High School Girls

May 27, 2014

Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Girls' Report

by Will Cleveland | LaxMagazine.com

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Player of the Week

Lindsay Darrell, senior midfielder, West Islip (N.Y.)

Darrell, a Northwestern recruit, netted the winner with one second remaining to lift the Lions to a 12-11 win over Middle Country (N.Y.) in the Section XI (Suffolk County) Class A semifinals last Wednesday. Darrell finished with two goals, two assists, and 11 ground balls. She also won 16 of 24 draws. She has 39 goals and 29 assists this season. West Islip faces Hauppauge (N.Y.) in the sectional championship on Thursday. The Lions slipped past the Eagles, 12-11 in overtime, during the regular season.

Game of the Week

West Genesee (N.Y.) vs. Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.), May 27, Section III Class A Tournament Final, at Syracuse.

Both the Wildcats and the Northstars enter this championship matchup at 16-1. West Genny's lone loss is top Class C powerhouse Skaneateles, while C-NS's lone defeat came earlier in the regular season to the Wildcats by a 10-7 score. In that April 15th matchup, Riley Donahue and Hannah Elmer each tallied three goals and one assist and Katherine Widrick recorded seven saves to power the Wildcats. And if that wasn't enough, C-NS ended West Genny's season last year. C-NS topped West Genny, 7-6, in last season's sectional semifinals. This should be a fun one inside the cavernous Carrier Dome.

Northeast Region Top 10

1. Manhasset (N.Y.), 15-1

Top-ranked and top-seeded Manhasset advanced to the Section VIII (Nassau County) Class B championship game with a 17-9 win over fourth-seeded North Shore (N.Y.) in the semifinals. Lindsey Ronbeck had four goals and one assist and Julia Glynn added two goals and three assists for the Indians. Manhasset will square off with third-seeded Wantagh (N.Y.) in the finals on Wednesday.

2. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 17-0

The winning streak now stands at 37 straight for the Mustangs. Top-seeded Mount Sinai posted an 8-4 win over an 8-4 win over Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) in the Section XI (Suffolk County) Class C Tournament semifinals last week. Kasey Mitchell totaled three goals and two assists in the win for Mount Sinai, which faces Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) in the finals Thursday.

3. West Islip (N.Y.), 18-0

The Lions, who have won five games by three goals or less this season, moved into the Section XI (Suffolk County) Class A championship game with a 12-11 win over Middle County (N.Y.) in the semifinals last week. Lindsay Darrell netted the winner with one second left. Amanda Masullo tied the game at 11-11 with 1:05 left for Middle Country. The Lions face Hauppauge (N.Y.) in the championship game Thursday.

4. Darien (Conn.), 15-2

Top-seeded Darien knocked off No. 8 Fairfield Ludlowe (Conn.) 19-6 in the FCIAC quarterfinals last week to help the Blue Wave move closer to a third straight conference title. Gabriella Noto scored a game-high four goals for the Blue Wave. Darien defeated Ludlowe 18-5 three days earlier to cap its regular season. The Blue Wave play in the FCIAC semifinals on Wednesday. The championship is set for Friday.

5. St. Anthony's (N.Y.), 13-3

After defeating St. John the Baptist (N.Y.) in its regular season finale, St. Anthony's defeated the same team 16-9 in the CHSAA semifinals. The Friars will meet Sacred Heart in the championship game. Izzy Mangan had four goals and three assists and Kasey Behr added five goals in the semifinal victory.

6. Brighton (N.Y.), 14-2

Kelzi Van Atta and Lauren Smolensky each had four goals and one assist to power top-seeded Brighton to a 15-11 win over fourth-seeded Churchville-Chili (N.Y.) in the semifinals of the Section V Class B Tournament last week. The Barons meet second-seeded Victor (N.Y.) in the championship on Wednesday. The Blue Devils defeated the Barons, 10-8, earlier in the regular season.

7. Skaneateles (N.Y.), 17-1

The Lakers marched into the Section III Class C championship game with a decisive 19-4 win over LaFayette (N.Y.) in the semifinals. Hannah Powers totaled four goals and three assists and freshman Kyla Sears added four goals and three assists for the Lakers. Top-seeded Skaneateles will meet third-seeded South Jefferson (N.Y.) in the finals inside SU's Carrier Dome on Tuesday.

8. Suffern (N.Y.), 15-3

The Mounties captured their second straight Section I Class A title last week with an 11-4 win over Lakeland/Panas (N.Y.). Alli Iodice scored four goals and Dana Gisonno added three goals and one assist for Suffern, which will play in the state quarterfinals on Saturday.

9. West Genesee (N.Y.), 16-1

The Wildcats cruised into the Section III Class A championship game with a 14-2 win over defending champ Baldwinsville (N.Y.). Senior midfielder Marissa Negus tallied four goals and two assists in the win. Top-seeded West Genny will meet second-seeded Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) in the finals Tuesday inside the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.

10. Westwood (Mass.), 19-0

The Wolverines closed their regular season with a strong 16-7 win over Duxbury (Mass.). Westwood didn't allow a single opponent to reach double figures during the regular season. The Wolverines open Massachusetts South Division I sectional play this week.

News and Notes

Going back to 2005, traditional powerhouse Garden City had topped Wantagh (N.Y.) 19 straight times. Earlier in the regular season, the Trojans escaped with an 8-7 win over Warriors. But Wantagh turned the tables in the Section VIII (Nassau County) Class B Tournament semifinals last week. The Warriors ended Garden City's season with a 7-5 win. Wantagh (12-4) faces top-ranked and top-seeded Manhasset in Wednesday's sectional final (15-1) in the sectional final. Manhasset topped the Warriors, 16-10, during the regular season.

Check back to LaxMagazine.com every Tuesday throughout the high school season for updates to the Nike/US Lacrosse Regional Girls' Top 10 rankings and the Nike/US Lacrosse National Girls' Top 25.

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