Severna Park leapfrogs Chesapeake-AA for No. 2; No. 12 McDonogh returns for good; South Carroll debuts at No. 20


No. 1 since day one, the Bo Manor softball team, which will begin its quest for another Class 1A state title on Moday, improved 18-0 this week and remains No. 1 in the VSN Softball Top 20 for Week 7.

Severna Park moved up one place to No. 2, as it handed Chesapeake-AA, the previous No. 2, it’s first loss of the season in the Anne Arundel County championship game. The Cougars remain in the Top 5 at No. 3. Sparrows Point, fresh off a win over then No. 5 Lansdowne in the Baltimore County championship game, has climbed from No. 6 to No. 4, while C. Milton Wright slid back one spot to No. 5.

McDonogh School, which has bounced in and out of the Top 20 season, put it all together in its run to the IAAM A Conference championship this week, defeating then No. 18 John Carroll in the semifinals and then No. 14 Archbishop Spalding in the championship game. The Eagles have returned to the poll at No. 12.

South Carroll is the other new comer in this week’s poll as the Cavaliers share the No. 20 ranking with Chaplegate Christian, which completed an undefeated season (13-0) by winning the IAAM B Conference crown. The Yellow Jackets join top-ranked Bo Manor as the only remaining undefeated teams in the Top 20.

Pictured above: Bo Manor sophomore ace Maggie Penta has her Eagles undefeated and pointed towards another 1A state title.

Here is the complete Week 7 VSN Softball Top 20:

VSN SOFTBALL TOP 20 – WEEK 7

1. BO MANOR EAGLES


Previous rank:
#1

Current record: 18-0

Last week: def. William Penn (DE), 11-1

On deck: vs. Colonel Richardson, 5/14

2. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS


Previous rank:
#3

Current record: 18-2

Last week: def. Northern-Calvert, 3-2; def. then No. 2 Chesapeake-AA, 3-1, Anne Arundel County Championship

On deck: vs. Arundel, 5/14

3. CHESAPEAKE-AA COUGARS

Previous rank: #2

Current record: 19-1

Last week: lost to then No. 3 Severna Park, 3-1, Anne Arundel County Championship

On deck: vs. Stephen Decatur, 5/14

4. SPARROWS POINT POINTERS

Previous rank: #6

Current record: 16-2

Last week: def. Edgewood, 3-2; def. then No. 5 Lansdowne, 3-0, Baltimore County Championship

On deck: vs. Carver A&T, 5/14

5. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

Previous rank: #4

Current record: 13-4

Last week: lost to then No. 7 Perryville, 1-0; def. then No. 7 Perryville, 5-3; def. Bel Air, 4-3

On deck: at Dundalk, 5/14

6. PERRYVILLE PANTHERS


Previous rank:
#7

Current record: 14-4

Last week: def. then No. 4 C. Milton Wright, 1-0; lost to then N. 4 C. Milton Wright, 4-3; def. Havre de Grace, 3-2

On deck: vs. Patterson Mill, 5/14

7. LANSDOWNE VIKINGS


Previous rank:
#5

Current record: 13-2

Last week: lost to then No. 6 Sparrows Point, 3-0, Baltimore County Championship Game3

On deck: vs. Milford Mill, 5/14

8. MARRIOTTS RIDGE MUSTANGS

Previous rank: #8

Current record: 15-3

Last week: def. Mount Hebron, 12-3

On deck: vs. Hammond, 5/14

9. HOWARD LIONS

Previous Rank: #9

Current record: 15-3

Last week: def. Oakland Mills, 18-0

On deck: vs. Dulaney, 5/14

10. CATONSVILLE COMETS

Previous rank: #10

Current record: 13-4

Last week: Did not play

On deck: vs. Western, 5/14

11. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Previous rank: #12

Current record: 14-4

Last week: def. Broadneck, 6-4

On deck: vs. Leonardtown, 5/14

12. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Previous rank: Not ranked

Current record: 12-5

Last week: def. then No. 18 John Carroll, 6-5, IAAM A Semifinals; def. then No. 14 Archbishop Spalding, 1-0, IAAM A Championship, 5/12

On deck: Season complete

13. CENTURY KNIGHTS

Previous rank: #15

Current record: 13-4

Last week: def. Franklin, 16-0

On deck: vs. Winters Mill, 5/14

14. EASTERN TECH MAVERICKS


Previous rank:
#13

Current record: 10-3

Last week: Did not play

On deck: vs. Hereford/Edmondson winner, 5/16

15. RESERVOIR GATORS

Previous rank: #11

Current record: 14-6

Last week: Did not play

On deck: vs. Long Reach, 5/14

16. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING CAVALIERS


Previous rank:
#14

Current record: 10-5

Last week: def. Mount de Sales, IAAM A Semifinals; lost then unranked McDonogh, 1-0, IAAM A Championship

On deck: Season complete

17. GLEN BURNIE GOPHERS

Previous rank: Not ranked

Current record: 12-7

Last week: Did not play

On deck: vs. No. 19 North County, 5/14

18. RISING SUN TIGERS

Previous rank: #17

Current record: 7-6

Last week: Did not play

On deck: vs. North East, 5/14

19. NORTH COUNTY KNIGHTS


Previous rank:
#20

Current record: 11-6

Last week: def. Meade, 11-0

On deck: at No. 16 Glen Burnie, 5/14

20t. CHAPELGATE CHRISTIAN YELLOW JACKETS

Previous rank: #19

Current record: 13-0

Last week: def. Mercy, 3-0, IAAM B Quarterfinals; def. Notre Dame Prep, 5-4, IAAM B Semifinals; def. St. Paul’s School for Girls, 5-4; IAAM B Championship

On deck: Season complete

20t. SOUTH CARROLL CAVALIERS

Previous rank: Not ranked

Current record: 12-6

Last week: def. Tuscarora, 6-0; def. Westminster, 6-0

On deck: vs. Oakdale, 5/14