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Sept. 22, 2015 — Top 10 for the week of Sept. 20

This past week, we saw yet another major challenge for a No. 1 team on this site’s Top 10. And, as happened so many other times over the last decade and a half, the team at the top is able to hold off its rival. Such is what happened with Eastern’s 3-1 win over Oak Knoll which could very well have been different with a couple of more cleanly-handled passes on both sides. I have the feeling these teams may see each other again, but there may be an interloper or two in the Tournament of Champions.

This week’s RightToRightIsRight.com No. 11 Team of the Week is Enfield (Conn.), which contested its final town derby match against Enfield Enrico Fermi (Conn.) last week, winning 3-0. The two school districts, representing the town of 44,000 about 10 miles north of the state capital of Hartford, are scheduled to merge next year.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 4-0

In the big games, in pressure situations, the Vikings got it done again, beating Oak Knoll 3-1

2. Emmaus (Pa.) 6-0

Conceded their first goal of the season in a 5-1 win over Allentown Parkland (Pa.)

3. Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 5-0

FC next plays tomorrow against head coach Beanie Schleicher’s former team, Norfolk Maury (Va.)

4. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 4-1

Oak Knoll’s best days are ahead of them; if not in November, then for the next couple of seasons with that core group of sophomores

5. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 5-0

Will have a showdown on Thursday against Wilmington Tower Hill (Del.)

6. Palmyra (Pa.) 6-0

The Cougars travel to Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) this evening for the first of two matches during the regular season

7. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 7-0

Lakeland will travel to Wilton (Conn.) for a Saturday showdown

8. Watertown (Mass.) 4-0

With their unbeaten, winning, and shutout streaks intact, the Raiders travel to Stoneham today

9. Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) 5-0

Erin Matson, one of the nation’s leading goal-scorers as a sophomore, has made an early verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina

10. Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 6-0

Got important wins over Stroudsburg (Pa.) and Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) last week

11. Enfield (Conn.) 3-0

Doesn’t get any easier as Enfield has to play Granby (Conn.) Memorial this Thursday

And bear in mind: San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 7-0, Los Gatos (Calif.) 2-0, Wilton (Conn.) 2-0, Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 2-0, Severn Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 5-0-1, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 9-0-1, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 7-0-2, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.) 4-0, Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School 7-0, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 6-0, Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 7-0, Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 8-0

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