- Last Updated: 1:24 AM, May 8, 2012
- Posted: 1:24 AM, May 8, 2012
The girls lacrosse regular season is heading into its final week.
The stretch opens with our rankings undergoing a few minor changes. Staten Island Academy, fresh off wins over Tottenville, Curtis and Nightingale-Bamford, jumps to our No. 3 spot. Fieldston, which took Poly to overtime last week, slide to four. Curtis makes a jump one spot to seven thanks to wins over Midwood and Cardozo. It can move even higher if it can beat the Pirates for a second time this week.
Check out this week’s rankings below:
1. Riverdale (7-2) (Last week: 1)
This week will get the Falcons battletested with the playoffs quickly approaching. First they play a Fieldston team that took them to overtime in their first meeting and just did the same with Poly Prep. Then it’s rival Hackley and a chance to avenge one of its two losses.
Next: @ No. 3 Fieldston (May 9, 4:15 p.m.)
2. Poly Prep (7-2) (2)
Poly Prep persevered in a 16-14 overtime win over Fieldston last week. It got big performances from Jane Tewksbury (four goals) and Sam Domurat. The Blue Devils' final test of the regular season looms next week when they travel to Tarrytown to face Ivy League leading Hackley.
Next: @ Hackley (May 9, 4:30 p.m.)
3. Staten Island Academy (5-0) (3)
Staten Island Academy called it one of its most anticipated stretches of the season as it picked up lopsided wins over Staten Island rivals Tottenville and Curtis. Star Erin Gibbons found the back of the net an astounding 10 times against the Warriors. A huge game against Chapin looms with the AAIS’s automatic berth in the NYSAISAA likely on the line.
Next: Chapin (May 11, 4:1 p.m.)
4. Fieldston (4-5) (2)
All Fieldston has done is push both Riverdale and Poly Prep to overtime, but don’t have a victory to show for it. Last week it was a 16-14 defeat to the Blue Devils as Jenna Chasanoff scored three times including the tying goal with the final seconds ticking away. The Eagles get their second crack at Riverdale this week.
Next: No. 1 Riverdale (May 9, 4:15 p.m.)
5. Tottenville (12-1) (6)
The Pirates couldn’t pick up a win over Staten Island Academy, but it has proven it is the favorite to repeat as champs. Tottenville squeaked by third place Midwood 11-10. It also survived a 16-15 sudden-death overtime scare from Beach Channel to clinch the regular-season title thanks to a goal from Samantha Siciliano.
Next: No. 8 Curtis (April 8, 5:30 p.m.)
6. Horace Mann (3-8) (6)
The Lions have suffered three straight losses to the Ivy League top's clubs. They can get back on track against Holy Child and Dalton this week. It will set up a key matchup with Fieldston to close the regular season with hopes of securing a NYSAISAA bid.
Next: @ Dalton (May 9, 4:15 p.m.)
7. Curtis (10-3) (8)
Coach Matt Gonzalez’s team's focus is on earning the No. 2 seed and a semifinal home game in the PSAL playoffs. His squad set themselves up nicely for that with wins over Midwood and Benjamin Cardozo last week as only a game with Tottenville remains. Both victories avenged previous losses. Taylor O’Gara scored six times in a win over the Hornets.
Next: @ No. 5 Tottenville (May 8, 4:30 p.m.)
8. Cardozo (8-5) (7)
A day after beating Curtis, the Judges couldn’t repeat the feat, falling 12-7 to last season’s runner up, knocking them into fourth place. Cardozo did rebound nicely by topping Stuyvesant 12-6 behind three goals and three assists by Angelina Borukhova.
Next: Frederick Douglass (May 8, 5 p.m.)
9. Midwood (9-4) (9)
At three-game losing streak heading into the playoffs isn’t ideal, but that’s what Midwood faces when it takes on Stuyvesant on Tuesday. The Hornets fell by a goal to Tottenville after a slow start and by four scores to Curtis. Midwood will still be in the mix for a spot in the PSAL Class A final.
Next: Stuyvestant (May 8, 4 p.m.)
10. Mary Louis (4-1) (10)
The last time the Hilltoppers met St. Dominic the game got away from them on the first half in an eventual 14-5 defeat as Regina Paskoff scored twice. TMLA can avenge that loss this week and head into the CHSAA Nassau/Suffolk Class A playoffs with some confidence.
Next: St. Dominic (May 9, 5:30 p.m.)
Dropped out: None
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