Maryvale Prep and Southern gain entry into poll


Bel Air High, which defeated two Top 20 teams at its own invitational tournament last weekend, has roared into the Week 3 VSN Girls Soccer Top 20, coming in at No. 11.

The Bobcats defeated then-No. 7 Perry Hall, which has fallen out of the rankings, and then-No. 12 John Carroll, which has fallen back to No. 15. Two other new entrants into the Week 3 poll are No. 17 Maryvale Prep and No. 20 Southern.

The Top 5, led again by No. 1 Broadneck, all remained the same. The group includes No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, No. 3 McDonogh School, No. 4 Marriotts Ridge and No. 5 Notre Dame Prep.

Here is the complete Week 3 VSN Girls Soccer Top 20:


1. BROADNECK

Record: 3-0

Previous rank: 1

Note: Bruins stay on top with a win over then-No. 6 Mercy.


2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 5-0

Previous rank: 2

Note: Undefeated Cavaliers sprint to five wins.


3. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Record: 2-1

Previous rank: 3

Note: Eagles rebound from first loss with 8-0 thumping of Northern-Calvert.


4. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Record: 5-0

Previous rank: 4

Note: The Mustangs have outscored their five opponents, 20-1.


5. NOTRE DAME PREP

Record: 5-0

Previous rank: 5

Note: Wins over then-No. 20 Towson and then-No. 13 Severn School keep the Blazers unbeaten.


6. MERCY

Record: 3-2-1

Previous rank: 6

Note: After a 3-2 loss to No. 1 Broadneck, Magic still seeking marque win.


7. CENTURY

Record: 3-0

Previous rank: 8

Note: After idle week, Knights return to action against Gerstell Academy Tuesday.


8. SEVERNA PARK

Record: 2-1

Previous rank: 9

Note: Falcons climb one spot after 1-0 win over Crofton.


9. EASTERN TECH

Record: 2-0

Previous rank: 10

Note: Mavericks blitzed Carver A&T, 10-0, in only game last week.


10. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL

Record: 3-0

Previous rank: 10

Note: Gators slip into Top 10 with 5-0 win over Sparrows Point.


11. BEL AIR

Record: 4-0-1

Previous rank: Not ranked

Note: Bobcats make splash, defeating then-No. 7 Perry Hall and No. 12 John Carroll School to win own invitational.


12. SEVERN SCHOOL

Record: 3-1

Previous rank: 13

Note: A loss to undefeated and No. 5 Notre Dame Prep notwithstanding, the Admirals climb one spot.


13. DULANEY

Record: 1-1

Previous rank: 14

Note: An 11-day layoff ends when Lions visit Loch Raven Tuesday.


14. HEREFORD

Record: 3-1

Previous rank: 16

Note: Bulls bump up couple spots despite being idle last week.


15. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL

Record: 2-2-1

Previous rank: 12

Note: Patriots are surprised at Bel Air Invitational.


16. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 17

Note: The Sailors have won five straight by combined 28-3 since opening loss to NDP.


17. MARYVALE PREP

Record: 2-1

Previous rank: Not ranked

Note: The Lions win two straight to debut in Top 20.


18. FALLSTON

Record: 1-0-1

Previous rank: 19

Note: Cougars hoping to build momentum as league schedule heats up.


19. TOWSON

Record: 1-2

Previous rank: 20

Note: Generals hang in the Top 20 after 1-0 loss to No. 5 NDP.


20. SOUTHERN

Record: 2-0

Previous rank: Not ranked

Note: Bulldogs have scored 14 goals in winning first two games.