It’s playoff time, gang. Action starts today in Long Island and continues throughout the week throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.
Today in Nassau, in first-round Class A games, No. 16 Glen Cove visits No. 1 Wantagh. No. 13 MacArthur is at No. 4 South Side at Skelos Field in Rockville Centre and No. 12 Calhoun visits No. 5 Lynbrook at 4:30 p.m at Lynbrook South Middle School. At 4:45 p.m., Hewlett hosts Carey.
In Connecticut, five-time defending state champion Darien faces a Greenwich team coached by someone who played a big role in that run of titles. First-year Greenwich coach Scott Bulkley was an assistant to Jeff Brameier during that run. Action gets under way at 4:30 p.m. at Darien’s Stadium Field.
Elsewhere, New Canaan hosts Trinity Catholic at 5:30 p.m., defending Class S Connecticut state champ St. Joseph-Trumbull visits Norwalk at 6 p.m. at Testa Field. Defending FCIAC champion Ridgefield hopes to snap a two-game losing streak when it hosts Trumbull at 6:30 p.m. at Tiger Hollow Stadium. At 7 p.m., Westhill visits Danbury, Stamford is at Brien McMahon, and still unbeaten Staples visits Fairfield Ludlowe.
There’s a big regular-season finale featuring one of the region’s premier rivalries, Wilton and Yorktown, as the teams meet for the Jim Turnbull Cup, with the game honoring the coach who co-founded the Yorktown program along with Charlie Murphy and who led the Huskers to five of their six state titles.
To add some interest to the matchup (which has no sectional seeding implications), Yorktown senior attackman Kevin Interlicchio, who has 172 goals through his four-year varsity career, needs seven goals to break the all-time career school record for goals of 178, held by 1993 YHS grad and former Syracuse University standout Paul Carcaterra, now an analyst for ESPNU and the MSG Network.
In the Hudson Valley, Nanuet visits Albertus Magnus at 4:15 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., John Jay hosts Arlington, John F. Kennedy hosts Haldane, Pelham visits Briarcliff and Clarkstown North plays at North Salem. John Jay, which went 10-9 last season, can finish 15-1 for the regular season with a win vs. the Admirals (10-5). It is John Jay’s Senior Day.
At 4:45 p.m., Brewster hosts Tappan Zeem and White Plains plays at North Rockland. At 5 p.m., Irvington visits Bronxville. Horace Greeley is at Rye at 6:15 p.m. and Mahopac hosts Suffern at 6:30 p.m. as the Indians celebrate their Senior Day.
Be sure to post your thoughts and predictions on these matchups, and while you’re at your game or games today, be sure to check in here with info on the scores and game details early and often.
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