High-scoring Francis Scott Key debuts at No. 20
There was no change in the first eight positions in the Week 3 VSN Top 20 as those squads racked up the wins, many against other Top 20 squads. The Top 5 remains No. 1 Severna Park High, No. 2 Garrison Forest School, No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, No. 4 Liberty and No. 5 Broadneck.
South River, which was in the Preseason Top 20, is back in the poll this week at No. 14 and Francis Scott Key, which has scored 27 goals in its first two games, has debuted in the Top 20 at No. 20.
Here is the complete Week 3 VSN Field Hockey Top 20:
1. SEVERNA PARK
Previous rank: 1
Note: After eight days off, the Falcons visit No. 5 Broadneck on Tuesday.
2. GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL
Previous Rank: 3-1
Note: In their last two games, the Grizzlies have beaten a pair of Top 20 teams by combined 14-0.
3. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING
Previous rank: 3
Note: Cavs face a tough week ahead with No. 19 John Carroll School, No. 5 Broadneck and Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Previous rank: 4
Note: The Lions open league play this week.
Previous rank: 5
Note: It’s a big week for the Bruins with No. 1 Severna Park Tuesday and No. 3 Archbishop Spalding Thursday.
6. RIVER HILL
Previous rank: 6
Note: The Hawks have won four straight, all against Howard County rivals.
7. MARRIOTTS RIDGE
Previous rank: 7
Note: The Mustangs survive challenge from then-No. 12 Glenelg.
8. NOTRE DAME PREP
Previous rank: 8
Note: Blazers continue to score in bunches.
9. BRYN MAWR SCHOOL
Previous rank: 10
Note: Mawrtians have yet to be scored on this season.
10. MCDONOGH SCHOOL
Previous rank: 9
Note: The Eagles take it on the chin at No. 3 Archbishop Spalding.
Previous rank: 16
Note: The Bulls get big win over rival Dulaney.
Previous rank: 17
Note: The Cardinals have not lost in program history.
Previous rank: 12
Note: Gladiators suffer first loss, a one goal setback against No. 7 Marriotts Ridge.
14. SOUTH RIVER
Previous Rank: Not ranked
Note: The Seahawks dominate against then-No. 11 St. Mary’s.
15. ST. MARY’S
Previous rank: 11
Note: The Saints lost to No. 8 NDP and then unranked South River.
Previous rank: 13
Note: All three of the Wildcats losses are to Top 5 teams, but win is needed soon.
17. SEVERN SCHOOL
Previous rank: 18
Note: The Admirals struggled against No. 2 Garrison Forest.
18. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL
Previous rank: 19
Note: The Patriots bounced back from loss at then-No. 10 Bryn Mawr with win over North Harford.
Previous rank: 20
Note: Idle last week, Cougars host unbeaten North East in a key UCBAC contest Monday.
20. Francis Scott Key
Previous rank: Not ranked
Note: Eagles have won two games by combined score of 27-0.