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Oct. 18, 2016 — Top 10 for the week of Oct. 16

This week, there are a couple of interesting games on tap, starting with yesterday’s rescheduled match between Norfolk (Va.) Academy and Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.). There’s also going to be a great match this Saturday as Ocean City (N.J.) travels to meet Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.).

But those two are regular-season matchups. The other one of interest is not a sure thing, because it will take a couple of wins in order for the match to take place. If both Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) and Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) are able to win their Lancaster-Lebanon League semifinal matches tonight, these two sides will meet on Thursday evening at Lancaster Conestoga Valley (Pa.) in an absolutely titanic matchup. And, like the Eastern-Episcopal Academy game two years ago, it may not only be the single key game to the entire season, but it may offer a glimpse into the future of the U.S. national team. Yep, there is that kind of starpower on offer. But neither of this evening’s games — Donegal against Manheim (Pa.) Township and Penn Manor against Lititz Warwick (Pa.) — is a “gimme.”

Our RightToRightIsRight.com No. 11 Team of the Week is the University of Connecticut. The Huskies are the last undefeated team in NCAA Division I, but will have an interesting road to Selection Sunday. They play all but one of their last six games (assuming they aren’t knocked out of the Big East final) on the road.

1. Emmaus (Pa.) 19-0

Hornets face Easton (Pa.) this afternoon in East Penn Conference playoffs

2. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 19-0

Indians face Manheim (Pa.) Township in Lancaster-Lebanon semifinals

3. San Diego Serra (Calif.) 19-0

Conquistadors dispatched San Jose Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 6-1 on Saturday

4. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 19-0

Comets have Lititz Warwick (Pa.) in Lancaster Lebanon semifinals

5.Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 13-0

Patriots were to play undefeated Norfolk (Va.) Academy yesterday

6. Watertown (Mass.) 14-0

The Raiders gave up their first goal of the season last week to Belmont (Mass.)

7. Oley (Pa.) Valley 18-0

Lynx drew West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) in Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals

8. Fairfax (Va.) 16-0

Beat Falls Church George Mason (Va.) 6-0 to close out regular season; conference playoffs await

9. Malvern Villa Maria (Pa.) 14-1

Played Flourtown Mount St. Joseph Academy yesterday

10. Norfolk (Va.) Academy 12-0

Bulldogs were to play Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) yesterday afternoon on the year-old campus turf pitch

11. University of Connecticut 15-0

Anna Mittendorf leads a defense that has yielded a shot percentage of 14.4 percent

Who’s out: Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) 4-3 loss to Malvern Villa Maria (Pa.); North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 3-2 loss to Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)

And bear in mind: Los Gatos (Calif.) 10-0, Westport Staples (Conn.) 10-0-2, Darien (Conn.) 10-1-2, Delmar (Del.) 10-0, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 19-3-1, Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 18-5, Glenelg (Md.) 13-0, Severn Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 15-3, St. Louis St. Joseph’s Academy (Mo.) 17-2-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 13-1, Ocean City (N.J.) 14-1, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 13-2, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 13-2, Moorestown (N.J.) 13-1, Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.) 13-2, Medford Lakes Shawnee (N.J.) 12-2, East Setauket Ward Melville (N.Y.) 15-0, Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 12-0-2, Charlotte (N.C.) Latin 13-0-1, Chapel Hill (N.C.) 12-1, Cincinnati Ursuline (Ohio) 9-3-2, Gahanna Columbus Academy (Ohio) 15-0-1, Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) 17-1, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.) 17-1, Palmyra (Pa.) 16-2, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 13-3, Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.) 10-2-1, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 9-2

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