St. Anthony’s vs. Chaminade.
You don’t have to say much more than that.
The longtime CHSAA powerhouses will be renewing their rivalry today at 4:15 p.m. at Chaminade. St. Anthony’s is No. 2 in the LaxLessons.com regional rankings. Chaminade is No. 7.
Last season, Chaminade pulled out a 7-6 regular-season win over the Flyers, who came back in a big way in the CHSAA final, winning 12-11.
This year’s game will, as always, feature an impressive assemblage of talent on display. The Friars have eight Division I-bound players, including midfielder Thomas Schreiber, the No. 5-ranked junior in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse. I’m told he’s likely to attend Princeton.
Also headed to Princeton is midfielder Robert Lucas of Chaminade. Teammate John Urbank, a defenseman, is one another one of the top juniors in the country. He’s committed to Georgetown.
St. Anthony’s has a pair of players headed to UMass lefty attackman Will Manny (perhaps the Friars’ most dangerous offensive player) and midfielder Ryan Fumai.
Defensive Michael Keane is bound for Towson and junior Brendan Schroeder, an attackman/midfielder, is headed to Navy.
Should be a great one.
Also today out in Suffolk, Smithtown East, which opened the season with an 8-5 win at Huntington, visits Comsewogue at 4:30 p.m. It’s the Warriors’ season opener.
Meanwhile, in Westchester, there are plenty of marquee matchups (all of which are set for 4:30 p.m.):
Yorktown visits Rye in a matchup of the two-time defending Section 1 Class A champion ‘Huskers vs. the four-time Class C sectional champion Garnets, who are coached by former Yorktown players Brian and Scott Dooley.
John Jay travels to Brewster in a matchup of the teams that met last year in the Class B sectional final, which John Jay won easily. John Jay lost three all-Americans from last season. Brewster opened the season on Tuesday with as surprising loss at Clarkstown South.
Lew Janavey, a fixture in Section 1 lax as an assistant at several programs (most notably Lakeland/Panas), makes his varsity head-coaching debut as Somers visits Mahopac. The Indians opened the season with a win over Fordham Prep.
Check back here later today for score updates and be sure to post any partial and final scores you have on the comments portion of this thread.
Chaminade 9, St. Anthony’s 6
Port Washington 15, Syosset 6
- Mahopac 3, Somers 1 after one quarter.
- After Somers’ Matt Deiana scored off the opening faceoff, Mahopac answered with three straight goals by John Brandofino.
- Mahopac 3, Somers 3 middle of second quarter
- Goals by Joe Marasco and Pat Hashmall
- Somers 4, Mahopac 3 1:20 to go in first half
- Colin Tullgren scores off a feed from Dylan Haas
- HALFTIME: Somers 4, Mahopac 3
- Somers outscored Mahopac 3-0 in the second quarter to lead 4-3 at the half
- Somers 4, Mahopac 4 begining of 3rd quarter
- Mahopac ties it at 4-4 with 7:50 left in third on a goal by Chase Thompson
- Somers 5, Mahopac 4 8:43 remaining in regulation
- Erik Pfiffner scored off a feed. from Marasco to give Somers a 5-4 lead
- Somers 6, Mahopac 4
- JoJo unassisted. 6-4 Somers midway through fourth
- Somers 7, Mahopac 4
- JoJo scores his third goal of the game to make it 7-4.
- FINAL: Somers 7, Mahopac 4
- John Jay at Brewster, playing on grass JV field 2-2 after one period.
- HALFTIME score tied at 4
- FINAL John Jay 11 Brewster 6
- Yorktown leads Rye 5-1 at halftime. Kevin Interlicchio and John Ranagan each have two goals.
- FINAL: Yorktown 9, Rye 2
Kevin Interlicchio finishes with five goals.
Long Island, Section 1, NYC scores:
Bronxville 13, Clarkstown South 6
Comsewogue 9, Smithtown East 3
East Hampton 17, Bellport 8
Harborfields 14, North Babylon 9
Hauppauge 4, Middle Country 3
Lynbrook 11, Lawrence 3
MacArthur-Levittown 14, Elmont 1
Monsignor Farrell 17, St Joseph By-The-Sea 3
Rocky Point 16, Longwood 8
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