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Oct. 16, 2012 — Top 10 for the week of Oct. 14

Today’s Game of the Day
San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) at San Diego Canyon Crest Academy (Calif.)
Canyon Crest Academy is a magnet school that is only eight years old, but its field hockey team is suddenly on a tear in the Palomar League and in the rest of its competition, having scored 55 goals this year and conceding just one. This match could determine the top seed in the CIF San Diego Section II Tournament.


Daily Statwatch: Chasing History
MOST GOALS, CAREER
180 Lexi Smith
174 Sharon Landau
171 Kelsey Mitchell
171 Tracey Fuchs
160 Kim Miller
159 Carla Tagliente
158 Allison Evans
155 Kelly Fitzpatrick

MOST ASSISTS, CAREER
135 Chantae Miller (six-year total)
129 Kate Barber
124 Kelsey Smither
117 Chantae Miller (four-year total)
108 Alyssa Parker

GOALKEEPER SHUTOUTS
75 Alana Barry
67 Haley Exner
66 Christine Buckley
64 Katelyn Arnold
63 Kim Kastuk
61 Joy Sweeney
61 Elizabeth Johnson

GAMES UNDEFEATED
153 Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
106 Oklahoma City Casady School (Okla.)
93 Walpole (Mass.)
92 Darien (Conn.)
87 Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.)
87 Marathon (N.Y.)
87 San Diego Serra (Calif.)
86 North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.)
83 Watertown (Mass.)
77 Watertown (Mass.)


For the second straight week, most of the action in the Top 10 is at the bottom, with a pair of Hornets making their way into the survey — Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) and Emmaus (Pa.).

But the top of the survey is rock-solid, but for how long? Voorhees Eastern (N.J.), again with one of the nation’s toughest schedules, will have to take on four championship-level teams — Medford Lakes Shawnee (N.J.), Moorestown (N.J.), Cherry Hill Camden Catholic (N.J.), and Ocean City (N.J.) to close out the season.

Our RightToRightIsRight.com No. 11 Team of the Week is St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Huskies won the Atlantic University Women’s League for the second year in a row, but not without a major scare in the semifinals where it had to win a 2-1 shootout after a 0-0 draw with Dalhousie. In the final, St. Mary’s beat the University of Prince Edward Island 1-0. SMU now goes to the Ontario University Athletics championship for a berth in the Canada Interuniversity Sport championship later this fall.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 15-0

Followed a 7-1 win over Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) with a 3-0 win over Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) less than a day later

2. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 13-0

Ryan McCarthy’s goal 17 seconds into overtime gave Royals a 2-1 win over Medford Lakes Shawnee (N.J.) last Saturday. It’s the third-fastest overtime goal ever scored

3. Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 13-0

Sent a message to the rest of the region with a 6-0 victory over Suffolk Lakeland (Va.)

4. Skowhegan (Maine) 13-0

Plays Augusta Cony (Maine) in the East Class A quarterfinals

5. Wilton (Conn.) 11-0

Edged New Canaan (Conn.) with a 55th-minute goal from Valentina Tudisco

6. Watertown (Mass.) 13-0

Current unbeaten streak is the ninth-longest in Federation history

7. Yorktown Tabb (Va.) 15-0

Maddie Landers’ brace helped Tigers to a 4-0 win over Richmond (Va.) Collegiate

8. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 12-0

Hornets out for revenge this Saturday at Darien (Conn.)

9. Emmaus (Pa.) 17-1

After losing to Bethlehem Liberty (Pa.) earlier this season, the Hornets have rebounded nicely and will go for another District 11-AAA title in the next fortnight

10. San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 12-0

Won an intersectional game with San Jose Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 1-0 on Saturday

11. St. Mary’s University 12-0-2

Rachel Reynolds, Mandy Avery, and Paige Johnson have led the SMU offense

Who’s out: Columbus Bishop Watterson (Ohio) 1-0 loss to Gahanna Columbus Academy (Ohio); Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 7-1 loss to Voorhees Eastern (N.J.), Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 1-0 loss to Villanova Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.)

And bear in mind: Lakeville Hotchkiss School (Conn.) 7-0, Darien (Conn.) 11-1, Greenwich (Conn.) Academy 11-1, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 24-1-1, Severna Park (Md.) 9-2, Edgewater South River (Md.) 10-1-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 13-1, Farmingville Sachem East (N.Y.) 11-0, Garden City (N.Y.) 11-0, Greene (N.Y.) Central 13-0, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 14-1, Radnor Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.) 14-1, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 17-2, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 16-1-1, Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 14-1, Wilkes-Barre Holy Redeemer (Pa.) 12-1, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 10-4-1, Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.) 13-3-2, Suffolk Lakeland (Va.) 14-1

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