Shoreham's Kaitlyn Brosco (10) (1 goal, 1 assist in the...

Shoreham's Kaitlyn Brosco (10) (1 goal, 1 assist in the first half) is marked by Rocky Point's Kara Mupo (5) (3 goals in the first half) as she crosses midfield in the first half. (May 5, 2010) Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan

Hate to be unoriginal, but there's no change in this week's girls lacrosse top 10.

Why? Because everyone who lost, lost to a higher ranked team. Shoreham-Wading River lost to No. 1 Garden City, but the third-ranked Wildcats earned a close victory at No. 4 Rocky Point. St. Anthony's lost to New Jersey powerhouse Moorestown, while the Nos. 6-10 teams all went undefeated last week, including Eastport-South Manor's four Division II victories.

Garden City, the top girls lacrosse team for the entire spring season thus far, remains at No. 2 in Week 6 of the spring edition of the Big 10, behind Bay Shore's softball team. On Saturday, the Trojans snapped SWR's 21-game winning streak in impressive fashion, earning a 20-8 win in the Long Island Challenge at Mt. Sinai (much more on this game below).

Two-time defending Suffolk Class A champ Northport went 2-0 last week (including a win over Sacred Heart on Saturday without the county's leading scorer, Shannon Gilroy), but remained at No. 8 in the Big 10, while Shoreham-Wading River is on the outside looking in.

To hear Gregg Sarra discuss the entire Big 10, click here.

In this week's ESPN Rise FAB 50, 13 Long Island teams are in the top 50 in the country, including four in the top 20 and two in the top 10. Garden City remains at No. 2 (behind McDonogh of Maryland), while Northport moves up two spots to No. 4. Manhasset moves up four spots to No. 12, SWR drops eight spots to No. 13, Rocky Point checks in at No. 23, St. Anthony's is 27th, Farmingdale 31st, West Islip 32nd, West Babylon 40th, Wantagh 42nd, Bay Shore 45th, Hauppauge 46th, and Eastport-South Manor joins the party at No. 49.

Here's this week's Long Island top 10...

1. Garden City (14-0, 7-0 Conference I) — Putting up 18 goals in wins on back-to-back days at South Side (18-11 last Tuesday) and Calhoun (18-4 on Wednesday) was impressive for the Trojans. But their best performance of the week was a 20-8 decision over Shoreham-Wading River in the Long Island Challenge at Mt. Sinai on Saturday in a battle of defending state champions. Sophomore Alex Bruno scored a career-high six goals against SWR for the Trojans, who have won 20 straight games dating back to last season. They have hit the 20-goal mark in four games this season.

Next up for the Trojans: They'll close out the regular season this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. when they play host to Wantagh (No. 9 on this list).

2. Northport (13-0, 11-0 Division I) — Shannon Gilroy scored 10 goals with three assists in the Tigers' 17-2 win over East Islip on Thursday, but she suffered a pulled hamstring and was forced to sit out the team's 12-2 victory over Sacred Heart at the Long Island Challenge on Saturday. She is likely out one week. Courtney Fortunato had six goals and three assists in the win over Sacred Heart, and Michaela Aymong made 10 saves. Northport has held four opponents to five goals or less this season.

Next up for the Tigers: They'll play host to Half Hollow Hills at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and then travel to Ward Melville at 4:30 p.m. on Friday in a pair of Division I games.

3. Shoreham-Wading River (12-1, 11-0 Division II) — The Wildcats were put through the grinder this week. Kait Brosco (pictured) had three goals and an assist, and Chelsey Newman scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in a 9-7 win at Rocky Point on Wednesday in a battle of Division II unbeatens. Video of that game can be seen here. Then, after a 14-6 win at Deer Park on Friday, the Wildcats had their 21-game winning streak snapped by Garden City, 20-8, at the Long Island Challenge on Saturday. Newman had three goals and an assist in the loss, SWR's first to a Long Island team since Garden City beat them in overtime at the same tournament two years ago. The eight goals were their lowest output of the season.

Next up for the Wildcats: They'll play host to Hauppauge this afternoon at 4 p.m., and then visit Miller Place on Thursday at 4 p.m. in a pair of Division II games.

