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Miller Place's Crystal Esposito looks to pass as

Miller Place's Crystal Esposito looks to pass as Rocky Point's Taylor Brodsky defends in the Suffolk Class B field hockey final on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Dowling. Credit: George A. Faella

A look at the top field hockey teams on Long Island, based on games through Saturday, Oct. 3:

1. Garden City The Trojans (6-0) had their best offensive outing yet with a 7-2 win over New Hyde Park on Sept. 28. Emily Clarke has emerged as an offensive force, and that's saying something on a team with senior Michaela Bruno. Clarke and Bruno each have eight points (six goals).

2. Sachem East The Flaming Arrows (6-1) squeaked out a 3-2 win against Sachem North on Sept. 29. Still, Sachem East is outscoring its opposition, 12-2, through its last three games. Cara Trombetta leads the team with 15 points (eight goals).

3. Miller Place Miller Place (8-0) isn't slowing its momentum. The team is outscoring opponents, 13-1, through its last three games. Crystal Esposito and Allison Turturro have 18 and 17 points, respectively.

4. Smithtown East Smithtown East (10-0) has two shutouts in its last three games, most recently a 4-0 win over Huntington. Amanda Funaro, one of the top Suffolk scorers with 19 points (nine goals), powers the team's offense.

5. Rocky Point The reigning Suffolk Class B champions (6-2) have rediscovered their groove, posting three consecutive shutouts, most recently a 3-0 win over Comsewogue on Sept. 30. Forward Nickie Sciulla has 19 points and goalie Jen Greene has 39 saves.

6. Carle Place Carle Place (6-1) is small only in school population size. The team continues to earn convincing wins over good teams and has a four-game win streak. Elissa Frein leads Carle Place with 10 points (eight goals).

7. Ward Melville Ward Melville (7-1) ended its first half with a big win over Northport and started the second with an 8-0 victory over Connetquot. Keira Alventosa had two goals Saturday and leads the team with 11 points.

8. Northport Northport (7-1) suffered its first loss of the season to Ward Melville on Sept. 29, but bounced back with a 3-1 win over Lindenhurst last Friday. Noelle Peragine leads the team with 17 points and Natalie Langella is second with 15.

9. Clarke Clarke (7-0) has proven to be a serious Nassau contender and has blanked two teams in its last two games. Madeline Seims leads the team in scoring with eight points, and goalie Madison Normile has 32 saves.

10. Baldwin

Close games and tough competition have led Baldwin (4-3) to a two-game slide, but the team has potential. Christy Davis, one of the top scorers in Nassau, leads Baldwin with nine points, and goalie Kailey Brower has 35 saves.

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