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Oct. 8, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of Oct. 6

There are only about two weeks remaining in the regular season for much of the country, and with a lot of interstate matches already having taken place, there’s not likely to be much movement in our Top 10, but we’ve seen interesting things take place when it comes to late rivalry matches.

This week, we have not one, but two honorary No. 11 Teams of the Week. South Hadley Smith Academy (Mass.) and New Bedford (Mass.). are a pair of long-time Massachusetts public-school teams which have qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 2015. As the commonwealth uses a minimum-points system in order to qualify, rather than to be at a certain record by a calendar cutoff date, it’s apparent pretty early in the run-in to the state tournament what a Massachusetts team needs in order to make their regional brackets.

1. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 14-0
The Royals beat North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 4-1 and Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 6-2 last week

2. Oley (Pa.) Valley 14-0
The Lynx took down Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) 6-0 and held down a high-powered Reading Berks Catholic (Pa.) team by an 8-0 score

3. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 12-1
After a tougher-than-expected 4-1 win over Medford Lenape (N.J.), the team eased by Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 9-0 and outlasted Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 7-4 with a late offensive burst

4. Emmaus (Pa.) 17-0
The Hornets close the regular season today against Allentown Parkland (Pa.)

5. Gloucester (Va.) 9-0
Dukes have not allowed a goal this season and have scored 109 thus far this season; should be tested this Friday against Stafford Brooke Point (Va.)

6. Delmar (Del.) 6-0
The Wildcats take on Selbyville Indian River (Del.) this Saturday at the Turf Bowl at the University of Delaware

7. Somerset-Berkley (Mass.) 10-0
Junior Cami Crook had eight assists in the Raiders’ 14-0 win over Fairhaven (Mass.)

8. West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) 16-0
Wilson will get a major, major test against Palmyra (Pa.) in its final regular-season game on Thursday

9. Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 13-0-2
Got by Hershey 1-0 in a rematch of the PIAA Class AAA final

10. Newport (Pa.) 11-1-1
Buffaloes’ rematch with Greenwood has been postponed to Oct. 15

11T. South Hadley Smith Academy (Mass.) 9-0-1
Top gun Karlie Guimond was an eighth-grader the last time Smith Academy made the postseason

11T. New Bedford (Mass.) 10-1
Kennedy Franklin paces the Whalers with a dozen goals this season

Who’s out? Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.) 1-0 loss to Boiling Springs (Pa.)

And bear in mind:  San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 10-2, San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 14-2, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 14-1, Darien (Conn.) 8-0, Newtown (Conn.) 9-0, Greenwich (Conn.) Academy 8-1, Louisville DuPont Manual (Ky.) 14-3-4, Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 15-6, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 10-0-2, Hershey (Pa.) 11-4, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 9-1-1

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