YAIAA girls’ soccer: midseason power rankings

Dover's Paige Hartman kicks the ball through Northeastern's Rachel Nagel (13) and Coryn Moyer during a Sept. 17 girls' soccer match in Dover. (DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- KATE PENN)

Dover’s Paige Hartman kicks the ball through Northeastern’s Rachel Nagel (13) and Coryn Moyer during a Sept. 17 girls’ soccer match in Dover. (DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — KATE PENN)

Many YAIAA sports are approaching — or already have reached — the midway point of their fall seasons. With that in mind, let’s revisit the balance of power in the YAIAA by sport.

Give us your take on these teams in the comments section below. Next up is girls’ soccer. Two new teams break into the top five since our forecast in August. Check out who they are:

1. Dover (Preseason rank: 1; 8-0, 6-0 Division II) — The Eagles have almost been machine-like as of late with their victories. Their 6-0 win against Northeastern, which entered the match 6-0, was Dover’s fourth straight shutout.
2. Dallastown (PR: 2; 6-2, 4-0 D-I)Morgan Mickley’s first season as Wildcats head coach is off to a rousing success so far. The Wildcats have yet to be tamed in Division I play.
3. Central York (PR: NR; 6-1, 4-1 D-I) — Katie Hackos has been a scoring machine for the Panthers, who are stronger with Kelly Williamson back after a year of field hockey.
4. York Catholic (PR: NR; 5-2, 5-0 D-III) — The Irish looked to build off their district run from a year ago. So far they have done just that.
5. Fairfield (PR: 3; 4-2, 4-1 D-III) — Despite the Green Knights’ loss to York Catholic the first time around, they still have Lexy Junker and enough firepower for a second-half push.
Dropped: Susquehannock (PR: 4; 1-6-1, 1-3-1 D-II); South Western (PR: 5; 3-4, 2-2 D-I)

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2 Responses to YAIAA girls’ soccer: midseason power rankings

  1. Ashley Masucci says:

    Why isn’t Northeastern on here? Better record than most of the teams..

    • Matt Goul says:

      Ashley,

      The Bobcats have a strong case to be as high as No. 4. York Catholic and Fairfield got the nods here because they of their sustained success, plus Northeastern’s loss to Dover was still fresh. An easy argument can be made over Northeastern’s loss being to the No. 1 ranked team, but having zero shots on goal in that one stood out more than the final score. Still a lot of matches to be played.

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