If you’re a lax fan, you have quite a day in store.

For starters, there’s a full slate of Saturday games throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.

And don’t forget, today marks the start of the always entertaining and eventful NCAA tournament which will culminate, of course, with the semifinals and finals on Memorial Day Weekend.

Before we get to today, a quick word about last night. Two of the region’s remaining unbeaten teams both suffered their first losses. Comsewogue, which is No. 1 in the latest New York State Sportswriters Rankings in Class B, fell to upstart East Hampton 13-9. Division lost to Garden City 10-6. You can check the most recent state rankings by clicking here. Interestingly enough, though Comsewogue is No. 1 in the state and John Jay is No. 3, John Jay is ranked eighth in the nation and Comsewogue is not among the top 25 ranked teams. (More on that in a minute.)

Now, to today.

John Jay, which is coming off a 10-9 season, is two games away from finishing the regular season 15-1. To do it, the Indians must beat defending FCIAC champion Ridgefield and an Arlington team now coached by an assistant coach on last year’s Ridgefield team, Donny Connolly.

The Indians, ranked No. 8 in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National High School Power Rankings, host Ridgefield today at 3 p.m.

Ridgefield is coming off a big one-goal win over Wilton but is expected to be minus Towson University-bound midfielder Kurt Mueller because of an injury. Lafayette-bound attackman Mike Galione is the Tigers’ leading returning scorer.

Ridgefield also has another Division I-bound player in junior defenseman Matt Shannon (North Carolina). Ridgefield also several players bound for elite Division III programs, including the Amherst College-bound duo of senior midfielders Aaron Mathias and Duncan Morrissey and attackman/midfielder Ian Vazquez, who will attend Wesleyan. Senior attackman Jack Philbin is bound for Division II Rollins.

Even minus Mueller, Ridgefield still has plenty of talent and depth at attack/midfield. But John Jay has the edge on defense and in goal, and that could be the difference.

Yorktown’s biggest win of the season was an 11-9 triumph against CHSAA power Chaminade. Since then, Yorktown has suffered a couple of tough losses — to Lakeland/Panas in the Murphy Cup and to Darien. Can Yorktown get another “statement” win today against a CHSAA heavyweight? The Huskers will have that opportunity at noon when they play at St. Anthony’s (14-2), which split its two regular-season games against Chaminade. The Friars are the nation’s 12th-ranked team.

Somers, which will play at Ridgefield on Monday night, hosts New Jersey’s Montgomery, which is 11-6, and has lost four games by one goal. The Cougars’ other two losses came by two goals each. The 3 p.m. game is part of Somers Fest, in which the school will be honoring its senior athletes in a full slate of games.

In another New York vs. New Jersey game, Chaminade hosts Delbarton (N.J.) at 1 p.m.

Horace Greeley, which has clinched a playoff berth, will celebrate senior day at 4:15 p.m. against visiting Harrison (the game begins at 4:30 p.m.), in a game that is a fundraiser for a good cause — the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center.

Also in the Hudson Valley, Arlington (10-4) hopes to snap a three-game losing streak when it plays at Nanuet (8-4) at 1:30 p.m. Both teams have first-year coaches: the aforementioned Connolly for Arlington and John Esposito for Nanuet.

Mahopac, coming off a double-overtime loss to Lakeland/Panas, hosts defending Class C sectional champion Put Valley at 1 p.m.

The Ardsley tournament gets under way with games at 2 p.m. (Irvington vs. Ardsley) and 4 p.m. (Tappan Zee vs. Pleasantville). The championship and consolation games are set for tomorrow at  noon and 2 p.m., respectively. Iona Prep hosts St. Peter’s Prep at 11 a.m.

In Connecticut, there is an intriguing prep showdown between the nation’s No. 14 team, Avon Old Farms, and Salisbury at 3 p.m. at Salisbury.

Fairfield Prep plays at Bergen County finalist Bergen Catholic at 1 p.m.

Also in Connecticut, Greenwich hosts Westhill at 11 a.m. at Cardinal Stadium, Wilton plays at Danbury and New Canaan hosts Bridgeport Central at 1 p.m., and Weston hosts Cheshire at 4 p.m.

In Suffolk, Deer Park hosts North Babylon at 10 a.m.

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160 Responses to “Scoreboard Central: Saturday/5.15.10”

  1. BigBadBear says:

    the only problem with today is, there is no way to see all the games! Good luck to all

  2. slacrosse says:

    GO TOWN. Do a “Chaminade” on ST. A. BUT got to go St A over Town 14-7

    J over field 12-9

  3. Just sayin says:

    I thought Ridgefield had a good shot to upset JJ but I dk now that there best player is out. JJ 8 Ridgefield 5

  4. Math 101 says:

    Montgomery NJ anyone know anything about them?

  5. Math 101 says:

    ST Ants-12
    Yorktown-9

    Mahopac-9
    Put Vall- 6

    JJ-11
    Ridgefield-10

    Greeley-13
    Harrison-5

  6. LaxItUp2010 says:

    Today’s Ridgefield ~vs~ John Jay game has many sub-plots.

    Roy Colsey ~vs~ Tim Schurr
    Offensive Mind ~vs~ Defensive Mind
    Ridgefield (11-2) ~vs~ JJ (13-1)

    Division I-bound juniors – Ridgefield defenseman Matt Shannon (North Carolina). ~vs~ JJ’s Attackman Mike Daniello (Johns Hopkins)

    Teams have not played each other since 2006 (Ridgefield upset a heavily favored JJ)

    Both teams had sloppy WINS in their last game.

