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Nassau News: County Top Ten for 10/5

1. Massapequa (7-0-1)
Since stopping South Side 4-0 on Sept. 27, Massapequa has kept rolling with victories over Syosset and Freeport. Since allowing a goal to Northport in a season opening 1-1 tie, Massapequa is 7-0 (all shutouts) and has scored 39 goals. That’s a recipe for success. A big amount of credit goes to Massapequa’s trio of keepers: Morgan Roessler, Grace Kraemer and EmmaLee Meyer.

2. MacArthur (7-0)
After a long residence in the three-spot on this list, MacArthur’s perfect record and impressive performance this season moves into No. 2. All seven of the wins have been shutouts, while the offense has scored 28 goals. Jill Mulholland has 11 goals and 4 assists, second in the county in total points and goals scored.

3. South Side (6-1-1)
It’s been a tough week for the defending Class A state champs. After finally losing a game, 4-0 to Massapequa on Sept. 27, South Side tied Farmingdale 1-1 in its next contest. But a 6-0 rebound win over Sewanhaka on Oct. 4 keeps the team in the upper portion of the Top Ten. In its six wins, South Side has scored 28 goals and posted six shutouts. It’s scored just one goal, while allowing five, in the other two games.

4. Kellenberg (7-1-0)
Wins over Archbishop Molloy and St. Mary’s keep Kellenberg on the winning track—and likely have St. Anthony’s constantly looking in its rearview mirror. The team has scored 28 goals and allowed four, all coming in a three game stretch that included the 2-1 loss to St. Anthony’s. Sandra Morrongiello has 10 goals and four assists, but it’s really been a group effort on offense.

5. Division (7-1)
Division beat Wantagh 2-0 on Sept. 29 and then took its first loss, 3-2, to Hicksville on Oct. 2. But overall the team has been strong, led by forward Julie Ballantyne and her sister, Susan Ballantyne.

6. Mepham (7-1-0)
Since losing to Division in its second game of the year, Mepham has gone 6-0, relying on an offense that has scored 46 goals this year to do so. Safi Ayinde leads Nassau with 17 points and Jill Picinich has nine goals, good for third in the county.

7. North Shore (5-0-1)
North Shore makes you hold your breath, but they’ve managed to get it done this year. The team has scored two goals or less in all but two of its contests, going 3-0-1. Amanda Johansen (13 points, fourth most in Nassau) leads the squad.

8. Calhoun (6-1-1)
Since being topped by Mepham (No. 6 on this list) on Sept. 27, Calhoun is 3-0, scoring 16 goals and allowing just two. Kayla Cappuzzo has eight goals and five assists.

9. Plainedge (5-1-1)
Another team that seems to have benefited from a shock to the system, since losing to South Side (No. 3 on this list) on Sept. 16, Plainedge is 5-0. In that span the team has scored 21 goals and allowed only one. Michele Daubman has seven goals and four assists.

10. Friends Academy (4-1)
The defending Class C Nassau champs (and it’s a safe bet they’ll hold that title again this year…) has mowed down its competition since a season opening 1-0 loss to Cold Spring Harbor.

* All records are overall and through Tuesday evening.

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