Junior attackman Rob Caffrey had two goals and an assist as Lakeland/Panas beat Yorktown 10-7 to win the Murphy Cup for the second time in four years and just the third time in the event’s 21-year history. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Rivalry Weekend is one for the books, folks.
Now we’re getting set for a big week of marquee matchups, including Ward Melville vs. West Islip, John Jay vs. Somers/Round 2, Ridgefield vs. Yorktown, Darien vs. Yorktown, Fairfield Prep/Chaminade and Cold Spring Harbor/Manhasset.
So let’s start talking about all those mega matchups.
Let’s also take a quick look back at some big results from this weekend:
Manhasset 7, Garden City 6: Manhasset senior midfielder Drew Belinsky broke a 6-6 tie with 10 seconds remaining as the Indians won the 119th Woodstick Classic for the second straight year. Thirteen different players accounted for the 13 total goals scored. Garden City had led 6-4 midway through the fourth quarter. Manhasset now leads the all-time series 66-52.
Lakeland/Panas 10, Yorktown 7: Sophomore Chris Monteferante was dominant on faceoffs, especially in the crucial third quarter, as the Rebels outscored Yorktown 5-0 in the third quarter to win just their third Murphy Cup in the event’s 21-year history. The score was tied at 5-5 at the half. Senior goaltender Rob Belger made 12 saves for the Rebels. Junior Conor Prunty had three goals and two assists. Will Fallo had two goals and two assists and Rob Caffrey two goals and one assist. Kevin Interlicchio had four goals, all on extra-man opportunities, for Yorktown.
Darien 11, New Canaan 5: Providence College-bound senior midfielder Brian Annecchino had three goals as the Blue Wave picked up their fifth straight win in this tradition-rich series. Darien rallied to go ahead 4-3 at the half after New Canaan had led 3-1 after the first quarter. The Blue Wave went on to stretch the lead to 7-3 early in the fourth quarter. Graham Maybell and Brian Gleason each had two goals for Darien. Oliver North led the Rams with two goals.
Rye 13, Rye Country Day 6: In the Battle of Rye, the Garnets jumped ahead 3-0 in the first quarter and pulled away to deal the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
Also of note yesterday, John Jay picked up just its second win in program history on Long Island, beating Syosset 12-8. The Indians built a 9-3 lead late in the third quarter against the 2008 Class A state finalists.
In a prep showdown, Westminster beat Brunswick 9-8 in overtime.
Be sure to weigh in with your thoughts on all these interesting results as well as your early read on the week that lies ahead.
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