Welcome to Southside Daily’s weekly look at the top girls soccer teams by record in Virginia Beach, and a peak ahead at what’s next on their schedule:
Kellam (10-1-2, 2-0-1 Coastal): The Knights are 10-0-1 since March 19. Kellam’s methodical style will not awe anyone with flash, but it surgically and efficiently picks teams apart.
Cox (9-4, 4-0 Coastal) The Falcons are the hottest team in the Beach. Cox has won nine games in a row, including a monster 3-2 come-from-behind win to knock the Patriots from the undefeated ranks. The playoff-pedigree Falcons are showing off their experience by handling rivals from arguably the state’s toughest conference.
First Colonial (10-1-1, 2-1-1 Coastal): The Patriots tied Kellam 0-0 on Monday then lost to Cox 3-2 on Tuesday for their first defeat of the season. Don’t be alarmed — to go 0-1-1 in probably the toughest back-to-back stretch a Beach team can experience is no cause for panic. They still score as well as anyone and get to redeem themselves on Friday against Ocean Lakes.
Tallwood (8-2-3, 1-3 Coastal): It’s not time to panic in Lion land about the prospects of missing the conference tournament, but it’s getting close. Tallwood couldn’t close a 1-0 lead against Cox on Wednesday and is in must-win mode against Kellam and Ocean Lakes next week.
Landstown (9-4, 2-2 Coastal): The Eagles rebounded from conferencing-opening losses to Kellam and Cox with crucial wins against Ocean Lakes and Tallwood. They’ll face a win-hungry Patriots club on Tuesday and they close out conference play against Bayside. Landstown should earn a conference seed if it can escape at least 1-1 in those two games.
Bishop Sullivan (11-6-1, 6-4 Tidewater) Crusaders had won four games in a row by outscoring opponents 24-4 before a 2-1 loss to Norfolk Collegiate in the TCIS semifinal on Wednesday. Bishop Sullivan awaits its Division 1 state tournament seeding.