Daniel Lohrfink of Byram Hills scores on this shot with 3:42 remaining in the fourth quarter, lifting Byram Hills to a 7-6 victory over Bronxville today in Armonk. It was one of many big games today, including some huge upsets on Long Island, where Ward Melville and Manhasset both suffered losses. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Moments earlier, the Yorktown ‘Huskers had pulled out a 12-10 win against Somers. But there was little celebrating among Yorktown players that dreary and damp May afternoon. In fact, they seemed more relieved than ecstatic.
“If we had lost today, the seniors would have never beaten Somers,” Yorktown coach Dave Marr said.
Other than John Jay (which has won four of its last six against Yorktown), no program in the area has enjoyed as much success this decade against the ‘Huskers than Somers.
Tonight, the Tuskers and ‘Huskers meet in a matchup of unbeaten teams at Charlie Murphy Field at 7 p.m. Please join us as we preview that mega matchup and four other big ones today.
On paper, Yorktown enters as the heavy favorite. But that was the case last year, and the Tuskers still managed to take ‘Town down to the wire, led by the spectacular performance of Joe Marasco, who scored five goals.
Tonight, the Syracuse-bound Marasco (the No. 8 senior in the nation by Inside Lacrosse) is one of three of the nation’s elite recruits who will be on display, joining a pair of Hopkins-bound Yorktown stars: senior midfielder John Ranagan and junior attackman Kevin Interlicchio. Interlicchio, of course, has scored a jaw-dropping 19 goals in Yorktown’s three games.
Starting today, we are adding a new wrinkle here to the “Today’s Top 5/Score updates” feature. You may have noticed, it is now “Today’s Top 5/Predictions/Score updates.”
That’s a pretty versatile and well-rounded story for you, folks.
With today’s edition, for every “Top 5” game, you will get a score prediction from me. See what you think, and then be sure to weigh in with your pick. Here’s our first:
Prediction: Yorktown 12, Somers 7
Trivia question: Post your responses below, gang. When did Somers beat Yorktown for the first time. If you really have the memory of an elephant all you Tuskers, throw in the score and some game details.
OK, one down, four to go.
Rye faces John Jay at 2 p.m. in a matchup of teams that have won four straight Section 1 titles. (Rye in Class C. John Jay in Class B.) Game-time is 2 p.m. in Cross River.
One thing that is safe to predict is this. The teams will have to go a long way to top the drama of last year’s meeting when Rye edged the Indians 9-8 in overtime to snap John Jay’s 47-game win streak vs. Section 1 teams.
Both teams’ offenses are ahead of their defenses right now. And actually, that might wind up being the case the entire season. So this much is certain. (Or at least as certain as we can be in this case.) This one will not exactly be an up-and-down, run ‘n’ gun battle.
Prediction: John Jay 7, Rye 5
There are some interesting games on the Island today:
West Islip hosts Floyd at 10 a.m.
Prediction: WI 12-4
Manhasset visits Comsewogue at 7 p.m.
Prediction: ‘Set 14-5
Plainedge plays at Massapequa at 7:15 p.m.
Prediction: ‘Pequa 10-8
TODAY’S SCORING UPDATES:
BYRAM HILLS vs BRONXVILLE
Byram Hills 2, Bronxville 1 after one period.
4-4 at the break. Byram Hills was up 4-2 earlier in the second quarter.
6-5 Byram hills after three periods
6-6 with 5:55 to play in regulation.
7-6 Byram Hills final. Daniel Lohrfink broke a 6-6 tie with 3:42 remaining. Evan Waldenberg comes up big with a save at the buzzer for the Bobcats.
MAHOPAC vs HEN HUD
Pac 17- 10 over Hen Hud. Brando 7 goals 2 assists for Pac has 16 goals in first 3 games Pac changed D in 4th quarter. (thanks lax17 for the update)
RYE vs JOHN JAY UPDATES
Cole McCormack wins back-to-back faceoffs to start the game and feeds Rob Santangelo for goals both times. Rye leads 2-0 in the opening minute.
