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Nov. 13, 2018 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 11

From the sectional championships in California, to league championships in New England, to the Tournament of Champions in New Jersey, this is the week that wraps up the domestic field hockey season. As such, this Top 10 is the prelude to this week’s action, which will determine the final composition of the best teams in the country.

As such, we sometimes see teams coming up into view with their play late in the season. Two of them are at the bottom of the Top 10 this week, Moorestown (N.J.) and Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.). Both of these sides have been on a tear in recent weeks, and are definite threat to walk away with hardware later this week.

Our No. 11 Team of the Week is Millburn (N.J.). The team is from a town from about 20,000 in north-central New Jersey which is more famous for The Mall at Short Hills, but the field hockey team won its first sectional championship in 36 years. The team fell to Washington Warren Hills (N.J.) in the Group 3 semifinals in double overtime.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 25-0
Eastern, the NJSIAA Group IV champions, will play North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) in the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions tomorrow

2. Emmaus (Pa.) 26-0
After a 2-1 defeat of Buckingham Central Bucks East (Pa.), the Hornets take on a very dangerous Hershey (Pa.) side in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals

3. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 23-1
The Royals won the NJSIAA Non-Public championship on Saturday, and will play a very hot Moorestown (N.J.) team tomorrow

4. Delmar (Del.) 16-0
Wildcats will play Lake Forest (Del.) in the semifinal round of the DIAA Division II championship tomorrow; the team has conceded exactly one goal all season

5. Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 25-1
Season complete: Valkyries defeated Louisville Kentucky Country Day (Ky.) 1-0 in the KHSAA final

6. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 24-1
Indians will take on Elverson Twin Valley (Pa.) today in the PIAA Class AA semifinals

7. Gahanna Columbus Academy (Ohio) 19-0
Season complete: The Vikings beat a Hudson (Ohio) team which had played an overtime game the day before against Worthington Thomas Worthington (Ohio)

8. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 11-2-2
Churchwomen take on top-seeded Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.) in the PAISAA final this afternoon at Bryn Mawr College

9. Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 21-1-1
The Falcons have been playing extremely well of late, taking down Penn Manor in the District finals and shutting out their last five opponents

10.  Moorestown (N.J.) 22-1-1
Might the Quakers be the one team to derail Eastern? The Group III champs play tomorrow in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions semifinal

11. Millburn (N.J.) 13-7-2
Millers were able to compete this year even with neighborhood rivals such as North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) and Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)

Who’s out: Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 1-0 loss to Garden City (N.Y.); San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 2-1 OT loss to San Diego Serra (Calif.)

And bear in mind: San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 22-2, Los Gatos (Calif.) 21-0, North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) 19-0, Aurora Regis Jesuit (Colo.) 15-2-1, Westport Staples (Conn.) 20-1, Lakeville Hotchkiss School (Conn.) 11-1-2, Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 15-1, Louisville Kentucky Country Day (Ky.) 22-5-2, Biddeford (Maine) 17-0-1, Somerset-Berkeley (Mass.) 21-1, Watertown (Mass.) 20-0-1, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 21-6, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 22-5-1,  Charlotte (N.C.) Latin 14-3, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 21-2-1, Hershey (Pa.) 17-4-1, Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.) 18-2-1, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.) 15-4-1, Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.) 21-1, Barrington (R.I.) 12-2-1, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 19-1, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 18-3, Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 23-0

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