SPSG goes from unranked to No. 10; Century moves up to No. 5; Towson and River Hill push into the Top 10


Toiling in the powerful IAAM A Conference, the talent of St. Paul’s School for Girls may have been masked earlier in the season. With a win over then No. 9 Notre Dame Prep, however, the Gators proved they belong among the area’s elite, as they have crashed into this week’s VSN Girls Top 20 at No. 10.

IAAM A powers Archbishop Spalding, McDonogh and Mercy remained at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, with Spalding and McDonogh scheduled to meet on Thursday, prior to the league playoffs beginning next week.

South River held its ground at No. 4, while undefeated Century (13-0) moved up to No. 5.

In addition, Towson and River Hill made a move into the Top 10, at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

Here is the complete Week 7 VSN Girls Soccer Top 20:

2019 VSN GIRLS’ SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 7

1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 12-0-1

Last week: def. then No. 5 Severna Park, 2-0; def. John Carroll, 1-0

This Week: at No. 2 McDonogh, Oct. 24

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 13-1

Last week: def. Roland Park Country, 10-1; def. Northern-Calvert, 7-2

This week: at No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 24

3. MERCY

Previous rank: #3

Record: 12-2

Last week: def. C. Milton Wright, 2-0; def. Loch Raven, 2-0

This week: at No. 10 St. Paul’s School for Girls, Oct. 24

4. SOUTH RIVER 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 12-0-2

Last week: def. Old Mill, 1-0; def. Glen Burnie, 6-0

This week: vs. No. 6 Severna Park, Anne Arundel County Championship at Northeast-AA, Oct. 21

5. CENTURY

Previous rank: #6

Record: 13-0

Last week: def. Liberty, 1-0

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

6. SEVERNA PARK 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 11-1-1

Last week: lost to No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, 2-0; def. Chesapeake-AA, 3-1

This week: vs. No. 4 South River, Anne Arundel County Championship at Northeast-AA, Oct. 21

7. SPARROWS POINT 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 10-1-1

Last week: def. Catonsville, 3-1

This week: vs. Towson, Baltimore County Championship at Franklin, Oct. 21

8. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 8-3-1

Last week: def. Eastern Tech, 3-1

This week: vs. Sparrows Point, Baltimore County Championship at Franklin, Oct. 21

9. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #12

Record: 9-4-1

Last week: def. Centennial, 1-0; def. Reservoir, 1-0

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

10. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-4

Last week: def. Patterson Mill, 6-1; def. then No. 9 Notre Dame Prep, 4-2

This week: at Glenelg Country, Oct. 21; vs. No. 3 Mercy, Oct. 24

11. MOUNT DE SALES

Previous rank: #13

Record: 11-1

Last week: def. Severn, 3-0

This week: vs. Maryvale Prep, Oct. 22

12. NOTRE DAME PREP 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 5-6

Last week: lost to St. Paul’s School for Girls, 4-2

This week: at John Carroll, Oct. 24

13. LIBERTY

Previous rank: #10

Record: 11-3

Last week: def. then No. 19 South Carroll, 3-2; lost to then No. 5 Century, 1-0

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

14. FALLSTON 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 10-2

Last week: lost to Manchester Valley, 1-0; def. Bel Air, 1-0; def. then No. 17 Harford Tech, 2-0

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

15. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Previous rank: #15

Record: 10-2

Last week: def. Reservoir, 3-0; def. Centennial, 1-0

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

16. WILDE LAKE 

Previous rank: #16

Record: 8-4-1

Last week: def. Bowie, 5-0; def. Eleanor Roosevelt, 3-0

This week: at Long Reach, Oct. 21

17. ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #14

Record: 9-3

Last week: def. Broadneck, 1-0; lost to Annapolis, 3-1

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

18. HOWARD 

Previous rank: #18

Record: 9-4-1

Last week: def. Long Reach, 2-1; def. Oakland Mills, 2-0

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

19. SOUTH CARROLL

Previous rank: #19

Record: 10-2

Last week: def. Westminster, 4-1; lost to then No. 10 Liberty, 3-2

This week: Regular season complete, TBA

20t. HARFORD TECH

Previous rank: #17

Record: 7-2-3

Last week: def. Patterson Mill, 1-0; lost to then No. 8 Fallston, 2-0

This week: at No. 20t Rising Sun, Oct. 21

20t. RISING SUN

Previous rank: #20

Record: 11-1

Last week: def. Bo Manor, 4-2

This week: vs. No. 20t Harford Tech, Oct. 21