AACS, Archbishop Spalding and South Carroll each debut, while teams shuffle positions throughout the poll


The first week of the 2019 boys soccer season has seen a few flips and turns, as the several of the top teams have already taken a negative result. One team which has not, however, is this week’s new No. 1, River Hill, as we announce our 2019 VSN Boy’s Soccer Week 1 Top 20.

The Hawks pounded South River, 8-0, in their only match thus far and have taken advantage of two losses by previous No. 1 McDonogh, to move up to the top slot. The rest of the Top 5 has shuffled as well, with Gilman moving from No. 4 to No. 2, McDonogh dropping to No. 3, Archbishop Curley leaping from No. 8 to No. 4, and Calvert Hall, which lost to Curley, sliding from No. 3 to No. 5.

As is often the case early in the season, there was a few adjustments all throughout the poll and the back end saw three new entries in No. 17 Annapolis Area Christian, No. 18 Archbishop Spalding and No. 20 South Carroll.

Here is the complete 2019 VSN Boys Soccer Week 1 Top 20:

 

2019 VSN BOYS’ SOCCER WEEK 1 TOP 20

1. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 1-0

Last week: def. South River, 8-0

This week: at Oakland Mills, Sept. 12; vs. Severna Park, Sept. 13

2. GILMAN SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 2-0-1

Last week: tied Severn School, 0-0; def. Haverford School (PA), 3-0; def. then-No. 5 Mount St. Joseph, 1-0

This week: vs. No. 3 McDonogh School, Sept. 11; vs. St. Paul’s School, Sept. 13

3. MCDONOGH SCHOOL EAGLES

Previous VSN Top 20 rank: #1

Record: 2-2

Last Week: def. DeMatha, 5-1; def. St. Paul’s, 3-1; lost to Archbishop Spalding, 1-0, lost to Cardinal Gibbons (NC), 4-2

This Week: vs. No. 2 Gilman, 9/11; at No. 5 Mount St. Joseph, 9/13; at Berk’s Catholic (PA), 9/15

4. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 1-1

Last week: lost to Haverford School (PA), 2-1 (OT); def. then-No. 3 Calvert Hall College, 3-1

This week: at No. 9 C. Milton Wright, Sept. 10

5. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE 

Previous rank: #3

Record: 2-1

Last week: lost to then-No. 8 Archbishop Curley, 3-1

This Week: at No. 7 Loyola Blakefield, Sept. 11; vs. Boys’ Latin School, Sept. 13

6. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Previous VSN Top 20 rank: #5

Record: 0-1

Last week: lost to then-No. 4 Gilman School, 1-0

This week: at Catonsville, Sept. 11; vs. No. 3 McDonogh School, Sept. 13

7. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 1-1

Last week: lost to Pennington Prep (NJ), 3-2; def. John Carroll School, 2-1

This Week: vs. No. 5 Calvert Hall College, Sept. 11; vs. No. 18 Archbishop Spalding, Sept. 13

8. EASTERN TECH 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 2-0

Last week: def. Fallston, 4-2; def. then-No. 6 C. Milton Wright, 2-1 (PK’s)

This week: at Owings Mills, Sept. 10

9. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 1-1

Last week: def. Perry Hall, 2-1; lost to then-No. 9 Eastern Tech, 2-1 (PK’s)

This week: vs. No. 4 Archbishop Curley, Sept. 10; vs. No. 20 South Carroll, Sept. 12

10. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 1-0

Last week: def. then-No. 11 Patterson Mill, 2-1

This week: at Carver A&T, Sept. 10; vs. Dundalk, Sept. 13

11. MOUNT HEBRON 

Previous rank: #12

Record: 1-1

Last week: def. Westminster, 1-0; lost to Leonardtown, 3-0

This week: vs. Oakland Mills, Sept. 10; vs. Centennial, Sept. 12

12. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #15

Record: 3-0

Last week: def. North Harford, 3-0; def. Aberdeen, 5-2; def. Harford Tech, 5-2

This week: vs. Dundalk, Sept. 10

13. PATTERSON MILL 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 2-1

Last week: lost to No. 10 Towson, 2-1; def. Perryville, 6-0; def. West Nottingham Academy, 9-0

This week: vs. Winters Mill, Sept. 10; at North East, Sept. 12

14. ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #13

Record: 1-1

Last week: lost to Gaithersburg, 4-2; def. Eleanor Roosevelt, 4-3

This week: at Southern, Sept. 10; vs. Meade, Sept. 12

15. BROADNECK 

Previous rank: #14

Record: 1-1

Last week: lost to Bowie, 2-1; def. International Langley Park, 5-0

This week: at Northeast, Sept. 12

16. WILDE LAKE 

Previous rank: #16

Record: 0-0

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Howard, Sept. 12

17. ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 4-1

Last week: def. Archbishop Spalding, 2-1; def. Woodberry Forest (VA), 3-2; lost to Trinity Episcopal (VA), 2-1; def. then-No. 18 Friends School, 1-0; def. Glenelg Country School, 4-1

This week: vs. Park School, Sept. 11

18. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 2-1

Last week: lost to Annapolis Area Christian School, 2-1; def. Severn School, 2-1 (OT); def. then-No. 1 McDonogh School, 1-0

This Week: at St. Paul’s School, Sept. 11; at No. 7 Loyola Blakefield, Sept. 13

19. BEL AIR

Previous rank: #16

Record: 1-1

Last Week: def. Patapsco, 4-1; lost to Dulaney, 2-0

This Week: vs. John Carroll School, Sept. 12

20. SOUTH CARROLL 

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 1-0

Last week: def. Long Reach, 1-0

This Week: at Linganore, Sept. 10; at No. 9 C. Milton Wright, Sept. 12