We’ve reached the unofficial midway point of the regular season and have quite a week on tap.
It starts on Monday with a couple of marquee matchups and ends on Saturday with two of the premier rivalry games in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region and perhaps the No. 1 high school rivalry in the nation.
Garden City, which is eighth in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National High School Power Rankings, hosts New Canaan at 4:15 p.m. On Saturday, the Trojans host Manhasset at 2 p.m. in the 119th Woodstick Classic, a rivalry that dates back to 1934, with Manhasset holding a 65-53 advantage in the all-time series.
The Somers-Yorktown rivalry is not nearly as historic, but it’s pretty intense just the same. It started in 1996 when Somers launched its varsity program. The Tuskers picked up their first win over the Huskers in 2003 and beat Yorktown in back-to-back years, 2006 and ’07. The Huskers have won the last two meetings. Game-time is 7 p.m. on Monday at Somers.
Yorktown ends the week by facing crosstown rival Lakeland/Panas in the 21st Charlie Murphy Cup on Saturday, May 1 at 4 p.m. at Lakeland High School. Yorktown has won the Cup the last two years after losing in 2007 for just the second time in the event’s history.
Also on tap on Monday in Section 1, Bronxville hosts Sleepy Hollow and Pelham visits Briarcliff at 4:30 p.m. Elsewhere, Westlake hosts Saunders at 4:30 p.m., White Plains visits North Rockland at 4:45 p.m., and Eastchester host Clarkstown North at 4:15 p.m.
Rockland rivals Suffern and Nyack meet at 4:30 on the turf field at Suffern Middle School. At 4:15 p.m., Nanuet visits Pearl River.
In Connecticut, St. Joseph-Trumbull plays at Fairfield Warde at 4 p.m. at Tetreau/Davis Field. Also at 4 p.m., Danbury hosts Bethel. At 7 p.m., Wilton hosts Joel Barlow and Cheshire hosts Amity. Fairfield Prep visits Shelton at Finn Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
It should be an interesting Monday in Suffolk.East Hampton, off to a school-record 9-0 start, plays at 5 p.m. at Hauppauge. Happauge’s only loss is against Comsewogue.
Comsewogue, meanwhile, hosts Mount Sinai on its turf field, Huntington plays at Rocky Point, Kings Park plays at Half Hollow Hills West, Southampton hosts Center Moriches, Patchogue-Medford lays at Bellport and Harborfields visits Shoreham-Wading River at 4:30 p.m. Westhampton hosts Miller Place at 6:30 p.m.
Other games in Nassau today include Roslyn at Jericho and Malverne at New Hyde Park at 4:30 p.m.
Be sure to post your thoughts and predictions on these matchups as well as any info on the scores and game details.
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