NDP holds onto No. 1 despite first loss; Mount de Sales also debuts


The big news on the local field hockey scene last week was that No. 1 Notre Dame Prep lost for the first time his season, snapping its 32-game winning streak with a 2-1 loss to then No. 9 Arundel.

Despite that loss, the Blazers, who play the area’s toughest schedule, will remain at No. 1. In fact, four of the five spots in the Top 5 remained the same, with the only newcomer being No. 5 South River, which defeated Arundel, 4-3, shortly after the Wildcats upset of the Blazers.

The others in the Top 5 are No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, No. 3 Garrison Forest and No. 4 C. Milton Wright.

Two newcomers are in the poll this week as Marriotts Ridge of Howard County returns at No. 19 and Mount de Sales of the IAAM B Conference debuts at No. 20.

Here is the complete Week 6 VSN Field Hockey Top 20:

 

VSN FIELD HOCKEY TOP 20 – WEEK 6

1. NOTRE DAME PREP

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #1

Record: 14-1

Last week: def. then-No. 10 Severna Park, 2-0; def. Bryn Mawr, School 11-2; lost to then No. 9 Arundel, 2-1

This week: vs. No. 11 McDonogh School, Oct. 16; vs. Annapolis, Oct. 18

2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #2

Record: 13-2

Last week: def. John Carroll School, 5-0

This week: vs. No. 18 St. Paul’s School, Oct. 16

3. GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #3

Record: 10-2

Last week: def. Maryvale Prep, 3-1; def. Foxcroft, 5-0; def. St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (VA), 3-0

This week: vs. John Carroll School, Oct. 16; at No. 18 St. Paul’s School, Oct. 18

4. C. MILTON WRIGHT

Last week’s VSN Top 2o rank: #4

Record: 9-1

Last week: def. then-No. 13 Hereford, 5-2; def. Maryvale Prep, 4-3

This week: vs. No. 14 Bel Air, Oct.15; at No. 12 North Harford, Oct. 17

5. SOUTH RIVER

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #6

Record: 10-2

Last week: def. then-No. 9 Arundel, 4-3

This week: at Annapolis, Oct. 15

6. GLENELG

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #7

Record: 8-1-1

Last Week: def. Centennial, 10-0

This Week: vs. Atholton, Oct. 15; vs. Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 16

7. BROADNECK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #8

Record: 8-2-2

Last week: def. Annapolis, 3-1; def. Bryn Mawr School, 6-1

This week: at No. 10 Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Oct. 15

8. ARUNDEL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #9

Record: 9-4

Last week: def. North County, 9-0; lost to then-No. 6 South River, 4-3; def. No. 1 Notre Dame Prep, 2-1

This week: at Old Mill, Oct. 16

9. SEVERNA PARK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #10

Record: 7-5-1

Last week: lost to No. 1 Notre Dame Prep, 2-0; def. then-No. 5 Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 2-1

This week: at North County, Oct. 16

10. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #5

Record: 7-5

Last week: lost to then-No. 10 Severna Park, 2-1

This week: vs. Annapolis, Oct. 11; vs. No. 7 Broadneck, Oct. 15

11. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #11

Record: 6-1

Last week: def. then No. 10 Hereford, 2-0; def. then No. 15 St. Paul’s School for Girls, 5-0

This week: at No. 1 Notre Dame Prep, 10/16; vs. Roland Park Country, 10/18; vs. No. 20 Marriotts Ridge, 10/19

12. NORTH HARFORD

Last week’s VSN Top 2o rank: #12

Record: 9-0

Last week: def. then-No. 14 Dulaney, 1-0; def. Manchester Valley, 2-1; def. Patterson Mill, 4-1

This week: at Rising Sun, Oct. 15; at No. 4 C. Milton Wright, Oct. 17

13. DULANEY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #14

Record: 8-4

Last week: lost to then-No. 12 North Harford, 1-0; def. Catonsville, 3-2

This week: vs. Manchester Valley, Oct. 15; at No. 16 Westminster, Oct. 17

14. BEL AIR

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #16

Record: 8-2

Last week: def. Perry Hall, 2-1

This week: at No. 4 C. Milton Wright, Oct. 15; vs. North East, Oct. 17

15. LIBERTY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #17

Record: 12-2

Last week: def. Centennial, 5-1; def. Francis Scott Key, 1-0; def. Century, 1-0

This week: Off; regular season complete

16. WESTMINSTER

Last week VSN Top 20 rank: #18

Record: 9-2

Last week: def. South Carroll, 3-2

This week: at Franklin, Oct. 16; vs. No. 13 Dulaney, Oct. 17

17. HEREFORD

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #13

Record: 7-6

Last week: lost to then-No. 11 McDonogh School, 2-0; lost to No. 4 C. Milton Wright, 5-2; def. Perry Hall, 9-0

This week: Off

18. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #15

Record: 4-4

Last week: def. Roland Park Country School, 2-1; lost to then-No. 11 McDonogh School, 5-0

This Week: at No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 16; vs. Garrison Forest School, Oct. 18

19. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-4

Last week: def. Howard, 3-2, OT; def. Centennial, 4-0

This week: at No. 6 Glenelg, Oct. 16; at McDonogh School, Oct. 19

20. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-1

Last week: def. St. Mary’s, 1-0; def. Glenelg Country School, 5-1

This week: vs. Severn School, Oct. 16; at Annapolis Area Christian School, Oct. 18