We’re almost there, folks.

Tomorrow, our full slate of “Rivalry Weekend” games will be in full swing. (And in case you haven’t done so already, be sure to weigh in with your picks in our rotating polls on Manhasset-Garden City, Yorktown-Lakeland/Panas and New Canaan-Darien.)

But first, I have some scheduling news to report.

First-year Arlington coach Donny Connolly has used his connections in Hudson Valley lacrosse to add a game that will end the regular season for both his Admirals and the John Jay Indians.

The previously undefeated Admirals, who played Connolly’s alma mater Yorktown tougher than some expected in a 9-3 loss on Thursday, will play on May 19 at John Jay at 4:30 p.m. Mark your calendars, gang.

OK, now we’ve looked ahead to tomorrow — and to the end of the regular season as well.

How about we check out what’s on tap for today?

Wait. Before we get to that, don’t forget to check out the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Rankings by clicking here. Among the headlines: West Islip, the preseason No. 1 team, has climbed back to No. 2. Manhasset moved up a spot to No. 3. Ward Melville, despite losing to Walt Whitman earlier this season, has jumped up to No. 4 from No. 9. John Jay has gone from No. 15 to No. 13. Garden City has slipped from No. 8 to No. 17.

While we’re talking about rankings, you can check out the latest New York state rankings by clicking here. Of note, six teams from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region are ranked among the top 12 teams in Class A, led by No. 1 West Islip. Six squads from the region are among the Top 10 in Class B. The breakdown in Class C is even more impressive, with four teams from the region among the top five.

In the Hudson Valley, action is evenly split between day and night. At 4:30 p.m., Pelham visits Hastings, Edgemont hosts Irvington and Sleepy Hollow plays at Peekskill. At  7 p.m., Suffern, fresh off a big win over Nanuet, Clarkstown North, and Albertus Magnus plays at Rockland rival Tappan Zee. Ardsley hosts Nyack at 7:30 p.m.

Red-hot New Fairfield, which has won three straight after losing to William Floyd, plays at Joel Barlow at 7 p.m to highlight the Connecticut slate. Among other games on the schedule, Suffield visits Avon at Buckingham Field at 4:45 p.m.

In Suffolk, in a battle of 8-2 teams at 7:30 p.m., Farmingdale visits Shoreham-Wading River at the Dowling Complex.The host Wildcats are coming off a loss to Sayville.

Comsewogue, which is off to a 10-0 start but has yet to crack the national rankings, plays at Huntington at 4:30 p.m. Also at 4:30 p.m., defending Long Island Class B champ Sayville hosts Harborfields, East Hampton visits Miller Player and Half Hollow Hills West plays at Southampton.

At 4 p.m., Patchogue-Medford visits Riverhead, Hauppauge plays at Deer Park and Kings Park visits Babylon. Westhampton visits Eastport/South Manor at 7 p.m.

In Nassau action, Lynbrook visits Oceanside at 7 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Locust Valley plays at Sewanhaka, Floral Park plays at Mepham, Glen Cove visits Freeport at Cleveland Avenue Field, New Hyde Park plays at Seaford and Port Washington hosts Plainview JFK.

At 5 p.m., East Meadow visits Plainedge and Hempstead hosts Elmont.

South Side hosts Carey and Uniondale visits Wheatley at 4:15 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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* Lombardi on Lacrosse: Rivalry Weekend Preview from 4/29 “Sports Desk”

* Inside the Woodstick Classic Manhasset/Garden City rivalry

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* John Jay beats Rye 8-4

* Jared Greenberg “Beyond the Boxscore”: Yorktown on a roll

* Latest Hudson Valley/Connecticut Top 20 rankings

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* Yorktown vs. Somers full-game tape

* This week’s game predictions

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13 Responses to “Scoreboard Central: Friday/4.30.10”

  1. Old Rugger says:

    I was hoping JJ would still be able to get the St A’s game they were looking for but I guess Arlington (Based on the Town game) is a better than just practice and hopefully keeps them sharp for Sectionals.

