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LI girls soccer top 10 rankings

South Side's Alex Reis, left, defends against Division's

South Side's Alex Reis, left, defends against Division's Sara Pedroza, right. (Oct. 3, 2011) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

In CHSAA, St. Anthony’s seems to be putting it together. In Suffolk, West Islip and Sayville continue to pile up convincing victories. In Nassau, Farmingdale takes over the top spot from Massapequa after defeating the defending state champions. A look at the top ten girls soccer teams across Long Island based on games played through Oct. 1:

1. St. Anthony's (4-0-4) -- The goals, and wins, have finally started to accumulate for the Friars. Stephanie Paloscio had four goals and three assists as the Friars went 3-0 this week, outscoring opponents 20-0. The Friar defense has allowed just one goal in six league games.

2. West Islip (7-0-0) – Only one game this week for the unbeaten Lions, who defeated Connetquot 4-2. Taylor LaRose and Kelsey Raschke each scored in the win and Amanda Martinez had yet another two-goal game. Through seven games, that brings the official Martinez two-goal game count to five, giving her a county-high 11 goals this season.

3. Farmingdale (6-0-1) -- The Dalers closed the first half of the league season with a 2-0 win over rival Massapequa. Kim Kolodny has been on a tear with eight goals and Amanda Turturro is not far behind with five goals and five assists.

4. Massapequa (3-2-2) -- Massapequa had a tough week. The Chiefs lost 2-0 to Farmingdale and needed a last-minute goal from Rosie DiMartino to tie South Side. After DiMartino (seven goals) the next highest goal scorer for the Chiefs has two goals.

5. Sayville (7-0-0) – The Golden Flashes continue to show that they are in a league of their own in League VI. In three league games this season, the defending county champs have outscored opponents 19-0, capped by a 6-0 win over Rocky Point. Emily Sellitti and Madison Hoon each had two goals in the win and keeper Olivia Coley-Bishop needed just two saves as the Sayville defense recorded its fourth straight shutout.

6. South Side (5-0-2) -- The Cyclones were less than one minute away from defeating Massapequa after Alex Reis (pictured above) scored a second half goal to break a scoreless tie, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw. South Side also defeated New Hyde Park 3-1 behind goals from Christina Klaum, Kayla Hostodka and Victoria Reis.

7. MacArthur (4-1-0) -- Jill Mulholland scored two goals in MacArthur’s 3-0 win over Hicksville. The Generals are right in the thick of things in Conference AA-I.

8. Northport (5-1-0) – It was the Rosy Hayes show in Northport this week as the senior forward recorded her second hat trick of the season in an 8-0 win against Central Islip then had two goals and an assist in an impressive 5-0 win over Sachem East. Vincenza Patrone also got in on the act, scoring in each win.

9. Division (6-0-0) -- Krista Fitzpatrick is leading the Island in assists and Gina Fader notched another shutout in Division’s 3-0 win over defending state champ Garden City.

10. Ward Melville (4-0-1) – After opening the season with a win over Northport and draw with East Islip, the Patriots make their debut in the Big 10. They have since added quality wins over Longwood and Patchogue-Medford. The offense is clicking with Caysea Cohen, Lizzy Rullan, Jordan Porretto, Tara O’Hern and company. Keeper Ally Ramos and the Arianna Morra-led defense have allowed just one goal so far this season, which came in the opener.

On the bubble: Sacred Heart (5-1-2), Smithtown West (6-1-1), East Islip (3-1-1), Kellenberg (3-1-1), Garden City (2-2-3)


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