If you’re a Section 1 lax fan, there are plenty of afternoon games to pick from on Saturday.
Among them: John Jay at Horace Greeley, Lakeland/Panas at Iona Prep and Ward Melville at Yorktown.
But at 7:15 p.m., the red-hot Somers Tuskers will be hosting the Clarkstown South Vikings in what is an interesting game on several fronts.
First, the Tuskers have established themselves as the favorite to win the Class Bs sectional title. Somers also features perhaps the best all-around player in the area and arguably the state in Syracuse-bound Joe Marasco.
Clarkstown South, meanwhile, is off to an impressive 5-1 start. The Vikings beat a power-league team, 2008 sectional finalist Brewster, and became the first Rockland County team to defeat Rockland since 2006 on Thursday.
Can the Vikings possibly be a darkhorse contender for the Class B championship? We’ll know a lot more after Saturday night’s game.
One thing is certain. In four-year starter and Hudson Valley Empire State Games member Luke Haggerty, the Vikings have as good a goaltender as you’ll find in the region.
We caught up with him Thursday night after the Vikings’ big 8-4 win over North Rockland.
Do you think it takes a special type of makeup personality-wise to play goal and how would you describe your personality?
People have told me I’m crazy for stepping in front of a ballgoing up 100 miles an hour, but when you’re in a game, getting hit with a shot doesn’t really play a role on my performance.
Growing up with my older brother (former South star Chris Haggerty) shooting on me all the time and then stepping in the cage in practice, shots dont feel as fast.
I would say im an open-minded person who likes to have a good time.
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