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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

Connetquot defense Mike Pellegrino #7 stays close to

Connetquot defense Mike Pellegrino #7 stays close to Smithtown West attack James Pannell #32 in the first half. (May 12, 2011) Photo Credit: George A. Faella

West Islip’s winning streak is now at 36 straight after the Lions rallied in the second half to defeat East Islip, 11-7. West Islip is 15-0 this season and should earn the top seed in the Class A playoffs as it chases its third straight state title. The only other unbeaten team on Long Island remains Comsewogue at 13-0 in Division II (Class B). Smithtown West, after one-goal OT losses to Ward Melville and West Islip, survived a one-goal thriller in beating Connetquot, 6-5. The game featured two of Long Island's top players -- James Pannell (32) and Mike Pellegrino (7), pictured above.

Two of Suffolk’s better players remain sidelined with concussions – Kyle Keenan of Smithtown West and Charlie Raffa of St. Anthony’s. Both have been out two weeks and expect to be back next week, in time for the playoffs.

Zog’s Top 10

1. West Islip (15-0)
2. Ward Melville (13-1)
3. Comsewogue (13-0)
4. Smithtown West (11-3)
5. St. Anthony’s (11-3)
6. Sachem North (10-3)
7. Connetquot (10-4)
8. Islip (11-2)
9. Shoreham-Wading River (11-2)
10. Bay Shore (10-4)

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