Mount Sinai, Northport Move Into Top 10 of Nike/USL HSG National Top 25

Mount Sinai, Northport Move Into Top 10 of Nike/USL HSG National Top 25

Mount Sinai (N.Y.) and Northport (N.Y.) both advanced in the rapidly unfolding New York state playoffs, and both enter the top 10 of the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls’ National Top 25 this week.

The No. 5 Mustangs rallied late to defeat Rocky Point (N.Y.) in the Suffolk Class C semifinals, while the No. 6 Tigers remained undefeated this season with a win over Riverhead (N.Y.) in the Suffolk Class A semifinals. Each team moved up seven spots to their respective positions.

There’s already been at least one stunner in the state, with previously No. 5 Pittsford (N.Y.) falling in the Rochester-area Class C semifinals to Penfield (N.Y.), sending the Panthers down to No. 22  in the national rankings.

West Genesee (N.Y.) and Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.), meanwhile, join the rankings at No. 21 and No. 24, respectively.


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Laurel Pfahler
Body Section One: 
May 29, 2018




1 Manhasset (N.Y.) 16-1 1 5/31 vs. Garden City (N.Y.)
2 Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 17-4 2 Season complete (IAAM champ)
3 McDonogh (Md.) 20-1 3 Season complete (IAAM runner-up)
4 Darien (Conn.) 17-2 4 TBD
5 Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 16-1 12 5/31 vs. Westhampton Beach (N.Y.)
6 Northport (N.Y.) 18-0 13 5/31 vs. West Islip (N.Y.)
7 American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) 23-1 6 Season complete (FHSAA champ)
8 Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 17-2 7 Season complete (ISL champ)
9 Novato (Calif.) 24-1 8 Season complete (CIF-NC champ)
10 Glenelg (Md.) 17-2 9 Season complete (MPSAA champ)
11 Bishop Ireton (Va.) 21-3 10 Season complete (VISAA/WCAC champ)
12 Moorestown (N.J.) 19-2 14 5/29 vs. Allentown (N.J.)
13 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 15-2 15 5/30 vs. Wantagh (N.Y.)
14 Ridgewood (N.J.) 19-3 16 5/29 vs. Westfield (N.J.)
15 Glenelg Country (Md.) 12-5 17 Season complete
16 Holton-Arms (Md.) 15-6 18 Season complete (ISL runner-up)
17 St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 26-4 19 Season complete (VISAA runner-up)
18 West Babylon (N.Y.) 15-2 20 5/31 vs. Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.)
19 Massapequa (N.Y.) 11-4 21 5/31 vs. Syosset (N.Y.)
20 Garden City (N.Y.) 12-5 22 5/31 vs. Manhasset (N.Y.)
21 West Genesee (N.Y.) 13-4 NR 5/29 vs. Christian Brothers (N.Y.)
22 Pittsford (N.Y.) 16-1 5 Season complete
23 Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 14-2 23 5/31 vs. West Babylon (N.Y.)
24 Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) 13-3 NR 5/29 vs. Auburn (N.Y.)
25 Summit (N.J.) 17-3 24 5/30 vs. Immaculate Heart (N.J.)
Also considered (alphabetical order): Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.), Colorado Academy (Colo.), Good Counsel (Md.), Oak Knoll (N.J.), Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.)
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Northeast Top 10

1. Manhasset (N.Y.), 16-1

The Indians cruised to a 19-8 win over South Side (N.Y.) in the Suffolk Class B semifinals. Kelly Trotta netted five goals and Emma LoPinto added three goals and three assists for Manhasset, which faces Garden City in the sectional final Thursday. Previous: 1

2. Darien (Conn.), 17-2

The Blue Wave earned a seventh straight FCIAC league title with an 11-10 win over Wilton (Conn.). Ashley Humphrey finished with three goals and two assists, and her sister, Nicole, added two goals and two assists. Darien has now won 105 straight games against in-state opponents heading into the Class L state tournament. Previous: 2

3. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 16-1

Meaghan Tyrrell scored both the game-tying and go-ahead goals to lead Mount Sinai to a 6-5 win over Rocky Point (N.Y.) in the Suffolk C semifinals. Tyrrell also won six draws and assisted on another goal. The Mustangs face Westhampton Beach (N.Y.) in the championship game Thursday. Westhampton secured a 10-9 triple-overtime win over Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.). Previous: 5

4. Northport (N.Y.), 18-0

Emerson Cabrera had five goals and three assists, and Olivia Carner added four goals and three assists to lead Northport to a 15-10 win over Riverhead (N.Y.) in the Suffolk Class A semifinals. Previous: 6

5. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 15-2

The Seahawks earned a 15-6 win over Plainedge (N.Y.) in the Nassau C semifinals. Sophie DeRosa totaled three goals and nine assists, and Caroline DeBellis added five goals for top-seeded CSH. Previous: 5 

6. West Babylon (N.Y.), 15-2

Kayla Downey finished with two goals and three assists, and Jessica Smith recorded seven saves for the Eagles in a 12-4 win over Harborfields (N.Y.) in the Suffolk Class B semifinals. West Babylon faces Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) — a team it defeated 8-7 in the regular season — in Thursday’s county championship. Previous: 8

7. Massapequa (N.Y.), 11-4

Massapequa secured a 13-6 win over Farmingdale (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class A semifinals. Kate Fiola, Jackie Gatti, and Moira Callahan each finished with three goals and one assist for the Chiefs, who face Syosset in the county championship Thursday. Previous: 9

8. Garden City (N.Y.), 12-5

The Trojans defeated Long Beach (N.Y.), 12-3, in the Nassau Class B semifinals, as Caitlin Cook finished with three goals and 11 draw wins. Garden City faces top-ranked Manhasset (N.Y.) in the county championship Thursday. Previous: 10

9. West Genesee (N.Y.), 13-4

Matisyn Schaut finished with three goals and Madison Fox recorded four saves to help the Wildcats to a 6-5 win over Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) in the Section III (Syracuse area) Class A semifinals. West Genny enters the regional rankings on the strength of wins over Skaneateles (N.Y.), Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.), Baldwinsville (N.Y.) and Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.). Previous: NR

10. Pittsford (N.Y.), 16-1

The Panthers saw their 29-game winning streak come to an end with a 6-5 loss to Penfield (N.Y.) in the Section V (Rochester area) Class A semifinals. Pittsford topped Penfield, 9-2, in the regular season. Pittsford led 3-1 and the game was tied at 3 at halftime, but Penfield rallied and scored the winner with 1:32 left. Previous: 3 


— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

1. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 17-4

The Blazers became the first team other than McDonogh (Md.) to hold the No. 1 spot in the last nine years after they defeated the Eagles 10-8 in the IAAM championship game. Notre Dame ended a 17-game losing streak to McDonogh with the win. Previous: 1

2. McDonogh (Md.), 20-1

The Eagles’ amazing winning streak ended at 198 games with the loss to Notre Dame Prep. The streak began with a win over Winters Mill (Md.) on April 13, 2009 and surpassed the national record of 103 in 2014. McDonogh defeated teams from nine states, Washington, D.C., and Canada in that time.  Previous: 2

3. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 17-2

The Tigers won their first ISL AA championship with a 13-9 win over Holton-Arms (Md.). Jill Gollob and Katie Castiello each scored four goals in a game that began May 14 and had to be completed two days later because of bad weather. Previous: 3

4. Glenelg (Md.), 17-2

Sarah Cipolla scored three goals to lead the Gladiators to a 6-5 win over Hereford (Md.) in the the Class 2A championship. The win gave Glenelg its third consecutive state title. The Gladiators’ impressive season included a win over Bishop Ireton, the VISAA and WCAC champion. Previous: 4

5. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 21-3

Brianna Lantuh scored the game-winner in the fourth overtime as the Cardinals defeated St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 8-7 in the VISAA championship game. It marked their second straight VISAA championship and caps a season in which they also won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. Previous: 5​