    This should be a very good game

    I am picking JJ ………
    14-6 with Daniello and the JJ defense having big days.
    JJ has won 10 in a row and are 8-0 at home this year.

    IMO ….This is the game JJ wants to make a statement in setting the tempo for the playoffs.

  7. Joe Lombardi says:

    Math 101 –

    As noted in the gameday preview above, Montgomery is 11-6 with four one-goal losses. Players to watch are Mark Treichler, a midfielder bound for Providence, and Mark Yetter, an attackman headed to Delaware. The defense is led by David Lafaman, who is headed to Scranton. The Cougars won a state title in 2007 and were state runners-up in ’08.

  8. John FANagan says:

    Just arrived at St As… Beautiful day for some lax- a little breezy though. Faceoff in 14 minutes. Stay tuned for updates

  9. Inside info says:

    Math 101, Joe, etc

    My sources from the Garden State who know their lax, say that Montgomery compares to the likes of a Mahopac, East Islip, Put Valley type team, A couple of very good college bound players surrounded by hard working athletes. Looks like once again Coach Lew and the Tuskers are in for a dog fight on the Somers Turf.

    Side note- The Cougars are coached by former Hen Hud and Nazareth star goalie Donnie Green. Who was involved in some of those section 1 title bouts with Somers when they went head to head in the late 90’s.

  10. Joe Lombardi says:

    Inside info –

    Excellent info. Thanks. It’s been a wild year in NJ, and one that has demonstrated the growth of lax. For the first time in memory, neither Delbarton nor Mountain Lakes advanced to the Morris County championship. Mahwah, a second-year varsity program, won the Bergen County title. I agree. This is a nice test for the Tuskers, as will Monday’s game at Ridgefield. Of course, since both are vs. out-of-state opponents, they do not count toward sectional seedings. Somers’ seniors will be honored 15 minutes prior to the start of the 3 p.m. game today.

    John FANagan – Looking forward to your Yorktown-St. A’s updates. I will provide updates (however many are possible given cell situation) from Ridgefield-John Jay.

  11. Joe Lombardi says:

    Just a reminder for those heading out to 3 p.m. games, you can catch the NCAA tournament now on ESPNU as Hofstra faces Maryland in a noon start. At 2:30 p.m., Loyola faces Cornell on ESPNU, followed by Denver-Stony Brook (5 p.m.) and Mount St. Mary’s-Virginia (7:30 p.m.).

  12. John FANagan says:

    Town wins first faceoff then turns it over. Town down 1 0.. Goal by schreiber… Second faceoff to yorktown

  13. John FANagan says:

    1 1. Goal by mclee. Faceoff stas

  14. Crop Member says:

    Im gettin updates from John FANagan his phones not working. Town up 3-1 goals from Raniolo and lieberman.

  15. Crop Member says:

    Yorktown 3 St. Anthonys 2
    updates are coming to me through John FANagan, his phone isn’t working, I will keep you all updated.

  16. Crop Member says:

    End of First Quarter
    Yorktown 3 Friars 2
    Town dominating possession

  17. Crop Member says:

    EMO Goal by Joey porcelli
    Assisted by gately
    Yorktown 4 Friars 2

    Faceoff to town

  18. Crop Member says:

    EMO goal by Joey Porcelli
    Assisted by Gately
    Yorktown 4 Friars 2

    Faceoff to Yorktown

  19. Crop Member says:

    EMO goal by Joey Porcelli
    Assisted by Gately
    Yorktown 4 St. Anthonys 2
    Faceoff to Yorktown

  20. Crop Member says:

    Goal by Freshman Nick Mariano
    Assisted by KI
    5-2 Yorktown

  21. Crop Member says:

    Goal by Friars Joe Laoasio
    Unassisted
    5-3 Yorktown
    Faceoff Friars

  22. Crop Member says:

    Goal by Friars Munnelly
    Assisted by Schreiber
    5-4 Yorktown

  23. Crop Member says:

    Faceoff St. Anthonys
    Goal by longpole Danseglio
    5-5

  24. Crop Member says:

    Yorktown vs. St. Anthonys
    Halftime 5-5
    Friars owned possession for 2nd quarter. Very even right now.

  25. Crop Member says:

    2nd half starts
    Faceoff St. Anthonys

  26. Trish says:

    Keep them updates coming. Next best think to being there – I guess.

  27. Sec1 says:

    Town 5 St Ant 5 3rd

  28. laxforfun says:

    Been watching these boys since the 3rd grade……….Congratulations to all of the Somers Tusker Seniors
    Matt Deiana
    Jonathan DePaolis
    Chris Longo
    Cole Partenza
    Greg Petre
    Erik Pfiffner
    Sean Ryan
    Christian Smith
    Dean Sullivan

  29. SWLAX says:

    anyone going to be updating the Pac v. Put Valley game?

  30. Crop Member says:

    6 5 st anthonys… Goal by mcdonagh assist by rooney. Faceoff to ytown

  31. Trish says:

    Good job Crop – just got a text 9-5 sta – whats happening?

  32. Crop Member says:

    8-5 St. Anthonys
    Goal by Mcgonagh assisted by Rooney – Faceoff to Yorktown
    Goal by Mcgonagh assisted by Pomper – Faceoff to Friars
    Gaol by Mcgonagh assisted by Pomper
    4:45 left in 3rd
    Very eerily similar to murph cup…Town giving up easy goals in the 3rd quarter down 10-5 Friars

  33. Crop Member says:

    7 unanswered goals by St. Anthonys…Yorktown slumping in the second half.

  34. Trish says:

    10-5 sta

  35. Trish says:

    11-5 sta – I have no details only getting txt score. Crop – where”s your inside line?

