Here’s the second Super 7 of the year. It includes records and an explanation on why each team is ranked where. Stats have been updated here.
(Through Sunday, Sept. 23)
1. The Episcopal Academy (10-0-0, 3-0-0) Last week: No. 2
The Churchmen take over the top spot by virtue of their 2-1 win over Notre Dame Tuesday. All-Delco Alana Dumas and Lexie Curry each scored in the game, and they posted matching two-goal, one-assist games in a three-win week for EA that also included victories over Springside and Hill School. Gianna Pileggi earned her sixth shutout of the year against the Hill School, a number good enough for a tie atop the county leaderboard.
2. Academy of Notre Dame (7-1-0, 2-1-0) Last week: No. 1
The Irish drop to No. 2, but stay ahead of a pair of Catholic League teams by virtue of a more impressive body of work to this point. ND bounced back from its loss to EA with a 7-0 drubbing of Germantown Academy, a game in which two-time All-Delco Moira Putsch scored her fourth hat trick of the season. All-Delco Emily Faught also checked in with two goals in that game, and Gabby Carlini is tied with Pileggi with six shutouts.
3. Cardinal O’Hara (6-0-0, 2-0-0) Last week: No. 3
The Lions were never tested this week as they took out Ridley, 5-1, and throttled Bishop McDevitt, 10-0. Marissa Cicione continued her absurd scoring stretch with five goals this week, including a hat trick and two assists against McDevitt. All-Delco Grace Boston had four goals and two assists, and Carlie Spaeder chipped in two goals and three assists to pace the explosive Lions’ offense.
4. Archbishop Carroll (5-2-1, 3-0-0) Last week: No. 4
Megan Kelly set up her twin sister, All-Delco Katie Kelly, for the game-winning goal in a 4-3 overtime win over Lehighton for the Patriots Saturday. That capped a 3-0 week for Carroll that included Catholic whitewashings of Archbishop Wood and Bonner-Prendergast by matching 4-0 scores. Maribeth Keith had a breakout week for the Patriots with hat tricks in both of the PCL games, and Becca Brosious collected her third and fourth shutouts of the year.
5. Strath Haven (6-0-1, 4-0-0) Last week: No. 5
The Panthers don’t score a lot, but they still don’t have to. Haven didn’t allow a goal as it racked up shutouts over Ridley (1-0) and Marple Newtown (3-0). Caroline Boyd stopped five shots against the Green Raiders and one against the Tigers to give her five shutouts on the year, while Alex Bonser had the game-winning goal against Ridley. Rebecca Lucci, Megan Duffy and Jessica Borbee found the back of the cage against Marple Newtown.
6. Garnet Valley (6-2-0, 3-1-0) Last week: No. 7
Three Central League games for the Jaguars this week, and three Central League wins for the Jaguars this week. The marquee victory was a Saturday evening 3-1 defeat of Haverford, one that featured a two-goal, one-assist night from Katie Keyser to go with a goal and an assist from Dana Davis. Davis also had a five-point game against Penncrest in a 7-1 rout, while Julia Schoonover had a strong week with four goals and an assist.
7. Agnes Irwin (4-1-0, 2-0-0) Last week: NR.
The Owls make their first appearance of the year in the rankings after a 2-0 week that featured a 1-0 league shutout of Germantown Academy and a 3-1 win over Westtown. Amanda Crowley had a pair of goals against Westtown to pair her with Sophia Tornetta and Mady McLennan for the team lead in goals with four. Tornetta added the other goal and set up one of Crowley’s goals in that game, too, while McLennan tallied the game-winner against GA.
Dropped out: Haverford.
Also in consideration in alphabetical order: Haverford, Ridley, Sacred Heart.