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LI girls soccer Top 10 rankings
St. Anthony's holds on to the top spot this week as the rest of the rankings get a shake up. Farmingdale, Sayvile, Northport and MacArthur bump up while West Islip slides down after falling to Northport.
1. St. Anthony's (8-0-4): Facing their toughest CHSAA opponent in Sacred Heart, the Friars emerged with a 4-1 win behind goals from Genevieve Crescenzo, Jessica Lucas, Reanna Marino and Margo McGinty to remain unbeaten.
2. Farmingdale (10-0-1): The Dalers cruised past Mepham, 3-0, thanks to Kim Kolodny’s two goals but needed same late heroics from Colleen Reynolds to defeat Hicksville, 2-1, in the 78th minute. Kaitlin Gaghan has been strong in net for Farmingdale which plays Massapequa and Oceanside in what may be back-to-back days depending on Wednesday’s weather.
3. Sayville (11-0): Sayville faced it’s first deficit in a league game this season against Miller Place but it was short lived. Amber Petrillo, Amanda Famularo, Julianne Johnston and Amy Gromling each scored as the Golden Flashes won 4-1. Petrillo then scored two goals in a 7-0 win over Amityville. Sayville and Miller Place meet again in the final game of the season on October 27.
4. Northport (9-1): A 3-0 week for the Tigers started with their biggest win of the season. Rosy Hayes had two goals and an assist in a 3-2 win over unbeaten West Islip. Hayes added two goals in a 4-0 win over Bay Shore and another in a 2-1 win over Connetquot. Aalyia Ingram scored the game winner against Connetquot as Northport swept the season series and remained atop League II.
5. West Islip (10-1): The Lions suffered their first loss of the season in a 3-2 loss to Northport but rebounded to defeat Lindenhurst 4-0 behind Brenda DiDonna and Amanda Martinez, who each had a goal and an assist.
6. MacArthur (8-2): Kelly Kempf and Jill Mulholland led the Generals past Oceanside, 1-0, and Massapequa, 2-0, last week. MacArthur has a comparatively easy week with games against Baldwin, Hicksville and East Meadow, the bottom three teams in the standings.
7. Division (9-0-1): The Blue Dragons suffered their first blemish of the season – a tie to Plainedge but defeated North Shore, 1-0, on a goal from Maggie Carew. Gina Fader picked up her seventh shutout of the season. Division plays Seaford, Garden City and New Hyde Park this week, teams they defeated by a combined 9-2 the first time around the league.
8. South Side (7-1-2): The Cyclones defeated Plainedge, 2-0, with goals from Christina Klaum and Victoria Reis. North Shore, New Hyde Park and Garden City loom this week as South Side tries to keep pace with Division for the top spot in A-I.
9. Ward Melville (8-1-1): Ally Ramos and the Patriot defense recorded three more shutouts last week to bring their season total to eight, having allowed just three goals overall in ten games. Caysea Cohen and Jordan Poretto each scored in a 2-0 win over Commack and Cohen added two more goals in a 6-0 win against Brentwood. But the highlight of the week came in a 1-0 win over Longwood, in which Lizzy Rullan score the game winning goal with 37 seconds remaining.
10. Sacred Heart (9-2-2): Colleen Kavanaugh and Maggie Cash scored in a 2-1 win over St. Francis Prep but St. Anthony’s proved too difficult for the Spartans in a 4-1 defeat.
On the bubble: Kellenberg (7-1-1), Smithtown West (8-1-2), Sachem North (8-1), East Islip (7-1-1), Garden City (5-2-3)
Tags: St. Anthony's , Farmingdale , Sayville , Northport , West Islip , MacArthur , Division , South Side , Ward Melville , Sacred Heart , Kellenberg , Smithtown West , Sachem North , East Islip , Garden City