  36. Crop Member says:

    Goal by Rooney assisted by Schreiber. Great move to the cage by Schreiber
    11-5 St. Anthonys

  37. Crop Member says:

    11-5 end of the 3rd. Town looks sluggish coming out for the second half. Friars have 8 unanswered goals and they are fired up.
    Updates coming in from John FANagan who is in St. Anthonys at the game.

  38. Sec1 says:

    St Antony 11-5 Town can’t finish, Ant can

  39. Crop Member says:

    Unassisted transition goal by Schreiber 12-5 Friars

  40. Crop Member says:

    Goals by Schreiber and longpole Danseglio 14-5 Friars
    Friars running away with this one.

  41. Crop Member says:

    St. Anthony’s longpole Danseglio is doing a great job guarding Yorktown attackman KI and is preventing him from using his quick release.
    Goal by Porcelli 14-6 St. Anthonys 5:15 left.

  42. mad_lax says:

    joe, nj getting some love here today. you forgot to mention the hilltoppers of summit h.s. 17-0 this year, last years nj champs, stud defense. absolute fun team to watch.

  43. Crop Member says:

    Goal by Yorktown’s Mariano
    14-7 St. Anthonys

  44. Joe Lombardi says:

    mad_lax –

    I was talking mainly about upstart NJ programs. That’s why I didn’t mention Summit. I certainly didn’t forget about the Hillltoppers. How could I? After all, they are ranked third in the country and what’s the winning streak up to now – 35 games? The Hilltoppers, led by the Penn-bound brother tandem of Brian and Danny Fenney, are the best team I’ve seen from a defensive standpoint in quite a while.

  45. Crop Member says:

    ?Game over. 14 7… Friars end game on an 11-2 run. Outstanding play by schreiber caused a lot of trouble for the yorktown defense. KI still 7 goals from history- danseglio does a phenomenal job on clears and defense to frustrate interlicchio. Game review from John FANagan coming tonight

  46. Sec1 says:

    St Anthony 14-7 Town up 5-2 at one point, shut down 2nd half, just could not finish. Netter team one today

  47. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Maryland 11, Hofstra 8

    Maryland will play the Notre Dame-Princeton winner next Saturday, May 22, in the quarterfinals at either noon or 2:30 p.m.

  48. Trish says:

    Crop Member – thank for the updates today. Wish it turned for us but you made working today almost fun. Hopkins and Hofstra both lost today. Many of our Town boys had a tough day. Shout out to Nick Mariano on his two goals today and to Joey Raniolo on his goal. Nice to see their names up on the posting board. Enjoy the rest of todays games.

  49. FriarsNation says:

    Great job by the black and gold who were missing their second and third leading scorers today due to injuries suffered at Thursdays Chaminade game. Got off to a slow start but the kids adjusted well and stepped it uo nicely in second half. Great play by the enitire D and goalie Kenny Carpenter.

  50. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: John Jay 2, Ridgefield 2, end of 1. Tigers led 2-0 early.

  51. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: John Jay 4, Ridgefield 4 midway through 2dn quarter

  52. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Mike Daniello’s 2nd goal gives John Jay 5-4 lead with 4 minutes left in second quarter. Towson-bound Kurt Mueller is injured and not playing for Ridgefield.

  53. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: John Jay 5, Ridgefield 5 late in the 2nd

  54. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Unassisted goal from Jimmy Morris gives John Jay 6-5 lead with 2 and change left in second quarter. Ridgefield dominating faceoffs.

  55. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Jay still leads 6-5 late in 2nd on goal by Jimmy Morris. Ridgefield is dominating faceoffs.

  56. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: John Jay 7, Ridgefield 5 at halftime

  57. Syracuse says:

    Yorktown continues maddening spiral to nowhere. One game left to show they can be a serious factor. You can live with young D getting lit up by a team as powerful as St. Anthony’s, but not being able to finish in Game 15 is very worrisome. The Wilton game is a must-win. It has to be because this team needs some confidence heading into the sectional tournament, where they will have their hands full with either Mahopac or Lakeland/Panas.

    I said they’d finish with 6 losses this regular season way back in late March. I didn’t figure two of the losses would come in section, nor did I think two of the wins would come over Chaminade and Ridgefield. Back to Jay-Ridge updates …

  58. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Mike Galione’s second goal pulls Ridgefield with 7-6 two minutes into the third quarter.

  59. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Joe is signing AUTOGRAPHS at Jay. The man is an unstoppable force of nature.

  60. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Jake Weil scores unassisted and Jimmy Morris follows with another goal to make it 9-7 John Jay in third. Aidan Scott has 3 assists for Ridgefield and Duncan Morrissey continues to dominate faceoffs.

  61. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Jake Weil and Jimmy Morris score to make it 9-7 John Jay in third quarter. Duncan Morrissey still dominating faceoffs for Ridgefield.

  62. laxx says:

    I anyone can give Tappan Zee-Pleasantville updates?

  63. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Jay starting to pull away, leads 11-7 on Daniello’s third goal. Morrissey has won all but 3 faceoffs for Ridgefield.

  64. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: John Jay’s lead has ballooned to 13-8 with 2:45 left in third AND they are now winning faceoffs.

  65. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: 8-1 third quarter gives John Jay 13-8 lead over Ridgefield after 3 quarters.

  66. Syracuse says:

    CORRECTION: Jay outscored Ridgefield 6-1 in the third. Blame the reporter.

  67. Syracuse says:

    CORRECTION: Ah the hell with it. Math was never Joe’s strong suit. Though he does know dollar signs when he sees them. Wait til he sells LaxLessons to Ruper Murdoch.

