By Delilah Glidden, Phil McCown, Brandyn Sweren
After a little over a month into the season, here's where things currently stand for fall team sports:
Montgomery College is currently holding the top spot with a 6-0 conference record. The team is on a six game winning streak, with its only loss being a non-conference match against Mt. San Antonio College. Sophomore Youness Benmouna leads the Raptors with 13 goals this season, and freshman goalie Parker Sugars has 34 saves.
Sitting in second place with a 5-2 conference record is CCBC Essex. The Knights are on a two game winning streak, with a recent 8-0 win over Chesapeake. Freshman Isaiah Price has a team-leading nine goals and sophomore goalie Kyle Cooper has racked up 50 saves thus far.
Frederick and Howard are tied for third in the conference with four wins apiece. The Cougars are riding a four-game winning streak and have a 4-1 conference record, while the Dragons are 4-3 in the conference. Both teams are led in goals by freshman, Primo Fogam with six goals and Meija Marroquin with seven, respectively.
Leading the conference is currently Howard, as the Dragons are sporting a 4-0 conference record. Both Nikki Vieria (So.) and Grace Pritchett (Fr.) have five goals each this season, making up 10 of the team's 12 tallies so far.
Harford is a close second in the conference and in the midst of a five-game winning streak. Rachel Bohli leads the team with 12 goals and Crystal Kline has racked up 32 saves. The team has an overall record of 7-2 and a conference record of 3-1.
Four teams follow the two front runners: Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Hagerstown, and CCBC Essex each have six points.
Montgomery, Hagerstown and Frederick are currently in a three-way tie for first place with five wins each.
The Raptors have set themselves up to be a strong leader this season with a 19-0 overall and 5-0 conference record. The team has only lost three sets in the season so far. The Raptors lost their first two sets to Northern Virginia, after which they rallied to win the following three and gain yet another victory. The team remains undefeated as of yet.
Hagerstown is also 5-0 in Maryland Juco play. The Hawks have won three straight and are led in points by freshman Kiersten Erikson.
Frederick is 5-2 in the conference. The Cougars have racked up 296.5 total points 82.5 of which were made by their leading scorer Jacqueline Ryan.
Tied for fourth are Cecil (4-2 Maryland Juco) and Harford (4-3 Maryland Juco), while Garrett sits in sixth (3-3 Maryland Juco) and CCBC Essex in seventh (2-3 Maryland Juco).