Collegiate’s Rachel Lifson (24) and Maggie Bostain (18) defend Deep Run’s Morgan Whitaker. Bostain had five goals and an assist, and Lifson tallied three goals.


The order remains unchanged as No. 1 Collegiate and No. 2 St. Christopher’s get set for their showdown on Thursday.

Collegiate reeled off three wins, beating No. 4 Deep Run 15-5, Benedictine 12-1 and Midlothian 16-6.

No. 2 St. Christopher’s lost 11-8 to Norfolk Academy, the No. 2 team in the VISAA state Division I rankings. The Saints rebounded to beat John Paul the Great 16-6.

No. 3 Atlee handled three teams: Douglas Freeman 18-7, Hanover 22-1 and Deep Run 16-7.

Deep Run went 1-2 but keeps its spot. The Wildcats have lost in the area to Collegiate and Atlee and own a win over No. 5 James River. The Rapids have won their past six games.

Team, Record, Previous

1. Collegiate, 12-6, 1

2. St. Christopher’s, 8-7, 2

3. Atlee, 11-1, 3

4. Deep Run, 8-3, 4

5. James River, 10-3, 5


The new order reflects upward trajectories by St. Catherine’s and Collegiate.

After a difficult early schedule, St. Catherine’s takes over the No. 1 spot after putting together an eight-game winning streak that includes a win over Collegiate.

Collegiate, the preseason No. 1, has won its past four games handily after a difficult schedule and moves up to No. 2. St. Catherine’s and Collegiate split during the regular season and have lost only to each other in the area.

Atlee remains unbeaten, but the Raiders’ schedule hasn’t been as demanding as those of St. Catherine’s and Collegiate. Atlee drops to No. 3.

No. 4 Deep Run lost to Collegiate 14-6 and beat Mills Godwin 14-6. No. 5 Cosby has a nine-game winning streak.

Team, Record, Previous

1. St. Catherine’s, 13-5, 2

2. Collegiate, 10-8, 3

3. Atlee, 12-0, 1

4. Deep Run, 9-3, 4

5. Cosby, 11-2, 5

Records based on matches reported to the Times-Dispatch and do not include Tuesday’s games.

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