Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Girls' Report
by Will Cleveland | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Hannah Elmer, West Genesee (N.Y.)
Elmer totaled 10 goals and three assists to help the Wildcats reach the Class A state semifinals. The senior attacker finished with a season-high nine points on seven goals and two assists to power West Genny to a 17-6 win over Cicero-North Syracuse in the Section III Class A championship game. She then had three goals and one assist as the Wildcats cruised to an 18-1 win over Section IV's Ithaca in the state quarterfinals. Elmer now has 51 goals and 35 assists this season.
Also Notable: Kerrigan Miller, Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.); Dana Gisonno, Suffern (N.Y.); Dillon Schoen, Darien (Conn.)
Game of the Week
West Islip (N.Y.) vs. Suffern (N.Y.), June 6, Class A state semifinals, at SUNY Cortland
Dana Gisonno scored five of Suffern's first-half goals as the Mounties ran away with a 15-9 win over Section II's Shaker (N.Y.) in the state quarterfinals. The win sends the Mounties to the state semifinals for the second consecutive season. This year, Suffern will meet undefeated West Islip (20-0). Last year, Suffern dropped a 9-8 decision to Section III's Baldwinsville (N.Y.) despite holding a late lead. That experience should help the Mounties against an explosive West Islip squad. Led by Riley Hill's 56 goals, the Lions have players with at least 30 goals.
Northeast Region Top 10
1. Manhasset (N.Y.), 17-1
Senior midfielder Julia Glynn totaled eight goals and eight assists as the Long Island Class B title – with a 16-6 win over Sayville (N.Y.) – and the Nassau County Class B title – with a 15-8 win over Wantagh (N.Y.). Manhasset advances to the Class B state semifinals on Friday where it faces Section II's Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake at SUNY Cortland.
2. West Islip (N.Y.), 20-0
Lindsay Darrell and Riley Hill each finished with two goals and one assist as the Lions upended Hauppauge (N.Y.), 8-6, in the Suffolk County Class A championship game. Lena Riportella netted five goals to lead the Lions to a 12-8 win over defending state champion Farmingdale in the Long Island Class A championship (state quarterfinals). Up next, the Lions will face Suffern (N.Y.) in the state semifinals.
3. Darien (Conn.), 16-2
The Blue Wave claimed their third straight FCIAC title with a 9-7 win over Wilton. It was the 13th FCIAC title for Darien. Hollis Perticone netted four goals and Dillon Schoen added three goals for the Blue Wave. Darien opens the state Class L tournament on Tuesday against Danbury (Conn.).
4. St. Anthony's (N.Y), 14-3
Izzy Mangan scored a team-high three goals and Charlotte Campbell stopped 11 shots to lead the Friars to an 8-7 win over Sacred Heart (N.Y.) in the CHSAA championship game. It was the fifth consecutive CHSAA title for St. Anthony's.
5. Skaneateles (N.Y.), 20-1
With Mount Sinai's loss in the quarterfinals, the Lakers become the favorites to claim the Class C state title. Mount Sinai topped the Lakers, 15-6, in last year's state championship game. Nicole Beatson netted five goals to lead the Lakers to a 22-2 win over Potsdam (N.Y.) in the first round of the state tournament. Hannah Powers scored three goals as Skaneateles secured a 19-4 over Owego (N.Y.) in the state quarterfinals. The Lakers meet Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.) in the state semifinals on Friday at SUNY Cortland. Senior Taylor Reed (Cornell) is the top scorer for the Cougars, who have advanced to the state semifinals six times under coach Kevin O'Connell.
6. West Genesee (N.Y.), 18-1
The Wildcats erased the disappointment of losing in last season's sectional semifinals with a 17-6 win over Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) in the Section III Class A championship game. West Genesee followed that with a dominating 18-1 win over Section IV champion Ithaca in the state quarterfinals. West Genny meets Section V champion Pittsford (14-5) in the state semifinals on Friday at SUNY Cortland. The Wildcats topped the Panthers, 8-6, earlier in the regular season.
7. Suffern (N.Y.), 16-3
The Mounties are in the state semifinals for the second consecutive season after posting a 15-9 win over Shaker (N.Y.) in the quarterfinals. Junior Dana Gisonno scored the first three goals of the game en route to seven tallies. A semifinal matchup with undefeated West Islip is up next on Friday.
8. Victor (N.Y.), 18-2
A year after going 10-8, the Blue Devils are 18-2 this season and making their first appearance in the regional rankings. Victor knocked off Brighton, 8-7, in the Section V Class B title game for its first sectional title in program history. Bridget Flynn and Kaci Messier scored in the final three minutes to help the Blue Devils rally for the win. Victor topped Brighton (N.Y.), 10-8, earlier in the regular season. The Blue Devils followed that with a 16-5 win over Hamburg (N.Y.) in the state quarterfinals. Alyssa Fries had four goals and one assist in the quarterfinal win. Victor faces defending Class B state champion Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) in the state semifinals on Friday at SUNY Cortland.
9. Westwood (Mass.), 20-0
Top-seeded Westwood cruised to a 20-3 win over ninth-seeded Braintree (Mass.) in the first round of the Division I state playoffs. Kim Egzi recorded two goals and three assists for the Wolverines. Westwood meets Duxbury (Mass.) in the Division I South state semifinals on Tuesday. Westwood topped Duxbury, 16-7, in the final game of the regular season.
10. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 17-1
The Mustangs saw their 38-game winning streak snapped with an 11-9 loss to Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) in the Suffolk County Class C championship game. Kerrigan Miller finished with four goals in the win. Kasey Mitchell led the Mustangs with three goals.
News and Notes
Souhegan (N.H.) held off Pinkerton Academy (N.H.), 14-13, to secure the top seed in the New Hampshire Division I state playoffs. The Sabers are now 16-2, while the Astros are 15-3. Souhegan built an 11-7 lead in the second half, but Pinkerton rallied to tie at 11. Jocelyn Donohue scored twice to give Souhegan a 14-12 lead. Maggie McCarthy scored with 27 seconds left to bring the Astros to within 14-13, but they were never able to net the equalizer.
2014 Northeast Region Report Archive
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