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West Islip's Amanda Martinez, who scored two goals

West Islip's Amanda Martinez, who scored two goals in the game, turns the ball upfield. (Sept. 10, 2011) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

St. Anthony's remains atop this week's Top 10 following a 3-0 week. West Islip, Sayville and Northport are battling for tops in Suffolk with the Lions and Tigers facing off on Tuesday. In Nassau, Farmingdale and Division have cemented themselves atop Class AA and A respectively while MacArthur is doing well and Massapequa is struggling.

1. St. Anthony's (7-0-4): Keeper Danielle Maurice and the Friar defense have allowed CHSAA opponents to find the back of the net just once in eight games. A perfect 3-0 week was highlighted by Taylor Salkowsky's game-winning goal with five minutes remaining in a 2-1 win against Longwood.

2. West Islip (9-0-0): The road to a fourth straight county championship game has been a smooth one so far. The Lions remained unbeaten behind Amanda Martinez's seventh two-goal game of the season in a 4-1 win over Sachem East and Rachel Raccuglia's first varsity goal in an 8-1 win over Central Islip.

3. Farmingdale (8-0-1): The Dalers have taken over as the top AA squad in Nassau this season with a perfect 8-0 conference record thus far. Amanda Turturro’s hat trick led a 5-1 win over Baldwin and then Kim Kolodny and Amanda Borstelmann scored in a 2-0 defeat of MacArthur.

4. Sayville (9-0-0): The defending Class A county champions have such great depth and versatility that coach Joe Nasta recently said he has used a different starting lineup every game this season. The Golden Flashes have their core starters but also have additional weapons on the bench to create a balanced attack. Another perfect week brings them to 9-0 after a 5-1 win over Glenn behind goals from Elizabeth Koehler and a 5-0 win over East Hampton behind two goals from Amanda Famularo.

5. Division (8-0-0): The Blue Dragons are making a case that they’re the best team in Nassau, period, let alone Class A or Conference A-I. Division is not the most skilled squad, by coach Steve Kissane’s own admission, but they are playing to their strengths and beating everyone in their path. Krista Fitzpatrick set up both goals in a 2-0 shutout of South Side and then had a goal and assist in a 3-1 win over Wheatley.

6. South Side (6-1-2): South Side was clearly frustrated in a 2-0 loss to Division but they have a ton of talent and it has showed in virtually every other game this season. The Cyclones closed the week with an 8-0 trouncing of Seaford led by Christina Klaum’s two goals and two assists.

7. Northport (6-1-0):  Northport's attack is as strong as ever with Kristi Abbate and Natasha Albaneze patrolling the midfield and Cortney Fortunato and Rosy Hayes on the wings. Fortunato's hat trick propelled the Tigers to a 5-0 win over Lindenhurst in their only game of the week. The win was their fifth in a row, setting the stage for a pivotal match-up with unbeaten West Islip.

8. MacArthur (6-2-0):  The Generals had a solid week with four players scoring in a 4-1 win over Mepham and a 5-0 win against Baldwin sandwiching a 2-0 loss to Farmingdale. The Generals two losses this season have come to the Dalers but they haven’t had trouble with anyone else.

9. Sacred Heart (8-1-2): Three more games and three more wins for Sacred Heart, who is yet to lose to a CHSAA opponent this season. Maggie Cash had two goals and two assists to lead Sacred Heart to a 7-2 win over Holy Trinity then had a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over St. John the Baptist. Natalie Cikos had two goals in a 3-1 win over Our Lady of Mercy to cap a perfect week. Keepers Arden Etts and Gina Medayll and the Sacred Heart D have combined to allow just six goals in nine league games.

10. Massapequa (4-2-3): The Chiefs need to get it together and fast. The perennial juggernaut played a scoreless tie with Oceanside and defeated Hicksville 4-1 last week. After Tuesday’s game with East Meadow, Massapequa has games with MacArthur, Mepham and Farmingdale which will go a long way in determining the success of the season.

On the bubble: Ward Melville (5-1-1), Smithtown West (6-1-2), East Islip (5-1-1), Kellenberg (5-1-1), and Garden City (4-2-3)


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