6. Moorestown (N.J.), 19-2

Robin Panzarella scored four goals and had one assist as Moorestown defeated Ocean City (N.J.) 13-8 in the title game of the South, Group 3 tournament. The Quakers move into the Group 3 semifinals against Allentown on Tuesday. Previous: 6

7. Ridgewood (N.J.), 19-3

Ridgewood won the North, Group 4 tournament with a 10-9 victory over Ridge (N.J.). The Maroons got two each goals from Lillie Kloak, Nicole Macolino, Marley Scala and Caitlin Telesco. Next up is the Group 4 semifinals on Tuesday. Previous: 7

8. Glenelg Country (Md.), 12-5

Five different players scored in the IAAM semifinal loss to Notre Dame Prep (Md.) to bring the Dragons’ season to a close. They defeated Notre Dame Prep in their first game of the season and also posted wins over St. Paul’s (Md.), Bryn Mawr (Md.) and Roland Park (Md.). Previous: 8

9. Holton-Arms (Md.), 15-6

The Panthers did something no other school has done in the last 21 years when they knocked St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) out of the ISL tournament. Holton-Arms finished as the runner-up to Georgetown Visitation. Previous: 9

10. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 26-4

After a 21-year reign as ISL champions came to an end, the Saints dropped their final game of the year, 8-7 in four overtimes, to Bishop Ireton in the VISAA Division I championship game. Previous: 10

— Mike Loveday

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South Top 10 (Final)

1. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 23-1

The Stallions claimed their first Florida High School Athletic Association state championship with a 10-7 win over Lake Highland Prep. Caitlyn Wurzburger finished the season with 105 goals and 114 assists. Previous: 1

2. Hutchison (Tenn.), 19-0

The Sting won their eighth consecutive Tennessee Girls Lacrosse Association state championship on Saturday, beating Ensworth 8-6. They got to the final with a 12-6 win over Harpeth Hall. In two games, Elizabeth Farnsworth had 11 goals, one assist, 10 draw controls and seven ground balls, and Jordan Groover had seven goals and five assists. Janessa Mai added three goals. Macy McCullough, Anna Field and goalie Anne Cater anchored the defense, which allowed just 5.4 goals per game this year. Previous: 2

3. Milton (Ga.), 19-5

The Eagles beat Lassiter 11-10 to win their 12th Georgia High School Association 6A-7A state championship and seventh in the last eight years. Brianna Carrasquillo led with five goals. Her final goal gave Milton an 11-8 lead with 8:25 to play. Lassiter rallied, but Milton won the last draw and maintained possession to close out the game. In the semifinals, the Eagles beat Walton 15-5 to set up the showdown with Lassiter in the title game. Erin Degnan had four goals, 12 draws won and two caused turnovers in the semifinal game, while Carrasquillo finished with four goals, three ground balls, two caused turnovers and 10 draw controls. Savannah Cosman added three goals. Previous: 4

4. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 18-2

The Raiders’ season ended with a 16-4 loss to No. 1-ranked American Heritage-Delray in an FHSAA regional championship game. Both of their losses this season were to American Heritage, which was ranked fifth in the country last week. Previous: 3

5. Lassiter (Ga.), 18-3

The Trojans pushed Milton, but fell 11-10 in the GHSA 6A-7A championship game. They cut the gap to one goal with 40 seconds left, but were unable to regain possession of the ball thereafter. In the semifinals, the Trojans beat Mill Creek 12-10 to reach the championship game. Previous: 5

6. Vero Beach (Fla.), 19-5

The Fighting Indians lost to No. 1 American Heritage-Delray 11-5 in the FHSAA state semifinals. The loss was the only in-state setback for Vero. Four of its five losses were to teams ranked in the national top 25. Previous: 6

7. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 18-3

The Crusaders beat Charlotte Catholic 14-8 to win their third consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championship. Grace Nelson was named the MVP with three goals and 11 draws, and Elizabeth Wilson finished with five goals. The Crusaders beat Ashley 19-7 in the semifinals to advance to the title game. Ella Reaves Vaughan led with six goals, and Grace New had five. Previous: 7

