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Oct. 13, 2015 — Top 10 for the week of Oct. 11

Last week could have been retitled “Show Me Week.” A number of rivalry games and interconference matches dotted the schedule, including the annual visitation of Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) and Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) to Voorhees Eastern (N.J.), and Louisville Assumption (Ky.) sweeping matches against St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) and St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.)

There was a result, however, that leaves one area of the nation in a conundrum. Thursday’s 3-2 overtime win on the part of Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) over last week’s No. 3, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.), raises one the question of which is the best team in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Although Cox beat First Colonial, the Hornets also lost to Norfolk (Va.) Academy this season. Norfolk Academy, in turn, beat Yorktown Tabb (Va.), which beat Richmond Collegiate (Va.), which lost to Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.), which plays First Colonial on Saturday. Yeah, it’s a lot of woolgathering which may not yield a clear top team even after the season ends.

This week’s No. 11 Team of the Week is St. Anselm College, located in Goffstown, N.H. The Hawks have not had the most positive history; since 2001, they have never finished a season with a .500 record or better, never played in a postseason match, and only played games in November during the two seasons when the NCAA Division II tournament was an all-sports showcase. But this year, the program has turned a corner under head coach Carolyn Robitaille, winning nine of its first 10 matches. The team fell at Adelphi last weekend 2-0, but that shouldn’t dampen the enthusiasm within the team for its hard work and dedication.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 12-0

Swept games against Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) and Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) over the weekend

2. Emmaus (Pa.) 15-0

An interesting test looms on Thursday at Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.)

3. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 12-1

Will take on Summit Kent Place (N.J.) next Saturday evening in the final of the Union County Tournament

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

After a 3-0 win against Mamaroneck (N.Y.), the Hornets will host Darien (Conn.) on Saturday afternoon

5. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 16-0

Churchwomen will travel to Glen Mills Garnet Valley (Pa.) tomorrow before hosting Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)

6. Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) 12-0

Indians were to play against Downingtown (Pa.) East yesterday in a tilt which could influence the No. 1 seed in the District 1 Class AAA tournament

7. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 16-0

Indians have scored a whopping 143 goals thus far this season, with freshman Mackenzie Allessie leading the way with 37

8. Watertown (Mass.) 12-0

Watertown got by Belmont (Mass.) 3-0; the team could make history in the next fortnight as it attempts to surpass the all-time undefeated streak of 153 matches

9. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 15-0

Comets were to meet Landisville Hempfield (Pa.) last night, a tough game this late in the season

10. Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 12-0

Earned what could be a telling win at Allentown Whitehall (Pa.), the site of the PIAA finals

11. St. Anselm 9-2

Emma Kincaid and Colleen Sears lead the Hawks with six goals each

Who’s out: Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 3-2 OT loss to Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox

And bear in mind: San Diego Serra (Calif.) 14-1, San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 10-2, Los Gatos (Calif.) 8-0, Darien (Conn.) 9-0, Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 8-0, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 17-1, Severn Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 10-0-1, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 16-3-3, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 17-1-2, Sewell Washington Township (N.J.) 10-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 11-1, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.) 10-0, Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School 11-0, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 14-1-1; Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 14-0, Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 11-0, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 11-1, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 12-1, Chantilly Westfield (Va.) 11-2, Norfolk (Va.) Academy 8-3


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