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Monday, April 8, 2013

Shen lacrosse ranked No. 12 in Class A

No. 4 in Class B Nisky edged No. 12 in Class A Shen 14-12
Shenendehowa's boys lacrosse team had an eventful spring break on and off the field. The Plainsmen opened their season with a 14-12 loss to Niskayuna on Tuesday, then routed rival Saratoga Springs 17-7 two days later, before picking up an impressive 12-11 win over perennial state power Yorktown on Saturday. 
The opening week of games were played around the backdrop of Shenendehowa coach Charles Holohan's suspension and, eventually, resignation Friday.
The Plainsmen enter Tuesday's league game against Ballston Spa with a 1-1 Suburban Council record and 2-1 overall. Likely aided by the close loss to Niskayuna (ranked No. 4 in the state among Class B teams) and the big win over Yorktown (No. 5 in Class B) Shenendehowa made the Class A team as the No. 12 ranked team by the New York State Sports Writers Association.
The top five ranked teams in Class A are:
No. 1 Chaminade-CHSAA (4-0)
No. 2 Smithtown West-11 (5-0)
No. 3 Ward Melville-11 (4-0)
No. 4 Pittsford-5 (3-0)
No. 5 Ithaca-4 (3-0)

Suburban Council rivals Shaker (3-0) made the rankings at No. 21 and Albany-CBA (3-0) came in at No. 25. Guilderland was named an honorable mention.
Ballston Spa (2-0), who spent spring break testing itself against competition in Maryland and Washington D.C., was named an honorable mention in Class B.


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