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Sept. 29, 2015 — Top 10 for the week of Sept. 27

As we pretty much expected, the Top 10 has held pretty stable, though we did have team lose two games this past week, but to a pair of equally outstanding programs. As a result, there are some very good and accomplished teams bubbling up in the “Bear In Mind,” especially from Pennsylvania. Don’t be surprised to see major moves in the next few weeks as in-season invitational and county tournaments get under way.

This week’s No. 11 Team of the Week is William Smith College, which is a strong No. 5 in the Division III coaches’ poll, having won its first eight games. Hannah Wood, a sophomore, leads the team with 13 goals. Hall of Fame head coach Sally Scatton is just two wins away from 400 in her career with William Smith.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 6-0

Last Saturday’s game with Washington Warren Hills (N.J.) was postponed because of a death in the Warren Hills school community; the Vikings took on Cherry Hill Camden Catholic (N.J.) yesterday before starting their second go-round in the Olympic Conference

2. Emmaus (Pa.) 9-0

Hornets have won their last three games by a count of 37-0; they entertain Pottstown Owen J. Roberts (Pa.) on Saturday

3. Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 8-0

Patriots swept play at a tournament in Virginia Beach last weekend; Haley Schleicher leads the country in both goals and assists

4. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 7-1

The Royals have won their last three games by a combined score of 24-0; they play North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) this afternoon

5. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 7-0

Beat Wilmington Tower Hill (Del.) 5-3 last week; Churchwomen take on Philadelphia Penn Charter (Pa.) today and Bryn Mawr Baldwin School (Pa.) tomorrow

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

Impressive 4-0 win over Wilton (Conn.) last Saturday

7. Watertown (Mass.) 7-0

Raiders had their shutout streak stopped at 30 games, but the wins continue; 84 straight

8. Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) 7-0

Held on to beat Holland Council Rock South (Pa.) 3-2 last Thursday; team travels to Royersford Spring-Ford (Pa.) on Saturday

9. Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 8-0

Beat Exeter Wyoming Area (Pa.) 8-1 last week

10. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 6-0

Penn Manor got a goal from a ninth-grader for a statement win against Palmyra (Pa.) in a rematch of last fall’s Class AAA championship match

11. William Smith College 8-0

Opened Liberty League play with a 5-1 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Who’s out: Palmyra (Pa.) 3-2 OT loss to Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) and 3-2 OT loss to Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.)

And bear in mind: San Diego Serra (Calif.) 11-1, San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 8-1, Los Gatos (Calif.) 4-0, Darien (Conn.) 4-0, Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 4-0, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 12-1, Severn Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 6-0-1, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 12-2-3, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 9-0-2, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.) 7-0, Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School 8-0, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 11-0, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 8-0-1; Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 8-0, Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 9-0


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