4. Rocky Point (12-1, 10-1 Division II) — The Eagles bounced back from their 9-7 home loss to SWR on Wednesday with a 12-8 non-league win at Massapequa on Friday. Caitlin Gargan led the way with five goals and two assists, while Emily Mercier and Samantha Mazzeo each scored three goals. Julie Nolan made 17 saves in Wednesday's loss, and Kara Mupo (pictured guarding SWR's Kait Brosco) scored four goals. Rocky Point has held its last four opponents under 10 goals.

Next up for the Eagles: They'll play host to Mt. Sinai this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., and then visit Babylon on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in a pair of Division II games.

5. St. Anthony's (10-3, 6-0 CHSAA) — Kerrin Maurer scored three goals with two assists in a 15-5 home win over Kellenberg last Tuesday, but the Friars slipped up against New Jersey power Moorestown on the road on Saturday, 9-6. Maurer led the way four goals, and Tori Holland made 10 saves. The Friars, who have held their last six opponents under 10 goals, bounced back with a 17-8 victory at Kellenberg yesterday. Maurer and Casey Madden each scored three goals and Shanna Brady and Annie Heagerty each added two goals and two assists.

Next up for the Friars: They'll play host to Holy Trinity tomorrow afternoon at 4:15 p.m. in their only other game this week.

6.  Manhasset (11-1, 7-1 Conference I) — After dispatching MacArthur on the road on Wednesday 19-6 behind four goals from Caitlin Samela, the Indians bested Section I power Yorktown, 19-7 on Saturday. Junior Cathryn Avallone scored a career-high seven goals with one assist, and sophomore Halle Majorana had a career-high 10 points on three goals and seven assists. Manhasset has scored 19 goals in a game five times this season.

Next up for the Indians: They'll visit Farmingdale Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the Conference I finale.

7. West Islip (11-2, 10-1 Division I): Devan Crimi scored a game-high six goals in the Lions' 17-13 win at Half Hollow Hills East on Tuesday, and then scored a game-high five goals in a 13-7 home win over Floyd on Thursday. With the two Division I wins, the Lions have cemented their claim as the top challengers to Northport in Division I. West Islip has held four of its last five opponents under 10 goals.

Next up for the Lions: They'll play host to Middle Country tomorrow afternoon at 4:15 p.m., and then visit Sachem North on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in a pair of Division I games.

8. Bay Shore (10-3, 9-2 Division I) — The Marauders won 16-7 at Commack last Monday behind six goals and three assists from Caroline deLyra and then bumped off Sachem North 11-8 at home on Thursday behind Shelby Vaccaro's three goals and an assist. Bay Shore has held three of its last four opponents under 10 goals.

Next up for the Marauders: They'll visit Patchogue-Medford tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 p.m., and East Islip on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in a pair of Division I games.

9. Wantagh (10-3, 6-1 Conference I): The Warriors continued their recent hot play with a 16-11 victory over North Shore on Thursday and a 19-5 victory at Calhoun on Saturday. Kaleigh Craig and Sabrina Mattera each scored four goals in both of the wins.

Next up for the Warriors: Wantagh finishes off its regular season this afternoon against the team it hopes won’t end its postseason, Garden City (No. 1 on this list).

10. Eastport-South Manor (12-2, 11-2 Division II) — The Sharks won four Division II games last week — 13-12 at home against Hauppauge on Monday, 16-8 at Sayville on Wednesday, 13-11 at Comsewogue on Friday, and 18-5 at Westhampton on Saturday. Tara Gerstacker scored the game-winner, her fourth of the game, with 30 seconds left against Hauppauge. Gerstacker had 18 goals and eight assists in the four wins, while Samantha Giacolone made 65 saves.

Next up for the Sharks: They'll close out the regular season with a 7 p.m. game at home against Islip this evening.


Nassau players of the week

Christina Commons, Port Washington: Had 10 goals and one assist in Port’s 17-11 victory over Floral Park last Tuesday, and compiled 14 goals and two assists in two games for the undefeated Vikigns this week.

Lauren Johnson, Mepham: The Monmouth-bound senior cored a game-high seven goals, including the 150th of her career as the Pirates defeated Glen Cove 17-10 on Thursday. Had 13 goals and four assists in two wins for Mepham this week.

Addie Reilly, Portledge: Had 23 goals and seven assists in three games for Portledge, which went 2-1, last week.


Samantha Giacolone, Eastport-South Manor: The seventh-grade goalie made 65 saves in the Sharks' four Division II victories last week. She has double-digit saves in every game she's played this season, and has a Long Island-high 196 stops on the season.

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