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Nassau boys lax top 10
Chaminade's reign on top of Long Island lacrosse was short-lived, as the Flyers dropped an 8-7 decision at West Islip on Saturday.
But its reign atop Nassau will not end that quickly. After all, there's no shame in losing to a team that has now won 27 straight games.
All of the Flyers' goals for this season remain in tact, as they are still the front-runners for the CHSAA title.
And despite the loss, they remain in Gregg Sarra's weekly Big 10 at No. 4 (West Islip is No. 2).
After a loss to Maryland power St. Paul's, Garden City fell out of the Big 10, and Manhasset, despite maintaining its perfect record, remains on the outside looking in. The Indians have won a Long Island-high 41 straight games.
West Islip also supplanted Chaminade as the top team in MSG Varsity's tri-state top 14. Chaminade slips two spots to No. 3, Manhasset remains No. 5, Garden City moves up two spots to No. 7, and Massapequa checks in at No. 13.
In the ESPN RISE Fab 50 rankings, Manhasset remains at No. 3, Chaminade drops three spots to No. 8, Garden City moves up one spot to No. 15, and Massapequa moves up 11 spots to No. 33.
Okay, without any further delay, let's get to this week's rankings...
1. Chaminade (7-1, 6-0 CHSAA) — Matt Kavanagh scored four goals with two assists for the Flyers in the 8-7 loss at West Islip on Saturday. They trailed 8-4 until scoring three straight goals in the final 41 seconds. Sean Mahon scored three goals in a 16-9 win over visiting Fordham Prep on Tuesday. To watch MSG Varsity highlights of the game, click here, and for full game coverage, click here.
Up next: The Flyers will play host to Fairfield Prep (Conn.) on Tuesday before beginning a five-game road swing at Kellenberg at 10 a.m. next Friday.
2. Garden City (6-2, 2-0 Conference B-I) — The Trojans bounced back from a two loss stretch in three games with two wins this past week. Tom Gordon scored four goals in a 12-4 win over visiting Division last Wednesday, and Devin Dwyer (pictured, left) had a goal and three assists in a 10-0 win over Duxbury (Mass.) on Saturday at Harvard Stadium. Dwyer has 25 on the season.
Up next: The Trojans will play host to Wantagh, No. 5 on this list, at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning, and then play at Carey at 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday in a pair of Conference B-I games.
3. Manhasset (5-0, 3-0 Conference B-II) — The Indians had a pair of easy wins this past week. Joe Mancini scored five goals with one assist in a 14-4 win over visiting Lynbrook last Wednesday, and had two goals and two assists in a 10-1 win at Section I's John Jay-Cross River on Saturday. Manhasset has won 41 straight games, the second longest active streak in the country, and has outscored its five opponents 63-22 this season. To watch MSG Varsity highlights of the John Jay game, click here.
Up next: The Indians' weekend trip to Maryland commences with a game at Severna Park tomorrow and finishes at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday against Annapolis High.
4. Massapequa (7-2, 5-0 Conference I) — Dylan Sheehan scored the eventual game-winner for the Chiefs in an 8-6 win at No. 7 Syosset on Thursday. Sheehan finished with three goals and four assists. Earlier today, the Chiefs dropped an 8-7 overtime decision to visiting Connetquot, as Mike Pinto scored the game-winner with 57.7 seconds left in the extra session. Joe Danaher made 10 saves in the loss.
Up next: The Chiefs will play host to Conference I rivals Oceanside, at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and No. 8 Farmingdale, at 4 p.m. next Friday.
5. Wantagh (6-2, 2-0 Conference B-I) — Ryan Walsh scored three goals with one assist and Matt Balzano added two goals and three assists for the Warriors in their 19-4 win at Roslyn last Wednesday. Twelve different players tallied a goal for Wantagh.
Up next: After an 11 a.m. game at Garden City tomorrow, the Warriors will play at Division at 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday. Both are Conference B-I games.
6. Holy Trinity (5-4, 4-2 CHSAA) — The Titans dropped a 10-8 decision to visiting Fordham Prep on Friday, and then defeated St. Dominic 10-4 at home on Monday.
Up next: The Titans will play host to Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) tomorrow.
7. Syosset (5-3, 3-1 Conference I) — The Braves dropped an 8-6 decision to No. 4 Massapequa on Thursday despite two goals and two assists from John Diaz. On Thursday, Ryan Hunter scored five goals with one assist in a 9-4 victory at Chesapeake (Va.).
Up next: The Braves will play host to Conference I opponents East Meadow, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, and Baldwin, at 4:30 p.m. next Friday.
8. Farmingdale (6-2, 4-0 Conference I) — The Dalers completed a 12-8 win at Oceanside on Thursday behind Sal Tuttle's five goals and two assists and then wiped out visiting MacArthur, 12-1, on Friday behind Brian Prendergast's three goals. Earlier today, they knocked off Foothill High (Calif.) 14-5, and Tim Brown scored three goals. They have won six in a row after an 0-2 start. To watch highlights of the Oceanside game, click here.
Up next: The Dalers will play host to Shoreham-Wading River at 7 p.m. on Saturday and then visit Port Washington at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday before next Friday's showdown with Massapequa, on the road at 4 p.m.
9. Long Beach (6-2, 4-1 Conference I) — The Marines recorded easy wins at Plainview JFK (16-4 last Wednesday) and at home against Uniondale (20-6 on Friday) before dropping an 11-10 decision to Foothill (Calif.) on Monday. Joe Radin scored 11 goals in the three games, while Tom Hamlet added 10.
Up next: The Marines will play host to Calhoun at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday before traveling to No. 10 Hicksville for a 4:30 p.m. contest on Friday. Both games are against Conference I foes.
10. Hicksville (7-2, 3-2 Conference I) — The Comets earned a 15-7 win over visiting Calhoun on Friday behind Sal Geneva's four goals and two assists, and then won a 13-7 decision at Bethpage behind Geneva's five goals and two assists and Joey Leonard's three goals and four assists.
Up next: The Comets will play host to Plainview JFK, at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, and No. 9 Long Beach, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, in a pair of Conference I games.
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