During a soggy scorching week, four tournaments across Virginia and Maryland provided the first taste of competition for some teams, and a shaken up rankings. Langley leads the way at 7-0, while Glenelg and St. John’s were bumped to make room for Severna Park and Fairfax.
At Westfield’s Bulldog Invitational, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes pulled off a 3-1 upset against the host team in one of their first games of the season. The weather provided a challenging week for the Saints, whose game Thursday against St. John’s was canceled because of the heat.
“We actually haven’t had a full outdoor practice since the Thursday before Labor Day weekend,” Saints Coach Dionna Jordan said. The heat wave has made for a very interesting start to the season and then just like that it was cold and rainy.”
At Chesapeake’s Cougar Invitational, Severna Park earned a big win against Spalding, which helped it climb back into the top 10.
1: Langley (7-0) Last rank: Not ranked
After squeaking out a narrow victory against Washington-Lee to start the season, the Saxons have been carried by midfielder Madeline McGaughey, who has recorded at least one point in each game.
2: St. Stephens/St. Agnes (2-0) LR: 5
Mikaela Discenza’s two goals against Westfield propelled the Saints to an undefeated start. This week they’ll play a tough pair of games against National Cathedral and Madeira.
3: W.T. Woodson (3-0) LR: 7
The Cavaliers recorded two shutouts and have conceded one goal overall through their first three games. Robinson and Yorktown are next on their schedule.
4: Westfield (4-1) LR: 1
The Bulldogs’ loss to St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes was their first in 26 contests. They’ll look to rebound against Chantilly this week.
5: Severna Park (1-0) LR: NR
The Falcons look to claim the Maryland 4A championship after a school prank cost them a spot in last year’s semifinals. After this weekend’s win over Spalding, they’ll play three games in seven days, including contests against Glenelg and Old Mill.
6: Fairfax (6-1) LR: NR
The Rebels’ only loss this season came against undefeated Langley. Since losing, they’ve outscored opponents 13-1.
7: Spalding (4-1) LR: 8
After allowing three goals in four matches, the Cavaliers conceded the same amount in a match against Severna Park. They’ll look to return to their winning ways against Roland Park.
8: South River (3-1) LR: 6
The Seahawks lost, 1-0, to Delmar after the game was called because of weather. This week they’ll take on a tough Broadneck team and River Hill.
9: Chesapeake (1-1) LR: 2
The Cougars roughed up the defending Maryland 1A champion Patuxent, 5-1, but fell to Spalding.
10: St. John’s (1-0) LR: 3
The Cadets pulled off a 4-2 win against Georgetown Visitation after their first game against St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes was canceled. They play Elizabeth Seton on Wednesday.
On the bubble: Churchill, Glenelg, Good Counsel
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