  68. Syracuse says:

    UPDATE: Daniello’s 4th goal gives John Jay 14-9 lead over Ridgefield with 7 minutes left in the fourth.

  69. Syracuse says:

    FINAL: John Jay 14, Ridgefield 9 …

  70. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Somers 11, Montgomery, NJ 10

  71. Joe Lombardi says:

    Somers goal scoring: Petre 3. Emanuel l 2. Cousin 2. Pfiffner 2. Deiana 1. DePaolis 1.

  72. laxnoz says:

    just got back from somers game good win for tuskers congrats to all seniors

  73. slacrosse says:

    And Somers congtats as well!!

  74. laxx says:

    Yeah, once again a Tappan Zee Pleasantville score would be huge. it has big implications of if Somers is on JJ’s side of the sectional bracket or the other side

  75. Joe Lombardi says:

    Montgomery- 2- 1- 5- 2- 10
    Somers – 1- 5 – 2 -3- 11

    Mont Scoring:

    Kevin Wanke- 3- Goals
    Mark Yetter- 1 Goal – 1 Assist
    Carter Oakley 1 Goal
    Amo Have- 2 Goals
    Jeff Grainger- 1 Goal- 1 Asisst
    Josh Reinson 1 Goal
    Dave Lafaman 1 Goal
    Cam Napoliello- 1 Asisst

    Matt Pafitino – 11 saves

    Somers Scoring:

    Greg Petre- 3 Goals 2 -Assists
    Erik Pfiffner – 2 Goals 1 Assist
    Brett Emanuel 2 Goals 1 Assist
    Kevin Cousin 2 Goals 1 Asisst
    Cole Partenza 1 Assist
    Matt Deiana – 1 Goal – 1 Assist
    John DePaolis – 1 Goal

    Chris Longo – 8 saves
    Jordan DeVito 1 save

  76. laxxxxxxxx says:

    JJ really turned it on

  77. Joe Lombardi says:

    Just to clarify, JJ outscored Ridgefield 6-3 in the third quarter. Cuse – you have a fever or something today? Don’t worry. I will get you a calculator for future use.

    Anyway, here is the score by quarters:

    Ridgefield – 2 3 3 1 – 9
    John Jay – 2 5 6 1 – 14

  78. two niner says:

    Tappan Zee pulls goalie to double and P-ville puts another in to end the game in a 10-7 P-ville win. Good game by both teams. TZ still has two games left. Ardsley tomorrow and Brewster on Wednesday. How have you figured out all the options with some games remaining? Care to share your thoughts on the seedings in “B”.

    I think laxpower has the closest seeding to date. Whatever equation they are using is not perfect but is much beter than where we are at? It would never be used ….

  79. IndianChief45 says:

    Pac 10, Put Valley 7

    Johnny Brandofino 5-2
    Okie Bernabo 3-2

    For PV, Ryan Fitzgerald had 6 goals

  80. CT Lax says:

    Bergen Catholic 12, Fairfield Prep 7
    Salisbury 4, Avon Old Farms 3 (Baseball score – Johan Santana gets the win?)
    Greenwich HS 18, Westhill 4
    Wilton 17, Danbury 5
    Suffield 9, King 8
    Cheshire HS 8, Weston 7
    Staples 14, Norwalk 1 (“That was easy” for Staples)

  81. CHSAA Lax says:

    Chaminade 10, Delbarton 6
    Fordham Prep 10, SJTB 7
    Stepinac 9, Xaverian 8
    St. Mary’s 12, Mount St Michael 0
    Kellenberg 11, Farrell 2
    Iona Prep 8, St. Peter’s Prep 2
    St Anthony’s 14, Yorktown 7 (in case you missed it from early on today)

  82. scooter says:

    Ryan Fitzgerald was the only PV who played well against Pac. They only scored 1 goal that was in a settled 6 v 6 situation with everything else coming from man up or from a turnover that Fitz scooped up and beat McGuigs 1 on 1.

    Brando looked very sharp with an absolute rip in the 2nd quarter that left people in the stands with their mouths open. Guigs had a great bounce back game following a shaky performance against Lakeland so that was great to see. This was the ultimate trap game and it was good to see them fired up storming out to a 7-1 lead before PV made things interesting with a good 3rd quarter

  83. Mahopac vs P.V. says:

    Was at the game today and must say it was a very exciting to watch as a parent….Mahopac came out firing early and Brandifino lead the way along with Okie Bernabo and Goalie play was stellar today 25 saves..hard to get going when you got a hot goalie…on PV side I must say 2 standouts were senior attack Ryan Fitzgerald having 6 goals making plays and also senior Midfielder from Put valley who took the faceoffs…Slow start for him in 1st quarter but definately dominated 2nd quarter on..this helped the Tigers stay in the game..
    Alot of energy on both sides of the field and good sportsmanship..a little chippy here and there but overall well played game..
    Good job Mahopac
    Good luck to both team in the playoffs

  84. ikjn says:

    gg Somers today

  85. JJ-Lax Alum says:

    Joe,

    Who would you say are the five best close defenders in Section 1 ? And why?

  86. Dee-up says:

    Scooter — if the score was 10-7 and guig’s makes 25 saves i going to say more then Fitzgerald played well. and seems mahopac vs P.V. guy(above) says Valley Face off guy “definitely dominated 2nd quarter on” .
    Sounds to me the real hero here is Guig’s

    Indian J – sorry on the delay yeah 4 sure it’s all good .. and good luck on JJ run in section

  87. oook says:

    Dee-up last i checked…it doesnt count as playing well if you can’t finish..sooo i guess Fitz is the only one who really played well..

