Girls soccer

River Hill's Sheridan Street plays the ball in front of Centennial's Mary Anderson during their game Friday night. (Photo submitted by Susie Bird / October 6, 2013)

5. Reservoir  (4-3, 7-3)

The Gators are another team that is on the cusp of something great. Their loss early last week to Wilde Lake could have set them back, but a rebound 4-0 win over a streaking Howard put them back in motion.

Coach Josh Sullivan said Thursday that he’s interested to see how his team responds. He’ll find out Tuesday, when the Gators play at Oakland Mills.

Teams on the rise:

Mt. Hebron (5-2, 6-2)

The only reason the Vikings are not ahead of Reservoir on these rankings is based on a Sept. 27 loss against the Gators. Though the Vikings have one more win than the Gators, that close game gives Reservoir a slight edge. Hebron has a chance to shake things up Monday, when it faces Wilde Lake. This very well could be the last week the Vikings find themselves on the outside looking in.

Atholton (4-3, 4-4)

The win against Wilde Lake gives the Raiders something to use as motivation heading into the last two weeks of the regular season.

Howard (3-4, 4-4)

Losing 4-0 to Reservoir hurt, but I still wouldn’t count the Lions out down the stretch. Katie Cocozza has been known to step up in big games. She tallied a goal in the Lions’ win against Wilde Lake.

Long Reach (2-5, 3-5)

It seems that the Lightning is always close to breaking off on a big winning streak. Two tough games against Marriotts Ridge and Centennial back-to-back had to take a toll. It should be fun to see how Long Reach responds this week against Howard and Reservoir.

Teams on the bubble:

Glenelg (2-5, 2-8)

Oakland Mills (0-7, 1-8)

Hammond (0-7, 1-7)

Honorable mentions:

Glenelg Country School (7-1 in league play, 8-1 overall)

Chapelgate Christian Academy (0-4-2, 2-4-2)