Friars rise as River Hill suffers first loss; Wilde Lake joins after defeating the previous No. 1; Annapolis and Howard also make their way into the poll


Archbishop Curley reached the 10 win mark last week with two victories as they remained undefeated in the MIAA A Conference. Those efforts combined with Saturday’s loss by previous No. 1 River Hill, 2-1 to Wilde Lake, has elevated the Friars to the top spot in this week’s VSN Boys Soccer Top 20.

Curley’s league rivals, Mount St. Joseph and McDonogh, who the Friars host on Monday afternoon, also moved up one spot each to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, while undefeated Eastern Tech also advanced one place to No. 4. River Hill, after spending most of the year in the top spot, slid back to No. 5.

Teams six thru 13 stayed exactly in place, but Wilde Lake made a big move, from benign unranked up to No. 14, after its 2-1 win, on Saturday, over the then No. 1 Hawks. Also joining the poll this week are No. 16 Annapolis and No. 20 Howard.

Here is the complete Week 5 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

2019 VSN BOYS’ SOCCER WEEK 5 TOP 20

1. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 10-1-1

Last week: def. Archbishop Spalding, 6-0; def. St. Paul’s, 3-2

This week: vs. No. 3 McDonogh, Oct. 7; vs. No. 7 Calvert Hall, Oct. 11

2. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Previous rank: #3

Record: 8-2-1

Last week: def. Boys’ Latin, 6-0; def. John Carroll, 7-1

This week: at No. 7 Calvert Hall, Oct. 9; at No. 8 Gilman, Oct. 11

3. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #4

Record: 8-3-1

Last week: def. John Carroll, 3-0; def. No. 7 Calvert Hall, 3-1

This week: at No. 1 Archbishop Curley, Oct. 7; vs. Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 11

4. EASTERN TECH 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 10-0

Last week: def. then No. 17 Sparrows Point, 1-0; def. then No. 15 Dulaney, 2-1

This week: at Franklin, Oct. 7; at Perry Hall, Oct. 10

5. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 9-1

Last week: def. Long Reach, 7-2; lost to Wilde Lake, 2-1

This week: at Mount Hebron, Oct. 7; at Howard, Oct. 10

6. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 5-3-2

Last week: def. No. 8 Gilman, 4-2

This week: vs. St. Paul’s, Oct. 8; vs. John Carroll, Oct. 10; vs. No. 17 Broadneck, Oct. 12

7. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 5-4-1

Last week: def. St. Paul’s, 1-0 (OT); lost to then No. 4 McDonogh, 3-1; lost to LaSalle (PA), 2-0

This week: vs. No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 9; at No. 1 Archbishop Curley, Oct. 11

8. GILMAN SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 7-4-1

Last week: lost to No. 6 Loyola, 4-2; def. Boys’ Latin, 3-0; def. St. Mary’s-Ryken, 5-0

This week: at John Carroll, Oct. 7; at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 11

9. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 8-1

Last week: def. Perry Hall, 2-0; def. Loch Raven, 5-0

This week: at Westminster, Oct. 7

10. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 5-3-1

Last week: def. Fallston, 1-0; def. Harford Tech, 1-0

This week: vs. Elkton, Oct. 8; vs. North Harford, Oct. 10

11. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 7-1

Last week: def. then No. 15 Dulaney, 1-0; def. then No. 17 Sparrows Point, 5-2

This week: No games scheduled

12. CONCORDIA PREP

Previous rank: #12

Record: 10-1

Last week: def. Park, 5-1; def. Glenelg Country, 4-0

This week: at No. 15 Friends, Oct. 9; vs. Annapolis Area Christian, Oct. 11

13. ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #13

Record: 8-1-1

Last week: def. Old Mill, 2-0; def. Chesapeake Science Point, 6-0

This week: at Northeast-AA, Oct. 7; vs. South River, Oct. 10

14. WILDE LAKE

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 5-2

Last week: def. Reservoir, 6-0; def. then No. 1 River Hill, 2-1

This week: vs. Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 7; vs. Mount Hebron, Oct. 10

15. FRIENDS SCHOOL

Previous rank: #16

Record: 9-2

Last week: def. Glenelg Country, 1-0; def. St. Mary’s, 3-2

This week: vs. No. 12 Concordia Prep, Oct. 9; at Park, Oct. 12

16. ANNAPOLIS

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-1

Last week: def. then No. 14 Broadneck, 2-1; def. Southern, 8-0

This week: at Meade, Oct. 7; vs. Chesapeake Science Point, Oct. 10

17. BROADNECK 

Previous rank: #14

Record: 6-3

Last week: lost to Annapolis, 2-1; def. Meade, 2-0

This week: at Old Mill, Oct. 7; vs. Southern, Oct. 10; at No. 6 Loyola, Oct. 12

18. DULANEY

Previous rank: #15

Record: 6-2

Last week: lost to No. 11 Towson, 1-0; lost to then No. 5 Eastern Tech, 2-1

This week: vs. Century, Oct. 7; at No. 19 Sparrows Point, Oct. 10

19. SPARROWS POINT

Previous rank: #17

Record: 5-4

Last week: lost to then No. 5 Eastern Tech, 2-1; lost to No. 11 Towson, 5-2

This week: at Dundalk, Oct. 7; vs. No. 18 Dulaney, Oct. 10

20. HOWARD

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-3

Last week: def. Glenelg, 2-0

This week: at Atholton, Oct. 7; vs. No. 5 River Hill, Oct. 10