Spalding and Liberty swap spots in the top five; all 20 teams from last week remain in the poll


Two teams – Arundel and Dulaney – tumbled out of the Top 10 in the Week 2 VSN Field Hockey Top 20, but all 20 teams from last week remain in the poll as everybody prepares to enter the thick of their conference schedules.

Archbishop Spalding moved up one spot to No. 3, pushing Liberty back to No. 4, while Severna Park and Garrison Forest remain at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. The newcomer to the Top 5 is No. 5 Broadneck.

Here is the complete Week 2 VSN Field Hockey Top 20:


1. Severna Park

Record: 3-0

Previous Rank: 1

Note: Three one goal victories, including two overtime, validate the poise of the Falcons.


2. Garrison Forest

Record: 2-1

Previous Rank: 2

Note: Grizzlies shake-off OT loss to Severna Park by blitzing then No. 6 Dulaney, 8-0.


3. Archbishop Spalding

Record: 1-0

Previous Rank: 4

Note: Cavaliers overpowered then No. 4 Arundel in opener.


4. Liberty

Record: 1-0-1

Previous Rank: 3

Note: The Lions have not yet allowed a goal, despite an overtime tie with Urbana.


5. Broadneck

Record: 3-0

Previous Rank: 7

Note: The Bruins opened Anne Arundel County league play with a nice win over then No. 12 South River.


6. River Hill

Record: 3-1

Previous Rank: 8

Note: Hawks bounce back from opening loss to Broadneck with three straight wins.


7. Marriotts Ridge

Record: 2-0

Previous Rank: 9

Note: Mustangs dominate a pair of Howard County rivals in opening 2-0.


8. Notre Dame Prep

Record: 2-0

Previous Rank: 10

Note: Blazers have scored four goals in each of their first two games, both victories.


9. McDonogh

Record: 2-0

Previous Rank: 11

Note: Eagles start 2-0 in preparation for Tuesday’s visit to No. 3 Archbishop Spalding.


10. Bryn Mawr

Record: 1-0

Previous Rank: 13

Note: Idle for 12 days since their opening win, Mawrtians visit No. 19 John Carroll on Tuesday.


11. St. Mary’s

Record: 3-0

Previous Rank: 14

Note: The Saints host No. 8 Notre Dame Prep as conference play begins on Tuesday.


12. Glenelg 1-0

Record: 3-0

Previous Rank: 15

Note: A big league challenge awaits on Friday as the Gladiators host No. 7 Marriotts Ridge.


13. Arundel

Record: 0-2

Previous Rank: 5

Note: Wildcats off to a rough start thanks to a pair of Top 5 opponents.


14. Dulaney

Record: 0-1

Previous Rank: 6

Note: Lions were humbled by No. 2 Garrison Forest, but their biggest rival awaits when they visit No. 16 Hereford on Tuesday.


15. South River

Record: 1-1

Previous Rank: 12

Note: Seahawks suffer their first loss to then No. 7 Broadneck.


16. Hereford 0-0

Record: 1-0

Previous Rank: 16

Note: Bulls prep for Dulaney with an opening win (1-0) over North Harford.


17. Crofton 0-0

Record: 2-0

Previous Rank: 17

Note: The Cardinals score 8 goals in each of their first two games to kickoff new program.


18. Severn

Record: 2-0

Previous Rank: 18

Note: The Admirals will see what they have when they host No. 2 Garrison Forest on Tuesday.


19. John Carroll

Record: 3-0

Previous Rank: 19

Note: The Patriots have outscored their three opponents by a combined 13-0.


20. Fallston

Record: 1-1

Previous Rank: 20

Note: Cougars rebound from an opening loss to blank Towson, 5-0.