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Long Island girls lacrosse top 10

(L) Wading River #10 Kait Brosco rushes down

(L) Wading River #10 Kait Brosco rushes down field as (R) Bay Shore #4 Kayla Arnold guards during the game held at Bay Shore High School. (April 10, 2010) Photo Credit: Photo by Frank Koester

In Week 2 of the Spring Big 10, three Long Island girls lacrosse teams remain in the rankings — Farmingdale stays at No. 3 (behind Bay Shore softball and St. Anthony's boys lacrosse), Garden City remains at No. 4, and West Babylon moves up a spot to No. 7.

Gregg Sarra believes Garden City may have an edge over Farmingdale, as he states in this MSG Varsity video, but he deferred to us on this one. We think West Babylon deserves to be ahead of Garden City based on its hot start, but Gregg left the Trojans ahead of the Eagles in the Big 10 for now.

We'll see who's better between Garden City and Farmingdale when they meet in a Conference I matchup next Thursday.

ESPN Rise's FAB 50 has yet another perspective, though it still has nine Long Island teams in the top 50 in the country, including six in the top 20. It ranks Shoreham-Wading River No. 3 (behind McDonogh in Maryland and upstate West Genesee), Garden City No. 6, Farmingdale No. 8, Northport No. 12, Manhasset No. 13, St. Anthony's No. 20, West Islip No. 32, West Babylon No. 34, and Wantagh No. 49.

Now that your head is sufficiently spinning, let's get to this week's top 10...

1. Farmingdale (4-0, 3-0 Conference I) — The Dalers asserted their Class A dominance with a 16-5 victory over local rival Massapequa last Tuesday, then defeated Division 20-6 on Thursday. Melanie Raso had 10 goals and four assists this week and Jamie Leone had seven goals and two assists.

Next up for the Dalers: They'll play host to Carle Place at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon and Calhoun at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday before traveling to St. Anthony's for a non-league battle with the Friars noon on Saturday.

2. West Babylon (5-0, 3-0 Division I) — Alyssa Murray and the Eagles kept rolling with wins over Ward Melville, 15-3 last Tuesday, and East Islip, 20-5 two days later. Murray had four goals and five assists against Ward Melville and three goals and eight assists against East Islip. Samantha Rush scored 11 goals in the two wins and Chelsea Retaleato had six goals and two assists.

Next up for the Eagles: They'll travel to a pair of Division I opponents this week — Commack tomorrow for a 4:30 p.m. start and Floyd on Friday for a 4 p.m. faceoff.

3. Garden City (3-0, 1-0 Conference I) — The four-time defending state Class B champions hadn't played since a 20-5 victory over Friends Academy on March 26 until they won two games down in Maryland this past weekend. Caroline Tarzian scored a game-high six goals with two assists in a 12-10 win over nationally-ranked Mt. Hebron on Friday, and then Tarzian scored the game-winner, her fourth of the game, with 1:30 to play in a 12-11 win over South River the following day.

Next up for the Trojans: They'll play three home game this week — against Syosset this afternoon at 4:15 p.m., Cold Spring Harbor on Thursday at 4:15, and Massapequa at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

4. Northport (4-0, 3-0 Division I) — Shannon Gilroy tied a school record with 10 goals to go along with two assists in a 21-9 win over North Babylon last Tuesday. Two days later, Gilroy, Paige Bonomi and Courtney Fortunato scored four goals apiece in a 13-5 win over visiting Floyd. Yesterday, Gilroy had six goals and three assists in a 14-8 win at home over Carthage, a defending state Class C finalist.

Next up for Northport: They'll play host to Smithtown East in a Division I matchup at 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, and then travel to Commack at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

5. Shoreham-Wading River (4-0, 3-0 Division II) — The Wildcats recorded three wins in four days, as they knocked off Westhampton 19-7 on the road Wednesday and Comsewogue 18-4 at home Friday in Division II matchups before earning a 13-10 win at Bay Shore on Saturday. Jen DeVito scored nine goals with five assists in the three games, while Kait Brosco (pictured, left) had six goals and five assists, for a career-high 11 points, against Bay Shore.

