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Nassau boys lax top 10
It's playoff time, folks.
Just 34 Nassau teams remain, vying for county titles in three classifications. Twelve teams are in the Class A bracket, 16 in Class B and six in Class C.
There isn't much change in this week's top 10, as the big guns have used their final couple of games as playoff tune-ups.
Garden City, which has won a Nassau-best nine straight games, remains in the top spot. During their winning streak, the Trojans have outscored their opponents an astonding 114-19.
They'll begin their push for a sixth straight Nassau Class B title at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow when they play host to Glen Cove.
To view all of the playoff brackets, click here.
Garden City is the only Nassau boys lacrosse team in Gregg Sarra's weekly Big 10, checking in at No. 9.
In MSG Varsity's tri-state top 14, Garden City and Manhasset remain at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, and Chaminade stays at No. 5.
And in this week's ESPN RISE Fab 50 rankings, Manhasset and Garden City remain at Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, and Chaminade moves up two spots to No. 10.
Now that you're caught up, let's get to the top 10 teams of the remaining 34...
(*FYI: This will be the last top 10 until the end of the season. The rankings tend to take care of themself in the postseason.)
1. Garden City (13-2, 8-0 Conference B-I) — The Trojans breezed past two conference foes this past week. They won 17-2 at Bellmore JFK on Friday behind three goals from both Tom Gordon (pictured above) and Mike Lofrese, and then earned a 15-2 home win over Roslyn on Monday behind four goals from Jack Spencer and two goals and four assists from Devin Dwyer, who has 22 goals and 44 assists on the year.
Up next: The No. B1-1 Trojans, who have won nine straight, will open the Class B playoffs at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at home against No. B2-8 Glen Cove (4-11).
2. Manhasset (14-1, 8-0 Conference B-II) — Since the Indians' 45-game winning streak ended in the Woodstick, they have won five straight. On Friday, they earned a 14-3 win at Sewanhaka, as Matt Tompkins and Thomas Lavelle each scored three goals. Monday against Manhasset, Tompkins had three goals and an assist in a 15-3 home win over Glen Cove. Quinn Moroney leads the team with 39 points (12 goals, 27 assists).
Up next: The No. B2-1 Indians will open the Class B playoffs at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon at home against No. B1-8 Bellmore JFK (6-9). Manhasset had won the past two Class C county titles before a move up to Class B before this season.
3. Chaminade (14-2, 10-0 CHSAA) — Matt Kavanagh scored four goals with two assists, as the Flyers earned the regular-season sweep over St. Anthony's with a 9-7 win on the road last Wednesday. Ryan Lukacovic added two goals and two assists. On Thursday, Chaminade bolted out to an 8-0 halftime lead en route to a 13-5 home win over Kellenberg. Junior Dan Annino scored his first two varsity goals in that game. Then, on Saturday, Shane Thorton scored the winner on an assist from Kavanagh with 56 seconds left in a 6-5 victory at Jersey power Delbarton. Kavanagh, an Athlete of the Week, leads the team with 30 goals and 16 assists. To watch MSG Varsity highlights of both the St. Anthony's and Delbarton games, click here.
Up next: The Flyers and Friars will meet again for the Class AAA CHSAA title on May 26 at Hofstra.
4. Holy Trinity (12-5, 9-3 CHSAA) — Nick Olson scored the winner with 4:58 left in the fourth quarter of the the Titans' win at St. John the Baptist on Thursday. Sam Weiss made nine saves, while Nick Susko had three goals and three assists, and Olson added three goals and two assists. The Titans were down 4-0 after the first quarter, but scored eight second-quarter goals to take an 8-7 lead into halftime.
5. Wantagh (12-3, 7-1 Conference B-I) — The Warriors closed the regular season on a six-game winning streak, including two easy conference wins last week. John Ingrilli and Ryan Walsh each scored three goals with two assists in a 15-4 win over visiting Carey on Friday, and 12 different players scored in an 18-2 win over visiting Bellmore JFK on Monday. Walsh led the way with four goals and one assist. He leads the team with 45 goals and 19 assists.
