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Oct. 31, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of Oct. 29

With less than a month before the end of the season, this is definitely the calm before the proverbial storm as some state tournaments end, and as regional tournaments wrap up in many places this coming weekend. Watch especially for Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia as their regional champions are crowned.

Our honorary No. 11 team of the week is the U.S. senior women’s national indoor field hockey team, which won the gold medal earlier this month in the Pan American Hockey Federation Tournament. The States used plenty of goal-scoring from dragflick and stroke specialist Ali Campbell, forwards Sammy Popper and Mary Beth Barham, and the steady play from fullback Hannah Prince. Full marks to head coach Jun Kentwell and team manager Richard Kentwell for their efforts.

1. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 22-0

The Comets eliminated last year’s state Class AAA finalist, Palmyra (Pa.), and have Hershey (Pa.) tomorrow in the PIAA District 3-Class AAA semifinals

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

Beat San Diego Patrick Henry (Calif.) to highight the week

3. Emmaus (Pa.) 22-0

Beat Allentown Northampton (Pa.) 6-1 last week; Hornets played Swiftwater Pocono Mountain East (Pa.) in the PIAA District 11-AAA semifinals yesterday

4. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 19-0-1

Takes on Caldwell Mount St. Dominic (N.J.) in NJSIAA Non-Public North Tournament

5. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 21-1

Indians have scored 207 goals this season; take on Reading Berks Catholic (Pa.) tomorrow evening in PIAA District 3-AA semifinals

6. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 19-0-1

Vikings take on Manahawkin Southern Regional (N.J.) in NJSIAA Group IV South semifinal

7. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 17-0

Hornets take on Lincolndale Somers (N.Y.) today in NYSPHSAA Section 1 Class B tournament

8. Norfolk (Va.) Academy (Va.) 19-0

Beat Richmond Collegiate (Va.) 4-0 last week; team plays in Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament starting tomorrow

9. Clifton Park Shenendehowa (N.Y) 16-0

Rain postponed NYSPHSAA Section II Class A final against Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) to yesterday

10. Oley (Pa.) Valley 20-1

Oley takes on Greenwood in PIAA District 3-Class A semifinal tomorrow

11.  United States Women’s Indoor Team 7-0

Next step for the States is the World Cup in Germany the second week of February

Who’s out: None

And bear in mind: Monument Palmer Ridge (Colo.) 16-1-1, Enfield (Conn.) 13-0, Greenwich (Conn.) Academy 13-0, Delmar (Del.) 15-0, Lake Forest (Ill.) 22-2, Christian Academy of Louisville (Ky.) 22-5-2, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 19-7, Winchester (Mass.) 17-0-1, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 27-2, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 18-2, Moorestown (N.J.) 13-3, Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) 15-3, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 15-2, Downingtown (Pa.) West 20-0, Chantilly Westfield (Va.) 18-0, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 15-1