Gregg Sarra's Big 10 (10/25/10)
1. SACHEM NORTH FOOTBALL Sachem North (7-0) beat rival Longwood, 41-14, in a pivotal Suffolk Division I matchup. Michael Andreassi scored three short touchdowns and Dalton Crossan caught a 59-yard scoring pass and returned an interception 65 yards for a score.
2. ST. ANTHONY'S FOOTBALL The Friars shut down Holy Trinity, 38-13, in a rematch of last year's CHSFL championship game. Bryan Rhodes and Jonathan Desir totaled seven sacks in the win. The Friars meet undefeated Iona Prep (6-0) Friday night.
3. HALF HOLLOW HILLS BOYS VOLLEYBALL They have breezed through an extremely competitive League I schedule and are still the favorites to represent Long Island at the State championships.
4. GARDEN CITY FIELD HOCKEY The Trojans improved to 13-0-1 last week with Conference I wins over North Shore and Seaford, and beat upstate power John Jay-Cross River, 5-0, in a non-league contest on Oct. 17. Alex Bruno is Nassau's leading scorer with 25 points.
5. FARMINGDALE BOYS GOLF Matt Lowe shot one-under-35 on the back nine at Bethpage Yellow to lead Farmingdale (14-0) in an 8-1 win over Bethpage in Nassau Conference IV, as the Dalers won their 42nd straight league match.
6. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS SWIMMING The Patriots, who've won 18 consecutive Suffolk County titles, had a busy--and winning--week. Ward Melville beat Deer Park/NB, 93-81, Brentwood/Bay Shore, 89-74, and Sachem East, 94-80 to stay perfect. This team does it with depth behind Jessica Fabrizio, who is first in Suffolk (and has qualified for states) in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:14.69.
7. WARD MELVILLE FIELD HOCKEY With three wins, the Patriots improved to 13-0 and clinched the Division I title. They've outscored opponents 52-9 and Abby Beltrani leads Long Island with 20 goals.
8. ST. ANTHONY'S BOYS SOCCER The Friars defeated Kellenberg, 2-0, on
goals from Matt Wendelken and Andrew LoManto. Then the Friars played
Chaminade to a scoreless tie for the second time this season.
9. ST. ANTHONY'S GIRLS VOLLEYBALL No team in the CHSAA has come close to beating the Friars. They have also showed their mettle with impressive non-league and tournament wins.
10. NORTH SHORE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Paced by a deep pool of talent, including Samantha Nadel, North Shore completed another undefeated league season. Next up for the Vikings are the Nassau Conference championships.