Mount St. Joseph climbs to No. 3; Friends, Concordia Prep, North Harford and Sparrows Point are also newly ranked this week


The bottom fell out of the VSN Boys’ Soccer Top 20 this week, literally, as five new teams have entered the rankings, replacing five who have exited. Of the five newcomers, No. 16 Friends School has returned from our Preseason Top 20, while No. 15 Hammond, No. 17 Concordia Prep, No. 18 North Harford and No. 19 Sparrows Point are all making their debut appearance of 2019.

River Hill tops the rankings for a second consecutive week. Archbishop Curley has moved up to No. 2 this week and Mount St. Joseph jumped from No. 6 to No. 3. McDonogh, which was No. 1 in our preseason rankings, continues to have an up-and-down start and the Eagles have settled at No. 4 this week and Gilman slipped from No. 2 to No. 5.

Here is the complete Week 2 2019 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

2019 VSN BOYS’ SOCCER WEEK 2 TOP 20

1. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 4-0

Last week: def. Oakland Mills, 5-0; def. Severna Park, 1-0; def. Sherwood, 2-0

This week: vs. Glenelg, 9/17; at Atholton, 9/19

2. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 3-1-1

Last week: tied then No. 9 C. Milton Wright, 0-0; def. then No. 7 Loyola, 3-1; def. then No. 19 Bel Air, 7-1

This week: at Boys’ Latin, 9/18

3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Previous VSN Top 20 rank: #6

Record: 3-1

Last week: def. Catonsville, 4-1; def. then No. 3 McDonogh, 3-0; def. North County, 6-0

This week: at St. Paul’s, 9/17; vs. Archbishop Spalding, 9/20

4. MCDONOGH SCHOOL EAGLES

Previous VSN Top 20 rank: #3

Record: 4-3-1

Last Week: def. then No. 2 Gilman, 4-1; lost to then No. 6 Mount St. Joseph, 3-0; tied Berk’s Catholic (PA), 1-1; def. then No. 9 C. Milton Wright, 2-1

This Week: No games scheduled

5. GILMAN SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 3-1-1

Last week: lost to then No. 3 McDonogh, 4-1; def. St. Paul’s, 3-1

This week: at Archbishop Spalding, 9/18; at Landon, 9/20

6. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 1-1-1

Last week: tied then No. 7 Loyola, 1-1; def. Boy’s Latin, 3-0

This Week: at John Carroll, 9/18; vs. Appoquinimink (DE), 9/20

7. EASTERN TECH 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 3-0

Last week: def. Owings Mill, 7-0

This week: vs. Harford Tech, 9/17; vs. No. 11 Hereford, 9/19; at North Harford, 9/21

8. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 2-2–1

Last week: tied then No. 4 Archbishop Curley, 1-1; def. then No. 19 South Carroll, 2-1; lost to then No. 3 McDonogh, 2-1

This week: vs. Bel Air, 9/19

9. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 1-2-1

Last week: tied then No. 5 Calvert Hall, 1-1; lost to then No. 4 Archbishop Curley, 3-1

This Week: vs. Gonzaga, 9/18; vs. Boys’ Latin, 9/20

10. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 3-0

Last week: def. Carver A&T, 8-0; def. Fallston, 2-0

This week: vs. Catonsville, 9/19

11. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #14

Record: 4-0

Last week: def. Dundalk, 4-0

This week: at No. 19 Eastern Tech, 9/19

12. MOUNT HEBRON 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 2-1

Last week: def. Oakland Mills, 1-0

This week: at Long Reach, 10/17; vs. Reservoir, 10/19

13. ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #14

Record: 3-1

Last week: def. Southern, 7-0; def. Meade, 4-2

This week: at North County, 9/17; at Westminster, 9/19

14. BROADNECK 

Previous rank: #15

Record: 2-1

Last week: def. Northeast-AA, 3-0

This week: vs. Chesapeake-AA, 9/17; at Severna Park, 9/19

15. HAMMOND

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 3-0

Last week: def. Glenelg, 3-1

This week: at Centennial, 10/17; vs. Howard, 10/19

16. FRIENDS SCHOOL

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 4-1

Last week: def. St. Mary’s, 4-0; def. Concordia Prep, 1-0; def. Glenelg County, 1-0

This week: at Dulaney, 9/18; vs. Annapolis Area Christian, 9/20

17. CONCORDIA PREP

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 3-1

Last week: def. Glenelg Country, 6-0; lost to Friends, 1-0; def. then No. 18 Annapolis Area Christian, 1-0

This week: vs. Severn, 9/18; at Gerstell, 9/20; vs. Fallston, 9/21

18. NORTH HARFORD

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 4-1

Last week: def. Havre de Grace, 4-0

This Week: vs. No. 7 Eastern Tech, 9/21

19. SPARROWS POINT

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 3-0

Last Week: def. Patapsco, 5-0

This Week: vs. Loch Raven, 9/20

20. SOUTH CARROLL 

Previous rank: #20

Record: 2-2

Last week: lost to Linganore, 3-2; lost to then No. 9 C. Milton Wright, 2-1; def. Tuscarora, 2-1

This Week: at Liberty, 9/17; vs. Manchester Valley, 9/19