Century, Mount de Sales and North County all gain a place in the Top 20 rankings


There was a major shakeup at the top of the VSN Field Hockey Top 20 this week as then No. 1 Garrison Forest dropped its second game of the year and its first to a local team, when the Grizzlies were knocked off by league rival McDonogh, 2-0.

Garrison’s loss was the gain of Archbishop Spalding and Liberty. Spalding went 4-0 last week to move from No. 2 to No. 1, while Liberty improved to 10-0 with a pair of wins, including one over McDonogh shortly after the Eagles’ victory over Garrison Forest, to climb two spots to No. 2.

Garrison fell back to No. 3. The remainder of the Top 5 includes No. 4 Arundel and No. 5 Notre Dame Prep. The Wildcats moved above the Blazers with a 2-1 head-to-head win. Also making big upward moves this week are No. 7 Dulaney, No. 8 Hereford and No. 9 Severna Park.

Entering the rankings in Week 4 are No. 17 Century, No. 18 Mount de Sales and No. 20 North County.

Here is the complete 2019 Week 4 VSN Field Hockey Top 20:

2019 VSN FIELD HOCKEY TOP 20 – WEEK 4

1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 9-2-1

Last week: def. Good Counsel, 6-0; def. No. 6 Chesapeake-AA, 2-0; def. then No. 17 Maryvale Prep, 3-0; def. Stone Ridge of Sacred Heart, 2-1

This week: vs. Patuxent, Oct 2; at No. 20 Mount de Sales

2. LIBERTY 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 10-0

Last week: def. Winters Mill, 4-0; def. then No. 7 McDonogh, 2-1

This week: at Westminster, Oct. 3; vs. St. Charles, Oct. 7

3. GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 10-2

Last week: def. then No. 3 Notre Dame Prep, 2-1; lost to then No. 7 McDonogh, 2-0; def. North Harford, 6-0

This week: vs. Bel Air, Oct. 7

4. ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #5

Record: 7-1-2

Last week: def. then No. 6 Chesapeake-AA, 2-0; lost to then No. 11 Severna Park, 2-0; def. then No. 3 Notre Dame Prep, 2-1

This week: at Old Mill, Oct. 3; vs. No. 20 North County, Oct. 7

5. NOTRE DAME PREP 

Previous rank: #3

Record: 6-4-1

Last week: def. Caravel Academy (DE), 3-0; lost to Norfolk Academy (VA), 3-2; lost to then No. 5 Arundel, 2-1

This week: at No. 6 McDonogh, Oct. 4

6. MCDONOGH SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 5-4

Last week: def. then No. 17 Maryvale Prep, 3-2; def. then No. 1 Garrison Forest, 2-0; lost to No. 4 Liberty, 2-1

This week: vs. No. 5 Notre Dame Prep, Oct. 4; vs. No. 13 South River, Oct. 7

7. DULANEY 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 8-1

Last week: def. Towson, 5-1; def. Catonsville, 8-0

This week: at No. 8 Hereford, Oct. 2; at No. 17 Century, Oct. 7

8. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 7-1

Last week: def. Catonsville, 4-0; def. North Harford, 2-1; def. Franklin, 4-2

This week: at No. 7 Dulaney, Oct. 2; vs. Perry Hall, Oct. 7

9. SEVERNA PARK

Previous rank: #11

Record: 6-3

Last week: def. then No. 5 Arundel, 2-0; def. then No. 6 Chesapeake-AA, 2-0

This week: vs. No. 13 South River, Oct. 3; vs. Southern-AA, Oct. 7

10. ST. MARY’S 

Previous rank: #12

Record: 7-1

Last week: def. St. Paul’s School for Girls, 4-0

This week: at No. 15 John Carroll, Oct. 2

11. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 7-3

Last week: lost to then No. 5 Arundel, 2-0; lost to then No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 2-0; def. Annapolis, 1-0; lost to then No. 11 Severna Park, 2-0

This week: vs. No. 12 Broadneck, Oct. 3

12. BROADNECK

Previous rank: #14

Record: 5-3

Last week: def. then No. 8 South River, 3-2; def. Annapolis, 6-2

This week: at No. 11 Chesapeake-AA, Oct. 3; vs. Old Mill, Oct. 7

13. SOUTH RIVER 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 6-4

Last week: lost to then No. 14 Broadneck, 3-2; def. Westfield (VA), 4-0; def. Southern, 9-1

This Week: at No. 9 Severna Park, Oct. 3; at No. 6 McDonogh, Oct. 7

14. SEVERN SCHOOL

Previous rank: #13

Record: 6-2

Last week: lost to River Hill, 3-2; def. Good Counsel, 3-1

This week: vs. No. 18 Mount de Sales, Oct. 2; vs. Indian Creek, Oct. 5

15. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL

Previous rank: #16

Record: 6-2

Last week: lost to Bryn Mawr, 2-0; def. Harford Tech, 11-0

This week: vs. No. 10 St. Mary’s, Oct. 2; at Perryville, Oct. 4

16. SOUTH CARROLL

Previous rank: #19

Record: 6-3

Last week: def. Winters Mill, 3-0; def. then No. 18 Fallston, 2-0

This week: at No. 17 Century, Oct. 3; vs. Francis Scott Key, Oct. 7

17. CENTURY

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-2

Last week: def. then No. 15 Manchester Valley, 1-0; def. Westminster, 2-1

This week: vs. No. 16 South Carroll, Oct. 3; vs. No. 7 Dulaney, Oct. 7

18. MOUNT DE SALES

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 7-3

Last week: def. Roland Park Country, 4-1

This week: at No. 14 Severn, Oct. 2; vs. No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 4

19. FALLSTON

Previous rank: #18

Record: 7-3

Last week: lost to North Harford, 4-1; lost to No. 19 South Carroll, 2-0; def. C. Milton Wright, 2-1

This week: vs. Manchester Valley, Oct. 7

20. NORTH COUNTY

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 5-1

Last week: def. Hammond, 5-0; def. Glen Burnie, 10-0

This week: vs. Northeast-AA, Oct. 3; at No. 4 Arundel, Oct. 7