Hereford and Harford Tech break into this week’s poll


John Carroll School, the surprising second place team in the IAAM A Conference after a big win over then No. 4 St. Paul’s School, made a big surge in the VSN Girls Soccer Week 6 Top 20, moving from No. 12 to No. 5.

McDonogh Schoool remains No. 1 and undefeated Marriotts Ridge stood tall at No. 2. Also in the Top 5 is No. 3 Broadneck, which climbed one place, and Archbishop Spalding jumped one spot to No. 4.

New to this week’s poll is No. 18 Hereford and No. 20 Harford Tech.

Here is the complete VSN Girls Soccer Week 6 Top 20:


1. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Record: 7-1

Previous rank: 1

Note: Eagles win tough road game at No. 7 Mercy.


2. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Record: 11-0

Previous rank: 2

Note: Mustangs’ undefeated season now includes nine shutouts, including four straight.


3. BROADNECK

Record: 8-0-1

Previous rank: 4

Note: Two more wins last week keep the Bruins in first place in Anne Arundel County.


4. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 7-2

Previous rank: 5

Note: The Cavaliers edge then-No. 6 Notre Dame Prep in key IAAM A Conference game.


5. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL

Record: 5-2-3

Previous rank: 12

Note: After handing then-No. 4 St. Paul’s its first loss, the Patriots are in second place in IAAM A.


6. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL

Record: 6-1

Previous rank: 4

Note: Then-No. 12 John Carroll handed Gators first loss.


7. NOTRE DAME PREP

Record: 5-1-1

Previous rank: 6

Note: The Blazers take first loss in treacherous IAAM A Conference.


8. MERCY

Record: 5-4-1

Previous rank: 7

Note: Magic pushes No. 1 McDonogh to limit in 3-2 loss.


9. CENTURY

Record: 8-1

Previous rank: 8

Note: Knights have five-point lead in Carroll County.


10. SEVERNA PARK

Record: 6-2

Previous rank: 9

Note: Two shutouts last week keep Falcons soaring.


11. BEL AIR

Record: 8-0-3

Previous rank: 11

Note: Despite scoreless draw with Harford Tech, Bobcats remain unbeaten.


12. GLENELG

Record: 7-1

Previous rank: 16

Note: Gladiators on a four-game win streak.


13. SEVERN SCHOOL

Record: 8-3

Previous rank: 11

Note: The Admirals lead IAAM B, and only losses have come to A Conference foes.


14. FALLSTON

Record: 6-0-2

Previous rank: 14

Note: Cougars starting to turn some heads.


15. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Record: 9-3

Previous rank: 13

Note: Sailors have dropped two of three.


16. ROLAND PARK COUNTRY SCHOOL

Record: 7-2

Previous rank: 17

Note: Win over then-No. 13 Mount de Sales and an overtime loss to then-No. 11 Severn highlighted Reds’ week.


17. DULANEY

Record: 4-2-1

Previous rank: 18

Note: Lions beat Perry Hall and battled then-No. 19 Eastern Tech to 2-2 draw.


18. HEREFORD

Record: 7-3

Previous rank: Not ranked

Note: Wins over two teams in last week’s Top 20, Eastern Tech and Towson, vault Bulls into poll.


19. NORTHEAST

Record: 7-1-1

Previous rank: 20t

Note: Wins over Old Mill and North County give the Eagles a 5-game win streak.


20. HARFORD TECH

Record: 3-1-2

Previous rank: Not ranked

Note: A draw with No. 11 Bel Air keeps Cobras in contention in UCBAC Chesapeake Division.