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Nov. 10, 2015 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 8

This past week, both in scholastic and collegiate field hockey, could be re-titled “Overtime Week,” because of the number of dramatic knockout games that required extra time or tiebreakers to determine a victor. There is sure to be more of that this coming week, as more state tournaments are completed.

This week, for example, four of the six states with the largest number of field hockey teams — Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and New York — crown champions. And with New Jersey having a Tournament of Champions, only one of our Top 10 — No. 4 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) — will see its season end this week if it wins out.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is the University of British Columbia, winners of the Canada Interuniversity Sport championship held last weekend in Vancouver. Unlike the NCAA, the four teams in the CIS Final Four tournament play three round-robin games like in a World Cup.  And in this format’s  nightmare scenario, all four teams in the competition — British Columbia, Victoria, Guelph and Toronto — each finished with a win, a draw, and a loss against each other.

Tournament organizers had to refer to goal differential and the number of goals scored to select the teams to play in Sunday evening’s final, which pitted UBC and UVic against each other for the sixth time this season.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 22-0

Vikings have a meeting with Freehold (N.J.) Township before going for a 17th consecutive state championship on the weekend

2. Emmaus (Pa.) 23-0

Were pushed to within an inch of their lives twice in the last two weeks by Stroudsburg (Pa.); Hornets take on Fairview Village Methacton (Pa.) in PIAA Class AAA Tournament today

3. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 21-1

Takes on Summit Kent Place (N.J.) in NJSIAA Non-Public North final today

4. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 21-0

To take on Brighton (N.Y.) this Saturday evening in the NYSPHSAA Class B semifinals

5. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 20-0

Finishes out regular season with Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.), which gave the Churchwomen a tough game last time out

6. Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) 22-0

The U take on Hershey (Pa.) in the PIAA Class AAA tournament

7. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 23-0

The Indians take on Merion (Pa.) Mercy today in the PIAA Class AA tournament

8. Watertown (Mass.) 18-0

Raiders to face Weston (Mass.) tomorrow morning in MIAA Division II North tournament

9. Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 17-0

Comets have Manheim (Pa.) Central in the PIAA Class AA tournament

10. Stroudsburg (Pa.) 21-3

The Mounties’ three losses this season: two overtime losses to Emmaus, one regulation loss to Crestwood. They will be a tough out for any team in their half of the PIAA Class AAA Tournament

11. University of British Columbia 6-4-2

Won CIS title with a 3-2 overtime victory over the University of Victoria in the British Columbia derby

Who’s out: Rumson-Fair Haven, 1-0 loss to Wall (N.J.) Township

And bear in mind: San Diego Serra (Calif.) 21-1, San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 21-2, San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 20-2, Los Gatos (Calif.) 15-0, Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 17-0-1, Lakeville Hotchkiss School (Conn.) 11-0-1, Glastonbury (Conn.) 14-0-1, Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 15-0, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 24-5, Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 22-6-1, York (Maine) 17-0, Skowhegan (Maine) Area 15-2, Pittsfield Maine Central Institute (Maine) 14-4, Severn Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 18-0-1, Acton-Boxborough (Mass.) 19-0, Ann Arbor Pioneer (Mich.) 16-2, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 21-4-3, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 21-2-2, Hampton Winnacunnett (N.H.) 15-1-1, Lebanon (N.H.) 16-1, Berlin (N.H.) 18-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 22-1, Charlotte (N.C.) Latin 14-3, Worthington Thomas Worthington (Ohio) 19-0-1, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 23-1; Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 18-3-1; Palmyra (Pa.) 22-2, North Kingstown (R.I.) 14-6-1, Cumberland (R.I.) 19-0, Houston Kincaid School (Tex.) 18-5-2, Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 21-1, Brandon Otter Valley Union (Vt.) 10-2-3, Westminster Bellows Falls Union (Vt.) 13-2-2, South Burlington (Vt.) 13-3-1, Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 21-1, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 19-2, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 19-2, Chantilly Westfield (Va.) 20-2, Gloucester (Va.) 21-0, Norfolk (Va.) Academy 15-3-1, Hartland Arrowhead (Wisc.) 


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