HS: Indiana, Utah make it to the playoffs

by Sheldon Shealer
October 6, 2020
HS: Indiana, Utah make it to the playoffs

Mission accomplished!

Indiana and Utah were the first states to move forward with a fall high school soccer season, and over the weekend both states completed regular season play.

Now it's on to the playoffs.

Utah only offers girls soccer in the fall. In Class 6A, the state's large-school bracket, perennial state power Davis (Utah) was one of six teams to receive a first-round bye. Davis posted a 15-1 regular-season record.

In Indiana, Noblesville (Ind.), the defending state champion, posted a second straight undefeated regular season. The Millers went 10-0-1 with the lone blemish being a draw with rival Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) in the season finale. Noblesville is 27-0-4 since 2018.  


NOTE: Instead of assigning a ranking number this season, teams will be grouped based on their results and talent pool. Once the season comes to an end and some reasonable assessments are possible, TDS will publish a final FAB 50.

Here are our TOP 5 teams in alphabetical order (with records as of Sunday, Oct. 4): 

Eastern (N.J.) 1-0-0

Houston (Tenn.) 9-0-0

Hunterdon Central (N.J.) 1-0-0

Mount Notre Dame (Ohio) 11-0-0

Strongsville (Ohio) 10-0-0

THE NEXT FIVE (in alphabetical order): 

Carmel (Ind.) 15-1-0

Montclair (N.J.) 1-0-0

Noblesville (Ind.) 10-0-1

Pennridge (Pa.) 4-0-0

Rocky Mountain (Idaho) 8-0-0

TEAMS 11-25 (in alphabetical order):

Bearden (Tenn.) 12-1-0

Bishop Feehan (Mass.) 1-0-0

Davis (Utah) 15-1-0

Girls Preparatory School (Tenn.) 12-0-0

Glastonbury (Conn.) 2-0-0

Guerin Catholic (Ind.) 6-1-1

Loveland (Ohio) 9-0-3

Mars (Pa.) 8-0-0

Mason (Ohio) 10-1-2

Middletown South (N.J.) 1-0-0

Ocean City (N.J.) 1-0-0

Ramapo (N.J.) 2-0-0

Scotch Plains-Fanwood (N.J.) 1-0-0

Southington (Conn.) 2-0-0

Spring-Ford (Pa.) 1-0-0

OTHERS UNDER CONSIDERATION (in alphabetical order):

Centerville (Ohio) 11-0-1

Medina (Ohio) 9-1-2

New Albany (Ohio) 11-1-1

St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 0-0-0

Stillwater (Minn.) 9-0-1


HOT START: Bishop Feehan (Mass.) debuts in the girls Top 25 this week, and the squad got off to a hot start as senior standout and Villanova commit Francesca Yanchuk netted three goals in the team's 4-0 win over Bishop Fenwick (Mass.). ... Another name of note this fall is Rutgers commit Faith Slimmer, who guided Ocean City (N.J.) to a state title last year. In Ocean City's opener, a 9-0 win over Wildwood Catholic, Slimmer scored three goals and had two assists.


Image Credit: Indy Star

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