Mustangs enter at No. 20; Howard storms into Top 10


 

Marriotts Ridge is 5-0 to start the 2019 volleyball season. The Marriottsville school debuts in the latest VSN Volleyball Top 20 poll.

by Derek Toney

Off to a 5-0 start, Marriotts Ridge High is the newest team in VSN’s Volleyball Top 20 poll. 

The No. 20 Mustangs join Atholton, Reservoir, Howard, Mount Hebron and River Hill as Howard County squads in the Top 20. Arundel remains No. 1, the first time this season a team has held No. 1 for back-to-back weeks.

Westminster, Broadneck, Reservoir and Atholton makes up the rest of the Top 5. Mount de Sales Academy, Glenelg, Bel Air, Rising Sun and Howard makes up the second 5. 

Here is the complete VSN Volleyball Top 20 for week 3:

2019 VSN VOLLEYBALL TOP 20 POLL – WEEK 3

1. ARUNDEL (8-0)

Previous rank: #1

Last week: defeated then-No. 11 Severna Park (3-0), and No. 4 Atholton (3-0).

This week: at Calvert, Oct. 1; vs. Northeast, Oct. 3

2. WESTMINSTER (6-0)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: defeated Winters Mill (3-0) and Liberty (3-0).

This week: at South Carroll, Oct. 1

3. BROADNECK (6-1)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: defeated then-No. 13 South River, 3-0, and then-No. 6 Glenelg, 3-0

This week: vs. Annapolis, Oct. 1; vs. Huntingtown, Oct. 2

4. RESERVOIR (4-1)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: lost to then-No. 18 Howard, 3-2, and defeated Meade, 3-0

This week: at Centennial, Oct. 2; vs. No. 19 Mount Hebron, Oct. 3

 

5. ATHOLTON (3-3)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: defeated Wilde Lake, 3-0; lost to No. 1 Arundel, 3-0

This week: at No. 13 River Hill, Oct. 3

 

6. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY (9-1)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: defeated No. 8 Bel Air (3-2), McDonogh School (3-1), and Annapolis Area Christian School (3-0).

This week: vs. Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 1; at John Carroll School, Oct. 3

7. GLENELG (3-2)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: defeated then-No. 12 River Hill, 3-1, and lost to then-No. 5 Broadneck, 3-0

This week: at Hammond, Oct. 2; at No. 20 Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 3

8. BEL AIR (7-1)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: lost to then-No. 7 Mount de Sales Academy, 3-2; defeated then-No. 19 Perryville (3-0) and Patterson Mill (3-1)

This week: vs. Havre de Grace, Oct. 1; vs. Bohemia Manor, Oct. 3

9. RISING SUN (4-1)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: defeated Havre de Grace, 3-0, and then-No. 19 Perryville, 3-0

This week: vs. Bohemia Manor, Oct. 1; vs. Tatnall School (DE), Oct. 2

 

10. HOWARD (5-1)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: defeated then-No. 2 Reservoir, 3-2, and Northeast, 3-0

This week: vs. Hammond, Oct. 3

11. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL (6-2)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: lost to Archbishop Spalding, 3-1; defeated McDonogh School, 3-1

This week: vs. Annapolis Area Christian School, Oct. 1; at Maryvale Prep, Oct. 3

12. SEVERNA PARK (5-3)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: lost to Peninsula Catholic (VA), 3-2, and No. 1 Arundel, 3-0; defeated then-No. 12 River Hill, 3-1

This week: vs. No. 16 South River, Oct. 3

13. RIVER HILL (3-2)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: lost to then-No. 6 Glenelg, 3-1, and then-No. 11 Severna Park, 3-1

This week: vs. No. 5 Atholton, Oct. 3

14. CENTURY (4-1)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: defeated South Carroll, 3-0

This week: vs. Liberty, Oct. 1; at Winters Mill, Oct. 3

15. POLY (5-0)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: defeated Carver Vo-Tech (3-0) and Western (3-0)

This week: vs. Benjamin Franklin, Oct. 1; vs. Dunbar, Oct. 3; at McDonogh School, Oct. 4

16. SOUTH RIVER (2-4)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: lost to then-No. 5 Broadneck, 3-0, and Centennial, 3-2

This week: vs. Northeast, Oct. 1; vs. No. 12 Severna Park, Oct. 3

17. DULANEY (6-1)

Previous rank: #16

Previous games: defeated Towson (3-2) and Perry Hall (3-0)

This week: at Catonsville, Oct. 2; at Loch Raven, Oct. 4

18. HEREFORD (4-1)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: defeated Catonsville (3-0) and Western Tech (3-0)

This week: vs. Carver A&T, Oct. 2; vs. Perry Hall, Oct. 4

 

19. MOUNT HEBRON (5-1)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: defeated Long Reach (3-0) and Annapolis (3-0)

This week: at No. 4 Reservoir, Oct. 3

 

20. MARRIOTTS RIDGE (5-0)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Long Reach, 3-0, and Oakland Mills (3-0)

This week: vs. No. 7 Glenelg, Oct. 3