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West Babylon's Alyssa Murray out for the season

West Babylon High School senior #1 Alyssa Murray,

West Babylon High School senior #1 Alyssa Murray, left, looks to get past Commack #18 Sarina Manetta during a Suffolk County Class A varsity girls lacrosse game at Commack High School. (April 14, 2010) Photo Credit: Freelance/Photo by James A. Escher

West Babylon midfielder Alyssa Murray, the Long Island leader in assists with 47, has played her last game in an Eagles uniform.

The Syracuse-bound senior will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in her right knee, according to Murray and Eagles head coach Paul Digiulio.

Murray, who was injured in West Babylon's 10-9 loss at home to Bay Shore on Tuesday (the Eagles' first loss of the season), had an MRI taken late last week and was given the results Monday morning.

"I'm not one to stay down and cry. This time, I knew it was something different," Murray said over the phone Monday night. "It's very disappointing. I was really looking forward to having a great season this year. It's upsetting to have it end that quickly and suddenly."

Murray (pictured, left), an All American and first-team All Long Island selection last season, broke the state career assists record on April 16 and will finish her career with 279 assists. She will have surgery on May 11, and is expected to be ready to play for Syracuse sometime in the fall.

That doesn't help the Eagles, though. In its first seven games with Murray at full strength, West Babylon, the preseason No. 1 seed in Suffolk Division, went 7-0, outscoring its opponents 120-27.

On Tuesday, the Eagles (7-2, 5-2) dropped their second game of the season, 13-9 at West Islip. It was their second straight game with nine goals after scoring no less than 14 in the first seven games.

Said West Babylon coach Paul Digiulio: "Right now, we're out of sync ... It's going to take a while for things to get rolling. We just have to regroup.

"This is probably the worst time in our schedule for this to happen," Digiulio continued. "They were going to be tough games even with Alyssa in the lineup."

West Babylon travels to North Babylon for a 4 p.m. game on Wednesday, and will play host to undefeated Northport at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

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