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May 2, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of Apr. 30

Welp, here we go again.

Five of last week’s Top 10 suffered losses last week, which only goes to now difficult it is to pick girls’ lacrosse matches this season as well as to how competitive teams are this season. A number of important regular seasons end this week including those in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM), where No. 1 McDonogh and No. 9 Notre Dame Prep play.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is the Illinois Institute of Technology, which finished tied for the top of the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) league table. However, since the school is only a provisional member of NCAA Division III, the Scarlet Hawks are ineligible for the postseason. But you know this is a team that bears watching, given its close proximity to Northwestern.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 17-0

Eagles have only Bel Air John Carroll (Md.) and Sykesville Century (Md.) before the IAAM Tournament begins

2. Ridgewood (N.J.) 11-0

Had a statement win Saturday against Moorestown (N.J.)

3. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 11-0

Panthers had a match against a good Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) team yesterday

4. Glenelg (Md.) 12-0

Gladiators finish this week with Columbia Atholton (Md.) and Fulton Reservoir (Md.)

5. East Setauket Ward Melville (N.Y.) 12-0

Patriots visit West Islip (N.Y.) today then host Lindenhurst (N.Y.) Thursday

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

Mustangs host Port Jefferson (N.Y.) tomorrow

7. San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 16-0

Athletic side likely to get top seed in CIF Open Division Tournament

8. Brighton (N.Y.) 8-0

Bested Pittsford (N.Y.) last week in an enormous result

9. Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 14-2

Blazers acquitted themselves well but couldn’t retain enough possession to beat McDonogh

10. Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 17-1

Saints have three ISL opponents before traveling to Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.) on Saturday

11. Illinois Tech 15-2

The Hawks were an outstanding 9-0 on the road this season

Who’s out: Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 10-9 loss to Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.); Moorestown (N.J.) 11-1 loss to Ridgewood (N.J.); Franklin (Mass.) 14-4 loss to Hingham Notre Dame (Mass.)

And bear in mind: Darien (Conn.) 7-2, Orlando Bishop Moore (Fla.) 20-4, Milton (Ga.) 14-4, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 9-3, Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) 10-2, Newfield Middle Country (N.Y.) 9-1, Garden City (N.Y.) 13-1, Apex (N.C.) 15-0, Massilon Jackson (Ohio) 13-0, Radnor Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) 10-0, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.) 14-1, Wilson West Lawn (Pa.) 13-1, Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 13-5

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