  88. PVlaxmom says:

    The PV face-off guy was Dan O’Gorman wearing a substitute jersey. Is PV the only team that has rosters of both teams at home games?

  89. JJ-Lax Alum says:

    WoW JJ ….. 14 -1

    JJ had well balanced scoring today:

    Tom Beck 0 1 1
    Mike Daniello 4 1 5
    Brendan Morris 2 1 3
    Jimmy Morris 2 0 2
    Will O’Donnell 3 0 3
    Jameson Pickel 0 1 1
    Forrest Walter 0 2 2
    Jake Weil 3 0 3
    ——————————————-
    Totals: 14 6 20

    Looks like they may be ready to break out just in time for the Playoffs

  90. Copps Hill says:

    Here are Ridgefield’s stats from today’s game at John Jay:

    Aaron Mathias 2, 1
    Eric Scala 2, 0
    Mike Galione 2, 0
    Aiden Scott 0, 3
    Andrew Buckanavange 1, 0
    Ian Vazquez 1, 0
    Jack Philbin 1, 0
    Drew Butturini 10 saves

  91. P&G says:

    OK – I call a timeout….25 saves? who’s keeping track? And if he did make 25 saves – and they won 10-7, what kind of defense is being played? Something doesn’t add up…I get this weird vibe the pac offense and defense are like two separate entities that don’t often play nice.

  92. P&G says:

    Copps Hill,

    Your impressions on today’s game? How much did the Tigers miss the injured middie?

    Was John Jay as expected? Compared to Yorktown? How far will Ridgefield go this year?

    Thanks for the stats, but join the convo!

  93. Dee-up says:

    oook,
    So a player can not face-off well??
    I think they can

  94. Dee-up says:

    actually scratch that last comment,
    I would rather not argue opinions.

    Good luck to all teams as the 2nd season soon begins!!

  95. Indian J says:

    Nice win today John Jay. Ridgefield is definitely a good team and a win over them in that fashion is impressive.

  96. slacrosse says:

    Indian J,

    Yes I agree that a 5 goal margin for Jay over a good Field team is a real solid win.

  97. Copps Hill says:

    It was clear John Jay is the better team defensively and that was the difference. Even though Ridgefield dominated on faceoffs, Jay still had 14 goals which I think is more than they usually scoring. Obviously, not having Kurt Mueller was a huge loss for Ridgefield. Had he been around he would have made a big difference in making the most of those possessions that resulted in faceoff wins. Somers will be another good test Monday night at Tiger Hollow.

  98. Trilax says:

    Should be a good day of lax at Ardsley today. Tourney finals – Irvington vs. Pleasantville at 12 pm, consolation Tappan Zee vs. Ardsley at 2 pm.

  99. Actually says:

    TZ vs. Ardsley 2 pm

    Pville vs. Irivington 4 pm

  100. Dee-up says:

    Based on what we all have seen it appears JJ is the top dog this year , the rest should be very interesting as it plays out .

  101. BigBadBear says:

    Beautiful story about Kathy Daniello in today’s NY Times…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/sports/16mothers.html?ref=sports

  102. j fan says:

    Copps Hill — i cleary understand what you are saying about losing a player to injury. We lost UMBC bound Brandon Merlino in the pre-season. Big strong middie who would have been dominant on faceoffs and at mid-field. As a team you need to find ways to win. Good luck to the Ridgefiled Tigers the rest of the way. You have a great team competitive,clean and respectful. Believe in yourselves you can win the states.

  103. TeemGreen says:

    What happened to Yorktown yesterday? I heard they were up 3 at one point? Any insights on game from anyone who was there would be great. After what they did to Chaminade on that field I thought they had a good shot.

  104. LaxItUp2010 says:

    Copps Hill,

    Ridgefield is a very good lacrosse team, very athletic, skilled and extremely well coached. It was a great High School game to watch on a beautiful Saturday sunny afternoon . I do think they are talented enough and will go deep into the CT playoffs.

    As you mentioned Ridgefield dominated the faceoffs (a season long JJ problem) and looked as though they came into the game with a good game plan to take it to JJ’s defense. The JJ’s defense looked sloppy and somewhat off balanced in the first quarter, I was thinking for a while that Cosley had found a weekeness in the JJ defense. But by mid-second quarter, they adjusted very well to the Ridgefield attacking offense and were back in their game.

    You mentioned the JJ was the “better team defensively and that was the differance” is something I have noticed in all the JJ games I have seen this year. I would say Ridgefield won 85-90 percent of the faceoffs (I would guess there were at least 27 in the game) so that would be 22 some odd instances where the JJ defense was defending off of the face ….. I do not remember any scores coming off of this advantage., and in total the JJ goalies did not have many great saves (I would love to see the numbers of Ridgefield shots on goal) JJ’s Goalie play has been adequate this year … not spectacular.

    I have noticed that when JJ’s D is ON its game, their D-middies are tough, physical, aggressive and tenacious, they get very close to the man they cover and regularly go for stripping the ball from their opponents crosse (they were extremely successful yesterday, including about 4 yardsales) they have extreme confidence in their close defensemen to slide to cover them if they get beat. (Great communication).

    Look at the breakdown of goals they allowed:

    Ridgefield – 2 3 3 1 – 9
    John Jay – 2 5 6 1 – 14

    The 2 goals in 1Q and 2 early goals in 3Q (always seems to happen to JJ with the goalie switch) made the difference in this not being looked at as a complete lopside win.

    JJ’s Offense now looks like it is beginning to run on all cylinders, their Defense is getting better and more dominate each week …. if they can find a FO guy in the next few weeks… they look solid for the playoffs.

