Patterson Mill and IAAM B Chamion Mount de Sales return; State semifinals and finals take place this week


We’ve entered the final week of the 2018 field hockey season, with the IAAM championships complete; two state championship games locked into place, and two sets of state semifinals slated for Wednesday, as we look at the Week 9 VSN Field Hockey Top 20.

No. 1 Notre Dame Prep, which captured its second straight IAAM A crown has completed its season with a 20-1 record and will end up as No. 1 in our final poll as well. IAAM runner-up Garrison Forest is currently No. 2, while No. 3 C. Milton Wright and No. 4 South River will play for state crowns this Saturday in the 3A and 4A divisions, respectively. McDonogh School rounds out the Top 5.

No. 12 Liberty, which is in the 2A state semifinals on Wednesday, moved up three spots to No. 12. One of the Lions potential opponents, should they reach Saturday’s final is No. 13 Hereford, which also climbed three spots. Liberty will meet No. 7 Glenelg in the state semis and Hereford will battle Kent Island. One other squad moved up three slots and that is No. 15 Dulaney, which face South River in the 4A final.

Returning to the poll this week are No. 19 Patterson Mill, which will play in Wednesday’s 1A state semifinals, and No. 20 Mount de Sales, the IAAM B champion.

Here is the complete Week 9 VSN Field Hockey Top 20:

VSN FIELD HOCKEY TOP 20 – WEEK 9

1. NOTRE DAME PREP

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #1

Record: 20-1

Last week: def. Bryn Mawr, 7-0, IAAM A Quarterfinals; def. No. 5 Archbishop Spalding, 1-0, IAAM A Semifinals; def. No. 2 Garrison Forest, 3-1, IAAM A Finals

This week: Season Complete – IAAM A Champions

2. GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #2

Record: 16-3

Last week: def. St. Paul’s School for Girls, 9-1, IAAM A Quarterfinals; def. No. 4 McDonogh, 2-1, IAAM A Semifinals; lost to No. 1 Notre Dame Prep, 3-1, IAAM A Finals

This week: Season Complete – IAAM A Finalists

3. C. MILTON WRIGHT

Last week’s VSN Top 2o rank: #3

Record: 15-1

Last week: def. then No. 14 Bel Air, 1-0, 3A East Playoffs; def. Franklin, 7-0, 3A North Regional Final; def. Blake, 5-0, 3A State Semifinals

This week: vs. No. 11 Chesapeake-AA, 3A State Championship @ Washington College, 11/10

4. SOUTH RIVER

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #6

Record: 15-2

Last week: def. then No. 8 Broadneck, 3-2, 4A East Playoffs; def. Arundel, 2-1; 4A East Region Final; def. Clarksburg, 4A State Semifinals

This week: vs. No. 15 Dulaney, 4A State Championship at Washington College, 11/10

5. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #4

Record: 9-3

Last week: def. John Carroll, 6-0, IAAM A Quarterfinals; lost to No. 2 Garrison Forest, 2-1, IAAM A Semifinals

This week: Season Complete – IAAM A Semifinalists

6. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #5

Record: 14-4

Last week: def. Maryvale Prep, 2-0, IAAM A Quarterfinals; lost to No. 1 Notre Dame Prep, 1-0, IAAM A Semifinals

This week: Season Complete – IAAM A Semifinalists

7. GLENELG

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #7

Record: 12-1-1

Last Week: def. then No. 17 Marriotts Redige, 3-0, 2A East Playoffs; def. River Hill, 4-0, 2A East Region Final

This Week: vs. No. 12 Liberty, 2A State Semifinals at Paint Branch, 11/7

8. ARUNDEL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #9

Record: 11-5

Last week: def. Severna Park, 4-2, 4A East Playoffs; lost to then No. 6 South River, 201, 4A East Region Final

This week: Season Complete – 4A East Region Finalists

9. BROADNECK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #8

Record: 10-4-2

Last week: def. Leonardtown, 5-1, 4A East Playoffs; lost to then No. 6 South River, 3-2, 4A East Playoffs

This week: Season Complete – 4A East Section II Finalists

10. SEVERNA PARK

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #10

Record: 9-6-1

Last week: lost to then No. 9 Arundel, 4-2, 4A East Region Playoffs

This week: Season Complete – 4A East Region Section I Finalists

11. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #12

Record: 12-6

Last week: def. J.M. Bennett, 3A East Playoffs; def. Mount Hebron, 2-1, 3A East Region Final; def. then No. 11 Westminster, 4-0, 3A State Semifinals

This week: vs. No. 3 C. Milton Wright, 3A State Championship at Washington College, 11/10

12. LIBERTY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #15

Record: 15-2

Last week: def. Century, 1-0, 2A West Playoffs; def. Oakdale, 6-0, 2A West Regional Final

This week: vs. No. 7 Glenelg, 2A State Semifinals at Paint Branch, 11/7

13. HEREFORD

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #16

Record: 11-6

Last week: def. Eastern Tech, 7-0, 2A North Playoffs; def. the No. 13 North Harford, 1-0, 2A North Region Final

This week: vs. Kent Island, 2A State Semifinals at Paint Branch, 11/7

14. WESTMINSTER

Last week VSN Top 20 rank: #11

Record: 14-3

Last week: def. Thomas Johnson, 8-1, 3A West Playoffs; def. Urbana, 3-1; 3A West Region Final; lost to Chesapeake-AA, 4-0, 3A State Semifinals

This week: Season Complete – 3A State Semifinalists

15. DULANEY

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #18

Record: 13-6

Last week: def. Howard, 4-2, 1A North Playoffs; def. Old Mill, 1-0, 1A North Region Final; def. Winston Churchill, 2-0, 4A State Semifinals

This week: vs. No. 4 South River, 4A State Championship at Washington College, 11/10

16. NORTH HARFORD

Last week’s VSN Top 2o rank: #13

Record: 11-2

Last week: def. North East, 7-1, 2A Region Playoffs; lost to then No. 16 Hereford, 2A North Region Final

This week: Season Complete – 2A North Region Finalists

17. BEL AIR

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #14

Record: 10-4

Last week: def. Aberdeen, 6-0, 3A North Playoffs; lost to No. 3 C. Milton Wright, 1-0, 3A North Region Playoffs

This week: Season Complete – 3A East Region Section II Finalists

18. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: #17

Record: 8-6

Last week: lost to No. 7 Glenelg, 3-0, 2A East Playoffs

This week: Season Complete – 2A East Region Section I Finalists

19. PATTERSON MILL

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Record: 10-6

Last week: def. Harford Tech, 8-0, 1A North Playoffs; def. then No. 19 Carver A&T, 8-1, 1A North Region Final

This Week: vs. Patuxent, 1A State Semifinals at Broadneck, 11/7

20. MOUNT DE SALES

Last week’s VSN Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Record: 13-6

Last week: def. Annapolis Area Christian, 3-0, IAAM B Semifinals; def. St. Mary’s, 1-0, IAAM B Championship

This week: Season Complete – IAAM B Champions