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Nassau Top 10 (as of 10.30.11)
1. Garden City (13-0-1): They haven't lost a game this season and they're pursuing a 19th straight county title (a seventh consecutive in Class B). What more needs to be said? The Trojans had a first-round bye and will face the winner of the North Shore/Clarke game on Wednesday.
2. Cold Spring Harbor (11-2-1): The Seahawks finished the regular season with a 2-1 win over Clarke. A semifinalist last year, CSH is looking to make that jump to the next level. They'll get their chance on Wednesday when they host third-seeded Manhasset in the semis.
3. Manhasset (11-4): The Indians are riding high right now, coming off Saturday's 9-1 win over New Hyde Park in the quarterfinals. Manhasset looked sharp, despite the horrible weather conditions. And, despite having lost twice to CSH in the regular season, they feel confident about the semifinal matchup.
4. Massapequa (9-2): The Chiefs wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 win over Carle Place. The two-time defending Nassau Class A champs will face East Meadow at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
5. Clarke (9-2-3): They beat Floral Park, 3-0, to end the regular season. Their meeting with North Shore in the quarterfinals was postponed on Saturday and they'll play at 2:30 p.m. Monday. That should be a good matchup. The teams met twice this year: the first resulted in a 2-2 tie and the other Clarke won, 2-1, in overtime.
6. North Shore (9-4-1): The Vikings edged New Hyde Park, 1-0, in the season finale and enter the Class B playoffs as the No. 5 seed. Lindsay Ahrens leads them with 16 points (13 goals).
7. Friends Academy (8-6): Check out that record. And then keep in mind that the Quakers started the season 0-5. They got hot when they needed to and beat them teams they needed to, going 7-1 in conference. They edged Port Washington, 1-0, on Erica Sklar's goal in the season finale. Friends has the top seed in Class C and will face the winner of the Oyster Bay/Carle Place game in the county final on Sunday.
8. Locust Valley (7-7): The Falcons finished the regular season with a 2-0 win over Seaford, but fell short of making the playoffs. Still, it was a quality season for a team that's building and on the rise. Another silver lining for LV: Bairre Reilly is only a junior.
9. Port Washington (8-3-1): Danielle Rosmarin and Kristin Kujan each scored two goals in a 5-0 win over GNS to end the season. The Vikings have the No. 2 seed in the Class A playoffs and host Baldwin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals.
10. New Hyde Park (6-8-1): They lost, 9-1, to Manhasset in the Class B quarterfinals on Saturday. Last year, they had reached the Class A final. To the Gladiators' credit, there wasn't much sulking and they held their heads high after the loss.
On the cusp: Baldwin, East Meadow, Oyster Bay
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