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Nassau Girls Lacrosse Top 10 (as of May 13)

Victoria Kotowski (32) of Cold Spring Harbor looks

Victoria Kotowski (32) of Cold Spring Harbor looks to shoot during the LI Challenge girls lacrosse tournament held at Farmingdale High School on Saturday, May 5, 2012 Photo by Alan J Schaefer Credit: Photo by Alan J Schaefer/Alan J Schaefer

1. Farmingdale (14-1)
The Dalers dropped their first game of the season to Manhasset, 12-6, on Monday. Perhaps fatigue was a factor, as it was their fourth game in six days and the six goals were about a third of Farmingdale's season average. Nevertheless, the win was more a credit to Manhasset than an indictment of the Dalers, so they'll continue to hold the top spot. Farmingdale also rebound with wins over Massapequa - to clinch the Conference I title - and Darien (Ct.).  

2. Garden City (10-5)
Given the high standard this program has set, and what's come to be expected of it, it's been a relatively disappointing season for the Trojans thus far.  They ended the regular season with a 13-9 loss to rival Manhasset. Still, Garden City's chase of a seventh straight Class B state title is alive and they have an opportunity to make moot the five regular-season losses. The Trojans finished in a three-way tie with Wantagh and Manhasset at 8-1 in the conference, but got the No. 1 seed via statistical tiebreaker.

3. Manhasset (12-4)
Manhasset makes a big jump into the top 3 this week after huge statement wins over Farmingdale and Garden City. Halle Majorana, who returned last Saturday from a hamstring injury, went for four goals and four assists against Farmingdale. Then it was Julia Glynn who scored five goals in Manhasset's 13-9 win over Garden City, the Indians' first since 2009.

4. Massapequa (13-2)
The Chiefs had a 13-game win streak ended by a 17-12 loss to rival Farmingdale in their regular-season finale and, because of it, will enter the Nassau Class A playoffs as the second seed. Still, Massapequa has had a tremendous season and, despite the loss of Danielle Doherty, appears poised for another run to the county final.

5. Cold Spring Harbor (13-2)
The Seahawks made a jump into the top 5 after capping their regular season with Tuesday's 12-11 win over North Shore. Jillian Lee scored the winner with 1:28 remaining as Cold Spring Harbor grabbed the Conference IV title. The Seahawks are riding a nine-game winning streak and will enter the postseason as the No. 1 seed in Class C.

6. Wantagh (10-5)
Wantagh finished strong, beating Hewlett 20-7 to end the regular season. That followed last Saturday's 12-11 come-from-behind, double-overtime win over Northport. The Warriors, a semifinalist last season, will be seeded third entering the Nassau Class B playoffs.

7. North Shore (12-3)
The Vikings stumbled a bit down the stretch, losing its last two games in the regular season (to Massapequa and Cold Spring Harbor). They lost out on the conference title in a fashion similar to last year: a one-goal loss to CSH in the regular-season finale. North Shore went on to win the Nassau Class C championship, though.

8. Port Washington (10-3)
Port Washington has dealt a humbling loss by Farmingdale (18-6 in the penultimate game), but they finished their regular season with a 17-5 victory over Plainview JFK. The Vikings, as they did last year, enter the Nassau Class A playoffs as the No. 3 seed. They reached the semifinals last season.

9. Seaford (11-4)
Seaford lost two of its final three regular season games - granted, the losses were to Class A's Baldwin in non-league, and Cold Spring Harbor. In the finale, they came back to beat Clarke, 12-11, on Ali Glazer's goal with 2:18 remaining. The Vikings finished 7-2 in Conference IV and will be the No. 3 seed in the Nassau "C" playoffs.

10. Long Beach (9-6)
The Marines ended the regular season on a three-game win streak, including an 8-7 victory over South Side that secured the No. 4 seed entering the Nassau Class B playoffs. Hannah Sofield scored the winner with 3:45 remaining.  On May 7, they beat St. John the Baptist, 11-10, in non-league on Melissa Rubin's goal with 2:20 left.

On the cusp: Floral Park, Locust Valley, New Hyde Park


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