    Good Luck Jonh Jay …. you now look like a real 14-1 team. Keep it up.

  105. Lax Novice says:

    Not that many people care, but Prep beat Bergen Catholic 12 – 7, not the other way around. With the regretful injury to Towson-bound Kurt Mueller, Ridgefield’s chances of attaining their first Class L title are severely lessened. Unless Staples can knock them off, it’s looking like 5 in a row for the Jesuits.

    So next week’s MSG game of the week is six-loss Yorktown hosting five-loss Wilton? It should be a competitive game, but more like the Harvard-Yale football game with more relevance for alumni than to the present. Perhaps this week alums will chime in with their experiences of previous Wilton – Yorktown battles.

  106. scooter says:

    If Pac beats Suffern on Wednesday, they tie Lakeland with 11 wins and the seeding comes down to bonus points.
    Yorktown cannot get to 11 wins so I’m assuming that they will be lower than both of these teams and possibly Arlington.

  107. John FANagan says:

    It was a tough game to watch yesterday on the Island. Town came out strong in the first half. Going down 1-0 to start the game, then clutching a 5-2 lead.. eventually getting to 5-5 at half. Ever since the 5-2 lead everything went downhill from there.

    St. Anthony’s went on a 12-2 run to end the game, scoring 9 or 10 of those goals unanswered. A lot of credit has to be given to this St. Anthony’s team- Schreiber in my opinion, was the best player Town have seen all year. He had blazing fast moves to the cage and was unselfish when the time called for it.

    In the first half, Yorktown did a good job keeping posession, better in the first quarter, but still good none the less. Porcelli was winning faceoffs, and the boys played a nice patient attack… however were not able to convert on some long and well played posessions. It seemed like a good start when the offense was shared.. but come crunch team it was apparent that the team needed Interlicchio. Danseglio did a good job of face guarding him- not to mention Danseglio’s two acrobatic goals.

    On defense, the Friars just looked a step quicker than the Huskers. Like I said earlier, the Princeton-bound Schreiber had great moves to the cage, and he also kept the Husker defense on their toes by releasing some cannons from distance. I tip my hat to Trevor Koelsch- only a Freshmen and he definitely held his own. Look for him and Tyler Fahey to anchor this defense come next season (but lets not get ahead of ourselves).

    The game was eerily similar to the performance Town had in the Murph Cup. The boys played a great first quarter, a so-so performance in the second quarter. And the opposition came out firing in the second half. After the third quarter Town just had too much catch-up to play and it made their life so much harder.

    A game like this makes Wilton a MUST WIN. Town seems to have hit a drought and unfortunately it worries me because Yorktown has always been known for its strong finish. Hopefully this recent fall back will light a fuse- the Murph Cup loss did- but unfortunately for only one game against Ridefield. I look forward to senior night vs. Wilton- should be a good one.

  108. LaxItUp2010 says:

    Lax Novice,

    I would not want to be Wilton this week facing Yorktown after the trouncing they took yesterday! This one is gonna be ugly!!!

  109. Lax Novice says:

    LaxItUp,

    Wilton will be a very difficult opponent for Yorktown in my view, even though they have yet to have that big step-up win this season to propel them into the postseason, such as Yorktown’s win over Chaminade. Frankly, the Huskers aren’t good enough this year to look past anybody, never mind pounding someone else. Wilton is very capable of winning, esp. if Yorktown is going to continue to struggle scoring goals. And tradition does matter in these match-ups of legendary programs.

  110. StillAwaysTogo says:

    Here is my take on A Seedings thus far. Keep in mind these are based on points for in state games with no index included. There are many key games with bonus points left and will not be decided until weds nite. White plains, Pac and suffern all have a lot of points on the table to scoop up with a couple wins and additonal bonus points. Interestingly, Suffern Plays White Plains and Pac. One important point is that Town with 3 Ct games lost a lot of potential points and if those points were awarded would clearly be the #1 seed. As far as I was told, if no points are given for out of state wins, then no bonus points are awarded as well?

    Lp-44+12———–56-no points available
    Suffern-44+11—-55-2 to 10 points available
    Pac-40+12——–52-1-10 points available
    Town-36+16——52-no points available-Play only Wilton
    Arlington-40+9—49(51 at least with 2 pts from John Jay game)
    White P-36+11—47-1-9 points on the table

    potenial bonus points are estimated based on current recordd, but could change based on suffern’s final record with 1 or 2 points being awarded potenially to Pac and White Plains.

    *I made a couple calls and it appears the index is not a part of the seedings. If indexes are a part of the formula, then throw away all data above! Well, at least then just divide by number of games played*

    By Weds Suffern with a win could move to the 1 spot and white plains could bump town to 2 to 5 spot and really change things up with 2 wins. The Suffern-pac game and Suffern white plains games have huge implications! Pac could get #1 or #2 seed with 2 wins. There are a ton more scenarios, but that should get everyone thinking.

    Obviously Lp and town got hurt with out of state schedules, but both teams should be much more prepared with experience gained. Is this worth a lower seed? In my eyes, all points should be given regardless of state, as long as team is not a prep or pg school.

    *****Based on sec one site this appears as of today to be the correct points, but are not 100% guaranteed! LOL********

  111. LaxItUp2010 says:

    JJ-Lax Alum,

    Your question on close defensemen.

    I would say Steven Burke (Yorktown) , Eddie Schurr (Somers) and Gregory Smythe (JJ) in no particular order …. Would not know who else to throw in at that caliber for 4 & 5. Burke and Smythe really were on no ones radar going into the season.

