Field hockey Top 10: Westfield claims top spot in rankings after win over Fairfax

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With several top teams suffering defeats, the rankings look a lot different from a week ago.

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Westfield field hockey is our new No. 1. (Pete Marovich / For The Washington Post)

This week’s rankings look much different from a week ago. Many teams dropped several spots, and others ascended the pack. Westfield’s 4-0 win over Fairfax means we have a new No. 1, and Severna Park’s 3-2 win over Glenelg means we have a new No. 2. Both St. Stephens/St.Agnes and Severna Park have had tough starts to the season, but remain in the rankings.

W.T. Woodson enters the rankings at the No. 9 spot with a big matchup against Fairfax on Thursday. While the Cavaliers have won seven of eight games to start the season, the Rebels had lost four in a row before picking up a 2-1 win over South County on Tuesday.

1. Westfield (8-0) Last ranked: 7

The Bulldogs picked up four shutout victories at this past weekend’s Bulldog Invitational, including a 4-0 win over Fairfax.

2. Severna Park (4-0) LR: 9

The Falcons have looked strong against a tough early-season schedule, recording wins over the defending Maryland 3A state champion Chesapeake and Glenelg.

3. Spalding (3-0) LR: 4

The Cavaliers have outscored opponents by a combined score of 14-2 this season.

4. St. John’s (2-0) LR: 6

The Cadets have yet to be challenged but should have their hands full against St. Mary’s Ryken on the road on Wednesday.

5. Fairfax (4-4) LR: 1

Without lockdown defender Shannon Kelley, the Rebels lost all four of their games this weekend. They rebounded with a 6-1 win at South County on Tuesday.

6. Glenelg (2-1) LR: 2

After a 5-0 shellacking of Howard, the Gladiators were edged by Severna Park, 3-2, on Tuesday.

7. South River (3-3) LR: 5

Losses to Delmar (Del.) and River Hill put the Falcons in need of a win Thursday against Broadneck.

8. Broadneck (1-0-1) LR: 8

The Bruins kept rolling with a 4-0 win over Mt. Hebron on Tuesday. Emily Eckels scored two goals and added an assist in the victory.

9. W.T. Woodson (7-1). LR: NR

Seven wins in eight games to start the season for the Cavaliers can be further validated with a win over Fairfax on Thursday.

10. St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (1-3) LR: 3

Bailee Register and Emma Day scored in the Saints’ 2-0 win over Stone Ridge to help the team to a bounceback win after three straight defeats to start the season.

Dropped out: Madison (1-1)

On the bubble: Madison, River Hill, Churchill, Good Counsel

Note: All rankings through Tuesday.

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