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March 29, 2016 — Top 10 for the week of March 27

Well, here we are.

It’s the inaugural weekly Top 10 for girls’ high school lacrosse, a weekly back-of-the-envelope list of which teams are playing the best on an updated basis. It reflects games played through earlier March 27th, meaning that you will have occasional games (like yesterday’s intersectional between No. 4 Agnes Irwin and No. 8 Bishop Ireton) that won’t be reflected until next week.

This list isn’t done by computer, but in consultation with a nationwide network of journalists as well as through observations from key intersectional matchups, which are, thankfully, plentiful this season. We’ll update this weekly until the end of the scholastic season in June. And a more well-researched list will be published soon thereafter.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 3-0

After a sweep of their southern road trip, McDonogh starts its IAAM “A” Conference schedule with Annapolis St. Mary’s (Md.) tomorrow

2. Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 0-0

The Mustangs started yesterday with a game against Port Jefferson Station Comsewogue (N.Y.), and are building towards a confrontation in 3 1/2 weeks at Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.)

3. Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 3-0

Saints take on teams from four states in their next four matches up to and through their annual Spring Fling; Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.), Victor (N.Y.), San Francisco St. Ignatius (Calif.), and Olney Good Counsel (Md.)

4. Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.) 2-0

This week could very well set the tone for the defending PAISAA champions, with three games against suburban Washington opposition, before returning to league play with Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.)

5. Sykesville Century (Md.) 2-0

First big hurdle for Century is next week’s matchup against Manchester Valley (Md.); team scored 49 goals in its first two matches of the season

6. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 0-0

The defending NJSIAA Tournament of Champions winner is rewarded with three road games with Westfield (N.J.), Madison (N.J.), and an April 12th date at Summit (N.J.) in a rematch of the Tournament of Champions final

7. West Islip (N.Y.) 0-0

The Lions started their season off with Hauppage (N.Y.) yesterday, and continue on with Bohemia Connetquot (N.Y.), Manorport Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.), and East Setauket Ward Melville (N.Y.) in a four-game in four-day stretch

8. Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 4-0

The Cardinals took on Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.) yesterday before a matchup with  Brighton (N.Y.) today

9. Westwood (Mass.) 0-0

The Wolverines are building towards an April 21st confrontation with Longmeadow (Mass.)

10. Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.) 3-0

Hebron will take on McDonogh this Saturday at noon in what should be an awesome matchup

Who’s out: Manchester Valley (Md.) 7-6 loss to Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.)

And bear in mind: Novato (Calif.) 5-0, Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 3-0, Darien (Conn.) 0-0, Orlando Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 12-1, Milton (Ga.) 6-1, Olney Good Counsel (Md.) 1-0, Manchester Valley (Md.) 2-1, Baltimore Roland Park (Md.) 2-0, Severna Park (Md.) 3-0, Longmeadow (Mass.) 0-0, Harvard Bromfield Academy (Mass.) 0-0, Summit (N.J.) 0-0, Manhasset (N.Y.) 0-0, Garden City (N.Y.) 0-0, Shrub Oak Lakeland/Cortland Manor Walter Panas (N.Y.) 0-0


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