  112. j fan says:

    LaxItUp2010 — i have to agree. Smythe really impressive this season. He has been steady all season long.

  113. Just sayin says:

    ND up 3-1 now. Alot of ppl have been picking ND???

  114. laxxxxx says:

    can somebody determine the class b seedings as of today?

  115. SWLAX says:

    With that loss Put Valley will most likely be the three seed come sectionals…if Pleasantville wins out, they’ll be the one, and Bronxville the two…

  116. laxx says:

    anyone know the Tappan Zee-Ardsley score?

  117. ??? says:

    8 to 5 TZ. TZ had trouble with a 3 min non releasable at the start of the 4th. Ardsley scored 2.

    Are you going to explain some of the seeding or what???

  118. laxx says:

    I think that win might propel TZ ahead of somers, putting Somers on John
    Jay’s side of the bracket. Not positive however.

  119. Observer says:

    OK, Joe’s article linked here explains how to do the math to figure out seeds. Has anyone done it? I understand it would take a long time but I’m sure some coach has??

    http://msgvarsity.com/connecticut-westchester/lombardi-new-playoff-system-to-impact-sec-1-1.23065?p=

  120. Jethro says:

    Why the mystery and can’t someone please come step up and explain it.

  121. Laximus says:

    Did you read the article Jethro? Joe explained it very clearly. Has anyone done the math formula? If so how do the seeds look one by one?

  122. Just sayin says:

    Why don’t you just get out your calculator and do the math somebody. I’m like real bad at math.

  123. StillAwaysTogo says:

    Okay just got confirmation, that total # of points obtained in nys federation divided by # of games played in NYS federation for index number for seedings will determine seeds.

  124. Syracuse says:

    I would agree. Yorktown really has to beat Wilton. I know they are Yorktown and have traditionally amped up their game in May, but this season’s team has been really inconsistent. One can live with defensive struggles considering all the players replaced, but not being able to finish in Game 15 is beyond alarming.

    Even the 2007 team, which finished 12-10 and lost 5 Section 1 games during the regular season, managed to finish the season strong.

    Can this Town team rip off 4 or 5 straight wins? I don’t know. For 3 reasons. 1. Town hasn’t given any indication it can pull itself out of whatever it is that’s plaguing the offense; 2. This defense will give up goals to better teams. No two ways around it; 3. Lakeland/Panas and Mahopac are better than in past years.

    It’s been a struggle no question. Anyone thinking it’s now “Town’s time” should be reminded that the past’s the past and the present has been just too inconsistent to warrant any confidence whatsoever.

    Even if Town wins the section there are no guarantees for this team against Section 2. None. Something really unforseen will have to happen for Town to do what Town typically has done since its last state title.

  125. Dee-up says:

    ON a different note , there are teams in the tradition and Favorites, there are the yearly dark horses and the one that get the most ink . Something has changed over the last several years, there are some very good players on non-traditional teams at this point.. Those numbers are growing and in the years to come we just might see a change in the pecking order.
    With that i put this thought out there , instead of putting competitors down with terms like blow-out , we pulled our players , destroyed etc, how about we say the score and give the players on both sides the props they deserve. You can beat a team yet still recognize some quality play on the opponents side.
    With that said, good luck to all the teams in the hunt. In the end we ARE all section One fans

  126. Famous Amos says:

    jj-lax alum
    my top 5
    Bello- Somers
    Shurr- Somers
    Smythe- JJ
    Bastian- HG
    Pickel-JJ

  127. Jethro says:

    Laximus you get no points either way for playing outside of the state but the game counts as part of your 25% regular season games?? So if your team decides to play 3 out of state teams and loses all 3 you include these games in your season schedule? Just as a way of discouraging teams from playing outside a geographic area? But Fox Lane which is spitting distance to John Jay do not play each other?? Very puzzling??

  128. O'Gorman's Number is what? says:

    Why was O’Gorman wearing an incorrect number on his jersey? POST #91

    That’s a big problem.

  129. PV Parent says:

    O’gormans number is what?,
    He was wearing a substitute jersey because he accidently forgot his own. He wore the jersey of an injured player
    He wore #20
    he is usually #22

  130. LaxItUp2010 says:

    Pickel (JJ) plays LSM and is in a class by himself.
    Bastian(HG) has shown some great play (Daniello) but not always consistant
    Bello had rough games against top opponents.

  131. slacrosse says:

    Add Michael Collins of Rye to the D list.

  132. slacrosse says:

    Collins played Daniello very strong.

  133. Black and Gold says:

    Trap game for the Friars against Yorktown, a little sluggish in the beginning, not alot of emotion, little flat after the Chaminade win. The boys then turned on the heat and took it to the Huskers bigtime!!!!!! Nice way to head into the playoffs, Friars on a roll…………………

  134. RedRageisBack says:

    Bello is the most under-rated players in the section. He played hurt all season and had to be matched up with each teams best player. He has played excellent as of late and should def be considered among the elite. He will be a huge factor throughout the playoffs and in tonights showdown in Ridgefield.

  135. Westlax says:

    With how tough JJ close defense has been over the course of the season add Zach Waldman to your list. Fast and athletic close defender.

  136. jj-Lax Alum says:

    Westlax,

    I would have to agree,with you, Smyth (not Smythe) draws the oppositions top attackman/scorer, that leaves Waldman out there to cover everyone else, and he has done a great job, both of these guys are smart lacrose players. They are a solid unit who compliment each other, I also see the freshman Lambert as an “outright star” in years to come.and there is always Pickel at LSM to assist them… Coach Schurr must have had a much longer term plan teaming him up with these two seniors and Pickel.
    With Pickel, Waldman and Lambert I think JJ has the fastest starting D unit in Section One

  137. LaxItUp2010 says:

    slacrosse, Westlax, RedRagel, JJ -Lax,

    Good points on defensemen.

