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Nassau Top 10 (as of May 7)

Wantagh's Kaleigh Craig (15) drives for the shot.

Wantagh's Kaleigh Craig (15) drives for the shot. (May 5, 2012) Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Shake-up at the top!!!!!!! (extra exclamation points for drama). Read on...

1. Farmingdale (12-0)
And they've reached the top. Farmingdale takes over as Nassau's #1 after beating Garden City, 13-12, in a comeback last week, and solidifying it with dominant wins over Port Washington and Eastport-South Manor. The Dalers are ranked 10th in the country by LaxPower.

2. Garden City (10-4)
The Trojans, for the first time, slide down a spot. Garden City suffered its fourth loss of the season to Farmingdale, unable to hold an 8-3 halftime. Nevertheless, the Trojans' Conference II record is unblemished (8-0), and they'll again enter the Nassau Class B playoffs as the favorites. After the Farmingdale loss, Garden City rebound to beat Wantagh and Mt. Sinai. They'll cap the regular season on Wednesday against Manhasset.

3. Massapequa (13-1)
The Chiefs hold firm to the third spot after last Saturday's impressive 13-10 win over North Shore. Kelsey O'Brien, who has picked up the slack without Danielle Doherty, had her third straight game with at least five goals and Massapequa held the Vikings to a season-low 10 goals. The Chiefs have a big opportunity at a statement game come Wednesday against rival Farmingdale.

4. North Shore (12-2)
The loss to Massapequa broke a seven-game win streak. Still, North Shore's only losses have come to very strong teams (Sacred Heart being the other) and they're 8-0 in Conference IV. For the second straight year, the Vikings' record is identical to conference rival Cold Spring Harbor's, and the teams will play for the league title at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

5. Manhasset (9-3)
It's status quo here as Manhasset beat Plainedge, 11-6, in its only game last week. Emily Koufakis scored three goals and Natalie Stefan had two assists in the game. The Indians have a big week ahead, facing Farmingdale today in non-league and then Garden City on Wednesday. At 7-1 in Conference II, Manhasset would snatch the league title if they can beat the Trojans.

6. Wantagh (9-5)
Kudos to the Warriors, who stepped up on Saturday in the Long Island Challenge. The players were conscious of the fact that they had lost several close games against good teams and were determined to not have it happen again. They came back from down 7-3 to beat Northport, 12-11, in double overtime.

"Everything we’ve been working on the entire year showed up today and it’s nice to see," Wantagh coach Bobbi Colavito said after the game. "That’s big. We were coming off tight games like this and coming out on the other side of them, so hopefully this can propel right through the playoffs.”

7. Cold Spring Harbor (12-2)
The Seahawks extended their winning streak to eight games, beating Half Hollow Hills, 9-5, in Saturday's LI Challenge. Victoria Kotwoski scored a season-high seven goals and the defense impressed, holding Hills to one second-half goal. Coming off that win - and last Tuesday's conference victory over Seaford - CSH is confident going into its showdown with North Shore.

8. Port Washington (9-3)
The Vikings were hit hard by Farmingdale, 18-6, on May 3. What we can deduce from that: the Dalers are very good. Port Washington's previous game was a 12-6 win over Syosset. The Vikings are 6-2 in Conference I and wraps up their regular season against Plainview JFK on Wednesday.

9. Seaford (10-4)
Seaford has dropped its last two, including a 16-11 loss to Baldwin in non-league on Saturday. They'll remain in the top 10, however, because of the equity they had built up during the season. They'll finish the regular season against Clarke on Tuesday and will likely enter the playoffs as the third seed in Nassau "C."

10.  Floral Park (12-2)
The Knights have won six straight and have a chance to win the Conference III title. Jeanna Orfanos had seven goals and three assists in Friday's win over Bellmore JFK.

On the cusp: Baldwin, Syosset, New Hyde Park, Locust Valley


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