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Apr. 25, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of Apr. 23

Well, there goes the neighborhood. Again.

A raft of interstate results and showdowns have once again shaken up the Top 10, and it’s getting to the point where the competition is so sophisticated and the difference between winning and losing is such a fine knife-edge that you may have a situation similar to a decade ago in college field hockey, where the No. 1 team could have as many as four losses by the end of the season.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is Naples Barron Collier (Fla.), a team which finally, after six years of trying, got past Vero Beach (Fla.) in the third round of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Tournament. Barron Collier fell behind 5-0 early, stormed back to take a lead at the interval, then took the air out of the ball once ahead 8-7, then scored a short-handed goal with under three minutes remaining.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 12-0

Eagles have an enormous contest on Thursday against Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.), but an equally troublesome opponent could be the promoted IAAM “B” champions from Glenelg (Md.) Country School

2. Ridgewood (N.J.) 10-0

Traveled to Long Island and beat a good Wantagh (N.Y.) side 13-6

3. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 9-0

Panthers had a statement win over Newfield Middle Country (N.Y.) and star midfielder Nikki Ortega

4. Glenelg (Md.) 10-0

Gladiators had a statement win over Marriottsville Marriotts Ridge (Md.) last Friday

5. East Setauket Ward Melville (N.Y.) 9-0

Undefeated Patriots draw once-beaten Northport (N.Y.) tomorrow

6. Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 14-1

Blazers handed Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) their first loss of the season; can they do the same against mighty McDonogh?

7. Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 6-1

Wildcats travel to Sayville this Thursday

8. Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 6-2

On a tear since an Opening Day loss to Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.)

9. Moorestown (N.J.) 8-1

Showed pluckiness and a lack of fear against Garden City (N.Y.) in a Gains for Brains victory

10. Franklin (Mass.) 8-0

Big win last Friday against an athletic Andover (Mass.) outfit

11. Naples Barron Collier (Fla.) 15-1

Jaclyn Berry led the Cougars with four goals in their defeat of Vero Beach

Who’s out: Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 11-8 loss to Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.); Garden City (N.Y.) 11-8 loss to Moorestown (N.J.); Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) 9-4 loss to Mount Sinai; Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 9-4 loss to Darien (Conn.)

And bear in mind: San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 15-0, Darien (Conn.) 6-2, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 17-1, Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 8-1, Manhasset (N.Y.) 5-3, Garden City (N.Y.) 11-1, Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) 9-0, Apex (N.C.) 12-0, Massilon Jackson (Ohio) 10-0, Wilson West Lawn (Pa.) 12-1, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.) 10-1, Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 11-5

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