Boys’ soccer Top 10: Severna Park hangs on to the No. 1 spot

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Whitman junior Ryan Machado-Jones leaps in celebration of his goal against St. Benedict’s (N.J.) on Sept. 9. The Vikings jump to No. 4 in this week’s rankings (Photo by Carla Machado).

There is little movement in this week’s rankings, as ties by River Hill and Landon were the only games in which a ranked team did not win. River Hill dropped from fourth to sixth. Landon swapped spots with The Heights, which had beaten the Bears 1-0 on Sept. 18.

On the boys’ soccer leader board, the race to be the area’s top scorer is heating up as the season reaches the midway point. Churchill senior Darius Siahpoosh leads all scorers with 14 goals, but Washington International’s Jasper Pearson (13) and DeMatha’s Justin Gielen (12) are both just one good game away from taking the top spot.

1. Severna Park (8-0) LR: 1

The Falcons posted their third shutout of the season in a 6-0 win over Annapolis on Wednesday.

2. Mount Hebron (6-0-1) LR: 2

Five different players scored a goal as the Vikings beat Marriotts Ridge 5-0 on Wednesday.

3. Leonardtown (7-1) LR: 3

Senior Lucas Kokolios netted a hat trick as the Raiders beat La Plata 4-0 on Tuesday.

4. Whitman (5-1-1) LR: 5

Junior Natan Rosen scored his second hat trick of the season in Whitman’s 6-0 win over Wheaton on Wednesday.

5. Meade (6-1) LR: 6

The Mustangs bounced back from an overtime loss to Severna Park on Sept. 21 with road wins over North County and Arundel.

6. River Hill (6-0-2) LR: 4

The Hawks were held to a 2-2 draw by Oakland Mills on Wednesday.

7. The Heights (10-1) LR: 8

Senior Paul Egan scored twice to lift the Cavaliers to a 2-1 win over Bishop Ireton on Friday.

8. Landon (6-1-2) LR: 7

The Bears and rival Georgetown Prep played to a 1-1 tie on Thursday in the first meeting this season of the IAC’s top two teams.

9. Churchill (6-1) LR: 9

Senior Darius Siahpoosh leads the area with 14 goals so far this season. Check out all the boys’ soccer leaders here.

10. Damascus (7-1) LR: 10

Senior Carlos Guevara scored twice as the Swarmin’ Hornets beat Watkins Mill 3-0 on Wednesday.

On the bubble: Georgetown Prep (6-1-1), South River (5-1-2), Wilson (7-0-1)

All records through Monday