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The Girls on Fire: Nassau/CHSAA Players of the Week

Becky Conto, Sacred Heart She totaled 11 goals and three assists as the Spartans swept Florida's three best teams last week. Conto also scored the tying goal with two seconds left in regulation of Sacred Heart's eventual 15-14 win over Vero Beach. Julia LoRusso, St. Dominic The sophomore had four goals and a career-high seven assists in a 22-15 win over Sewanhaka on Tuesday. Olivia Kirk, Farmingdale...

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Defense Keying Ward Melville to the Top

West Islip's Brooke Kerrigan, left, battles Ward Melville's

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How does one go 7-0 in Suffolk Division I, home to Northport and Bay Shore and all those other big school teams that know how to hit often and early?   Well, not allowing anyone to score is a pretty good start. It's one of those 'easy to say, hard to execute' strategies, but Ward Melville, led by defenders Lizzy Rullan and Jordan Porretto, have all but managed it. The Patriots are allowing...

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Big Win Alert: Sacred Heart knocks off Vero Beach

Palm trees on the Florida beach

Aileen Carey scored on an 8-meter shot with 1:41 left in the first overtime as Sacred Heart edged Florida’s Vero Beach, 15-14, last night.

Becky Conto had forced overtime, scoring off a pass from Chrissy Corcoran, with two seconds left in regulation for Sacred Heart (6-0).

Vero Beach (14-2) was ranked 10th in the country by ESPN Rise and its only prior loss was to top-ranked McDonogh...

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We Knew 'Em When: DePompeo, Generi Shine at Navy

BBP's Loren Generi

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We know Long Island produces some of the best talent in the girls lacrosse world, but it's not a bad idea to toss out some evidence every once in awhile.

Check out Bayport's Loren Generi and Sayville's Jasmine DePompeo, who are having breakout years for Navy, currently atop the Patriot League standings.

Coming into this week, DePompeo is currently ranked third in the country with 63...

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The Girls on Fire: Nassau Players of the Week

The list is a bit truncated because there weren't that many games played last week. We'll return to our regularly-scheduled listing in next week's edition.

Emma Schait, Seaford She had eight goals and an assist in 17-12 win over Locust Valley last Wednesday. Schait's 43 goals lead Nassau. Jessica Torrent, Seaford She played well defensively, particularly in the first half, limiting Locust...

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The Girls on Fire: Suffolk Players of the Week

William Floyd's Courtney Murphy #16 tries to split

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It’s Week Two of Girls on Fire and, despite getting limited chances to shine in the shortened schedule, some players still managed to put a little extra oomph into their performances.

Ready? Ready?

It’s attack of the juniors…

Floyd junior Courtney Murphy scored a career-high 10 goals against Smithtown East. But that wasn’t all. Not by a long shot. Two of them came in the first...

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Suffolk Top 10 (as of April 8)

Northport's Cortney Fortunato is defended by West Islip's

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‘Twas a short week and hey, this is my second day off in a row (this rarely happens, give me a moment to bask)…so I present to you, the Suffolk Top 10, with an abridged introduction. No worries. I’ll overwrite next week, when I have more games to look at. The top of the rankings hold steady, while the bottom half goes through some seismic shifts. Check it out, laxers.

* All records overall

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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of April 8)

St. Anthony's Anne Heagerty is defended by Chatham's

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1. St. Anthony's (4-0) Another challenge, another victory. The Friars topped Chatham of New Jersey, 16-12, on Saturday, and made it look easy at some points (St. Anthony's had a 12-4 lead early in the second half). Stephanie Paloscio had four goals and three assists, Maggie Bill added two goals and three assists, and Tori Holland made 11 saves for the Friars.

2. Sacred Heart (4-0) The Spartans...

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Nassau Top 10 (as of April 8)

Amelia Taylor scored for Seaford. (April 4, 2012)

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Here goes it...

1. Garden City (4-0) They're just doing what they does. (Grammatically incorrect, but it just sounds right.) The Trojans, winners of 52 straight, have outscored their last three opponents 54-7. I'm far from a mathematician, but the ol' abacus says that's impressive.

2. Farmingdale (5-0) The Dalers have looked to be in fine form since that slow first half against Wantagh...

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Hauppauge: We can dance with Garden City (...and other extras)

Hauppauge's Taylor Ranftle #1 moves behind the net

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How's that for an attention-grabbing statement?

Truth is, not many teams can stand toe-to-toe with the six-time Class B state champions (an NYS record), but after falling to Garden City in the Long Island championships last year, coach Abby Zeltmann thinks her squad can entertain the possibility.

"We're feeling good," she said after the 17-7 away win over last year's Class...

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