LM Northeast Region Report: April 19, 2011
by Joe Lombardi | LaxMagazine.com
Cortney Fortunato, pictured here in a fall exhibition with the U.S. U19 team, will be one of four Team USA players in action Wednesday when Northport (N.Y.) meets Good Counsel (Md.). Fortunato has 57 points in seven games for the Northeast Region No. 4-ranked Northport.
Player of the Week
Jackie Connors, Ashland (Mass.)
The junior attacker registered three goals and seven assists for a school-record 10 points in a 20-8 win over Oliver Ames (Mass.) after scoring six goals in a 15-14 win over Medway (Mass.).
Northeast Region Top 10
1. Garden City (N.Y.) – 8-0 – The Trojans are rolling right along, outscoring their last two opponents 24-5.
2. Farmingdale (N.Y.) – 5-1 – Kelly McPartland had three goals and four assists in a 19-6 win at MacArthur (N.Y.).
3. St. Anthony's (N.Y.) – 5-1 – Kerrin Maurer and Annie Heagerty each had three goals in an 8-3 win over Moorestown (N.J.).
4. Northport (N.Y.) – 7-0 – Cortney Fortunato, a sophomore attack/midfielder who is already in her third varsity season, has quickly registered 57 points.
5. Greenwich (Conn.) – 3-0 – The Cardinals, who fell to New Canaan (Conn.) in both the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals and in the state finals shortly thereafter, will seek a measure of revenge when they host the Rams on May 3.
6. Westborough (Mass.) – 7-0 – The Rangers await a big test on Thursday, April 21 when they visit Duxbury (Mass.).
7. Wantagh (N.Y.) – 8-0 – Paula Schmidt and Colleen Lovett have combined for 40 assists, with Schmidt having 22.
8. Fox Lane (N.Y.) – 7-0 – On Wednesday, April 20, the Foxes battle an unbeaten Lakeland/Panas (N.Y.) team coming off a big win over previously undefeated Yorktown (N.Y.).
9. West Genesee (N.Y.) – 5-0 – The Wildcats are in pursuit of a fifth straight Section 3 Class A championship.
10. Westwood (Mass.) – 5-0 – All-American Sarah Biron is leading the quest for a fourth state title in the last six years.
Game of the Week
No. 4 Northport (N.Y.) at Good Counsel (Md.) –
Wednesday, 11 a.m.
This intriguing interstate battle pits an unbeaten Northport team against a Good Counsel team that has won 12 games, with its only loss against New Jersey power Mendham. This game will also feature four members of the 2011 U.S. under-19 team: Cortney Fortunato and Shannon Gilroy of Northport against Brigid Smith and Caileigh Sindall of Good Counsel.
News and Notes
West Genesee stretched its CNYCL win streak to 51 games with an 18-3 win over Fayetteville-Manlius... Three sets of sisters play for the Central Catholic (Mass.) team, including junior goalie Mary Foggo and her sister Claire, a sophomore defender. The sisters were the subject of a feature story in the April 14 edition of the Boston Globe.
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