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Oct. 2, 2018 — Top 10 for games played through Sept. 30

Our Top 10 pretty much holds steady, but a nervous kind of steady because of some Top 10 teams meeting each other in the Poconos this weekend. If you all are within shouting distance of Scranton or Wilkes-Barre, Pa., do yourself a favor and watch some great hockey.

This week’s honorary No. 11 Team of the Week are the Pace Setters, who are the No. 10 team in Division II field hockey. Head coach Kayte Kinsley’s roots run deep in the Hudson Valley, as she helped her scholastic team, Putnam Valley (N.Y.), to an improbable run to the 2005 state championship. She has gotten her team to the Northeast-10 playoffs the last two seasons, and is aiming for greater things in 2018.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 12-0

Eastern returns this weekend to Kingston, Pa. where they dropped not one, but both matches to their annual interstate troika with host Wyoming Seminary as well as Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.)

2. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 10-0

The defending Class B state champions play at Rye (N.Y.) this coming Saturday

3. Emmaus (Pa.) 12-0

Hornets have yielded exactly two goals this season

4. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 12-0

Indians have scored 111 goals this season, an impressive total

5. Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.) 9-0-1

Irish showed amazing fighting spirit in coming back from a 2-1 deficit against rival Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.)

6. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 8-1

After winning a road interstate game 4-0 over Mamaroneck (N.Y.), the Royals now turn their attention to road matches at Madison (N.J.) Borough and Ocean City (N.J.)

7. Delmar (Del.) 6-0

Wildcats’ dominance will be put to a test this weekend at the Turf Bowl at the University of Delaware

8. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 11-1-1

Comets have their work cut out as they have a pair of road games in midweek

9. Hershey (Pa.) 7-2-1

Trojans had a reverse match with Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) yesterday

10. Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 14-0

The team is coming off a week’s break, in time to play Friday night against Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) as well as a Saturday game against Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.)

11. Pace University 6-1

Halley Rose, Mia Lennon, and Jenna Sanossian have paced the Setters’ offense this season

And bear in mind: San Diego Serra (Calif.) 12-0, Westport Staples (Conn.) 7-0, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 15-1; Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 3-1-2, Downingtown (Pa.) West 7-3, Palmyra (Pa.) 8-2-1, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 8-1-1, Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 10-0, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 7-0