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Oct. 20, 2015 — Top 10 for the week of Oct. 18

There hasn’t been much movement this week because there is a bit of a lull in some schedules. But with the beginning of state tournaments in some places, and with county tournament season hitting a fever pitch in New Jersey, there will be excitement all over the Top 10 for the next few weeks.

This week’s No. 11 Team of the Week is Lewisburg (Pa.). Now, a bit of background: you normally don’t have a good college and a good high-school field hockey team located in the same municipality when it comes to many locations in Pennsylvania. As good as Penn State has been, for example, State College (Pa.) has never won a field hockey state title. And as good as Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.) has been the last few years, Villanova University has never been in the NCAA Tournament.

But Lewisburg, the location of Bucknell University, was able to pull off a big upset last week by beating Selinsgrove (Pa.) 1-0. It was the first time that the Green Dragons have beaten the Seals since 2004. It was also only the second time that Selinsgrove has lost a Heartland Athletic Conference Division I game since the league was formed in 2008. It must be said, however, that Lewisburg did fall 2-1 to No. 10 Crestwood last Saturday.

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

A minefield of games this week for the Vikings, including last night’s tilt with Sewell Washington Township (N.J.)

2. Emmaus (Pa.) 18-0

Hornets marching through conference tournament and looking to win 27th consecutive PIAA District 11 tournament title

3. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 15-1

Dispatched Summit Kent Place (N.J.) 4-0 to win Union County Tournament

4. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 16-0

Dana Bozek had a hat trick and Briana Muniz a brace in a 6-0 blanking of Darien (Conn.)

5. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 18-0

Churchwomen have Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.) this afternoon

6. Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) 16-0

Indians bested Collegeville Perkiomen Valley (Pa.) 6-1; West Chester (Pa.) East looms as a huge test today

7. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 19-0

Jessica Shellenberger’s team takes on Landisville Hempfield (Pa.) this evening in Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament

8. Watertown (Mass.) 14-0

Raiders were to play Wilmington (Mass.) to tie the all-time mark for consecutive games without a loss

9. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 18-0

Penn Manor has Lancaster Conestoga Valley (Pa.) in a Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament game this evening

10. Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 15-0

Impressive 6-1 win over Wilkes-Barre Holy Redeemer (Pa.) highlighted the week

11. Lewisburg (Pa.) 10-6

Cassie Sumfest’s penalty stroke was the difference for the Dragons against Selinsgrove

Who’s out: None

And bear in mind: San Diego Serra (Calif.) 15-1, San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 11-2, Los Gatos (Calif.) 10-0, Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 10-0, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 19-1, Oakland Messalonskee (Maine) 14-0, Severn Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 13-0-1, Acton-Boxborough (Mass.) 16-0, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 16-4-3, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 18-1-2, Sewell Washington Township (N.J.) 13-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 15-1, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.) 15-0, Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School 12-1, Charlotte Providence Day School (N.C.) 14-3, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 15-2-1; Palmyra (Pa.) 16-2, Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 17-0, Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 14-1, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 15-1, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 13-1, Chantilly Westfield (Va.) 14-2, Norfolk (Va.) Academy 8-3


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