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LI girls soccer Top 10 rankings
GIRLS SOCCER BIG 10 (Based on games played between Oct. 17 and 23)
1. Sayville (14-0): The defending county champs went 3-0 last week to remain the only team in Suffolk with a perfect record at 14-0. They outscored opponents 19-0, increasing the season total to 66-5, behind multi-goal games from Madison Hoon, Kim Marra and Amanda Famularo. The Samantha Bishop-led defense helped keeper Olivia Coley-Bishop record her tenth shutout of the season.
2. Northport (10-1-1): The first-place Tigers’ week started with a scoreless draw against Sachem East. Kristin Desmond then had two goals and two assists in a 7-0 win over Central Islip and Rosy Hayes had two goals in a 4-1 win over Lindenhurst. It was the sixth multi-goal game of the season for Hayes, who has 15 goals this season.
3. Kellenberg (9-1-1): Kellenberg catapults up the rankings after a huge week. After a 2-0 win over Sacred Heart behind goals from Erica Berry and Amanda Calzolano and a 1-0 win over St. John the Baptist behind Bridget Westerman’s game winner with 1:30 to go, the Firebirds knocked off previously undefeated St. Anthony’s, 3-2. Carly Montgomery scored and had an assist in the win. Considering the Firebirds allowed a late goal in their 1-1 draw with the Friars earlier this season, Kellenberg came within 30 seconds of sweeping the season series with St. Anthony’s. A third match-up could be coming in the playoffs.
4. St. Anthony's (9-1-4): The Friars went 3-1 on the week, suffering their first loss since the CHSAA state championship game last fall. Stephanie Paloscio scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over St. John the Baptist, Erin Hughes had two goals in a 6-0 win over St. Francis Prep and Marissa Kristy had two goals in a 6-0 non-league win over North Rockland. But the big news of the week was the 3-2 loss to Kellenberg, the lone team in CHSAA that St. Anthony’s was unable to defeat this season (1-1 draw in first meeting).
5. Farmingdale (11-1-2): The Dalers slide down a few notches after going 1-1-1 last week. A stunning loss to East Meadow on Monday was followed up by a 1-1 tie to Massapequa on Wednesday. Farmingdale dominated the first half against Massapequa and the weather was definitely not ideal. A win over Oceanside got the Dalers back on track in their quest for the Conference AA-I title.
6. West Islip (12-2): Nicole Pernicario kicked off the week with two goals and an assist in a 6-0 win over Bay Shore and Brooke Kerrigan scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Connetquot. But the Lions allowed a late goal in a 1-0 loss to Sachem East, which might cost them a shot at the League II title.
7. MacArthur (11-2): MacArthur won against the three weakest three teams in Conference AA-I (Baldwin, Hicksville and East Meadow) by a combined 12-0. Jenna Cozza picked up three clean sheets while only needing to make five saves.
8. Ward Melville (10-1-1): The Patriots march towards a League I title continues. Tara O’Hern scored the winner in a 1-0 win over Patchogue-Medford. Randi Knepper scored two goals and Catherine Smith scored the first goal of her varsity career in a 5-0 win over Floyd, which was the tenth shutout of the season for keeper Ally Ramos.
9. Division (11-0-2): Division had shutout victories against Seaford and New Hyde Park with a 1-1 tie to Garden City. Krista Fitzpatrick scored the game-tying goal in the Garden City game and Gina Fader notched another two shutouts.
10. South Side (8-2-2): The Cyclones stay in the top 10 after a 3-1 win over North Shore behind goals by Christina Klaum, Michalea Lynch and Keri Cavallo. But they also suffered 2-1 loss to Garden City with both Trojans goals coming in the second half.
On the bubble: East Islip (9-1-1), Sacred Heart (10-2-2), Hauppauge (10-1-1), Massapequa (6-3-5), Garden City (6-2-5), Smithtown West (9-2-2)
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