Arundel moves into the Top 5; Francis Scott Key makes its debut


Top-ranked Garrison Forest and No. 2 Notre Dame Prep continue to lead the 2019 VSN Field Hockey Top 20, as we release our Week 2 poll, but some public school powers have inched closer to the top this week.

The No. 3 spot also remains with an IAAM A Conference power in Archbishop Spalding, but the Cavaliers, who lost their first game to this week, to Garrison, are feeling the footsteps of No. 4 Liberty and No. 5 Arundel, which tied Spalding, 2-2, last week. Liberty climbed up one spot from No. 5 and Arundel moved to No. 5 from No. 8. Also making a move this week is undefeated Chesapeake-AA, which rose from No. 9 to No. 6.

All but one of last week’s Top 20 is still in the poll, with No. 20 Francis Scott Key of Carroll County earning its debut position this week.

Here is the complete Week 2 2019 VSN Field Hockey Top 20:

 

 

2019 VSN FIELD HOCKEY TOP 20 – WEEK 2

1. GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 5-0

Last week: def. then-No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, 4-1; def. then-No. 19 South Carroll, 6-0; def. St. Catherine’s (VA), 4-2

This week: at No. 14 Maryvale Prep,Sept. 17; at Max Pre Tournament, Sept. 20

2. NOTRE DAME PREP BLAZERS

Last VSN Top 20 rank: #2

Record: 4-0

Last Week: def. then No. 4 McDonogh 1-0

This Week: at No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, 9/18; vs. Stone Ridge Sacred Heart, 9/21; vs. Germantown Academy (PA), 9/22

3. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 

Previous rank: #3

Record: 3-1-1

Last week: lost to No. 1 Garrison Forest School, 4-1; tied then-No. 8 Arundel, 2-2; def. then-No. 4 McDonogh School, 3-1

This Week: vs. No. 2 Notre Dame Prep, Sept. 18

4. LIBERTY 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 6-0

Last week: def. Mount de Sales Academy, 1-0; def. then-No. 18 South Carroll, 1-0

This week: at No. 20 Francis Scott Key, Sept. 19

5. ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #8

Record: 2-0-1

Last week: def. Broadneck, 5-2; tied No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, 2-2

This week: at No. 17 Glenelg, Sept. 17; at Max Pre Tournament, Sept. 21

6. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 4-0

Last week: def. then-No. 6 South River, 3-2

This week: vs. Howard, Sept. 17; vs. Southern, Sept. 20

7. MCDONOGH SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 2-3

Last week: lost to No. 2 Notre Dame Prep, 1-0; lost to Episcopal Academy (PA), 5-1; lost to No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, 3-1

This week: vs. Westminster, Sept. 19

8. SOUTH RIVER 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 2-2

Last week: lost to then-No. 9 Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 3-2; def. Good Counsel, 1-0

This Week: vs. No. 19 River Hill, Sept. 17

9. DULANEY 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 4-1

Last week: def. then-No. 12 C. Milton Wright, 2-0; def. No. 16 Manchester Valley, 4-0

This week: at Perry Hall, Sept. 17

10. ST. MARY’S 

Previous rank: #14

Record: 5-0

Last week: def. Severn School, 2-1; def. then-No. 13 Maryvale Prep, 1-0; def. Southern, 5-0

This week: at Glenelg Country School, Sept. 19

11. SEVERNA PARK

Previous rank: #7

Record: 2-2

Last week: def. Old Mill, 5-0

This week: at Mount Hebron, Sept. 17; at No. 15 Broadneck, Sept. 19

12. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 2-1

Last week: def. Perry Hall, 5-0; def. No. 13 Maryvale Prep, 2-0

This week: vs. Towson, Sept. 19

13. MARYVALE PREP

Previous rank: #13

Record: 3-3

Last Week: lost to then-No. 14, St. Mary’s, 2-1; lost to No. 12 Hereford, 2-0

This week: vs. No. 1 Garrison Forest School, Sept.

14. BROADNECK

Previous rank: #15

Record: 1-2

Last week: lost to then-No. 8 Arundel, 5-2

This week: at Marriotts Ridge, Sept. 17; vs. No. 10 Severna Park, Sept. 19

15. MANCHESTER VALLEY 

Previous rank: #16

Record: 2-1

Last week: def. Tuscarora; lost to then-No. 10 Dulaney, 4-0

This week: at No. 18 South Carroll, Sept. 18

16. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #12

Record: 1-2

Last week: def. Rising Sun, 1-0; lost to then-No. 10 Dulaney, 2-0; lost to Bel Air, 3-2

This week: vs. Century, Sept. 18

17. GLENELG 

Previous rank: #17

Record: 0-1

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. No. 5 Arundel, Sept. 17; vs. No. 19 River Hill, Sept. 19; vs. Marriotts Ridge, Sept. 20

18. SOUTH CARROLL

Previous rank: #19

Record: 2-3

Last week: lost to No. 1 Garrison Forest School, 6-0; lost to then-No. 5 Liberty, 1-0

This week: vs. No. 15 Manchester Valley, Sept. 18

19. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #20

Record: 3-1

Last week: def. Howard, 3-1

This week: at No. 8 South River, Sept. 17; at No. 17 Glenelg, Sept. 19

20. FRANCIS SCOTT KEY

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 3-0

Last week: def. Linganore, 6-0

This week: vs. No. 4 Liberty, Sept. 19