Patriots finish No.1

The Inquirer TOP 10

 

GIRLS' SOCCER

 

Team Record

 

 

 

Final Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings for the 2008 season. Last week's rankings are in parentheses.

 

 

 

1.

Germantown

Academy (2) 16-2-3

 

 

 

The Patriots claimed their 18th consecutive Inter-Ac League title. They also defeated Conestoga on Oct. 18 in what turned out to be a battle for area supremacy.

 

 

 

2. Conestoga (3) 23-2-1

 

 

 

On Saturday, the Pioneers became the first girls' soccer team to win consecutive PIAA Class AAA state titles since Downingtown in 2000 and 2001.

 

 

 

3. Downingtown West (1) 23-3

 

 

 

Two of the Whippets’ losses came to Conestoga. Their other setback was to national power The Pennington School (N.J.).

 

 

 

4. Archbishop Ryan (4) 16-6-2

 

 

 

The District 12 champion Ragdolls showed they could compete with District 1's elite teams.

 

 

 

5. Downingtown East (5) 16-5-1

 

 

 

The Cougars are very good. They just had the misfortune of facing Downingtown West and Conestoga in districts.

 

 

 

6. Villa Joseph Marie (6) 17-7

 

 

 

The move up to the Class AAA ranks didn’t hinder the Jems. They finished second in a very competitive District 1 Class AAA tournament.

 

 

 

7. Archbishop Wood (7) 17-3-1

 

 

 

Another great Vikings’ season concluded with a runner-up finish in the Philadelphia Catholic League.

 

 

 

8. Villa Maria (8) 14-4-2

 

 

 

The Hurricanes came very, very close to advancing to the Class AAA state tournament.

 

 

 

9. Little Flower (9) 14-3-1

 

 

 

The Sentinels are annually one of

Southeastern Pennsylvania ’s elite programs.

 

 

 

10. Unionville (10) 14-5-2

 

 

 

Three of the Indians' setbacks have come against teams ranked in The Inquirer's Top 10.

 

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