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We're heading into the home stretch and the picture is getting a lot clearer in Suffolk girls lacrosse. Hauppauge and Ward Melville continue to stand out in their respective divisions, while Mount Sinai wins a huge statement game against Shoreham-Wading River. It's the top 10, and things just got serious...
* All records are overall
1. Hauppauge (9-0) – Hauppauge defeated Maryland’s...Read more »
And we’re taking partial credit for this game having been the thriller it was. Sure, Massapequa and Wantagh are among Nassau’s best teams and they’ve forged a de facto rivalry over the years. Sure, the win would’ve meant a lot to either team. But most important was their standing in the Nassau Top 10 on this blog. I mean, can there be any greater motivation? That’s a rhetorical question and the...Read more »
This might become a new tradition on the blog - we're giving props to the managers. Those folks on the sidelines at games working the book, tallying all the stats, providing kernels of information, making conversation, spotting stuff that we didn't see and dealing with the, "Uhh, who had the assist on that one?" questions. (We're in our mid-20s now, so you know we've got the old-people...Read more »
After winning Class C from 2005 to 2010, Shoreham-Wading River might have expected a road block in last year's champs, Mount Sinai. Not sure if they were expecting a wall, though.
The teams' first meet up since SWR's return from Class B was all about the D - specifically, Mount Sinai goalie Julia Michaels. The sophmore made 15 saves as the Mustangs defeated SWR, 8-5. It was a statement game...Read more »
I'm a little late getting out of the gate, but here's the best of the best from this past week. All performances are up till Sunday, April 16 - so, all you lacrosse players who just scored 11 goals with five assists, including the game-winner in double OT, don't fret! I'll getcha this weekend.
Legggggggooooooooooo (That's "Let's Go" in student-athlete speak....Read more »
How much a week can change. Big losses by big teams reshuffled the Top 10 and, frankly, it’s a free-for-all up in here. Any team can take a crack at Suffolk elite and, it’s in that spirit that we welcome East Islip and Kings Park to the proceedings. As for the spots up top, Hauppauge seems to be the only powerhouse immune to shuffle, while Ward Melville solidifies its hold on No. 2. Meanwhile, Bay...Read more »
Here it is, boys and girls the game you all have been waiting for. And by "you all," I mean "me." What happens when an immovable object (that ole Ward Melville 'D') meets an unstoppable force (Northport's explosive offense, led by Cortney Fortunato)?
The short answer, at least this week, is "a whole lotta awesomeness." The longer story is an impeccably played...Read more »
You ever look at those LaxPower, MaxPreps and ESPN Rise national rankings and think, "OK, but it's kind of arbitrary"? They are a pretty good gauge - and the best we've got on a national scope - but without those teams playing each other there's always room for debate. We've all heard or made some form of despite-the-rankings argument: "___ has played tougher competition" or...Read more »
1. St. Anthony's (5-0) The Friars keep it movin'. They defeated St. John the Baptist, 18-4, on Friday and improved to 4-0 in league. St. Anthony's, ranked fourth in the country by ESPN Rise (and third in LaxPower's most recent poll), will face its toughest challenges in the coming weeks. They'll play No. 3 Bryn Mawr (Md.) at noon Saturday in the New York-Maryland Challenge at St. Paul's School...Read more »
1. Garden City (5-0) They’ve won 53 straight games and outscored opponents 72-11 in the last four. Garden City hosts Darien (Ct.) tomorrow at 4:15 p.m. It seems as if 18 has become the golden number for the Trojans, who've scored that in each of their last four games (absolute symmetry in that aforementioned 72). This means all Darien has to do is get 19 goals. Simple enough, right?
2. Farmingdale...Read more »