  2. Joe Lombardi says:

    As we get ready for tomorrow’s big rivalry games, here’s a quick rundown of the times/sites:

    Manhasset at Garden City, 2 p.m.

    New Canaan at Darien, 3 p.m.

    Yorktown vs. Lakeland/Panas, 4 p.m. at Lakeland High School

  3. lemme know says:

    what is the score of LP ytown????????????????

  4. LI Lax says:

    Did you not read the post above you?

  5. John FANagan says:

    OK here it goes..

    I have never been more pumped for a lacrosse game in my life.

    Monday night I was watching the Yorktown vs. Somers game and among me was the L/P lacrosse team- scouting every little thing they could about the hot Yorktown squad. All of this leading up to the clash that will be occuring at 4pm on Saturday.

    To the rest of the lacrosse world, this may only be the second biggest rivalry game in Section 1 (second to JJ Yorktown), but to the boys on Yorktown, this is the biggest game of the season. I remember 3 years ago the boys on Yorktown were completely defeated after losing dramatically to the L/P lacrosse team for only the 2nd time in about 30 years. With that being said, Town won’t let that happen again.

    This whole year people have been doubting Yorktown’s ability. Ever since the loss to Jay and the landslide to Garden City, the boys from Yorktown have been gradually improving under the radar. There improvement made a big splash come last weekend against Chaminade and just like every good Yorktown team- they are finishing strong.

    L/P will look to cause KI trouble but I just don’t see that happening. KI has been finding new ways to get involved in the game and has become more of a dynamic player. Whether he prospers by scoring 5 goals or simply drawing attention to create space, he will be a profound difference maker in this showdown. A big load was taken off his back when he discovered that he could trust his teammates because they are in fact producing… and it was a pleasnt surprise when he knows one of his most dependable teammates is a freshmen, Nick Mariano. Fazio will cause the Yorktown attack trouble, but Yorktown’s dynamic offense will be even more of a problem for LP. The midfield will take advantage through their patient attack that can go at you in so many ways.

    From the faceoffs, Monteferante will be strong but Yorktown has proved that they don’t have to have the advantage in faceoffs in order to win the game. Schuldt, Porcelli, and Sullivan will do a good job of containing LP.

    Burkey and Fahey will anchor the defense and will look to be aggressive knowing that they have a hot goalie behind them. They will force turnovers and make a difference in this game.

    Lakeland will be out there playing a similar style to Somers. They will look to impose athleticism and physicality upon Yorktown but I don’t think that will be enough.

    The story of the day will be the Yorktown midfield. Mabus uses his head, McLee uses his speed, Schuldt with the threat from afar, Chachi with his tenacity, and Fusco will step up big time.

    Yorktown 12 Lakeland/Panas 7

    The adrenaline and history of the matchup keeps LP alive early, but Yorktown pulls away with the W.

  6. pikelax99 says:


    Finally here! Certainly will be a good one…Both squads play extremely hard in this game every year…Yorktown has too much at stake to lose this game. Mr. Hopkins has come to play every year in this game as he seems to perform at his best when the Murph Cup is on the line….Koelsh has been playing phenominal..I must agree with John FANagan, Ytowns midfield will be the difference….If the Huskers come to play right from the opening whistle it should be a fun day and even better night for the boys! 😉


  7. scooter says:

    I could see fazio having his way with any of towns middies. You cannot practice the agression that he brings to the table. That being said, who guards KI?
    town 12 l/p 9

  8. Greenie says:

    Irvington 16, Edgemont 6

    Bernard 6-1
    Crisara 5-2

  9. mid-kowntee-madman says:

    I would think you have to start with Faz on KI? Right?

  10. Just sayin says:

    LP 9, Town 6

  11. scooter says:

    My thought was to put fazio on schuldt or mabus to disrupt the offensive flow. If that doesn’t work then you switch him on to interlicchio. It’s against a big time rival so you know both teams are going to come out flying.

  12. Just Sayin says:

    Heyyy… I picked LP by 3 goals and they won 10-7 (comment #10.) How come noone is givin me props???

  13. P&G says:

    Mad props just sayin’ – I had it 3 goals the other way…so you are either really good or really lucky!

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