    Joe do you have an opinion?

  138. SWLAX says:

    A unknown to your list of defenders…
    Bill Casperson, Bronxville
    Bronxville has a weak schedule, so a hard sell with the competition that the other teams have been playing, but he’s a solid defender. #18 for those whom have seen the Broncos play…

  139. Lax Dude says:

    Top Defenders Sec 1

    Bello
    Schur
    Pickel
    Collins
    Bonitatibus
    Fazio

  140. slacrosse says:

    Hopefully we’ll see all the age eligible D kids mentioned PLUS others try out for the Hudson Valley ESG team–that is other then the Jay kids that I guess aren’t “bothering” with that team to play with Primetime.

  141. slacrosse says:

    AA Selections

    Feel if Town had a great record and KI was “putting them up” big time, that he would/should have definitely been strongly in the running.

    Very surprised that Drew Belinsky, Manhassat’s great middie having a great season on the 3rd best team in the country did not make it!

  142. LaxItUp2010 says:

    Hmm! No HV athletes at all!

    When do the local honors come out?

  143. neckthtsgr8 says:

    I feel that if Great Neck had a great record and Moishe Katzenberg was putting them up big time he would have been strongly in the running.

  144. lax Hv says:

    Interesting point to bring up about UA AAs.Since HV did not represent last year in the UA junior games we are not represented here. If you looked at Junior tryout site last year it said that if you make the upastate team you will have a better chance to make the Senior team.

  145. laxaround says:

    TOP Defenders Section 1

    Bello- Somers
    Burke- Yorktown
    Fazio- Lakeland/Panas
    Pickel- John Jay
    Schurr- Somers

  146. Town Laxer says:

    lax HV,

    So what are you saying here? That UA AA is is all about positioning and self marketing? What a novel concept!

    I would go with Smyth, Waldman, Burke, and Schurr at close defense (all of which I have seen play)

    Pickel, Fasio and Bonitatibus at LSM. Pickel is the real deal

  147. LAXman says:

    Lambert (JJ) is one of the best freshmen defenders in the country. This kids a stud, really impressed me in the Ridgefield game, as with the other JJ defenders. They are really a big and athletic unit this year. Pickel is one of the most athletic kids in section 1, he’s not only tall but can run extremely fast, could be the next Matt Bocklet at Hopkins. Excited to see him and Schurr play together on defense, along with Daniello, Interlicchio, and Ranagan on offense. Now that’ll be something to watch.

  148. slacrosse says:

    lax HV,

    Interesting. Hadn’t heard that tidbit.

    Had mentioned in another thread about that team that had heard 1 HV kid drove the 4+ hrs to Homer and was told he would make the team but understandably could not commit to being there for multi/weekly practices!!

  149. hater says:

    So all the kids who made the team did so because they were willing to drive a few hours and HV kids were not? Tell me who you would like to replace on the team selected and who you would replace them with. HV has great lax year in and year out but this is as down as I can ever remember them. What individual would you say has really separated from the pack in the HV. Every time I saw a HV team face a Conn or LI team they were dominated.

  150. slacrosse says:

    hater,

    Dont know who else from other regions outside the central NY region made or did not make the trip but obviously no one from LI HAD to make the trip as they had their own team. The roster ended up including pretty much only kids from that region.

    Not my point to get into who could/should make the team either last yr or this yr. Only the ridiculous traveling involved that made it practically impossible for a HV kid to play on that team.

  151. Doid23 says:

    Hater,

    I’d agree that this is a down year for HV, and also that HV may not have a UA AA member, but “Every time (you) saw an HV team face a Conn or LI team they were dominated”? C’mon.

    Yes, Jay got dominated by Set, but certainly weren’t dominated by Syosset or Ridgefield.
    Yes, very bad year for Town vs. Conn and LI, but they did beat Chaminade and Ridgefield
    Yes, Somers lost to St. A’s, but certainly didn’t get dominated in a 10-7 loss.
    And, yes, not the elite level of LI, but Pac did beat Northport.

    I am certainly not bragging about Sec 1’s results, as I stated, definately a down year, but if you make an absolute statement like that, well…

  152. Long time laxer says:

    Pickel may be in a class by himself, but I doubt there is another LSM as good as Ferguson in Mamaroneck. Between stick skills, game sense, speed, and physical presence, he is pretty close to the definition of what an LSM has to be.

  153. Old Rugger says:

    Long Time then I doubt you have seen Pickel (Hopkins bound)

  154. Old Coach says:

    Hater

    Not saying that HV should have an UA AA this year, (maybe KI, maybe Pickel, maybe Petre, maybe not) …

    … but Town beat Chaminade comfortably….and Chaminade has three players on the team.

    Only one from West Islip, Only one from Manhasset (no Belinsky ???), Only one from St. Anthony’s. …but Three from Chaminade???

    Seems odd is all.

    Long Time Laxer

    ditto Rugger

  155. dee-up says:

    Greg Petre , Pfiffner are as good as anyone out there and better then most .
    The Fitz kid from the Valley does more damage to opponents when he doesn’t have the ball ( and thats saying alot) he will ride you like a horse and cause that turn over.
    I expected McCormick to just dominate this year but that knee injury really put a crimp in his style , yet he was a warrior and gutted thinngs out.
    Brandifino and Daniello round out my list with Pickel

  156. Laxit says:

    =D hahaha

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