Cougars are in at No. 8 after advancing to the 3A State Semifinals; Wilde Lake and Rising Sun advance; Maryvale enters after IAAM B title win


Previously unranked Chesapeake-AA, which has advanced to the 3A state semifinals, has made a rare late season charge from unranked all the way into the Top 10, as the Cougars land at No. 8 this week.

Chesapeake, which sports an 11-3-2 record, has made its move by going 4-0 thus far in the state tournament, including a 1-0 win over Rockville in the state quarterfinals. The Cougars will play Wilde Lake on Saturday at Linganore High School. The Wildecats has also made a big jump in this week’s poll, going from No. 16 to No. 6.

Another team which made a big move was Rising Sun, which climbed from No. 20 to No. 14 as the Tigers have advanced to the 1A State Semifinals. In addition, Maryvale Prep, which topped previously 14th ranked Mount de Sales in the IAAM B title game on penalty kicks, entered the poll, sharing the 20th spot with the Sailors.

In the Top 5, the IAAM A Conference playoffs are complete and with yet another league title McDonogh remains at No. 1, a position it will hold at year’s end. Despite falling to the Eagles in the final, Archbishop Spalding remains at No. 2, and Mercy, which was defeated by Spalding in the semifinals, remains at No. 3.

Rounding out the Top 5 are No. 4 Century, which remained undefeated and moved up one spot from No. 5, and No. Severna Park, which jumped two spots.

Here is the complete Week 9 VSN Girls Soccer Top 20:

2019 VSN GIRLS’ SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 9

1. MCDONOGH SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 16-1

Last week: def. then No. 9 St. Paul’s School for Girls, 5-0, IAAM A Semifinals; def. No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 3-1, IAAM A Championship

This week: Season Complete, IAAM A Champions

2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 14-2-1

Last week: def. No. 3 Mercy, 1-0, IAAM A Semifinals; lost to No. 1 McDonogh, 3-1; IAAM A Championship

This Week: Season Complete, IAAM A Finalists

3. MERCY

Previous rank: #3

Record: 14-3

Last week: def. John Carroll, 2-0, IAAM A Quarterfinals; lost to No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 1-0, IAAM A Semifinals

This week: Season Complete, IAAM A Semifinalists

4. CENTURY

Previous rank: #5

Record: 15-0

Last week: def. then No. 14 Liberty, 1-0, 2A West Region I Final

This week: vs. Calvert, at Montgomery Blair, 2A State Semifinals, Nov. 9

5. SEVERNA PARK 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 14-2-2

Last week: def. then No. 4 South River, 2-1, 4A East Region II Finals; def. No. 17 Arundel, 4-1, 4A State Quarterfinals

This week: vs. Winston Churchill, 4A State Semifinals, at Gaithersburg, Nov. 9

6. WILDE LAKE 

Previous rank: #16

Record: 11-4-1

Last week: def. River Hill, 1-0, 3A East Region II Finals

This week: vs. Chesapeake-AA, 3A State Semifinals, at Linganore, Nov. 9

7. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Previous rank: #10

Record: 9-6

Last week: def. then No. 12 Notre Dame Prep, 3-2, IAAM A Quarterfinals; lost to No. 1 McDonogh, 5-0, IAAM A Semifinals

This week: Season Complete, IAAM A Semifinalists

8. CHESAPEAKE-AA

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 11-3-2

Last week: def. Rockville, 1-0, 3A State Quarterfinals

This week: vs. No. 6 Wilde Lake, 3A State Semifinals, at Linganore, Nov. 9

9. SOUTH RIVER 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 14-1-2

Last week: lost to then No. 7 Severna Park, 2-1, 4A East Region II Finals

This week: Season Complete; 4A East Region II Finalist

10. SPARROWS POINT 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 12-2-1

Last week: lost to Eastern Tech, 1-0, 2A North Region II Final

This week: Season Complete, 2A North Region II Finalists

11. HEREFORD

Previous rank: No. 18

Record: 11-6-1

Last week: def. Towson, 3-0, 3A North Region I Finals; lost to Linganore, 1-0, 3A State Quarterfinals

This week: Season Complete, 3A State Quarterfinalists

12. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 9-5-1

Last week: lost to Hereford, 3-0, 3A North Region I Finals

This week: Season Complete, 3A North Region I Finalists

13. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 10-5-1

Last week: def. Atholton, 2-0, 3A East Region II Semifinals; lost to Wilde Lake, 1-0, 3A East Region II Finals

This week: Season Complete, 3A East Region II Finalists

14. RISING SUN

Previous rank: #20

Record: 14-1-1

Last week: def. Fallston, 2-1, 2A East Region I Finals; def. La Plata, 1-0, 2A State Quarterfinals

This week: vs. Middletown, 2A State Semifinals, at Montgomery Blair, Nov. 9

15. LIBERTY

Previous rank: #13

Record: 12-4

Last week: lost to then No. 5 Century, 1-0, 2A West Region I Finals

This week: Season Complete, 2A West Region I Finalists

16. ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #17

Record: 11-4

Last week: def. Old Mill, 1-0, 4A East Region I Final; lost to then No. 7 Severna Park, 4A State Quarterfinals

This week: Season Complete, 4A State Quarterfinalists

17. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Previous rank: #15

Record: 11-3

Last week: lost to Mount Hebron, 1-0 (PKs), 3A East Region I Finals

This week: Season Complete, 3A East Region I Finalists

18. FALLSTON 

Previous rank: #14

Record: 11-3

Last week: lost to Rising Sun, 2A East Region I Finals

This week: Season Complete, 2A East Region I Finalists

19. SOUTH CARROLL

Previous rank: #19

Record: 10-3

Last week: Did not play

This week: Season Complete, 2A West Region Quarterfinalists

20t. MARYVAKE PREP

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 9-8

Last week: def. Severn, 4-0, IAAM B Semifinals; def. then No. 11 Mount de Sales, 2-2 (PKs), IAAM B Championship

This week: Season Complete, IAAM B Champions

20t. MOUNT DE SALES

Previous rank: #11

Record: 14-2

Last week: def. Bryn Mawr, 1-0, IAAM A Semifinals; lost to Maryvale Prep, 2-2 (PKs), IAAM B Championship

This week: Season Complete, IAAM B Finalists