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Nassau boys lax top 10

Chaminade High School midfielder #7 Walter Rooney, left,

Chaminade High School midfielder #7 Walter Rooney, left, gets pressured by St. Anthony's #9 Joe Locascio in the third period of a CHSAA varsity boys lacrosse game at Chaminade High School. (April 5, 2011) Credit: James Escher

Not very many changes to the top 10 this week. 

Chaminade remains in the top spot, and only movement is Holy Trinity and Wantagh flipping spots.

This group has been tough to crack, as the group just outside seems to be doing a great job knocking each other off. 

First the nitty gritty -- in Gregg Sarra's weekly Big 10, Chaminade remains at No. 4. The Flyers are the only Nassau boys lax team in the Big 10. 

Manhasset is still on the outside looking in despite a Long Island-high 45-game winning streak. But the Indians did move up a spot to No. 4 in MSG Varsity's tri-state top 14.

Chaminade remains No. 3 on that list, Garden City moves up a spot to No. 6, and Massapequa falls out after its overtime loss to Connetquot last week.

In this week's ESPN RISE Fab 50 rankings, Manhasset remains at No. 3, Chaminade stays at No. 8, Garden City moves up four spots to No. 11, and Massapequa slips out of the rankings after debuting at No. 33 last week.

To hear more about the Long Island lax scene from Sarra and our very own Bob Herzog, click here. And for a look at the Island's scoring leaders, click here.

Okay, now that you're caught up, let's get to this week's Nassau top 10...

1. Chaminade (8-1, 6-0 CHSAA) — Walter Rooney (pictured above, left) scored two goals, including the winner with 3:19 left in the fourth quarter, for the Flyers in a 7-6 win over visiting Fairfield Prep (Conn.) on Tuesday. Matt Kavanagh added a goal and an assist and John Connors made 11 saves.

Up next: The Flyers will begin a five-game road swing at 10 a.m. Friday at CHSAA rival Kellenberg. The following day they will visit Section I power Yorktown.

2. Garden City (7-2, 3-0 Conference B-I) — In their only game last week, the Trojans jumped out to an 8-0 halftime lead and hung on for an 11-3 win over visiting Wantagh on Thursday. It was their third straight win. Tom Gordon scored three goals with one assist and Devin Dwyer added two goals and two assists, as Garden City took over sole possession of first place in Conference B-I. To see MSG Varsity highlights of the game and read Bob Herzog's game story, click here.

Up next: After a 4:30 p.m. game against Conference B-I rival Carey this afternoon, the Trojans will turn their attention to the 120th edition of the Woodstick Classic against undefeated Manhasset, which will host the event at 7 p.m. on Saturday. To read a preview of the game, click here. The game will be aired live on MSG Varsity, iO channel 14 (714 in HD).

3. Manhasset (9-0, 4-0 Conference B-II) — The Indians had a busy past week. They earned a pair of wins over Severna Park (13-1) and Annapolis (10-5) in a weekend trip to Maryland, and, on Monday, senior Matt Tompkins scored a career high five goals in a 10-7 win over visiting Darien (Conn.) -- a game they led 7-1 at halftime. One day later, the Indians earned a 14-1 win at Conference B-II rival Plainedge behind two goals and two assists from Tom Wenk and Quinn Moroney. Manhasset has won 45 straight games, the longest streak on the Island and second longest in the country, and has defeated its nine opponents by a combined 110-36. To hear Tompkins' comments after the Darien game, click here.

Up next: The Woodstick.

4. Massapequa (8-2, 6-0 Conference I)Jamie Shand scored four goals with four assists as the Chiefs scored a season high 19 goals in a 10-goal win over visiting Oceanside on Tuesday in a Conference I matchup. Dylan Sheehan and Ian Lukaszewicz each added four goals and two assists, and Joe Danaher made 12 saves.

Up next: The Chiefs will play host to No. 8 Farmingdale at 4 p.m. on Friday in a battle of Conference I unbeatens, and also welcome conference foe Hicksville, No. 10 on this list, at 7 p.m. next Wednesday.

5. Holy Trinity (7-4, 5-2 CHSAA) Senior Pat Candon had a career high six points (two goals, four assists) and DJ Mauro made 12 saves, as the Titans used an 8-1 second half to cruise to a 13-4 win over visiting Foothill (Calif.) on Thursday. On Tuesday, Nick Susko scored four goals with one assist in a 13-4 CHSAA win over visiting Kellenberg. It was Holy Trinity's third straight win.

Up next: The Titans will play at CHSAA rival Iona Prep on Friday and then play host to Hewlett in a non-leaguer on Saturday.

6. Wantagh (6-3, 2-1 Conference B-I)Jake Gambitsky made nine saves, but the Warriors still dropped an 11-3 decision at Garden City on Thursday. The loss stopped their four-game winning streak.

Up next: The Warriors will play at Division at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, and then play host to South Side at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday in a pair of Conference B-I games.

7. Syosset (6-3, 4-1 Conference I) — Ryan Hunter and DJ Schneider each scored three goals in the Braves' 14-8 win over visiting East Meadow in a Conference I matchup on Tuesday. Syosset, which has won five of its last six after a 1-2 start, led 6-1 at halftime.  

Up next: The Braves will play host to Baldwin, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and visit No. 8 Farmingdale, at 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday, in a pair of Conference I games.

8. Farmingdale (7-3, 5-0 Conference I) — The Dalers bounced back from a 7-2 non-league loss to Shoreham-Wading River on Saturday night with a 14-8 victory at conference rival Port Washington on Tuesday. Sal Tuttle scored the Dalers' first four goals and finished with five goals and one assist.

Up next: The Dalers have a big week upcoming with Conference I games against No. 4 Massapequa, at 4 p.m. on Friday, and No. 7 Syosset, at 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday.

9. Long Beach (8-2, 5-1 Conference I) — Connor Sofield scored the winner on an assist from Joe Radin with under a minute left in the Marines' 10-9 win over visiting Lynbrook  in a non-league game on Thursday night. James Forkin led the team with four goals. On Tuesday, Radin had five goals and two assists in an easy win over visiting Calhoun in Conference I contest. The Marines have won five straight against Long Island opponents. To watch highlights of the Lynbrook game, click here

Up next: The Marines will visit No. 10 Hicksville at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Oceanside at 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday in a pair of Conference I matchups.

10. Hicksville (8-2, 4-2 Conference I) — The Comets cruised to a 14-2 win over visiting Plainview JFK on Tuesday behind Sal Geneva's four goals and one assist. Joey Leonard added six assists. The Comets have won four straight games by an average of nearly nine goals per game.

Up next: The Comets will play host to No. 9 Long Beach, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and visit  No. 4 Massapequa, at 7 p.m. next Wednesday in a pair of Conference I games.

On the bubble: Cold Spring Harbor (6-4, 4-0 Conference IV); Friends Academy (7-2, 3-0 Conference IV).


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