LI Big 10: Massapequa powers to top
1. MASSAPEQUA BOYS VOLLEYBALL The Chiefs completed an undefeated 16-0 regular season and will look to win a third straight Nassau Class A title as they enter the tournament as the top seed. The defending Long Island champions have won 46 consecutive sets.
2. NORTH SHORE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY The Vikings continued their march as Samantha Nadel and Brianna Nerud crossed the finish line together and took first in 18 minutes, 28 seconds as North Shore won its 50th straight cross-country conference meet at Bethpage State Park. The Vikings, whose conference winning streak dates to the 2008 season, placed nine runners in the top 10.
3. GARDEN CITY FIELD HOCKEY The Trojans completed another undefeated regular season. What else is new? Krista Dampman scored both goals as Garden City came from behind to beat Manhasset, 2-1, in the season finale. The Trojans, in search of a 17th straight county title, will face North Shore/Clarke in the Nasssau Class B semifinals today.
4. SYOSSET GIRLS TENNIS Syosset is looking for the school’s third straight Long Island championship. Katie Cirella defeated Olga Kosheva at third singles, 6-3, 6-2, for Syosset (16-0) in the Nassau Division I county championship. It’s the third consecutive county title for the Braves. Haley O’Rourke and Alexa Sternschein defeated Holly Hubsher and Robin Mehta at second doubles, 6-4, 6-1.
5. ST. ANTHONY’S FOOTBALL The Friars extended their winning streak to 26 on Sunday — but just barely! It took a game-saving tackle by Anthony Leggio on a two-point conversion try with 24 seconds left for St. Anthony’s to prevail, 21-20, over Iona Prep, which went for the win rather than a potential game-tying PAT. The No. 1-seeded Friars begin defense of the CHSFL crown on Saturday night against No. 8 seed Mount St. Michael.
6. SAYVILLE FOOTBALL The Golden Flashes completed the only unbeaten regular season among Suffolk public schools with an 18-6 victory over Kings Park. Quarterback Steven Ferreira, who suffered a broken nose in the game, will be ready for a playoff rematch with the Kingsmen this week.
7. SAYVILLE GIRLS SOCCER Madison Hoon, Kim Marra and Amber Petrillo each had two-goal games as Sayville won its final two games to complete an unbeaten regular season. The defending county champs beat East Hampton 6-0 in their playoff opener yesterday.
8. GARDEN CITY FOOTBALL Garden City (8-0), the only unbeaten football team in Nassau, was ranked No. 2 in the preseason, but after a 16-0 win over Mepham this week, it has become the unquestioned No. 1 seed heading into the Nassau II playoffs. Scott D’Antonio had 113 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.
9. GLENN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL The Spiders did not drop a single set in Suffolk League V and did not allow more than 21 points in a set. They are the favorites to win an 11th straight Long Island title and are strong contenders to win the state Class B crown.
10. SACHEM EAST BOYS SOCCER The Flaming Arrows clinched the Suffolk League I title with a 3-2 win over Brentwood before losing to Ward Melville, 2-0, to close out the regular season. They will be the top seed in the Suffolk Class AA playoffs.
On the outside looking in -- Bethpage football, Freeport football, Sachem East field hockey, Half Hollow Hills East girls tennis, Ward Melville girls swimming, St. Anthony’s boys cross country, Garden City girls swimming, Lindenhurst boys volleyball.