By Chris Goldberg Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/3/21
The Phillylacrosse.com Rankings for May 1:
Malvern Prep (11-1) – Last week: No. 1. The Friars play at No. 2 Episcopal Academy Tuesday in a key Inter-Ac League contest.
Episcopal Academy (6-2) – Last week: No. 9. The Churchmen made a big move after toppling Haverford School, 12-5, and improving to 5-1 in the Inter-Ac League.
Haverford School (8-4) – Last week: No. 2. The Fords downed Garnet Valley Saturday in the 2nd Annual 10VE Cup, 13-5.
La Salle (11-1) – Last week: No. 3. The Explorers handled Manheim Township, 15-6.
Radnor (11-1) – Last week: No. 4. The Raiders play Tuesday at Garnet Valley in a game that figures to decide the Central League championship.
Garnet Valley (11-2) – Last week: No. 5. The Jaguars host Radnor Tuesday in a showdown of undefeated Central League teams.
Salesianum School-DE (8-2) – Last week: No. 6. The Sals gave No. 1 Malvern Prep a battle until bowing, 12-7.
Conestoga (8-4) – Last week: No. 7. It appears the Pioneers – now with two league losses – will be dethroned after winning the past four Central League titles, no small task.
Kennett (11-0) – Last week: No. 8. The Demons have two big road games this week in the Ches-Mont League, Tuesday at West Chester Rustin and Thursday at Downingtown West.
Academy of the New Church (8-5) – Last week: No. 10. The Lions battled La Salle before falling, 13-8.
Wissahickon (9-3) – Last week: No 12. The Trojans have a big Suburban One American game Tuesday at Upper Dublin and then travels to Ches-Mont League co-leader Downingtown East on Thursday.
Springfield-Delco (8-3) – Last week: No. 11. The Cougars host Strath Haven Tuesday and travel to Conestoga Thursday.
Strath Haven (8-2) – Last week: No. 13. The Panthers toppled Penncrest, 9-7.
Germantown Academy (5-5) – Last week: No. 14. The Patriots edged Penn Charter, 6-5.
Downingtown East (11-1) – Last week: No. 15. The Cougars host Dwningtown West Tuesday in a cross-town rival showdown of undefeated Ches-Mont League teams. Under Consideration: Allentown Central Catholic (11-1), Cape Henlopen-DE (9-3), Downingtown West (12-2), Emmaus (13-1), Methacton (6-1), Penn Charter (2-8), Penncrest (10-3), Perkiomen Valley (8-0); Spring-Ford (6-2), Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (5-7), St. Augustine Prep-NJ (2-3), St. Joseph’s Prep (7-2), Unionville (6-2), Wilson (15-1).