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Apr. 4, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of Apr. 2

There were some changes coming out of this past week’s Top 10, especially from interconference games played late in the week, including a season-opening rematch of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions, and the Spring Fling in Virginia. And we’re sure to see more changes given the Saturday afternoon matchup between No. 1 McDonogh and Olney Good Counsel.

This week’s honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is the New York Institute of Technology. You may not recognize the team, but, if you have been anywhere around Division II lacrosse in suburban Long Island the last few years, you’ll recognize plenty of the faces. NYIT is the program that was formerly in place at Dowling College when the school closed up shop a couple of years ago.

In what has been an unprecedented undertaking, head coach Kerri Handras and her entire team transferred 10 miles from from Melville to Old Westbury, and the team has done extremely well thus far this season, winning nine of their first 10 games. The real test for the Bears, however, lies ahead, finishing with Queens College and LIU-Post.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 8-0

Tough weekend ahead as McDonogh meets Olney Good Counsel (Md.) at Loyola on Saturday evening, then takes on Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) on Monday

2. Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 9-0

Handled five non-league opponents last week, including a 16-14 win over Chicago Loyola Academy (Ill.)

3. Manchester Valley (Md.) 3-0

Once and future small-school Maryland state champions collided yesterday with the Mavericks taking on Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.)

4. Marriottsville Marriotts Ridge (Md.) 3-0

Mustangs take on a good Annapolis Broadneck (Md.) side tomorrow evening

5. Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.) 3-0

Spotted Harriton (Pa.) three goals early, but came roaring back to win 11-8

6. Garden City (N.Y.) 4-0

Sent a message by beating Farmingdale (N.Y.), a recent state champion, by 14-3

7. Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) 0-0

Seniors Tessa Queri, Sloane Nicloetti-Watson, and Samantha McKenna are expected to lead the Brothers’ attack

8. Darien (Conn.) 1-0

The Wave began with a dominating performance against Yorktown (N.Y.) last Saturday, outscoring the visitors 14-0 in the second half

9. Ridgewood (N.J.) 1-0

Karla Mixon’s Maroons yielded only two shots on goal in the second half in an opening win over 2016 Tournament of Champions winner Summit (N.J.)

10. South Huntington St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 3-0

Has an enormous game this Friday against Garden City (N.Y.)

11. New York Institute of Technology 9-1

Team has three road games before coming home April 19th against Molloy College

Who’s out: Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 7-6 loss to Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.); Washington Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 9-8 2OT loss to Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.), 11-7 loss to Chicago Loyola Academy (Ill.); 7-5 loss to Olney Good Counsel (Md.);

And bear in mind: Novato (Calif.) 8-0, San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 12-0, Vero Beach (Fla.) 14-2, Chicago Loyola Academy (Ill.) 9-1, Olney Good Counsel (Md.) 5-1, Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 6-0, Westwood (Mass.) 0-0, Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 2-0, Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 2-0


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