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Nassau Top 10: County championship week edition
We’ve arrived at county championship week. Manhasset takes on Cold Spring Harbor, Wantagh faces Garden City and Farmingdale plays Massapequa in a tripleheader Wednesday afternoon and night at Hofstra. All three games are rematches of regular season meetings, which were won by Manhasset, Wantagh, and Farmingdale. But this is playoff time. Throw those results out the window.
1. Manhasset (16-0): The Indians rolled past Seaford, 19-3, in a Class C semifinal behind 10 different goal-scorers. For the seventh straight year, Manhasset faces rival Cold Spring Harbor in the Class C title game. Each has won three of the last six championships with the Indians taking it last season en route to a state title. Game time 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hofstra.
2. Wantagh (16-2): Brandon Mangan had six goals, including three in a span of 3:19 in the fourth quarter as Wantagh pulled away to beat Lynbrook, 11-8, in a Class B semifinal. The final is against Garden City at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hofstra.
3. Garden City (15-3): The four-time defending county champs will try to make it five in a row against Wantagh, who beat the Trojans, 10-9, in double OT on April 23 at Garden City. Should be a dandy of a rematch.
4. Chaminade (14-5): The Flyers’ season ended with a 9-8 loss to rival St. Anthony’s in the CHSAA AAA title game.
5. Farmingdale (15-2): The Dalers seek their 12th county title when they face rival Massapequa in the Class A title game at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hofstra. Sal Tuttle had two goals and three assists and Brian Prendergast had two goals and one assist for Farmingdale in a 9-4 win over Syosset in the semifinals.
6. Division (16-2): Division reached the Class B semifinal where it lost to Garden City, 11-4, on Thursday at Hofstra. Tom Nuckel, the Blue Dragons’ leading scorer, finished the season with 59 goals and 35 assists. Corey Triola had 47 and 20.
7. Cold Spring Harbor (15-1): Another game with Manhasset stands in the way of a potential Nassau Class C title for the Seahawks. Manhasset beat CSH, 7-2, on May 8. We’ll see if this one is different.
8. Massapequa (14-3): The Chiefs play Farmingdale for the county title Wednesday night at Hofstra after defeating Hicksville, 13-9, in the semifinals behind three goals and one assist from Ian Lukaszewicz and three goals from Brent Lawless.
9. Hicksville (13-4): The season is over for the Comets, who fell to Massapequa in the semifinals.
10. Lynbrook (13-5): Beat South Side in the quarters and in the semifinals trailed Wantagh by one goal entering the fourth quarter before losing, 11-8.
On the bubble: South Side (11-6), Friends Academy (13-4), Syosset (10-7), St. Mary’s (19-1).