Up next: The No. B1-2 Warriors will open the Class B playoffs at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at home against No. B2-7 Sewanhaka (4-11). Wantagh last won a county title in 2001.
6. Farmingdale (11-4, 9-1 Conference I) — The Dalers won three conference games last week to earn a share of the regular-season title with Massapequa. It was the Dalers' 27th conference championship in team history. Last Wednesday, Korey Hendrickson scored four goals with one assist in a 13-4 win over No. 8 Hicksville. Two days later, senior Brian Prendergast scored a career high six goals in an 11-9 win at Baldwin, and yesterday, Prendergast had five goals and two assists in a 17-10 win over visiting No. 9 Long Beach. Sal Tuttle had four goals and 11 assists in the three games, and leads the team with 24 goals and 47 assists.
Up next: The top-seeded Dalers, who have won four in a row, will begin their Class A title defense at 4 p.m. on Monday at Hofstra against the winner of No. 8 Oceanside (8-7) and No. 9 MacArthur (8-7) in the quarterfinals.
7. Massapequa (12-3, 9-1 Conference I) — The Chiefs won a pair of conference games this past week. Last Wednesday, they ran out to a 10-2 halftime lead and cruised to a 12-6 win over visiting Port Washington. Jamie Shand led the way with three goals and three assists. Yesterday, Dylan Sheehan had four goals and three assists in a 16-5 win at East Meadow. Shand has 26 goals and 29 assists on the season, while Sheehan has 34 goals and 18 assists.
Up next: The second-seeded Chiefs, who have won three in a row, will open the Class A playoffs at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Hofstra against the winner of No. 7 Calhoun (8-7) and No. 10 Port Washington (8-7) in the quarterfinals. Massapequa hasn't won a county title since winning back-to-back in 2005-06.
8. Hicksville (11-4, 7-3 Conference I) — After suffering a 13-4 defeated at No. 6 Farmingdale last Wednesday, the Comets bounced back with an 18-6 win over visiting Uniondale on Saturday. Joey Leonard had four goals and five assists, and leads the team with 33 goals and 36 assists.
Up next: The second-seeded Chiefs, who have won three in a row, will begin their Class A title defense at 4 p.m. on Monday at Hofstra against the winner of No. 8 Oceanside (8-7) and No. 9 MacArthur (8-7) in the quarterfinals. Massapequa hasn't won a county title since winning back-to-back in 2005-06.
9. Long Beach (11-4, 8-3 Conference I) — The Marines went 2-1 in the final week of regular season play, all against conference foes. Sophomore James Forkin scored a career high six goals in a 13-7 win over visiting Syosset last Wednesday. On Friday, Connor Sofield scored four goals and junior Ed Hommel had a career high four assists in a 17-7 win at Valley Stream Central. But yesterday, two goals and an assist from Damon Whitfield couldn't prevent a 17-10 loss at No. 6 Farmingdale. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak. Joe Radin leads Long Beach with 49 goals and 19 assists. To watch the entire Syosset game on MSG Varsity's website, click here.
Up next: The No. 5 Marines begin the Class A playoffs at 7 p.m. on Friday with a first-round matchup at home against No. 12 Uniondale (8-7). Long Beach has never won a county title.
10. Cold Spring Harbor (11-4, 8-0 Conference IV) — The Seahawks closed out the year with a pair of conference wins. Last Wednesday, Chris Moriarty scored three goals in a 7-5 win over visiting Seaford. On Monday, Moriarty had three goals and two assists in a 16-4 win over visiting Clarke. The Seahawks have won seven in a row. To watch the entire Seaford game on MSG Varsity's website, click here.
Up next: The top-seeded Seahawks will begin the Class C playoffs at 8 p.m. next Wednesday at Hofstra against the winner of No. 4 Floral Park (7-6) and No. 5 Locust Valley (9-6) in the semifinals. CSH hasn't won a county title since winning three in a row from 2006-08.
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