8. Hockaday School (Texas), 17-7

The Daisies picked up their first Texas Girls High School Lacrosse state title with an 18-16 win over No. 1-seeded Kinkaid in the final. Sixth-seeded Hockaday also beat the second and third seeds en route to the title, sending No. 3 The Woodlands home with a 16-7 loss in the opening round and then knocking off No. 2 Episcopal Dallas 12-11 in the semifinals. Previous: 8

9. Charlotte Catholic (N.C.), 14-5

The Cougars’ strong late-season run ended in the NCHSAA championship game with a 14-8 loss to No. 7 Cardinal Gibbons. The loss ended a five-game winning streak, which included games against the only other two teams to beat Catholic this season (Lake Norman and Weddington). The Cougars were down just 6-5 at the half against Gibbons, but couldn’t keep up in the second half. They beat R.J. Reynolds in the semifinal to advance to the title game. Previous: 9

10. Cambridge (Ga.), 16-5

The Bears beat North Gwinnett 17-8 in the second round of GHSA 6A-7A tournament play before suffering an 8-7, season-ending loss to Lassiter in the third round. Previous: 10

— Aimee Ford Foster

Midwest Top 10

1. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 20-3

The Ramblers won the sectional title Friday with an 18-7 victory over Maine South (Ill.). Sophia Rucker and Riley Dolan each contributed five goals. Loyola defeated Chicago Resurrection two nights earlier by a 16-0 margin. Previous: 1

2. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 21-0

Attacker Brooke Smith delivered a seven-goal effort to lead the Golden Bears to a 15-8 win over Thomas Worthington (Ohio) in a regional final on Thursday. Upper Arlington faces Sycamore (Ohio) on Wednesday for a spot in the state championship. Previous: 2

3. New Trier (Ohio), 18-3

The Trevians claimed the sectional title Friday with a 14-8 victory over Glenbrook South (Ill.). New Trier had topped Deerfield (Ill.) 18-3 to advance to the sectional final. Claudia Shevitz notched eight goals and two assists last week, while Charley Meier was strong in the midfield with six groundballs, eight draw controls and three goals. New Trier will play Lake Forest (Ill.) in the super sectionals Tuesday. Previous: 3

4. Rockford (Mich.), 15-2

The Rams began the playoffs in emphatic fashion, defeating Ottawa Holland West (Mich.) 29-0 on Friday. Rockford takes on Grand Rapids Forest Hills (Mich.) on Wednesday. Previous: 4

5. New Albany (Ohio), 20-1

The Eagles survived a tough regional final against Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), winning 10-8 on Friday. Alyssa Kneedler provided half of New Albany’s offense with five goals. Previous: 5

6. Cathedral (Ind.), 16-3

The Irish will play for a regional title Tuesday after defeating Park Tudor (Ind.) 24-0 on May 22. Isabella Page scored six goals and added two assists, while season leading scorer Katherine Burnside had three tallies and five assists. Previous: 6

7. Carmel (Ind.), 22-2

The Greyhounds have clinched a spot in the state final four after their 15-8 win over Culver Academy (Ind.) on Friday. Kelly Csenar, Kathryn Hettiger and Hannah Kim all notched hat tricks. Earlier in the week, Carmel defeated Fishers (Ind.) 21-3 with Csenar leading the way with four goals. Previous: 7

8. Prior Lake (Minn.), 13-0

Jordan Anderson’s three-goal, five-assist effort helped the Lakers win their regular-season finale over Rosemount (Minn.) 18-5 on Thursday. Prior Lake begins postseason play on Friday. Previous: 8

9. Eden Prairie (Minn.), 11-2

The Eagles recovered from their loss against Prior Lake (Minn.) with a 16-4 win over rival Blake School (Minn.) on Thursday. Brooke Lewis led the way with four goals and three assists. Previous: 9

