The rankings seem to be ever changing.
The topsy-turvy Ivy League has lead to weekly adjustments in this space and this week is no different. Dalton moves up to No. 3 fresh off a win over Riverdale and Poly Prep drops from No. 4 to No. 5 after watching No. 2 Fieldston pull away for a win. Tottenville got past new No. 10 Xaverian in a non-league contest. This week could bring more upheaval as Riverdale visits Fieldston.
Here are the new rankings:
1. Fordham Prep (1-3) (Last week: 1)
The Rams lone win this season came against Iona Prep, but outside a lopsided loss to nationally ranked St. Anthony’s they have been competitive against Long Island foes. Coach Len DeLucia’s club will only get better as Rob Grinnell continues his strong play.
Grady Smith and Fieldston knocked off Poly Prep last week.
Next: No. 10 St. Joseph by the Sea (April 21, 7:30 p.m.)
2. Fieldston (3-1) (2)
The Eagles announced they are a team to be reckoned with again in the Ivy League with a 12-6 win over defending NYSAISAA champion Poly Prep. Tanner Morris, who scored four times, is the real deal, but saw his team slip up against Hackley.
Next: No. 4 Riverdale (April 18, 4:15 p.m.)
3. Dalton (2-1) (8)
Don’t look now, but here comes the Tigers. Behind five goals from Ben Vallimaresu, Dalton knocked off Riverdale 7-5. He found the back of the net four more times to lead his team past Trinity by the same score on Monday.
Next: No. 9 Horace Mann (April 18, 4:15 p.m.)
4. Riverdale (3-1) (3)
Riverdale rebounded nicely from its loss to Dalton. First it bested rival Horace Mann 12-5 as senior Tyler Deane-Krantz found the back of the net four times. He equaled the feet in a 15-0 victory against Collegiate.
Next: @ No. 2 Fieldston (April 18, 4:15 p.m.)
5. Poly Prep (2-2) (4)
The Blue Devils and faceoff specialist Jesse Bongiovi weren’t having too many nice days on the lacrosse field without injured starting goalie Dylan Moser. He returned to shutout Horace Mann to his team bounce back from a loss to Fieldston.
Next: @ Hackley (April 16, 4 p.m.)
6. Tottenville (5-0) (5)
Tottenville and Nicholas DeMeo turned a near defeat into a thrilling win over Xaverian. The sophomore fed Gino Agnese for the tying goal with six seconds left in regulation and scored the winner in overtime. The Pirates return to league play this week.
Next: @ Hunter College (April 18, 5 p.m.)
7. New Dorp (4-1) (7)
Sean Brackett scored five times and New Dorp came away with a convincing 12-1 win over Benjamin Cardozo. Kyle Hand added three goals as the Central Cougars moved into sole possession of second place in the PSAL Championship division.
Next: @ Christopher Columbus (April 18, 5 p.m.)
8. Monsignor Farrell (1-0) (9)
It was an interesting few days for the Lions. They routed Cardinal Hayes and beat Portledge 10-5, behind four assists from John Grillo. Farrell hit a bump in the road, falling to Ivy League power Poly Prep 13-4. It faces Spellman and Xaverian this week in league play this week.
Next: Cardinal Spellman (April 17, 4 p.m.)
9. St. Joseph by the Sea (0-2) (10)
St. Joseph by the Sea gets credit for putting together a challenging non-league schedule. They fell to East Meadow, St. Mary’s and by a goal to Hempstead last week. Will all those games pay off? We find out this week when the Vikings face Mount St. Michael and New Dorp.
Next: @ Mount St. Michael (April 17, 4:30 p.m.)
10. Xaverian (0-2) (NR)
The Clippers own a non-league win over Cardozo and came within a few minutes of knocking off PSAL favorite Tottenville for the second straight year before falling in overtime. Three-year starter in goal James Angelillo will be keeping his teams in a lot of games this season.
Next: @ Mount St. Michael (April 17, 4 p.m.)
New: Xaverian (0-2)
Dropped out: Horace Mann (0-4)
On the bubble: Cardozo (4-2), Horace Mann (0-4) and Mount St. Michael (1-2)
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