Rank-Team-2015 Record-Last week’s rank
1. Rumson-Fair Haven (3-0, 1st)
The Bulldogs have performed better than advertised with a 3-2 win over Shore and identical 10-0 victories over Raritan and Matawan to start the 2015 season. Lily Croddick had seven goals and three assists, Makenna Maguire had five goals and five assists, Madison Maguire had four goals and two assists and Anna Babiak made seven saves. Rumson-Fair Haven scored 154 goals in 2014 and is on pace to exceed that number this season.
2. Wall (3-0, 3rd)
The Crimson Knights haven’t given up a goal yet with 8-0, 3-0 and 12-0 victories over Manasquan, Colts Neck and Red Bank, respectively. Wall was in the SCT semifinals last season and is definitely a contender for the SCT title this season. Thus far, Hannah Zarrilli had six goals and one assist, Samantha Scire had five goals and one assist, Emily Surgent had three goals and four assists, Bernadette Crehan had four goals and one assist and Laird Dunn has made one save.
3. Freehold Township (1-0, 4th)
The Patriots have only played one game and that was an impressive 8-0 triumph over Holmdel. The big test for the Patriots will come in the showdown with Freehold on Sep. 24. Sara O’Malley led the team in scoring with two goals and two assists, Elena Adreyev had three goals, Jessica Pietracatella had two assists and Darlene Benjamin made one save.
4. Freehold (1-0, 5th)
The Colonials have also played one game thus far and it was a 9-1 victory over Howell. In that game, Gabby Arancio had three goals while six different players each scored one goal. Goalie Belly Reynoso made four saves.
5. Southern (3-0, 6th)
The Rams scored one of the biggest victories of the 2015 season when they defeated Shore, 3-2. After that big win, the Rams added 5-0 and 2-1 wins over Atlantic City and Lacey, respectively. The win over Shore puts the Rams in the SCT title discussion and they are a team to watch out for this season. Madison Skeie led the team with five goals and four assists, Keeley Winn had two goals and two assists, Zoe Sparks had one goal and one assist and Nicole Andriani had 19 saves.
6. Shore (2-2, 2nd)
The Blue Devils lost back to back games suffering 3-2 defeats to both Rumson-Fair Haven and Southern before consecutive wins (3-1 over Ridge and 12-0 over Ranney). Those losses dropped the Blue Devils down into the middle of the rankings but make no mistake Shore Regional is still a top contender for the SCT title. Maggie Lamb led the team with three goals and six assists while Annie Deusch had seven goals and one assist and Vikki LaMorte had three goals while Sarah Dwyer made 33 saves.
7. Central (3-0, 8th)
The Golden Eagles defeated Lacey, 2-1, Pinelands, 3-1 and Barnegat, 8-0 this season. The defending Class B South champions are led by Madison Demand, who had six goals and three assists, while Jamie Corrigan had three goals and five assists and Lilian Walker had four goals and one assist and Brielle Calleo made four saves.
8. Jackson Memorial (2-0, 9th)
The Jaguars earned a 6-2 win over Jackson Liberty and a 7-0 win over Brick Memorial for a smooth start to the season. The leading scorers were Kayla Skodim (seven goals, one assist) and Amanda Miller (three goals, three assists) and goalie Morgan Novak had 24 saves.
9. Ocean (2-1-1, 7th)
The Spartans tied St. Rose, 1-1, defeated Manalapan, 12-0, lost to Red Bank Catholic, 3-1 and defeated Point Boro, 4-0 to start the 2015 season. Ocean is getting close to the hot seat, which is the No. 10 slot. The Spartans leading scorers are Morgan Hendley (two goals, one assist) and Rebecca Ruben (one goal, one assist) and goalie Caroline Rodgers made 12 saves.
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10. Middletown South (2-0, NR)
The Eagles made their debut in the top 10 with 4-0 and 10-0 wins over Red Bank and Steinert, respectively, to start this season. Thus far, Julia Valkos had four goals, Marissa Colvin had two goals and three assists and Alicia O’Toole had three goals and one assist and Elissa Frantino made three saves.
Dropped out: No. 10 St. Rose (1-1-1)
Others receiving votes (in no particular order): Middletown North (2-0), St. John Vianney (3-0), Red Bank Catholic (2-1), Point Boro (3-2).
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