Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Girls' Report
by Will Cleveland | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Kyla Sears, Skaneateles (N.Y.)
Under coach Bridget Marquardt, the Lakers have emerged as a Section III and New York state powerhouse. Freshman Kyla Sears has emerged as the offensive catalyst for the Lakers. She finished with 12 goals and seven assists to power Skaneateles to a 3-0 record last week. Sears has totaled at least three points in every game this season. She now has 43 goals and 22 assists in 13 games. She totaled 40 goals and 20 assists as an eighth-grader as the Lakers finished second in the state in Class C.
Game of the Week
Darien (Conn.) at Suffern (N.Y), May 10
Before playing at one of its toughest out-of-state opponents, Darien must first get through Trumbull (Conn.) and a very talented Wilton (Conn.) squad. Dating back to 2005, Darien has won five of the team's nine meetings, including the last two. The Blue Wave posted a 17-12 win over Suffern last season and then had a 13-5 win over Suffern in 2012. Prior to that, Suffern defeated Darien in 2011 and 2010. The Mounties and Blue Wave will continue their long-standing rivalry on Saturday.
Northeast Region Top 10
1. Manhasset (N.Y.), 10-1
Manhasset went 2-0 last week, posting a 16-10 win over Wantagh (N.Y.) and a 9-8 win over Garden City (N.Y.). The Indians have won five straight since losing on April 17 to Good Counsel (Md.). Julia Glynn had four goals and four assists against Wantagh. Lindsey Ronbeck, who now has 42 goals and six assists this season, finished with three goals and one assist to power the Indians over the Trojans. Erin Barry and Kathryn Hallet each added two goals in the win. The Indians close out the regular season with games at Farmingdale (N.Y.) and St. Anthony (N.Y.).
2. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 12-0
The Mount Sinai winning streak now stands at 32 after securing a 6-5 triple overtime win over previously unbeaten Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) (11-1). Sydney Pirreca converted a free-position shot 1:34 into the third overtime to lift the Mustangs. She finished with three goals. Kasey Mitchell won six draws and scored twice for Mount Sinai, which faces Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) and Islip (N.Y.) this week.
3. Garden City (N.Y.), 10-3
Top-ranked Manhasset handed Garden City its second consecutive loss, 9-8. The Trojans rebounded with an important 14-9 win over St. Anthony's (N.Y.). Margot McTiernan and Katie Muldoon each had two goals in the Manhasset loss. Haley O'Hanlon finished with five goals and one assist and Michaela Bruno added two goals and three assists for the Trojans in the win over the Friars. Garden City closes out the regular season with a game against Plainedge (N.Y.).
4. Darien (Conn.), 8-1
The Blue Wave recovered from a 17-6 loss to Manhasset with wins over New Canaan (Conn.) and Greenwich (Conn.) last week. Darien cruised to a 14-6 win over the Rams and then posted a 17-15 win over the Cardinals. Darien led 13-5 at halftime against Greenwich. Darien defeated Greenwich in last year's Class L state title game. Dillon Schoen had seven goals and one assist to lead the Blue Wave. Darien plays at Trumbull (Conn.), hosts Wilton (Conn.) this week, and closes the week with a showdown at Suffern (N.Y.).
5. West Islip (N.Y.), 13-0
The undefeated Lions have yet to be challenged this season, winning every game by at least three goals. West Islip knocked off Bay Shore (N.Y.), 14-7, and Sachem East (N.Y.), 13-4, last week. Lena Riportella totaled seven goals in the two wins, and Vanessa Costantino added one goal and seven assists. The Lions play at Sachem East (N.Y.) and host Hauppauge (N.Y.) this week.
6. Brighton (N.Y.), 10-2
The Barons went 2-2 last week. They started the week with an 8-6 win over a talented Pittsford (N.Y.) team. Victor (N.Y.) handed the Barons their first loss of the year, 10-8. Brighton rebounded with a 17-3 win over Mercy (N.Y.). Senior Lauren Smolensky finished with seven goals and two assists in the Mercy win. Penfield (N.Y.) (10-1) handed Brighton its second loss of the season on Monday, pulling away in the second half for a 10-6 win. Penfield, which lost in the Class A state semifinals last year to eventual champ Farmingdale (N.Y.), bounced back from their first loss of the season, a 9-8 setback against Honeoye Falls-Lima. The Barons play against Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) and Canandaigua (N.Y.) this week.
7. St. Anthony's (N.Y.), 11-2
The Friars went 1-2 last week, dropping games to Sacred Heart (N.Y.) and Garden City (N.Y.). St. Anthony's defeated Our Lady of Mercy (N.Y.), 8-3 in between the 9-7 loss to Sacred Heart and the 14-9 loss to Garden City. Sacred Heart defeated St. Anthony's for the first time since 2006. Izzy Mangan had three goals and Charlotte Campbell stopped 18 shots in the Mercy win. St. Anthony's defeated Kellenberg (N.Y.), 11-2, on Monday. Izzy Mangan tallied four goals and three assists for the Friars. The Friars have a Friday matchup against Manhasset (N.Y.).
8. Notre Dame Academy (Mass.), 12-1
The Notre Dame Academy Cougars (Mass.) are the defending Division I state champions. NDA had its 27-game winning streak snapped last week with a 9-8 setback against Westford Academy (Mass.). Jenna Klinka scored three goals and Kalie Boyd recorded 13 saves to lead the Grey Ghosts (10-3-1).
9. Suffern (N.Y.), 8-3
The Mounties bounced back from a 7-6 loss to St. Anthony's by going 2-0 last week. Suffern topped North Rockland (N.Y.), 18-8, and then defeated Clarkstown South (N.Y.), 22-7, to close out the week. The Mounties will be busy this week with games against Clarkstown North (N.Y.), North Rockland (N.Y.) and Darien (Conn.).
10. West Genesee (N.Y.), 12-1
It's still a neck-and-neck race between the Wildcats and Skaneateles (N.Y.) (12-1) for the top team in Section III (Syracuse region). West Genesee cruised to two wins last week, posting a 22-1 win over Rome Free Academy (N.Y.) and an 18-5 win over Baldwinsville (N.Y.). Hannah Elmer finished with five goals and two assists to lead the Wildcats to a win over the Bees, the defending Section III Class A champion. West Genny faces Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) and Liverpool (N.Y.) this week.
Wilton (Conn.), last year's state runner-up in Class M, is making a strong case for inclusion in the regional rankings. The Warriors are 9-1 and their only loss this season is to traditional New York powerhouse Garden City on April 14. Since that loss, Wilton has won seven straight, including a strong 10-4 win over Newtown (Conn.) last week. Makenna Pearsall finished with four goals in the Newtown win. The Warriors face Staples (Conn.), Darien (Conn.), and Sacred Heart (N.Y.) this week.
Victor (N.Y.) posted a huge 10-8 win over previously unbeaten Brighton (N.Y.) last week. Megan Maloney had three goals and one assist to help the Blue Devils knock off the Barons. Victor, which has won nine straight, also posted strong wins over Fairport (N.Y.), 17-4, Irondequoit (N.Y.), 15-10, and Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.), 13-6, last week. Maloney had four goals and Bridget Flynn added three goals and two assists in the Irondequoit win. The Blue Devils play against Pittsford (N.Y.) and Palmyra-Macedon (N.Y.) this week.
2014 Northeast Region Report Archive
- February 25 - Preseason Top 10/Player of the Year Watch List
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
- April 22
- April 29
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