Maryvale Prep debuts; Marriotts Ridge surges into Top 10 


 

Thanks to a 6-game winning streak, Maryvale Prep has moved into 2nd place in the IAAM A Conference. The Lions debut at No. 16 in this week’s VSN Volleyball Top 20 poll.

by Derek Toney

After knocking off neighborhood rival St. Paul’s School, Maryvale Prep has garnered a spot in this week’s VSN Volleyball Top 20.

The Lions (9-2 overall) enter at No. 16, riding a 6-game winning streak including a 4-set decision over St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville last week. The win moves Maryvale into second-place in the IAAM A Conference behind Mount de Sales Academy.

Arundel, Westminster and Broadneck maintain their spots in the Top 3, followed by Mount de Sales and Reservoir. Atholton, Bel Air, Marriotts Ridge, Rising Sun and Howard makes up the rest of the Top 10. Marriotts Ridge, which entered the poll last week, leaped 12 spots.

Here is the complete VSN Volleyball Top 20 for week 4:

2019 VSN VOLLEYBALL TOP 20 POLL – WEEK 4

1. ARUNDEL (9-0)

Previous rank: #1

Last week: defeated Northeast, 3-0

This week: at South River, Oct. 10

2. WESTMINSTER (7-0)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: defeated South Carroll, 3-0

This week: at Manchester Valley, Oct. 7; at Francis Scott Key, Oct. 10

3. BROADNECK (8-1)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: defeated Huntingtown, 3-0, and Annapolis, 3-0

This week: at Southern, Oct. 10

4. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY (11-1)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: defeated John Carroll School, 3-0, and Archbishop Spalding, 3-1

This week: at Annapolis Area Christian School, Oct. 7; at Notre Dame Prep, Oct. 10

5. RESERVOIR (5-2)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: lost to then-No. 19 Mount Hebron, 3-1; defeated Centennial, 3-1

This week: vs. Oakland Mills, Oct. 10; at Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Oct. 11

 

6. ATHOLTON (4-3)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: defeated then-No. 13 River Hill, 3-0

This week: at No. 11 Mount Hebron, Oct. 7; vs. Long Reach, Oct. 10

 

7. BEL AIR (9-1)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: defeated Bohemia Manor, 3-0, and Havre de Grace, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 9 Rising Sun, Oct. 8

8. MARRIOTTS RIDGE (6-0)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: defeated then-No. 7 Glenelg, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 10 Howard, Oct. 7; at No. 17 River Hill, Oct. 10

 

9. RISING SUN (5-2)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: lost to Tatnall School (DE), 3-2; defeated Bohemia Manor, 3-0

This week: at No. 7 Bel Air, Oct. 8; at Harford Tech, Oct. 10

 

10. HOWARD (6-1)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: defeated Hammond, 3-1

This week: at No. 8 Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 7; vs. No. 11 Mount Hebron, Oct. 10

11. MOUNT HEBRON (6-1)

Previous rank: #19

Last week: defeated then-No. 4 Reservoir, 3-1

This week: vs. No. 6 Atholton, Oct. 7; at No. 10 Howard, Oct. 10

 

12. GLENELG (4-3)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: lost to then-No. 20 Marriotts Ridge, 3-0; defeated Hammond, 3-0

This week: at Long Reach, Oct. 7; vs. Centennial, Oct. 10

13. SEVERNA PARK (6-3)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: defeated then-No. 16 South River, 3-0

This week: at Annapolis, Oct. 10

14. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL (7-3)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: lost to Maryvale Prep, 3-1; defeated Annapolis Area Christian School, 3-0

This week: vs. McDonogh School, Oct. 7; at John Carroll School, Oct. 10

15. CENTURY (6-1)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: defeated Winters Mill, 3-0, and Liberty, 3-0

This week: vs. Francis Scott Key, Oct. 7; at Manchester Valley, Oct. 10

16. MARYVALE PREP (9-2)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated then-No. 11 St. Paul’s School, 3-1, and Notre Dame Prep, 3-0

This week: at Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 8; vs. Annapolis Area Christian School, Oct. 10

17. RIVER HILL (3-3)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: lost to then-No. 5 Atholton, 3-0

This week: at No. 8 Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 10

18. POLY (7-0)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: defeated Dunbar, 3-0, and Benjamin Franklin, 3-0

This week: vs. City College, Oct. 8; at Forest Park, Oct. 10

19. DULANEY (7-1)

Previous rank: #17

Previous games: defeated Loch Raven, 3-0

This week: at Carver A&T, Oct. 11

20. HEREFORD (6-1)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: defeated Perry Hall, 3-1, and Carver A&T, 3-0

This week: vs. Towson, Oct. 11