The Vikings shutout rival Moore Catholic twice in two convincing wins last week to move within a win of claiming another CHSAA Staten Island crown. The Eagles, behind star Kate Miller, avenged a loss to Poly Prep and are the favorite to win a division crown. Mary Louis remains one of the city’s hottest teams – winners of four straight – after beating Fontbonne Hall. The home stretch is upon us.
Moore Catholic's Maxine Jasko has her team at No. 3 in this week's rankings.
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1. St. Joseph by the Sea (9-0) (Last week: 1)
The Vikings pitching trio continues to roll along. Lianna Jordan and Alexa Tedeschi both tossed two-hit shutouts of rival Moore Catholic. Alannah Dawson provided a homer and three RBIs in Friday’s win and Stefanie Abolt was the spark during its annual breast cancer awareness game Sunday.
Next: St. John Villa (May 10, 4 p.m.)
2. Moore Catholic (7-3) (2)
Moore’s bats were again silent against rival St. Joseph by the Sea. The Mavericks have gone scoreless in 20 innings against the Vikings and combine for just four hits in two meetings last week. One bright spot was the pitching of sophomore Nicole Guzzone in Friday’s matchup.
Next: @ St. Joseph Hill (May 10, 4 p.m.)
3. Preston (10-0) (3)
Preston continued to run through CHSAA Bronx/Westchester competition beating Sacred Heart, Maria Regina and St. Catharine last week. It can lock up a division title next week with three teams below them having three losses apiece. Megan Kelly racked up five RBIs on three hits against St. Catharine.
Next: @ Maria Regina (May 7, 4:15 p.m.)
4. Archbishop Molloy (7-2) (4)
Maria Palmeri was a welcome sight in the circle Monday against St. Francis Prep and picked up her first league win. The C.W.-Post bound star was working her way back from a back injury and was pitching for the third time since then. Her return gives Molloy its pitching combo back with Victoria Goldbach.
Next: Christ the King (TBA, 3:45 p.m.)
5. St. Francis Prep (7-4) (5)
The Terriers were unable to find any offense in their final regular-season meeting with Molloy and again finish second in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens. SFP will try to complete its own regular-season sweep when its rained out game with Fontbonne Hall is made up.
Next: No. 7 Fontbonne Hall (TBA, 3:45 p.m.)
6. Mary Louis (7-5) (6)
The streaking Hilltoppers continue their winning ways by picking up their fourth straight and second consecutive victory against Fontbonne Hall. Speaking of hot, star Shannon Minihane kept hitting as she picked up a two-run homer and three RBIs in the win.
Next: @ St. Francis Prep, CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens semifinals (May 14, 3:45 p.m.)
7. Fontbonne Hall (5-6) (7)
The Bonnies missed chances to keep their hope at a third-place finish alive by falling to Mary Louis Monday on Senior Day. It will set up a likely semifinal matchup with Molloy, which Fontbonne stunned in its season opener. Nicole Trapani and Co. will be a tough out.
Next: @ No. 5 St. Francis Prep (TBA, 3:45 p.m.)
8. Cardinal Spellman (5-3) (8)
Rain wreaked some havoc on the Pilots schedule last week. They fell 4-2 to Maria Regina, placing those two teams in a three-way tie along with Sacred Heart. Victoria Quinones continued to swing a hot bat as she went 2-for-3 with an RBI double.
Next: @ Good Counsel (May 7, 4:15 p.m.)
9. Fieldston (7-1) (9)
Kate Miller made up for not being at the first Poly Prep game, a Fieldston loss. The Princeton-bound pitcher/shortstop had two home runs and drove in four runs in an 11-6 win over the defending NYSAISAA champ Blue Devils on Wednesday to give the Eagles sole possession of first in the Ivy League.
Next: Riverdale (May 9, 4:15 p.m.)
10. Poly Prep (7-2) (NR)
The Blue Devils rebounded from a loss Wednesday to Fieldston by beating Horace Mann in a tight one, 3-1, on Friday. Ciara Schirripa danced out of a jam in the seventh inning and Jacquie Kennedy had another big offensive game as Poly kept pace with Fieldston, remaining second in the Ivy League.
Next: Trinity (May 8, 4:30 p.m.)
New: Poly Prep (7-2)
Dropped out: St. John Villa (3-4)
On the bubble: Horace Mann (6-3) Notre Dame Academy (2-6), Bishop Kearney (8-1) and St. Edmund (11-1)
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