Somers junior goaltender Chris Longo.
(Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
This is Lew Janavey’s first go-round as a head varsity coach.
But prior to his arrival at Somers this season, he made a name for his self after serving for years as an assistant coach for Lakeland and then Lakeland/Panas under Frank Vitolo and Tim Weir.
Tonight, Janavey takes his Somers team to Panas where it will face Lakeland/Panas in a 7 p..m. game. (Note: It had originally been scheduled for 7:30 p.m.)
Also under the lights, John Jay and Mahopac will meet at 7 p.m. in Cross River in another key clash of sectional title contenders.
There are some big ones on Long Island, too.
Ward Melville, coming off a huge upset of previously unbeaten West Islip, faces Sachem North (9-3) at 4:30 p.m. at Ward Melville.
Oceanside, which is off to an 8-4 start, visits 2008 Class A state finalist Syosset at 4:30 p.m.
In Fairfield, Darien visits New Canaan in a 4 p.m. contest at Dunning Stadium in New Canaan.
Lakeland/Panas 11, Somers 10
John Jay 9, Mahopac 7
Ward Melville 8, Sachem North 4
Syosett 9, Oceanside 5
Darien 12, New Canaan 4
Darien vs New Canaan
Darien leads New Canaan 7-1 at halftime.
Darien beats New Canaan 12-3
Somers vs. Lakeland/Panas
UPDATE 1: It’s 3-3 after one. Somers jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Dylan Haas and Rob Lombardi. Will Fallo has two goals for L/P. John Hittman has won five of seven faceoffs. Andy O’Mara is on JoJo Marasco.
UPDATE 2: It’s 5-5 at halftime. Cole Partenza gave Somers a 5-4 lead with 6:57 left in second, but L/P’s Chris Monteferrante tied things up with 1:33 left.
Of note: O’Mara, the same guy who put the clamps on Iona Prep’s Trizano, has held Marasco to zero points. Eddie Schurr has limited Jack Doherty to 1 goal. Hittman has a slight edge over Pfiffner on faceoffs.
UPDATE 3: Somers leads 7-6 after three. Marasco snapped a 5-5 tie early in the quarter. Greg Petre then made it 7-5. Shawn Honovich scored for LP just before the quarter ended
Somers is minus Matt Deiana, who is out with a foot injury.
UPDATE 4: Rob Caffery and John Fitzpatrick score back to back for L/P. The Rebels now lead 9-7 with six minutes to go.
UPDATE 5: Get your popcorn ready! Haas and Marasco score back to back. Its tied at 9 with two minutes to go.
UPDATE 6: We are heading to OT tied at 9.
UPDATE 7: Jo-Jo wins it for Somers 40 seconds into OT.
FINAL: Somers 10, L/P 9
Be sure to check back for score updates and post info on any games you attend.
Section 1, Long Island, NYC & Connecticut scores:
Bay Shore 13, East Islip 10
Bronxville 10, Hendrick Hudson 6
Haldane 14, North Salem 11
Irvington 6, Tappan Zee 5 (2 OT)
John Jay-Cross River 14, Mahopac 4
Lindenhurst 15, Copiague 7
Long Beach 11, Division-Levittown 10
Middle Country 7, Half Hollow Hills East 6 (3 OT)
Monsignor Farrell 15, Xaverian 5
Nanuet 13, Wappingers Falls CSD 10
Patchogue-Medford 11, North Babylon 8
Pleasantville 15, Ossining 3
Riverhead 14, Brentwood 5
Roslyn 13, Wheatley 7
Smithtown East 10, Northport 5
Somers 10, Lakeland/Panas 9 (OT)
St Anthony’s 17, Kellenberg 7
Walt Whitman 12, Sachem East 8
Ward Melville 6, Sachem North 5
William Floyd 11, Longwood 2
Yorktown 15, Fox Lane 4
You can also reach Joe Lombardi at email@example.com.
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