High School Field Hockey

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Nassau Top 10 (10.16.11)

1. Garden City (9-0-1): The Trojans have outscored their last three opponents 21-0. And if there's such a thing as avenging a tie, they did that with a 5-0 win over CSH on Friday.

2. Cold Spring Harbor (8-2-1): The loss to Garden City was a setback, but this team certainly has a wealth of talent and depth, and in coach Danielle Skakandi's words, "has all the necessary components."

3....

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Suffolk Top 10 (10.16.11)

1. Sachem East (11-0): Show and prove. The Arrows showed early in the season what they can do, and they've since proven that they're for real. Last week's wins over East Islip and Ward Melville have essentially solidified their status.

2. Sayville (12-0): The Golden Flashes went 3-0 last week, including pulling out another late-game thriller in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Bay Shore. Add to it,...

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Big win alert: Comsewogue over SWR

Comsewogue's Jordan Cassella

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Comsewogue beat Shoreham-Wading River. That’s no “OK, so?” statement. No, "Comsewogue beat Shoreham-Wading River" is Warriors history. That 1-0 victory Friday was Comsewogue’s first ever against the Wildcats, according to coach Nicole Kidd.

“I was just so proud of my team,” said Kidd, who has been with the program for 10 years. “They played so hard and so well. It was overwhelming....

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Leftovers: Locust Valley vs. Clarke

Clarke's Emma Foster with the ball during the

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Here are some details and things said - that didn't make the newspaper article - following Clarke's 3-2 win over Locust Valley on Wednesday. If you haven't checked the article yet, you can by clicking here. And then be sure to come on back to the blog.

Demi Shanahan scored the winner with 3:39 left for Clarke

The goal: “It’s an extraordinary feeling, knowing you just...

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Greenport/Southold/Shelter Island extras

Here are some of the things discussed by coach Todd Gulluscio and defender Erin Creedon that weren't included in Sunday's article on the progress of the Greenport/Southold/Shelter Island field hockey team.

Coach Todd Gulluscio

Biggest difference this year: “The team chemistry. The kids are older, but don't have that much experience with field hockey. I've had a couple kids here...

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Leftovers: Sayville vs. East Islip

Sayville's Shannon Litvin passes

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

If you didn’t already know: Sayville defeated East Islip, 3-2, in overtime on Wednesday. After Alexa Martino’s score, which would’ve won it for East Islip with no time left, was waved off, Taylor Mills scored in overtime for the Golden Flashes. It was a matchup of two of Suffolk’s last three undefeated teams (Sachem East being the other). Here are some of the things said...

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Nassau Top 10 (10.6.11)

GC's Catherine McTiernan drives against North Shore's Lauren

(Credit: James Escher)

1. Garden City (6-0-1): A write-up really isn't necessary, right? The Trojans beat Floral Park, 8-0, on Wednesday to further solidify themselves atop this pyramid. They had seven different goal scorers (led by Alexandra Bruno's two) and Catherine McTiernan had two assists. They've now outscored opponents 29-2 (27-1 since that 1-1 tie with Cold Spring Harbor).

2. Cold Spring Harbor (6-1-1):...

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Suffolk Top 10 (10.6.11)

SE's Cara Trombetta passes against Ward Melville

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

We're at about the halfway point of the regular season, so enough games have been played to get a pretty reasonable guage on teams. Meaning now's about a good time to start doing a weekly top 10.

1. Sachem East (8-0): There's little room for doubt here. The Flaming Arrows have separated themselves with a flawless record and impressive wins - Ward Melville and Smithtown East, in particular....

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Leftovers: Great Neck South vs. Friends Academy

Friends' Erica Sklar drives against GNS' Jane Berrill

(Credit: James Escher)

Some of the things said following Friends Academy's 6-0 win over Great Neck South on Tuesday.

Quakers defender Jalisa Clark Shutout: “It felt really good to have solid defense. Between Steph, Katie and myself, it worked out well. Finally getting a win: “It feels good, but we still need to remember that there are other good teams out there and we have to play hard.”  

Chloe Friedman...

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Leftovers: Ward Melville vs. Northport

Northport's Gabby Gallo makes sliding save

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

These were some of the quotes that didn’t make the article after Ward Melville’s 2-1 win over Northport on Saturday. But we don’t let those words go to waste. Just re-heat ‘em and read up.

Kim Geiger tied the score at 1 with 6:06 left in the first half. (The senior was one of half the “Partners in Crime” forward tandem along with Samantha Jacobson last year....

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