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Long Island boys soccer rankings


On Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, Newsday's Ari Kramer and Kieran Lynch discussed some of the schools that look to feature prominently in the Suffolk boys soccer playoff brackets. Credit: Newsday / Casey Musarra

1. Chaminade (16-3-2)

The Flyers tied and lost to St. Anthony’s in the regular season but won when it mattered most: in the CHSAA final. Matt Vowinkel scored twice, his second goal coming in double overtime to give Chaminade a 2-1 victory. The Flyers beat St. Anthony’s in last year’s championship as well.

2. St. Anthony’s (18-2-3)

For St. Anthony’s, the championship game loss snapped an 11-game winning streak. The Friars had not lost since Sept. 18, against DeMatha.

3. Amityville (15-4-1)

For the second straight year, Amityville advanced to the state semifinals with a thrilling win in the Long Island championship. Last year, freshman Rolman Guardado delivered the overtime winner. This time, seventh-grader Juan Ponce converted the clinching penalty kick to defeat Glen Cove.

4. Calhoun (13-2)

The Colts are on quite a run. After losing to Oceanside and Hicksville by two goals apiece in the regular season, Calhoun edged both en route to the Nassau Class AA championship. Then, facing a Massapequa program that had won or shared nine county titles since Calhoun last won in 2001, the Colts prevailed in overtime. If that wasn’t impressive enough, Calhoun also defeated perennial power Brentwood in the Long Island championship to earn a trip upstate.

5. Glen Cove (20-1-0)

The Big Red’s only loss came in the Long Island championship, to a team that had the experience of winning the 2015 state title. But a loss in penalty kicks should not overshadow Glen Cove’s accomplishments this year. The Big Red outscored opponents 48-7 and earned the No. 1 seed in the Nassau Class A playoffs.

6. Brentwood (16-3-2)

After a thrilling 4-2 win over Newfield in the Suffolk Class AA final, Brentwood was stunned by Calhoun in the Long Island championship. Roberto Ventura scored twice to pull the Indians even at 1-1 and 2-2, but the Colts struck first in overtime.

7. Newfield (16-2-1)

The Wolverines displayed their grit in a 4-2 loss to Brentwood in the Suffolk Class AA championship. They came out as the aggressor and scored the first goal and kept the Indians close despite facing a 3-1 deficit and man-down disadvantage with about 25 minutes remaining.

8. Massapequa (12-5-1)

For the second straight year, the Chiefs suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the Nassau Class AA final. Last year, Hicksville advanced on penalty kicks. This year, Calhoun’s Ryan Hilke scored 51 seconds into overtime to send Massapequa home.

9. Glenn (16-1-1)

For the second straight year, Glenn suffered its first loss in the semifinals. The Knights still appear in the Big 10 by virtue of their season-long dominance -- they outscored opponents 89-11.

10. Carle Place (10-6-2)

The Frogs prevailed in the Class B Long Island championship, defeating Center Moriches on Stephen Padilla’s clinching penalty kick, but fell to Hastings in the Southeast Regional final.

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