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Nov. 12, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 10

With only a couple of weeks to go in the scholastic season, there are plenty of championships on offer this weekend in hockey-rich areas of the country such as Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York, and especially what could very well be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown on Friday between NJSIAA Non-Public champ Oak Knoll and Group IV champion Eastern in what could be the latest installment of The Garden State Firm, but both teams have to win their way in.

This week’s No. 11 Team of the Week is Penn State’s varsity team, which lost out on a chance to make the NCAA Division I tournament as champions of the Big Ten, but an overtime goal from Iowa’s Maddy Murphy ended the Nittany Lions’ season as the team had a sub-.500 record, making them ineligible for an at-large bid.

1. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 24-0
Royals will take on either West Long Branch Shore Regional (N.J.) or Mullica Hill Clearview (N.J.) in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions tomorrow

2. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 22-1
The Vikings won their 21st consecutive state championship and now play North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions tomorrow

3. Emmaus (Pa.) 26-0
The Hornets take on West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) in today’s PIAA Class AAA Tournament semifinal

4. Delmar (Del.) 17-0
Wildcats draw Wilmington Tatnall School (Del.) in the semifinal of the DIAA Division 2 Tournament

5. Somerset-Berkley (Mass.) 22-0
Raiders bested a testy Walpole (Mass.) outfit for their 41st straight win; will take on a tough Andover (Mass.) side this evening in the MIAA Division I semifinals

6. Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 22-0-3
Falcons take on defending state champion Hershey (Pa.) in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals, in a rematch of last year’s final

7. Palmyra (Pa.) 21-3
Cougars take on Elverson Twin Valley (Pa.) in the PIAA Class AA semifinals

8. Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 18-1
Falcons take on Chesterfield Matoaca (Va.) and 100-goal scorer Annie Grace Louthan in the quarterfinal round of the VHSL Class 5A Tournament

9. Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 19-0
Season complete: The Titans got a 54th-minute goal to beat Richmond St. Catherine’s (Va.) to win the VISAA championship; current win streak now at 42 games

10. Greenwich (Conn.) Academy 19-2-2
The current FAA champions go into the NEPSAC Class A Tournament as the second seed and play rival Lakeville Hotchkiss (Conn.) in a quarterfinal game tomorrow

11. Penn State 8-12
Nittany Lions played splended hockey after starting the season 0-7; will now look to take advantage of a stellar incoming recruiting class

Who’s out? Gloucester (Va.) 1-0 loss to Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox

And bear in mind:  San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 21-3-1, San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 20-3, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 20-2, Darien (Conn.) 17-1-1, Westport Staples (Conn.) 17-1-1; Newtown (Conn.) 16-0, Greenwich (Conn.) Sacred Heart 18-2, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 26-2-1, Assumption (Ky.) 17-10-1, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 17-3-1, Oley (Pa.) Valley 24-1, Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.) 19-2-1, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 21-2, Hershey (Pa.) 18-6, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 19-1-1, Gloucester (Va.) 18-1