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Fall Girls Top 50: 2012 rss

Girls ESR Top 50: Fall Final

December 4, 2012

TOP STORY: Around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, the fall high school season drew to a close as Montgomery (N.J.) edged Ridge (N.J.) 1-0 for the New Jersey Group 4 state title. It marked the last high school match of the weather-interupted fall season, which ran from Aug. 13 in the Midwest to Dec…. Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Nov. 27

TOP STORY: The season that never ends will live on yet another week. The delays caused by Hurricane Sandy have pushed the New Jersey to this coming Saturday, marking the latest every high school fall soccer season on record. Most of the ESR Top 50 teams have settled into their final ranking, but some change… Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Nov. 20

TOP STORY: When Peters Township faced Cumberland Valley, one school was going to win a third straight state title — and that honor went to Peters, which avenged its only loss of the season with a 1-0 state final victory. Peters Township now has won three straight PIAA Class AAA state titles, reinforcing Pittsburgh’s recent… Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Nov. 13

TOP STORY: After years of hanging around the No. 1 ranking, Maria Carrillo finally closed the door with a section title and a perfect season. The Pumas become the second California team to finish No. 1 in the fall rankings, joining rival Montgomery (Santa Rosa, Calif.), which pulled off the feat in 2004. BIG MOVER:… Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Nov. 6

TOP STORY: Maria Carrillo (Santa Rosa, Calif.) is inching closer to a first-ever national title. The Northern California power reached the section semifinals this week and need a pair of wins to secure the No. 1 ranking. BIG MOVER: Mason (Mason, Ohio). Mason avenged its only loss of the season with a 2-1 win over… Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Oct. 30

TOP STORY: Getting ready to watch the teams in the top 10 topple. Ohio programs occupy spots 3, 4, 5 and 6, with Pennsylvania programs at 7, 8 and 9. By season’s end, only three of those teams are likely to remain in the Top 10 as they start to go head-to-head in various state… Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Oct. 23

TOP STORY: An upset loss by Peabody (Peabody, Mass.) on Saturday opens the door for Maria Carrillo (Santa Rosa, Calif.) to inherit the No. 1 ranking this week. This perennial California fall-season power was in the running for No. 1 the past two years. Now, if this team wins out, the Pumas will finally capture… Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Oct. 16

TOP STORY: As playoff time nears, the number of undefeated teams is starting to thin out. This week, two teams — Alta (Sandy, Utah) and St. Agnes (Memphis, Tenn.) — move into the Top 10 for the stretch run. Alta will be competing in the state semifinals this week while St. Agnes starts postseason play…. Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Oct. 9

TOP STORY: Consider this the “correction” week. In a rare move, three teams previously unranked jumped into the Top 25, and one former top 15 team moved down 10 spots as a result. The big winners were Strath Haven (Wallingford, Pa.), which vaulted to No. 18 with its undefeated record. The team’s early schedule did… Read More ›

Girls ESR Top 50: Oct. 2

NOTE: The fall season includes the following states: California (fall), Connecticut, D.C., Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (private), Washington, West Virginia. TOP STORY: Peabody (Peabody, Mass.). At 6-0 and averaging 4.5 goals per… Read More ›