Gaels reach the 10 win mark; Bel Air returns at No. 16


With a pair of wins over ranked opponents, combined with previous No. 1 Archbishop Curley’s overtime loss to Calvert Hall, Mount St. Joseph has moved into the No. 1 ranking in this week’s VSN Top 20.

Both St. Joe and Curley lead their divisions in the MIAA A Conference and it was a razor close call for the top spot, with the Friars owning one more win overall and having captured the only contest between the two schools. The Gaels, however, have been surging ever since the Curley loss and they defeated Calvert Hall, 3-0, just a couple days before the Cardinals claimed a 3-2 double-overtime win at Curley in the annual Rief Cup.

Curley did not fall far, down to No. 2, followed by another MIAA power, McDonogh, which held firm at No. 3. Rounding out the the top five once again this week are No. 4 Eastern Tech (12-0) and No. 5 River Hill.

There is only one new entry in this week’s Top 20 and that is No. 16 Bel Air, which has now won eight straight games after opening the season at 1-3.

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

 

2019 VSN BOYS’ SOCCER WEEK 6 TOP 20

1. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Previous rank: #2

Record: 10-2-1

Last week: def. No. 7 Calvert Hall, 3-0; def. then No. 8 Gilman, 3-0

This week: at No. 3 McDonogh, Oct. 18

2. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 11-2-1

Last week: def. then No. 3 McDonogh, 3-0; lost to No. 7 Calvert Hall, 3-2 (OT)

This week: vs. No. 8 Hereford, Oct. 16; vs. No. 6 Loyola, Oct. 19

3. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #3

Record: 9-4-1

Last week: lost to then No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 3-0; def. Archbishop Spalding, 5-0

This week: at No. 13 Gilman, Oct. 16; vs. No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 18

4. EASTERN TECH 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 12-0

Last week: def. Franklin, 7-0; def. Perry Hall, 3-2 (OT)

This week: at No. 10 Towson, Oct. 15; vs. Patterson Mill, Oct. 18

5. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 11-1

Last week: def. Mount Hebron, 4-1; def. No. 20 Howard, 4-1

This week: vs. Centennial, Oct. 15; vs. Reservoir, Oct. 17

6. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 8-3-2

Last week: def. St. Paul’s, 6-1; def. John Carroll, 5-1; def. then No. 17 Broadneck, 3-2 (OT)

This week: at No. 7 Calvert Hall, Oct. 16; at No. 2 Archbishop Curley, Oct. 19

7. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 6-5-1

Last week: lost to then No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, 3-0; def. then No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 3-2 (OT)

This week: vs. No. 6 Loyola, Oct. 16; at Boys’ Latin, Oct. 18

8. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 9-1-1

Last week: def. Catonsville, 2-0; tied Westminster, 1-1 (OT)

This week: at No. 15 Dulaney, Oct. 15; at No. 2 Archbishop Curley, Oct. 16

9. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 7-3-1

Last week: def. Elkton, 13-0; def. North Harford, 3-1

This week: vs. Patterson Mill @ Harford Tech, Oct. 15; vs. Salesianum (DE), Oct. 17; at John Carroll, Oct. 19

10. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 7-1

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. No. 4 Eastern Tech, Oct. 15; at Loch Raven, Oct. 17

11. ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #13

Record: 10-1-1

Last week: def. Northeast-AA, 5-0; def. South River, 3-0

This week: at No. 19 Broadneck, Oct. 15; vs. No. 15 Annapolis, Oct. 17

12. WILDE LAKE

Previous rank: #14

Record: 7-2

Last week: def. Marriotts Ridge, 3-0; def. Mount Hebron, 1-0

This week: vs. Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 7; vs. Mount Hebron, Oct. 10

13. GILMAN SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 7-6-1

Last week: lost to John Carroll, 4-2; lost to then No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, 3-0

This week: vs. No. 3 McDonogh, Oct. 16; at St. Paul’s, Oct. 18

14. FRIENDS SCHOOL

Previous rank: #15

Record: 11-2

Last week: def. then No. 12 Concordia Prep, 3-1; def. Park, 1-0 (OT)

This week: vs. City College, Oct. 14; vs. Severn, Oct. 18; at Poly, Oct. 19

15. ANNAPOLIS

Previous rank: #16

Record: 8-1

Last week: def. Meade, 3-0

This week: at Norhteast-AA, Oct. 15; at No. 11 Arundel, Oct. 17

16. BEL AIR

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 9-3

Last week: def. Patterson Mill, Oct. 8; def. Elkton, 6-1

This week: at Fallston, Oct. 15

17. CONCORDIA PREP

Previous rank: #12

Record: 11-2

Last week: lost to then No. 15 Friends, 3-1; def. Annapolis Area Christian, 1-0

This week: at Severn, Oct. 14; vs. Gerstell, Oct. 16; at St. Mary’s, Oct. 18

18. SPARROWS POINT

Previous rank: #19

Record: 7-4

Last week: def. Dundalk, 1-0; def. then No. 18 Dulaney, 2-1

This week: vs. Catonsville, Oct. 15

19. BROADNECK 

Previous rank: #17

Record: 7-5

Last week: lost to Old Mill, 1-0; def. Southern, 2-0; lost to No. 6 Loyola, 3-2 (OT)

This week: vs. No. 11 Arundel, Oct. 15; at North County, Oct. 17

20. HOWARD

Previous rank: #20

Record: 8-4

Last week: def. Atholton, 1-0; lost to No. 5 River Hill, 4-1

This week: at Long Reach, Oct. 15; vs. Oakland Mill, Oct. 17