Marriotts Ridge climbs three spots to No. 13; not much movement in this week’s rankings, otherwise


Mount de Sales Academy and Severn School, two teams contending for the top spot in the IAAM B Conference, have combined for 15 wins thus far this season, including four last week, earning the two squads their first appearance in the 2019 VSN Girls Soccer Top 20 this week.

The Sailors (8-2) debuted at No. 19 and Severn (7-2) came in at No. 20.

Otherwise, there was not much movement in this week’s poll, which is still led by No. 2 Archbishop Spalding. The remainder of the Top 5, includes No. 2 McDonogh, No. 3 Mercy, which is up one spot this week, No. 4 South River, which is down one position, and No. 5 Severna Park.

Of the teams remaining from last week’s poll, only one club moved up more than two spaces, and that was No. 13 Marriotts Ridge. The Mustangs jumped three spots from No. 16. Wilde Lake made the biggest move overall, falling five spots from No. 9 to No. 14.

Here is the complete Week 5 VSN Girls Soccer Top 20:

2019 VSN GIRLS’ SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 5

1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 8-0-1

Last week: def. St. Paul’s School for Girls, 3-1

This Week: at No. 8 Notre Dame Prep, Oct. 10

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 8-1

Last week: def. Cumberland Valley (PA), 3-1; def. Hereford, 4-2

This week: vs. St. Paul’s School for Girls, Oct. 7; vs. Strongsville (OH) and St. Anthony’s (NY), Oct. 13

4. MERCY

Previous rank: #4

Record: 8-1

Last week: def. then No. 8 Notre Dame Prep, 2-0

This week: vs. Northern-Calvert, Oct. 8; vs. No. 10 Towson, Oct. 12

4. SOUTH RIVER 

Previous rank: #3

Record: 8-0-2

Last week: tied No. 5 Severna Park, 0-0

This week: vs. North County, Oct. 7; at No. 12 Arundel, Oct. 10

5. SEVERNA PARK 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 8-0-1

Last week: def. North County, 8-0; tied then No. 3 South River, 0-0; def. Old Mill, 2-0

This week: at Southern, Oct. 7; vs. Glen Burnie, Oct. 10

6. CENTURY

Previous rank: #7

Record: 10-0

Last week: def. then No. 18 Westminster, 2-1; def. South Carroll, 2-0

This week: vs. Dulaney, Oct. 7; vs. Patterson Mill, Oct. 10

7. SPARROWS POINT 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 7-1-1

Last week: def. No. 20 Eastern Tech, 1-0; tied then No. 11 Towson, 0-0

This week: at Dulaney, Oct. 10; vs. Franklin, Oct. 11

8. NOTRE DAME PREP 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 5-4

Last week: lost to No. 4 Mercy, 2-0

This week: vs. No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 10

9. FALLSTON 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 6-1

Last week: vs. No. 14 Harford Tech, Oct. 2, NA

This week: at No. 11 C. Milton Wright, Oct. 7; vs. Edgewood, Oct. 11

10. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 6-2-1

Last week: del. Dulaney, 6-1; tied then No. 6 Sparrows Point, 0-0

This week: vs. Loch Raven, Oct. 10; at No. 3 Mercy, Oct. 12

11. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #12

Record: 5-1-1

Last week: def. North Harford, 3-1

This week: vs. No. 9 Fallston, Oct. 7; at Reservoir, Oct. 8; at Bel Air, Oct. 10

12. ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #13

Record: 7-1

Last week: def. Old Mill, 2-0; def. Chesapeake Science Point, 8-0

This week: at Northeast-AA, Oct. 7; vs. No. 4 South River, Oct. 10

13. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Previous rank: #13

Record: 7-1

Last week: def. then No. 15 Liberty, 1-0; def. Mount Hebron, 2-1

This week: at No. 14 Wilde Lake, Oct. 7; at Atholton, Oct. 10

14. WILDE LAKE 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 6-2

Last week: lost to Reservoir, 2-1

This week: at No. 13 Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 7; at Mount Hebron, Oct. 11

15. LIBERTY

Previous rank: #15

Record: 8-2

Last week: lost to then No. 16 Marriotts Ridge, 1-0; def. then No. 18 Westminster, 2-0

This week: at Centennial, Oct. 7; at Manchester Valley, Oct. 10

16. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #17

Record: 5-4-1

Last week: def. Long Reach, 4-0; def. Manchester Valley, 2-0

This week: vs. Mount Hebron, Oct. 7; vs. No. 18 Howard, Oct. 10

17. HARFORD TECH

Previous rank: #14

Record: 6-1-2

Last week: lost to John Carroll, 2-0; at No. 10 Fallston, Oct. 2, N/A

This week: at Bel Air, Oct. 7

18. HOWARD 

Previous rank: #19

Record: 6-3-1

Last week: def. Glenelg, 2-1

This week: vs. Atholton, Oct. 7; at No. 16 River Hill, Oct. 10

19. MOUNT DE SALES

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 8-2

Last week: def. Winters Mill, 3-0; def. Gerstell, 1-0

This week: vs. John Carroll, Oct. 8; vs. IND, Oct. 10

20. SEVERN

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-2

Last week: def. Saints Peter & Paul, 4-3; def. Calverton, 5-1

This week: vs. Park School, Oct. 7; at St. Mary’s, Oct. 11