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May 21, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of May 19

As state tournaments ramp up in New York, New Jersey, and the private schools in Pennsylvania, it’s been hard to figure out exactly who is playing better heading into their respective championships. This especially goes for the New York teams who have been playing more interstate competition than anybody.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is Sykesville South Carroll (Md.). In terms of girls’ lacrosse, it has not had the same kind of resume as their rivals to the west, Sykesville Century (Md.). But South Carroll tonight plays in its first state title match in 26 years.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 21-0

Season complete: The Eagles won their 10th IAAM Class A crown in 11 years, but not without receiving a major scare from Brooklandville St. Paul’s School for Girls (Md.). McDonogh was down two in the last four minutes before winning 5-4 in double overtime

2. Baldwinsville (N.Y.) 15-1

The Bees vault into the Top 10 thanks to a 9-7 win over Penfield (N.Y.); the team takes on Rome (N.Y.) Free Academy in the first round of their sectional tournament

3. Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) 14-2

The Royal Comets are in a difficult Section V and may have the most difficult road to the state final

4. Orlando Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 20-2

Season complete: Saved its best lacrosse for the end of the season, besting Delray American Heritage (Fla.) and then Palm Beach Benjamin School (Fla.) in the FHSAA final

5. South Huntington St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 16-1

Showdown against Hempstead Sacred Heart Academy (N.Y.) may define the Friars’ season

6. Manhasset (N.Y.) 13-2

Team opens sectional play hosting Long Beach (N.Y.)

7. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 14-2

Seahawks beat Glen Cove Friends Academy 18-5 last week and seem primed for a run at the Class C title

8. Summit (15-3)

Hilltoppers played Chatham last night in NJSIAA Tournament

9. Severna Park (Md.) 19-1

Falcons played Timonium Dulaney (Md.) in MPSSAA Class 4A final last evening

10. Brooklandville St. Paul’s School for Girls (Md.) 12-10

Season complete: It’s not often you see a 10-loss team anywhere near a Top 10 in any kind of national sports countdown. But this Gators team, part of the single toughest league in the country, put together a great run in the IAAM playoffs, knocking off Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) and Glenelg (Md.) Country to get to the final

11. Sykesville South Carroll (Md.) 15-1

To take on Parkton Hereford (Md.) for the MPSSAA Class 2A state title this evening

Who’s out? Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 6-5 loss to Philadelphia Pen Charter (Pa.); Edgewater South River (Md.) 11-7 loss to Annapolis Broadneck (Md.)