Glenelg and Northeast make entrance into this week’s poll


Despite becoming the second team in the VSN Girls Soccer Week 4 Top 20 to suffer a loss to District power Our Lady of Good Counsel, Archbishop Spalding High has improved to 5-1 and moved up to the No. 1 spot in our weekly rankings.

McDonogh School, the other team which has lost to Good Counsel, has moved up to No. 2 as the Eagles and Cavaliers prepare to do battle at McDonogh on Wednesday.

Undefeated Marriotts Ridge and Notre PDame rep have moved up to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Mercy has moved back into the Top 5 at No. 5.

There are two new teams in the poll this week as Howard County’s Glenelg comes in at No. 19, followed by No. 20 Northeast.

Here is the complete VSN Girls Soccer Week 4 Top 20:


1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 2

Note: The Cavaliers became the second Top 5 team to fall District area power Good Counsel this year, but still ascend to No. 1


2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Record: 4-1

Previous rank: 3

Note: The Eagles challenge No. 1 Archbishop Spalding at home on Wednesday.


3. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Record: 7-0

Previous rank: 4

Note: The Mustangs remain undefeated.


4. NOTRE DAME PREP

Record: 5-0

Previous rank: 5

Note: The Blazers will have been idle for 12 days when they host John Carroll School Wednesday.


5. MERCY

Record: 5-2-1

Previous rank: 6

Note: Magic have played the area’s toughest non-conference schedule. IAAM A Conference play begins this week.


6. BROADNECK

Record: 4-0-1

Previous rank: 1

Note: Bruins get first blemish as Crofton plays the Bruins to 2-2 draw.


7. SEVERNA PARK

Record: 3-1

Previous rank: 8

Note: The Falcons have registered clean sheets in their victories.


8. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL

Record: 4-0

Previous rank: 10

Note: Gators will put undefeated record on the line at No. 5 Mercy Wednesday.


9. CENTURY

Record: 3-1

Previous rank: 7

Note: The Knights gave up five goals in loss to then-No. 6 Mercy.


10. EASTERN TECH

Record: 3-0-1

Previous rank: 9

Note: The Mavericks remain undefeated by tie with then-No. 19 Towson.


11. BEL AIR

Record: 5-0-2

Previous rank: 11

Note: Bobcats could not solve rival C. Milton Wright in scoreless draw.


12. SEVERN SCHOOL

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 12

Note: The Admirals have only loss to No. 4 Notre Dame Prep.


13. DULANEY

Record: 2-1

Previous rank: 13

Note: Postponements have stymied the Lions’ progress, but big week lies ahead.


14. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL

Record: 2-2-1

Previous rank: 15

Note: The Patriots, idled last week, return to action Monday against No. 15 Mount de Sales Academy.


15. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Record: 7-1

Previous rank: 16

Note: The Sailors have won seven straight.


16. FALLSTON

Record: 3-0-1

Previous rank: 18

Note: The Cougars picked up third win with shutout of Patterson Mill.


17. HEREFORD

Record: 5-2

Previous rank: 14

Note: The Bulls were shutout by Perry Hall, but still posted 2-1 week.


18. TOWSON

Record: 2-2-1

Previous rank: 19

Note: A productive week for the Generals included 11-1 win over Parkville and draw with then-No. 9 Eastern Tech.


19. GLENELG

Record: 3-1

Previous rank: Not ranked

Note: After opening with three straight shutout victories, the Gladiators were handed their first loss by undefeated Marriotts Ridge.


20. NORTHEAST

Record: 3-1-1

Previous rank: Not ranked

Note: The Eagles trying to make mark in talent-rich Anne Arundel County.