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April 23, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of April 21

There have been an inordinate number of good interconference games in the last couple of weeks, each of which has had an impact, one way or the other, on this survey. This Saturday’s Gains for Brains showcase, featuring a number of Top 10 sides, will also figure into how the season shakes out. We’ll have more on this in a few days.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is a team which got its first win since 2015, Westfield St. Mary’s (Mass.) But the story behind the win is the fact that the team almost never had a chance to play this season. That’s because it was announced about a year ago that the school would be closing after 115 years. But there was a reconsideration of the closing, and now the girls’ lacrosse team has pulled together for a big victory.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 14-0

How’s this for gutsy? McDonogh agreed to a Thursday rematch of last year’s IAAM Class A title match with Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) at the same place where the legendary 198-game win streak ended, Tierney Field at the U.S. Lacrosse campus in Sparks, Md.

2. Moorestown (N.Y.) 10-0

Quakers have an enormous match tomorrow against defending Tournament of Champions holder Ridgewood (N.J.)

3. Delray American Heritage (Fla.) 19-1

Stallions draw West Palm Beach King’s Academy (Fla.) on Thursday in postseason debut

4. Darien (Conn.) 5-0

Darien hosts Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) Thursday

5. Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 10-3

Cardinals are in the midst of a New England road trip: today against Bayport Blue Point (N.Y.), then Hingham Notre Dame Academy (Mass.) on Saturday

6. Manhasset (N.Y.) 7-1

Pivotal Long Island game this Saturday against Garden City (N.Y.)

7. Ridgewood (N.J.) 11-0

Maroons take on Moorestown (N.J.) in a midseason test of Garden State supremacy

8. Severna Park (Md.) 12-0

Handled Olney Good Counsel (Md) 16-7 last week; next week, the Falcons get Edgewater South River (Md.)

9. Baldwinsville (N.Y.) 7-0

Falcons got by Annapolis Broadneck (Md.) 14-7 last week

10. Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 8-0

Meets Mount Sinai (N.Y.) later this week

11. Westfield St. Mary’s (Mass.) 1-5

Samantha Moran with the hat trick for the Saints in a 7-2 win over Springfield Central (Mass.)

Who’s out? Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 8-0 loss to Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.); South Huntington St. Anthony (N.Y.) 12-11 loss to Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)

And bear in mind: Washington Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 13-3, Milton (Ga.) 16-1, Marriottsville Marriotts Ridge (Md.) 7-2, Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 12-3, Hingham Notre Dame Academy (Mass.) 5-1, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 8-1, Garden City (N.Y.) 6-2, Manhasset (N.Y.) 7-1,  Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 10-0, Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 14-1