So, here are the results of the nine intersectional matches from yesterday’s Gains for Brains showcase on Long Island:
Darien (Conn.) 9, West Islip (N.Y.) 8
Mattituck-Southport-Greenport (N.Y.) 16, Saddle River (N.J.) Day School 9
Wantagh (N.Y.) Senior 12, Ridgewood (N.J.) 8
Middle Country (N.Y.) 13, New Canaan (Conn.) 10
Garden City (N.Y.) 8, Moorestown 7 (OT)
Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 16, Yorktown (N.Y.) 8
Summit 7, Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 6
South Huntington St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 9, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 8
Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 13, Suffern (N.Y.) 11
So, what did we learn? If there is one result that jumps out at me, it’s the game between the Middle Country co-op team (encompassing Centereach and Newfield) and New Canaan. Rachel Masullo, a junior, had six goals on the afternoon. Teammate Ava Barry, a senior, added four goals. Jamie Ortega had five assists. The Wolverines have showed that last year’s 18-1 season was not a fluke.
Indeed, the very team that ended Middle Country’s season, West Islip, lost to defending Connecticut champion Darien. West Islip, oddly enough, has lost two games this week after winning their last 15 games.
From all accounts, the match of the day featured Garden City and Moorestown, and it was the Trojans that took an 8-7 overtime win in a matchup of a pair of veteran coaches and their highly-competitive teams.
And these results certainly will shake up Tuesday’s Top 10.