Loyola storms back into rankings; undefeated St. Mary’s debuts


The MIAA A Conference remains a murderer’s row as No. 2 McDonogh School lost to then-unranked Loyola Blakefield, which has surged back into the Week 3 VSN Top 20 at No. 9.
Despite the loss, the Eagles held their ground at No. 2, behind No. 1 Calvert Hall College. Severna Park stays at No. 3, but a pair of Baltimore County sides have moved into the Top 5, as Catonsville and Towson each moved up four spots to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
Gilman School jumped from No. 20 to No. 8 as the Greyhounds improved to 5-1. This week’s other newcomer is St. Mary’s, which is 3-0 and unscored upon this season.
Here is the complete Week 3 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:


1. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE
Record: 6-0-1
Previous rank: 1
Note: Cardinals are averaging 5.5 goals their last four games.


2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL
Record: 6-2
Previous rank: 2
Note: The Eagles hold place despite being tripped by surging Loyola.


3. SEVERNA PARK
Record: 3-0
Previous rank: 3
Note: The Falcons stay unbeaten with win at Crofton.


4. CATONSVILLE
Record: 3-0-1
Previous rank: 8
Note: Comets have big tests to come.


5. TOWSON
Record: 3-0
Previous rank: 9
Note: Generals have scored at least three goals in each of their first three games.


6. C. MILTON WRIGHT
Record: 4-1
Previous rank: 10
Note: Mustangs heat up with pair of 3-1 wins last week.
 


7. CENTENNIAL
Record: 2-1-1
Previous rank: 7
Note: Eagles yet to score more than one goal in a game or allow more than one.


8. GILMAN SCHOOL
Record: 5-1
Previous rank: 20
Note: Greyhounds keep finding a way in the area’s strongest conference.


9. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD
Record: 3-4-1
Previous rank: Not ranked
Note: The Dons have won three straight, including a win over No. 2 McDonogh.


10. LIBERTY
Record: 3-0
Previous rank: 13
Note: The Lions have allowed one goal in three games. Carroll County league play gets underway this week.


11. MOUNT HEBRON
Record: 1-1
Previous rank: 4
Note: Vikings suffer 1-0 loss to No. 7 Centennial.


12. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL
Record: 4-3-1
Previous rank: 5
Note: Patriots snap three-game winless streak with win over Archbishop Spalding.


13. RIVER HILL
Record: 2-1
Previous rank: 12
Note: Hawks open up with five goals in Howard County league win over Oakland Mills.


14. CONCORDIA PREP
Record: 3-3-1
Previous rank: 14
Note: The Saints continue to compete well in MIAA A Conference.


15. BROADNECK
Record: 3-1
Previous rank: 15
Note: The Bruins have had 10 days to contemplate loss to Prince George’s County’s Bowie.


16. MARRIOTTS RIDGE
Record: 2-0
Previous rank: 16
Note: The Mustangs have scored 11 times in first two games.


17. RESERVOIR
Record: 2-0
Previous rank: 17
Note: Gators looking to standout in talented Howard County.


18. FALLSTON
Record: 2-0
Previous rank: 18
Note: Cougars return to work on Monday at Elkton.


19. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY
Record: 2-4
Previous rank: 6
Note: Friars take a big fall, but remain dangerous in MIAA A Conference.


20. ST. MARY’S
Record: 3-0
Previous rank: Not ranked
Note: The Saints have opened up with three consecutive shutouts.