Grizzlies now on top in IAAM A; Dulaney returns to poll


Garrison Forest School has returned to the No. 1 spot in the VSN Field Hockey Week 7 Top 20 after a week in which they solidified their hold in the IAAM A Conference with a win over then-No. 3 Bryn Mawr School, handing the Mawrtians their first loss of the season.

Garrison then lost to the No. 8 team in the country, Pennsylvyania’s Lower Dauphin, 1-0, in double-overtime.

IAAM A rival Archbishop Spalding moved up to No. 2, previous No. 1 Severna Park slid back to No. 3, while Bryn Mawr and Glenelg round out the Top 5.

There was some shuffling in the rest of the poll, but everyone from last week returned, while Dulaney, which defeated then-No. 5 Hereford, came back to the poll in a tie for 20th with Century. The Lions and Knights play this week.

Here is the complete VSN Field Hockey Week 7 Top 20:


1. GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL

Record: 9-5

Previous rank: 2

Note: Convincing win over previous unbeaten Bryn Mawr and overtime loss to the No. 8 in the country has the Grizzlies back on top in Baltimore.


2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 10-1

Previous rank: 4

Note: Cavaliers will look to pick up steam heading into IAAM A Conference Tournament.


3. SEVERNA PARK

Record: 9-2

Previous rank: 1

Note: Falcons bounced back from a double-overtime loss to Broadneck with a dominant performance against Arundel.


4. BRYN MAWR SCHOOL

Record: 11-1

Previous rank: 3

Note: Mawrtians have moved into meat of schedule.


5. GLENELG

Record: 10-1

Previous rank: 6

Note: The Gladiators close regular season with rematch with River Hill Wednesday.


6. RIVER HILL

Record: 11-2

Previous rank: 7

Note: Hawks get another shot at Glenelg Wednesday.


7. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Record: 10-2

Previous rank: 8

Note: McDonogh’s only losses have come to No. 1 Garrison Forest and No. 2 Archbishop Spalding.


8. ATHOLTON

Record: 11-0

Previous rank: 9

Note: The Raiders capped regular season with 6-1 win over Thomas Johnson. On to state playoffs.


9. CROFTON

Record: 9-1

Previous rank: 10

Note: Cardinals can make splash when they challenge No. 3 Severna Park Tuesday at home.


10. BROADNECK

Record: 8-4

Previous rank: 11

Note: Bruins had big week with wins over then-No. 1 Severna Park and No. 12 South River.


11. HEREFORD

Record: 9-1

Previous rank: 5

Note: Dulaney got revenge for Hereford’s earlier regular season victory.


12. C. MILTON WRIGHT

Record: 8-2

Previous rank:19

Note: Mustangs have moved in front in UCBAC Chesapeake Division.


13. SOUTH RIVER

Record: 7-4

Previous rank: 12

Note: Seahawks close regular season Tuesday at Chesapeake-Anne Arundel.


14. MERCY

Record: 8-1

Previous rank: 20

Note: Magic can clinch IAAM B top seed with win over Park School Thursday.


15. Marriotts Ridge

Record: 7-4

Previous Rank: 14

Note: The Mustangs suffered back-to-back losses to Glenelg and River Hill, respectively.


16. FALLSTON

Record: 7-3

Previous rank: 16

Note: Cougars lost chance for UCBAC Chesapeake crown.


17. FRANCIS SCOTT KEY

Record: 7-2

Previous rank: 17

Note: Eagles have won four-of-five.


18. LIBERTY

Record: 7-3-1

Previous rank: 15

Note: After big win over then-No. 13 Century, Lions were upset by Manchester Valley.


19. CENTURY

Record: 8-3-1

Previous rank: 13

Note: Knights were defeated by then-No. 15 Liberty and then-No. 8 McDonogh.


20. DULANEY

Record: 7-3

Previous rank: Not ranked

Note: Win over then-No. 5 Hereford, avenging earlier loss, reboots Lions’ season.