Next up for the Wildcats: They'll play host to Harborfields in a Division II matchup this afternon at 4:30 p.m., and then travel to Mt. Sinai at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

6. St. Anthony's (5-1, 2-0 CHSAA) — The Friars had an exciting three games in Maryland this past week. They took down Our Lady of Good Counsel 15-14 on Wednesday behind Haley Bloom's game-winner with 30 seconds to play in the third overtime and a game-high eight goals from Kerrin Mauer. But after a 14-7 victory over Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) the following day. they lost an 11-10 decision to St. Stephen on Saturday. Back on Long Island yesterday, they won at Holy Trinity 19-3 in a CHSAA matchup behind two goals and three assists from Jocelyn Dizinnio.

Next up for the Friars: They'll play host to defending state Class A champion Farmingdale at noon on Saturday.

7. Manhasset (4-0, 2-0 Conference I) — Halle Majorana scored three goals and Kerri Fleishhacker added two goals and an assist to lead the Indians past visiting Mineola, another Class C team, 10-3 on Friday in their only game of the week.

Next up for the Indians: The Indians will be tested on Saturday when they head to Wantagh at 10 a.m. Tomorrow, they'll play host to South Side at 4:15 p.m.

8. Rocky Point (3-0, 3-0 Division II) — Kara Mupo and Emily Mercier each had five goals and one assist for the Eagles in a 17-7 Division II win at Harborfields on Wednesday and then they each scored six goals in a 17-9 win at Islip two days later.

Next up for the Eagles: They'll play host to division rival Westhampton this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., and then travel to Hauppauge at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday.

9. Bay Shore (3-1, 3-0 Division I) — The Marauders won two games — 10-8 over visiting Lindenhurst last Tuesday and 12-8 at Ward Melville on Thursday — before dropping a 13-10 decision at home to SWR, their first loss of the season. Alyssa Leonard and Shelby Vaccaro each scored seven goals in the three games, while eighth-grader Carly Cox and Kyra Harney each scored three in the win over Lindy.

Next up for the Marauders: They'll travel to Smithtown East at 4 p.m. on Friday in a Division I matchup.

10. Wantagh (4-1, 3-0 Conference I) — The Warriors routed Class B rival South Side 17-6 on the road behind career days from Jackie Sileo (seven goals, five assists) and Paula Schmidt (five goals, five assists) on Friday. That came three days after they beat visiting Cold Spring Harbor 14-8 behind five goals and three assists from Schmidt.

Next up for the Warriors: They'll play host to Oceanside at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon before their toughest Nassau County test yet, Manhasset at home at 10 a.m. on Saturday.


Nassau players of the week

Denise Kilderry, North Shore: Scored the game-winner off an assist from Kathleen Lennon 30 seconds into overtime as the Vikings defeated Class C rival Cold Spring Harbor 12-11 on Friday.

Jackie Sileo, Wantagh: The senior had five assists and a career-high seven goals for a career-high 12 points as the Warriors took down Class B rival South Side, 17-6 on Friday. Had nine goals and nine assists in two games this week.

Melanie Raso, Farmingdale: The senior scored 10 goals with four assists in two games this week, including a career-high six in a 16-5 victory oveer Class A rival Massapequa on Tuesday.

Suffolk players of the week

Kerrin Mauer, St. Anthony's: In her first start since breaking her ankle and fracturing her pelvis in a car accident during basketball season, the senior scored a game-high eight goals for the Friars in their 15-14 triple-overtime win over Our Lady of Good Counsel (Maryland).

Casey Sarle, West Islip: The senior defender scored her first goal of the season with two seconds left for the game-winner in the Lions' 15-14 Division I win over Commack on Saturday.

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