The Lax Guys' National Boys' Lacrosse Rankings: June 1

Here is the latest installment of the Lax Guys' National High School Rankings. With the season approaching its end in most states, just minor changes occurred in this week's rankings. An intriguing week is ahead, with playoff action heating up even more in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

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1. Manhasset (NY Sect 8) (16-0) (1) The Indians cruised past Seaford, 18-3, in the Nassau C semis to set up the annual clash with their nemesis, Cold Spring Harbor, in the finals on Wednesday at Hofstra. Manhasset handled the Seahawks, 7-2, in the first meeting and have beaten them three times in a row since losing in the 2008 final. Should they win, the only undefeated squad on Long Island would face the winner of the Glenn-Bayport/Blue Point game on Tuesday June 8 at 5:30, also at Hofstra.

2. West Islip (NY Sect 11) (17-1) (2) The Lions reached their ninth consecutive Suffolk A final by defeating Connetquot, 13-9, behind two goals and six assists from Jacksonville-bound senior midfielder Rob Moore. They previously blew out 9th-seed Whitman in the quarterfinals, 16-4. West Islip, which has now won 17 consecutive games, will face #18 Ward Melville at Stony Brook for the sixth consecutive season in the Suffolk A championship game, having won the previous five matchups. They pasted the Patriots, 16-5, in a regular season game during which WM was depleted by suspensions. Should West Islip win, they will face the winner of the Farmingdale-Massapequa game at Hofstra on June 8.

3. St. Paul's (MIAA) (15-4) (3) Season complete.

4. Jamesville-DeWitt (NY Sect 3) (17-0) (4) The Red Rams remained undefeated by handling fourth-seeded East Syracuse-Minoa, 14-5, in the Section 3 Class B semifinals on Saturday night. J-D advanced to the sectional final for the ninth consecutive season, all in Class B, and will look to defend its sectional championship on Wednesday against third-seeded Auburn and Cornell-bound star Connor Entenmann, who scored the game winner in the Maroons' upset of Carthage in the other semifinal. The winner of the game will face the Section 10 champion, St. Lawrence Central, in a state outbracket game on Saturday. Both matches will be at Cicero-North Syracuse HS.

5. Salisbury School (NE West) (13-1) (6) Season complete.

6. Conestoga (PA) (20-2) (11) The Pioneers avenged one of their earlier season losses by doubling up on Springfield-Delco, 8-4, after cruising to a 4-1 advantage after 12 minutes of play. Conestoga will face Hatboro-Horsham on Tuesday at Harriton HS. Should the Pioneers be victorious, they will face the winner of Emmaus vs. Lower Merion on Saturday in the PIAA quarterfinals.

7. Skaneateles (NY Sect 3) (18-0) (6) The Lakers have blown quickly through their two playoff games so far, easily reaching the finals of the Section 3 Class C tournament by defeating Tully and Cortland by a combined score of 35-14. Skaneateles, which is in the final for the fourth straight year and won the section in 2008, will now have to contend with the dynamic Thompson brothers and third-seeded LaFayette on Wednesday at Cicero-North Syracuse. The Lakers crushed LaFayette, 15-3, in their first meeting, but the Lancers have won six straight games and look to defend their sectional title. The winner of this game will face Section 10 champion Salmon River in an outbracket game on Saturday, also at Cicero-North Syracuse.

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