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Sept. 26, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of Sept. 24

Despite a number of challenges last weekend, our Top 10 holds station for this week. But that all could change by the end of this week because of some more important early matches. I can’t remember a September with more potentially important games than this year.

Our honorary No. 11 team of the week is Amherst (Mass.) Regional. Despite having a pair of collegiate programs for role-modeling, the Hurricanes have not had much luck in the game of field hockey the last three years. But with a 3-0 win over Turners Falls Franklin Tech (Mass.), Amherst snapped a 39-game losing streak.

1. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 9-0

Donegal got by Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) in overtime, and plays the Falcon Invitational this weekend at Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.)

2. North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 9-0

West Essex outpointed Ocean City (N.J.) 5-2 over the weekend; the Essex County Tournament looms ahead

3. Mamaroneck (N.Y.) 6-0

The Tigers will have an interesting encounter with Scarsdale (N.Y.) before the Saturday showdown with Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)

4. San Diego Serra (Calif.) 13-0

Serra won its own invitational tournament with three more shutouts; the Conquistadors have conceded exactly one goal this season

5. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 9-0

Not to be outdone, Lakeland has shut out every opponent thus far whilst scoring 63 times

6. Emmaus (Pa.) 10-0

Also not to be outdone, Emmaus has shut out nine opponents and scored 93 goals, conceding just one

7. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 11-0

Outscored its opposition 83-3 headed into last night’s showdown with Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.)

8T. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 6-0-1

Jessica Maute and Kara Heck are leading the way on attack; the team is also using a pair of goalkeepers to try to keep opposing shot attempts at bay

8T. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 5-0-1

The Royals have nine seniors on the roster, and plenty of attacking talent; Gabby Andretta and Ali McCarthy, as younger sisters are wont to do, are playing sensational hockey

10. Norfolk (Va.) Academy (Va.) 8-0

The Bulldogs host Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) in what could be a bellweather game for the VISAA Division I tournament

11.  Amherst (Mass.) Regional 1-5

Rachel Kawall, Lindsey Campbell and Sora Green had the goals for the Hurricanes in the win over Franklin Tech

Who’s out: None.

And bear in mind: Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 6-1, Glastonbury (Conn.) 5-0, Delmar (Del.) 5-0, Christian Academy of Louisville (Ky.) 13-3-2, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 13-2, Wrentham King Philip Regional (Mass.) 6-0, Belmont (Mass.) 4-0, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 6-1, West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) 11-0, Oley (Pa.) Valley 10-1, Wilkes-Barre Holy Redeemer (Pa.) 5-0, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 8-0, Chantilly Westfield (Va.) 10-0


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