchester Valley, 10/5.

14. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Current Record: 6-5
Last Week’s Rank: 13

LAST WEEK: def. Atholton, 4-0; lost to then No. 4 Chesapeake-AA, 2-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 1 Severna Park, 10/3.

15. HEREFORD BULLS

Current Record: 6-4
Last Week’s Rank: 18

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 20 Catonsville, 3-2; def. Franklin, 3-0.
THIS WEEK: at No. 8 Dulaney, 10/3.

16. WESTMINSTER OWLS

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

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 14 Francis Scott Key, 8-0; def. then No. 17 Century, 6-1.
THIS WEEK: at No. 13 Liberty, 10/3; at Winters Mill, 10/5.

17. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS GATORS

Current Record: 3-1
Last Week’s Rank: 19

LAST WEEK: def. Maryvale Prep, 2-0; def. Annapolis Area Christian, 2-1.
THIS WEEK: at John Carroll, 10/4.

18. HOWARD LIONS

Current Record: 4-1
Last Week’s Rank: Not Ranked

LAST WEEK: def. Oakland Mills, 10-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. Mount Hebron, 10/3; vs. Atholton, 10/5.

19. SOUTH CARROLL CAVLAIERS

Current Record: 7-2
Last Week’s Rank: 16

LAST WEEK: def. Winters Mill, 1-0; lost to Liberty, 2-1.
THIS WEEK: at No. 20 Century, 10/3.

20. CENTURY KNIGHTS

Current Record: 6-3
Last Week’s Rank: 18

LAST WEEK: def. Manchester Valley, 2-1; lost to Westminster, 6-1.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 19 South Carroll, 10/3, vs. Francis Scott Key, 10/5.