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Nov. 19, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 17

There’s only a week left in the regular season, with only the three Connecticut public-school titles to be won. However, our Top 10 is pretty well done and dusted for the year, with Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) solidifying its hold on the No. 1 slot. And, by the same token, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) solidified its hold on the No. 2 spot, having played splendid hockey all season and only losing twice to Oak Knoll, the one team with the verve and motivation to beat them.

This week’s No. 11 Team of the Week is the University of Victoria, which won the Canadian Interuniversit Sport field hockey championship with a two-game sweep of Guelph in a best-of-three series.

1. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 26-0
Season complete: Royals won NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final with a 4-1 win over Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)

2. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 23-2
Season complete: The Vikings dropped the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final as Oak Knoll won 4-1

3. Delmar (Del.) 19-0
Season complete: In a rematch of their Turf Bowl confrontation, the Wildcats bested Dagsboro Indian River (Del.) 6-3 in the DIAA Division II final; win streak now at 64 games

4. Somerset-Berkley (Mass.) 24-0
Season complete: Raiders won their 42nd game in a row with a 4-1 win over Longmeadow (Mass.) in the MIAA Division 1 final; Lucas Crook becomes the first male varsity field hockey player to record 50 goals in a season

5. West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) 25-3
Season complete: Wilson scored a late equalizer in the PIAA Class AAA final against Hummelstown Lower Dauphin, and took the penalty shootoout 3-2

6. Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 18-1
Season complete: Won VHSL Class 5A title with a 4-1 win over Stafford Mountain View (Va.); the four goals came in the first 22 minutes of the match

7. 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

8. Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 23-2
Season complete: The Blue Knights played stellar defense against an all-time great in Sophia Gladieux, allowing the attack to get a rebound goal in extra time to win the PIAA Class A final 1-0 over Oley (Pa.) Valley

9. Greenwich (Conn.) Sacred Heart 21-2
Season complete: Defeated Marion Tabor Academy (Mass.) to win the NEPSAC Class A Tournament

10. Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) 16-3-1
Season complete: Spartans were able to get the late goal to beat Palmyra (Pa.) in the PIAA Class AA final

11. University of Victoria 6-0-4
Vikings only averaged 1.25 goals per game during the regular season, but their goals-against average was a sparkling 0.25

Who’s out? Emmaus (Pa.) 1-0 loss to West Lawn Wilson (Pa.); Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 2-1 SO loss to West Lawn Wilson (Pa.); Palmyra (Pa.) 2-1 loss to Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.); Greenwich (Conn.) Academy 1-0 loss to Lakeville Hotchkiss School (Conn.)

And bear in mind:  San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 22-2-1, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 22-3, Darien (Conn.) 19-1-1, Westport Staples (Conn.) 19-1-1; 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 25-2, Palmyra (Pa.) 22-3, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 19-1-1, Langley (Va.) 20-1-1