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Field hockey rankings: Scarsdale No. 2 behind Lakeland

Lakeland's Meghan Fahey shoots on Rye goalie Maggie Devlin during a varsity field hockey game at Rye High School Sept. 15, 2016. Lakeland defeated Rye 3-1.

Lakeland’s Meghan Fahey shoots on Rye goalie Maggie Devlin during a varsity field hockey game at Rye High School Sept. 15, 2016. Lakeland defeated Rye 3-1.

Lohud field hockey power rankings

Week 2

1. Lakeland: The Hornets are 4-0, with their latest win – 3-1 over Rye – giving coach Sharon Sarsen a state field hockey record 579 wins in her Lakeland career. The Hornets haven’t lost since 2012 and haven’t lost to a New York-based opponent since 2010. That’s what a one-game-at-a-time approach has yielded. Pre-season ranking: 1

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PRE-SEASON: 2016 TOP 10 RANKINGS

2. Scarsdale: The Raiders broke a 13-year skid by not only beating previously second-ranked Mamaroneck, but shutting them out 4-0 in dominating fashion. Their only loss this season has been to Lakeland in a relatively close 3-1 loss. PR: 4

3. Mamaroneck: Yes, the Tigers fell to Scarsdale, but they immediately turned around and tied Connecticut champion Wilton  —  a game they nearly won. This is a pretty young team still in a learning phase. Don’t count on the early-season hiccups to continue. PR: 2

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4. Rye: Considering the Garnets lost three-quarters of their starting unit from last year’s Section 1 Class B runner-up squad to graduation, then consider they lost only 3-1 to Lakeland. Time will tell but it’s possible Rye could find itself higher than No. 4 in the weeks to come. PR: 5

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5. Horace Greeley: The young Quakers defeated North Rockland by only a goal. They’re also learning on the fly. But they’ve been solid students, winning three times and losing only one. That was by a totally respectable 2-0 score to Mamaroneck. Watch out if this team ever develops a really potent attack. PR: 3

GAMER: Rosh has 5 goals in varsity debut in Greeley’s 9-0 win

6. Panas: The Panthers remain at No. 6 from The Journal News preseason ranking. They are undefeated at 4-0. But the true test of just how good Panas is should come Thursday via its score vs. district-rival Lakeland. PR: 6

7. Bronxville: The Broncos are the only two-loss team to make the Top 10. But those losses came to Scarsdale by three goals, then to Rye by two on Saturday. No small school plays big schools like this, and few schools of any size play those two teams that tough. PR: 7

8. Croton-Harmon: The only thing that kept the Tigers off the preseason list was strength of schedule. But five wins, all by shutout, shouldn’t be ignored. Still, the real test will be this Tuesday when the team travels to Bronxville. PR: Not ranked

9. Rye Country Day: The Wildcats haven’t played as many games as their public-school counterparts, but they’re looking strong at 2-0. PR: 9

10. Clarkstown South:  The Vikings haven’t played the toughest schedule but they are 4-0. They have another week to prepare for Mamaroneck. A respectable showing there will reaffirm their top-10 status and possibly move them up. PR: NR

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