10. MICDS (Mo.), 19-2

The Rams won their fifth state title in six years on Saturday, defeating Marquette 20-7 in the state final. The win came two days after MICDS defeated Lafayette (Mo.) 17-6 in the state semifinals. Olivia Proctor had a monster final four, scoring five times in both games last week. Mollie Schmid also had a solid week, scoring nine times and adding four assists. Previous: 10

— Justin Boggs

West Top 10 (Final)

1. Novato (Calif.), 24-1

The Hornets collected their fourth straight North Coast Section title with a 13-9 win over Oak Ridge (Calif.). It was the closest an in-state opponent played them all season. Novato, which loses eight seniors to graduation, beat California High 22-9 in the semifinals. The team’s lone loss was to then-national No. 1 McDonogh (Md.). Previous: 1

2. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 19-0

The Mustangs claimed their fourth straight state title last week, beating Cherry Creek 13-7 in the final for a fourth consecutive year. Colorado was up just 5-4 at halftime, but went on a four-goal run to open a gap and ran away with the title in a matchup of two unbeatens. Maggie Silliman led with four goals and one assist and Ella Marks finished with 12 saves. Previous: 2

3. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 18-1

The top-seeded Bruins couldn’t keep up with Colorado Academy down the stretch and fell 13-7 in the state final for a fourth straight year. Cherry Creek was led by Morgan Haws, who had four goals on five shots and was the only player on her team with multiple goals in the game. Previous: 3

4. Bainbridge Island (Wash.), 16-0

The Spartans capped a perfect season with a 10-9 win over Mercer Island in the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association state final. Bainbridge had finished as the runners up last year following a perfect regular season. Previous: 4 

5. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 20-1

Katie Freeman and Carlie Leach each tallied three goals and one assist to lead the Lakers to their third straight state title with a 12-8 win over Oregon Jesuit in the OGLA final last week. Oswego, which beat Hood River Valley 14-9 in the semifinals, went unbeaten against in-state opponents this season as its lone loss came against Bainbridge Island. Previous: 5

6. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 21-2

The Falcons picked up their third straight San Diego Section Open Division title with a 10-5 win over rival La Costa Canyon. The two teams had split games during the regular season with the Mavericks winning the first matchup March 7. All three meetings had the exact same score. Torrey Pines’ only other loss was to Potomac (Va.) in March. Previous: 6

7. St. Margaret’s (Calif.), 18-1

The Tartans beat two-time defending Southern Section champion Mater Dei 14-9 to claim the program’s first U.S. Lacrosse Orange County championship since 2008. That proved to be the biggest hurdle en route to securing the Southern Section title, as they beat Redondo Union 17-6 in the final. Cailin Young was named the tournament’s MVP. The team’s lone loss was to Novato. Previous: 7

8. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 19-4

The Mavericks beat Coronado and La Jolla to reach the CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship but couldn’t win a rubber match with Torrey Pines in the final. LCC trailed by four at the half and couldn’t close the gap. The Mavs’ other two losses were both one-goal games, including a 9-8 loss to Potomac (Va.). Previous: 7 

9. Oak Ridge (Calif.), 21-2

The Trojans finally broke through to the North Coast Section final after losing in the semifinals the last two seasons, but they still couldn’t beat the team that had knocked them out both times. They finished runners up to Novato with a 13-9 loss in the title game. Oak Ridge had survived a 14-13 battle with San Ramon Valley in the semifinals. Previous: 9

10. Chaparral (Colo.), 15-3

The Wolverines’ season ended in the state semifinals with a loss to Cherry Creek, but they avenged their lone regular-season in-state loss in the quarterfinals. Chaparral beat Regis Jesuit 12-11 in overtime May 15 to advance to the final four. The Wolverines’ only other defeat came at the hands of Sacred Heart (N.Y.) on April 7. Previous: 10

— Laurel Pfahler

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Mount Sinai (N.Y.) and Northport (N.Y.) both advanced in the rapidly unfolding New York state playoffs.
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Meaghan Tyrrell scored both the game-tying and go-ahead goals to lead Mount Sinai to a 6-5 win over Rocky Point (N.Y.) in the Suffolk C semifinals.
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