Arundel climbs to No. 1; Mount de Sales moves into Top 10


There is a new No. 1 in the latest VSN Volleyball Poll as Arundel, as a result of an impressive showing in Gambrills in sweeping then-No. 1 Atholton, has the top spot. South River and Howard advance to No. 2 and 3rd, respectively, with Atholton, the defending Class 3A state champion Raiders slipping to No. 4.

An overall shuffle of the rankings did in fact occur mainly with Mount de Sales Academy, jumping from No. 12 to No. 6 and Notre Dame Prep recording big 3-0 over Archbishop Spalding and St. Paul’s School, but also losing its third game overall to bring on a shakeup of IAAM ranked teams.

Towson started the season 15th in the VSN poll, but dropped out after scores were not reported and some confusion ensued. Scores have since been straightened and the Generals have soared to No. 10 after a huge 3-0 victory over then-No. 10 Dulaney in Baltimore County action.

River Hill (5-1) also debuts this week at No. 19 after knocking out then-No. 18 Wilde Lake, 3-0. The Hawks kept Howard County with five ranked teams: No. 3 Howard, No. 4 Atholton, No. 8 Centennial, No. 9-Glenelg and River Hill. That’s the most from any league in the metro area.

Anne Arundel County boasts the top two teams in Arundel and South River.

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VSN VOLLEYBALL TOP 20 – WEEK 4

1. ARUNDEL

Record: 6-0

Last week’s rank: #2

Last week: defeated then-No. 1 Atholton, 3-0

This week: at Old Mill, Oct. 3; vs. Annapolis, Oct. 5

2. SOUTH RIVER

Record: 6-1

Last week’s rank: #3

Last week: def. Great Mills, 3-0; lost to Huntingtown, 3-1

This week: at Annapolis, Oct. 3

3. HOWARD

Record: 7-2

Last week’s rank: #4

Last week: def. Severna Park, 3-0; def. Mount Hebron, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 4 Atholton, Oct. 3; at Wilde Lake, Oct. 5

4. ATHOLTON

Record: 5-1

Last week’s rank: #1

Last week: lost to No. 2 Arundel, 3-0; def. Hammond, 3-0

This week: at No. 3 Howard, Oct. 3; vs. Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 5

5. WESTMINSTER

Record: 6-0

Last week’s rank: #6

Last week: def. Winters Mill, 3-1; def. then-No. 16 Liberty, 3-2

This week: at South Carroll, Oct. 3; at Manchester Valley, Oct. 5

6. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Record: 6-1

Last week’s rank: #12

Last week: def. McDonogh School, 3-0; def. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 18 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 3; vs. No. 11 Notre Dame Prep, Oct. 5

7. RISING SUN

Record: 6-0

Last week’s rank: #8

Last week: def. Bohemia Manor, 3-0; def. Harford Tech, 3-0

This week: at C. Milton Wright, Oct. 3; at Patterson Mill, Oct. 5

8. CENTENNIAL

Record: 4-2

Last week’s rank: #5

Last week: lost to Broadneck, 3-0; def. Marriotts Ridge, 3-0

This week: vs. Mount Hebron, Oct. 3; vs. Oakland Mills, Oct. 5

9. GLENELG

Record: 6-0

Last week’s rank: #11

Last week: def. Annapolis, 3-0; def. Reservoir, 3-0

This week: vs. Hammond, Oct. 3; vs. Long Reach, Oct. 5

10. TOWSON

Record: 6-1

Last week’s rank: Not ranked

Last week: def. Carver A&T, 3-0; def. then-No. 10 Dulaney, 3-0

This week: vs. Perry Hall, Oct. 4; at Eastern Tech, Oct. 6

 

11. NOTRE DAME PREP

Record: 5-3

Last week’s rank: #9

Last week: lost to Holy Cross, 3-0; def. then-No. 14 Archbishop Spalding, 3-0; def. then-No. 7 St. Paul’s School, 3-0

This week: vs. John Carroll School, Oct. 3; at No. 6 Mount de Sales Academy, Oct. 5

12. HEREFORD

Record: 5-0

Last week’s rank: #13

Last week: def. then-No. 19 Catonsville, 3-0

This week: vs. McDonogh School, Oct. 2; vs. Carver A&T, Oct. 4; vs. Perry Hall, Oct. 6

13. DULANEY

Record: 4-2

Last week’s rank: #10

Last week: lost to Towson, 3-0

This week: vs. Catonsville, Oct. 4; at Loch Raven, Oct. 6

14. LIBERTY


Record: 
6-1

Last week’s rank: #16

Last week: def. Manchester Valley, 3-0; def. Francis Scott Key, 3-0; lost to then-No. 6 Westminster, 3-2

This week: vs. Frederick, Oct. 2; at No. 15 Century, Oct. 3; at Winters Mill, Oct. 5

15. CENTURY

Record: 4-1

Last week’s rank: #15

Last week: def. Winters Mill, 3-2

This week: vs. No. 14 Liberty, Oct. 3; vs. Francis Scott Key, Oct. 5

16. SAINT PAUL’S SCHOOL

Record: 3-3

Last week’s rank: #7

Last week: lost to then-No. 9 Notre Dame Prep, 3-0

This week: at McDonogh School, Oct. 3; at John Carroll School, Oct. 5

17. PERRYVILLE

Record: 5-1

Last week’s rank: #17

Last week: def. Harford Tech, 3-0; def. Patterson Mill, 3-0

This week: at Fallston, Oct. 3; at Bohemia Manor, Oct. 5

 

18. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 7-4

Last week’s rank: #14

Last week: def. John Carroll School, 3-0; lost to then-No. 9 Notre Dame Prep, 3-0

This week: at No. 6 Mount de Sales Academy, Oct. 3; at McDonogh School, Oct. 5

19. RIVER HILL

Record: 5-1

Last week’s rank: Not ranked

Last week: def. Meade, 3-0; def. then-No. 18 Wilde Lake, 3-0

This week: vs. Reservoir, Oct. 3; at Hammond, Oct. 5

20. SAINT MARY’S

Record: 11-0

Last week’s rank: #20

Last week: def. Mercy, 3-0; def. Elizabeth Seton, 3-0

This week: vs. St. Vincent Pallotti, Oct. 3; vs. Catholic, Oct. 5; vs. St. Mary’s Ryken, Oct. 6