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May 3, 2022 — Top 10 for the week of May 1

For the second week running, the No. 1 team in the TopOfTheCircle.com Top 10 is off its lofty perch. Thanks to an extraordinary result late last week, Glenelg (Md.) Country School is going into its postseason tournament with a win over one of the better pandemic-area sides, Brooklandville St. Paul’s (Md.). This sets up a tremendous IAAM Class “A” tournament which could see any of five teams win. The lower half of the bracket, with St. Paul’s, McDonogh, and Notre Dame Prep, is the Bracket of Death, in our estimation.

1. Darien (Conn.) 10-0
The Blue Wave has a key interconference match against South Huntington St. Anthony (N.Y.) tomorrow

2. Glenelg (Md.) 12-0
The Gladiators take on Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.) tomorrow evening

3. Canandaigua (N.Y.) Academy 7-0
An enormous second-half burst got the Braves past Penfield (N.Y.) 14-8

4. Glenelg (Md.) Country School 15-1
Dragons earned themselves not only the top seed in the IAAM Class “A” Tournament, they also have a much easier half of the draw

5. New Canaan (Conn.) 9-2
The Rams play Ridgefield (Conn.) this evening

6. Westwood (Mass.) 8-0
Wolverines outlasted Hingham Notre Dame (Mass.) thanks to a strong second half

7. Brooklandville St. Paul’s (Md.) 13-0
The Gators found themselves facing the strategy that got them past McDonogh earlier in the season: win draws, score early, and build an enormous first-half lead. They’ll have to battle through a tough half of the bracket to make the IAAM “A” final

8. Northport (N.Y.) 11-1
Tigers had an enormous game against East Setauket Ward Melville (N.Y.) yesterday

9. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 13-2
The Eagles finished off their league schedule with a win at Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) and yesterday’s fixture with Baltimore Bryn Mawr (Md.)

10. Radnor Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) 13-0
A game next week against Philadelphia Penn Charter (Pa.) looms large as the Patriots head into the postseason

Who’s out: None.

And bear in mind: Delray American Heritage (Fla.) 17-2, Orlando Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 16-2, Sykesville Century (Md.) 11-0, Victor (N.Y.) 9-1, South Huntington St. Anthony (N.Y.) 10-1, Manhasset (N.Y.) 8-2, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 13-2