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Girls Soccer: Top 10

10/27/2016, 7:45am EDT
By Mike Radano

1--Shawnee (15-3-0) 1: The Renegades are one of the hottest teams in the region and head into the Group 4 playoffs prepared for anything. First they have a showdown with No.2 Washington Township in the Coaches Tournament semifinals and a win on Thursday night sets them up for a chance at their first title since 2003 and fourth in program history.

2-Washington Twp. (14-3-3) 3: A late season loss to Bishop Eustace with no true implications can be overlooked if the ‘Maids find a way to beat No.1 Shawnee on Thursday night in the Coaches Tournament semifinals. Township is in search of its second Coaches Tournament title after winning it in 2001.

3-Haddonfield (20-0-0) 6: The Bulldawgs have won every step of the way and find themselves on the cusp of history. Haddonfield enters Thursday night’s game against Lenape with a chance to advance to the Coaches Tournament finals. If they do reach Saturday’s morning final at Paul VI, they can become the first team in program history to win the title.

4-Cinnaminson (15-2-1) 4: With a division title locked up the Pirates are now focused on a Group 2 title. A potential rematch with Haddonfield after a 1-0 loss in the Coaches Tournament, is certainly the marquee matchup of this bracket.

5-Williamstown (10-3-1) 5: Head coach Dan Torcasio said his team certainly has the talent to beat any program it encounters but still needed to know it can beat any of the top teams in Group 4. A penalty kick shootout loss to Washington Township in which the Braves had plenty of opportunities may have been just what this squad needed.

6-Eastern (13-3-2) 2: If the Vikings have a full roster, they will climb back up this poll sooner than later.

7-Lenape (10-5-2) NR:  A tough schedule left the Indians battered at times but only prepared them for the tournament part of the season. Winners of a record 12 Coaches titles including eight straight from 2007-14, Lenape has a chance to return to the final with a win over Haddonfield on Thursday night.

8-Moorestown (12-4-1) 7: A solid season for the Quakers has to include a trip to the Group 3 Central Jersey semifinals. If they start well, the momentum from early wins could make a the difference between a good season and a great season.

9-Delsea (15-2-1) NR: After earning the top spot in the Group 3 Tournament, the Crusaders now have to prove they belong as one of the group’s elite teams.

10-Kingsway (12-5-0) NR: Eight straight wins including one over No.5 Williamstown has the Dragons playing their best soccer of the year heading into the Group 4 Tournament. An opening round game with always tough Cherokee will not be easy, but Group 4 isn’t supposed to be easy.

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