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Ward Melville field hockey players react after their 4-3 double overtime win over host Smithtown East in a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Field hockey rankings

Newsday's Stephen Haynes ranks the top 10 field hockey teams on Long Island.

10. ROCKY POINT Among top defensive teams and
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10. ROCKY POINT
Among top defensive teams and has reached the Suffolk 'B' final in consecutive years. |

9. MASSAPEQUA Roster features 22 upperclassmen as Chiefs
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9. MASSAPEQUA
Roster features 22 upperclassmen as Chiefs chase a fifth straight Nassau 'A' title. |

8. SMITHTOWN EAST Grit and stifling defense makes
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8. SMITHTOWN EAST
Grit and stifling defense makes the Bulls a challenger every year. |

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7. WARD MELVILLE Owned Suffolk Class A for
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7. WARD MELVILLE
Owned Suffolk Class A for more than half a decade and still is one of the county's elite. |

6. EAST ISLIP Talented, scrappy unit led by
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6. EAST ISLIP
Talented, scrappy unit led by Nicole Levy (pictured during lacrosse season) went 14-4 and took Bay Shore to overtime of a semifinal.|

5. BAY SHORE Emerged as a true force
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5. BAY SHORE
Emerged as a true force last season, going 16-3 and challenging Sachem East in county final. |

4. GARDEN CITY Longtime powerhouse led by Tara
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4. GARDEN CITY
Longtime powerhouse led by Tara DeAngelo (pictured during lacrosse season) seeks to regain top spot after breaking run of 18 straight county titles. |

3. MANHASSET Perennial contender dethroned Garden City last
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3. MANHASSET
Perennial contender dethroned Garden City last year to capture the Nassau 'B' title. |

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2. MILLER PLACE L.I. Class B champs have
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2. MILLER PLACE
L.I. Class B champs have speed, a lockdown defense and potent scorers. |

1. SACHEM EAST With superstar Katie Trombetta, the
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1. SACHEM EAST
With superstar Katie Trombetta, the Flaming Arrows seek a third straight Class A state title. |

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