Thanks to an impressive start, featuring Kevin Interlicchio’s unheard of 26 goals in just three-plus games, Yorktown rocketed up 11 spots to No. 7 in this week’s Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse power rankings.
Yorktown (4-0) was No. 22 in the publication’s preseason poll and moved up four spots last week, but after Saturday’s 14-10 win over national power St. Anthony’s and an 11-6 victory over Somers on Tuesday, the ‘Huskers have climbed into rarified air on the national stage.
Interlicchio, a junior attackman committed to Johns Hopkins, scored eight goals against St. Anthony’s on Saturday and added seven more, with a pair of assists, in the win over Somers on Tuesday. Interlicchio is on pace for 104 goals this season, which would be a single-season record for Yorktown.
CHSAA power Chaminade is likewise o feeling pretty good about itself these days. The Flyers (4-0) also jumped an amazing 14 spots up to No. 9 following a 9-6 win over St. Anthony’s and a 14-2 victory over Kellenberg.
Other teams in our area currently in the Under Armour/IL poll include:
West Islip at No. 3. The Lions fell one spot after needing to come from behind to defeat William Floyd, 12-8.
Cold Spring Harbor at No. 17, down six spots from last week following a 9-4 win over Cape Henelope and a 6-5 loss to Summit, N.J.
Reigning FCIAC and Class M state champion Darien moved up three spots to No. 19 after beating Staples, 13-6, on Wednesday in its season opener.
Port Washington (4-0) of Long Island’s Section 8 made its debut in this week’s poll, coming in at No. 22 after beating 2008 Class A state finalist Syosset, 15-6, and North Shore, 12-9.
Ridgefield debuted at No. 23 after opening its season with a 21-0 win over Bridgeport Central on Wednesday.
Manhasset (4-1) took a big tumble this week, falling 14 spots to No. 24 after beating John Jay, 11-5, and losing to Comeswogue, 11-10 in overtime, on Monday. Manhasset, the No. 5 team in the latest LaxLessons poll, will take on Darien (No. 2) on Saturday during the first game of the Battle of the Sound doubleheader.
New Canaan and Garden City will meet in the second game.
St. Anthony’s (2-2), which was No. 8, fell out of the IL poll after losing to both Chaminade and Yorktown. Ward Melville (1-2) was No. 24 last week, but gone this week after falling to Lindenhurst, 8-5, and Garden City, 7-6.
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