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Garden City leads field hockey Big 10

Garden City's Michaela Bruno hits the ball in

Garden City's Michaela Bruno hits the ball in the second half during the Long Island Class B championship on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Cold Spring Harbor High School. Credit: Bob Sorensen

1. Garden City (12-0). The Trojans are a juggernaut. Michaela Bruno, Newsday's Nassau Player of the Year, has 10 points through her last four games and Garden City is outscoring its opponents 26-0 in that span. Bruno leads the team with 25 points and Emily Clarke is second with 20 points. The Trojans are poised for a deep playoff run.

2. Miller Place (13-0). Being undefeated this far into the season is very difficult. Miller Place has made it look easy with three straight shutouts, most recently a 4-0 win over Pierson-Bridgehampton. Crystal Esposito leads the team with 28 points (23 goals). Four Panthers are within the top 10 in county scoring.

3. Carle Place (11-1). Carle Place has been untouchable with one exception: Garden City. The team is on a nine-game win streak, beginning Sept. 17. Elissa Frein leads Carle Place with 20 points and Megan McGuinness has 62 saves.

4. Northport (12-1). Northport has proved to be an elite team in Suffolk County. The Tigers followed up a 1-0 win over Sachem East on Oct. 7 with three more wins. Natalie Langella leads the team with 23 points and Noelle Peragine is right behind her with 22.

5. Ward Melville (12-1). Ward Melville raised its profile with a win over Sachem East on Oct. 13 and is on a nine-game win streak. Kerri Thornton had a hat trick against the Flaming Arrows and scored two goals Saturday in a 4-0 win over Bay Shore.

6. Sachem East (10-3). By the Flaming Arrows' standards, three losses are a lot, but the team is still dangerous. Sachem East won, 3-0, over Lindenhurst on Thursday after losing to Ward Melville in a previous game. Cara Trombetta, Newsday's reigning Long Island Player of the Year, had two goals Thursday and leads the team with 29 points.

7. Rocky Point (10-3). Last year's Suffolk Class B champions have the top scorer in the county in Nickie Sciulla, who has 29 points. The Eagles lost to Miller Place on Wednesday, but beat Sayville, 7-0, two days later. Goalie Jen Greene has 62 saves.

8. Smithtown East (14-1). Smithtown East followed its first loss of the season with two shutouts over Eastport-South Manor and Centereach. Amanda Funaro leads the team with 25 points. Kyra Dalli has three goals in her last two games.

9. Newfield (12-2). Newfield has two straight wins since beating Smithtown East on Oct. 10. Brianna Reyes and Jordynn Aiello each have two goals in their last two games.

10. Locust Valley (10-3). Locust Valley has outscored its last two opponents 7-0. Erin Gresalfi has six points in that span and is one of the top scorers in Nassau County with 22 points.


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