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Oct. 17, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of Oct. 15

After a week that saw Moorestown (N.J.) take down North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) and almost do the same to Voorhees Eastern (N.J.), there are going to be some of tremendous games in the next couple of days. West Essex will take on Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.), who is co-No. 6 along with Voorhees Eastern (N.J.), while No. 1 Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) takes on No. 5 Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.).

Also today, No. 4 Emmaus (Pa.) will take on a Stroudsburg (Pa.) team which has given the Hornets fits over the years. And tomorrow, San Diego Serra (Calif.) will take on San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.). This could be the week the rankings are shaken to their absolute core.

Our honorary No. 11 team of the week is The Lawrenceville (N.J.) School. This Mid-Atlantic Prep League team has a diverse schedule, one which has the occasional public schools from the capital region, its MAPL rivals, and has also played preparatory schools in Pennsylvania such as Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.). But last Wednesday, Lawrenceville might have earned its biggest victory in several years by beating a Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.) team which was only a couple of years removed from winning an NJSIAA state title.

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

To take on Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) this evening at Lititz Warwick (Pa.)

2. San Diego Serra (Calif.) 17-0

Anticipated intersectional game with San Francisco St. Ignatius (Calif.) was cancelled because of California wildfires; Conquistadors meet San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) tomorrow

3. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 14-0

Hornets finish off regular-season this weekend before embarking on playoff odyssey

4. Emmaus (Pa.) 19-0

Green Hornets take on a good Stroudsburg (Pa.) team in the East Penn Conference Tournament today

5. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 19-0

The Comets defense has let in exactly four goals all season

6T. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 16-0-1

Fell two goals adrift of Moorestown (N.J.) last weekend but came all the way back on a Kara Heck goal and three points from Olivia Perrone

6T. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 14-0-1

Has an enormous game today with North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.)

8. Norfolk (Va.) Academy (Va.) 15-0

Enjoyed an enormous road win Saturday against Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.)

9. Clifton Park Shenendehowa (N.Y) 15-0

Earned top seed in the NYSPHSAA Section II Class A tournament; needed overtime to get by Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (N.Y.) this past week

10. Oley (Pa.) Valley 17-1

The Lynx stumbled out of the gate, but have won 17 straight in dominating fashion

11.  The Lawrenceville (N.J.) School 6-4

Annie Morgan and Lydia Wilcox had second-half goals for the Big Red in their upset of Rumson-Fair Haven

Who’s out: North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 2-0 loss to Moorestown (N.J.)

And bear in mind: Monument Palmer Ridge (Colo.) 11-1-1, Wilton (Conn.) 10-2, Delmar (Del.) 11-0, Christian Academy of Louisville (Ky.) 18-4-2, Acton-Boxborough (Mass.) 12-0, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 14-1, Moorestown (N.J.) 10-3, West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) 18-0, Elverson Twin Valley (Pa.) 14-5, Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) 14-3, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 12-2, Downingtown (Pa.) West 16-0, Chantilly Westfield (Va.) 15-0, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 11-1