Forrest Walter scores unassisted for JJ. It’s 2-1 Rye with seven minutes left in the first.
Will Stewart scores from Drew Beck. It’s 2-2
Consecutive goals by Walter, Stewart and Beck give JJ a 5-2 lead
5-3 JJ after one
Jack O’Callaghan scores midway through the second period to pull Rye within 5-4.
JJ leads 8-4 at halftime. Beck and Walter each have three goals.
JJ leads 11-6 after three.
JJ leads 11-6 early in the fourth quarter.
JJ leads 13-6 with four minutes left. Walter has five goals.
JJ wins 13-7
Update 1: We’re under way from Murph’s Turf. Towson-bound John Fennessy is guarding Joe Marasco …
Update 2: Marasco and Erik Pfiffner score back-to-back to make it 2-0 Somers …
Update 3: Ranagan answers for Yorktown. It’s 2-1 with 7 to play in first.
Update 4: Somers is amaking a concerted effort on its rides and is giving Ytown all kinds of problems on clears. It’s still 2-1, with 5:15 to go in first.
Update 5: KI scores unassisted from in close. It”s 2-2 with 1:50 to go.
Update 6: It’s 2-2 after one quarter. Somers played zone the entire quarter. Very large crowd, with plenty of fans lined up along the fences.
Update 7: KI scores man-up off a pass from Remy Lieberman off a steal 47 seconds into the second. It’s 3-2 Ytown.
Update 8: Somers junior Matt Deiana scores man-up unassisted on a nice bounce shot. It’s 3-3 with 8:38 left in second.
Update 9: KI scores unassisted from the crease. 4-3 Town with 7:35 left in second.
Update 10: KI drills home his fourth goal on a lefty blast from 15 yards out as The Crop chants “You can’t stop him.” It’s 5-3 midway through the second.
Update 11: Ty Schuldt scores unassisted. Ytown leads 6-3 with 5:21 to go. Timeout Somers.
Update 12: JoJo scores his second goal unassisted with 3:05 to go before halftime. Ytown leads 6-4.
Update 13: Yorktown leads 6-4 at halftime. Very good game. Lots of clean, hard hits.
Update 14: KI gets his fifth on a lefty rip 2:07 into the third. It’s 7-4.
Update 15: JoJo scores on a lefty blast on the dead run. Somers then makes it 7-6 as Erik Pfiffner scores his second goal off the faceoff after JoJo’s goal. Fasten your seatbelts gang. We’re midway through the third.
Update 16: KI answers with his sixth. It’s 8-6 Yorktown with five minutes to go in the third.
Update 17: Ranagan scores a man-up goal with two minutes left in the third. KI assists. It’s 9-6.
Update 18: Yorktown up 9-6 after three quarters.
Update 19: With Yorktown two men up, KI gets his seventh on a nice rip. It’s 10-6 with eight minutes left.
Update 20: Joey Porcelli scores from KI. Ytown leads 11-6 with five minutes to go.
Final: Yorktown 11, Somers 6
Other Section 1, Long Island and NYC scores:
Baldwin 12, Freeport 6
Bellmore JFK 14, West Hempstead 3
Clarkstown South 10, Scarsdale 8
Comeswogue 11, Manhasset 10 (OT)
East Islip 17, Commack 5
East Meadow 14, Plainview JFK 4
Glen Cove 14, Jericho 11
Haldane 10, Briarcliff 9
Holy Trinity 14, St John Baptist 12
Horace Mann 10, Albertus Magnus 4
Lindenhurst 8, Ward Melville 5
Lynbrook 13, Great Neck North 3
Mahopac 17, Hendrick Hudson 10
Mepham 8, Locust Valley 5
Mineola 12, Roslyn 6
Northport 13, Brentwood 3
Port Washington 12, North Shore 9
Riverdale Country Day 12, Trinity School 7
Smithtown East 5, Middle Country 4
South Side 15, Syosset 7
St Mary’s 11, Great Neck South 5
Wantagh 9, Long Beach 5
West Babylon 10, North Babylon 5
West Islip 12, William Floyd 8
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