With the sudden-death format in full effect, today marks the last real stacked day of the season in terms of number of games. That’s because, after today in the Hudson Valley and parts of Long Island, we will go from the quarterfinals to the semifinals. In the FCIAC, meanwhile, the semifinals will be played today.

We have a hard-working and talented team of correspondents at various games. But as always, gang, we will be relying on you guys to keep us updated on the games you attend. So be sure to do so.

For those eager to look ahead to where and when today’s playoff winners play, be sure to click here.

Now, without further ado, here’s today’s slate of playoff games:

Hudson Valley/Long Island

Section 1


Class A

No 8 Clarkstown South at No. 1 Lakeland/Panas at Lakeland High School, 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 Mahopac at No, 4 White Plains, 4:30 p.m.
No. 6 Arlington at No. 3 Suffern, 4:30 p.m.
No. 7 Wappingers at No. 2 Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.

Class B

No. 12 Horace Greeley at No. 4 Ossining, 4:30 p.m.
No. 8 Hen Hud at No. 1 John Jay, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Brewster at No. 3 Mamaroneck, 4:30 p.m.
No. 6 Somers at No. 3 Scarsdale, 4:45 p.m.

Class C

No. 6 Rye at No. 3 Pelham, 4:30 p.m.
No. 10 Byram Hills at No. 2 Bronxville, 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 Sleepy Hollow at No. 4 Put Valley, 4:30 p.m.
No. 8 North Salem at No. 1 Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.

Section 8


Class B

at Hofstra

No. 6 Plainedge vs. No. 3 Division, 5 p.m.
No. 7 Long Beach vs. No. 2 Garden City,  7 p.m.

Section 11


Class A

No. 9 Walt Whitman at No 1 West Islip, 4 p.m.
No. 5 East Islip at No. 4 Connetquot, 4 p.m.
No. 6 Sachem North at No. 3 Smithtown West, 4 p.m.
No. 7 Smithtown East at No. 2 Ward Melville, 4 p.m.


St. John the Baptist at Iona Prep, 4:30 p.m.
St. Francis Prep at St. Mary’s, 4:30 p.m.
Archbishop Stepinac at St. Dominic, 4:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity at Fordham Prep, 5 p.m.



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No. 3 New Canaan vs. No. 7 St. Joseph-Trumbull, 5 p.m.
No. 1 Darien vs. No. 5 Greenwich, 7:30 p.m.

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157 Responses to “Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/5.25.10”

  1. Casual observer says:

    what about the CHSAA?

  2. Joe Lombardi says:

    CO –

    The AA title game – St. A’s vs. Chaminade – is Thursday. But refresh your browser. Today’s A quarterfinal games are listed at the end of the Hudson Valley/Long Island slate and right before the Connecticut slate.

  3. LAXman says:

    Congratulations to Chris Bocklet for being named Inside Lacrosse’s D1 player of the week.

  4. Tuskerville says:

    Let it be known Somers is 17-2 in the month of May the last two years. Guess that means they peek at the right times. L/ P will dismantle South. This is also Yorktowns time of year do not bet against them as the young players step up!



    Mam-10 OT

    Scars- 7





  5. LAXFAN says:

    Is the Mamaroneck-Brewster game at the High School field?

  6. Old Rugger says:

    LP big, Pac by 1, Suffern by 3, Town big (Big is greater than 6)
    HG by 3, JJ big, Brewster by 2, Somers big
    Rye by 5, BH by 1, Put Val Big, Pville by 4
    Division big, GC Big
    WI by 5, EI by 1, SW by 2, WM by 5
    New Canaan by 5, Darien big

    This is where good defenses and tough schedules pay off. Lets see if we get a hot goaltender.

  7. Mamaroneck says:


    the game will take place at the Alma Turf in flint park. its located right behind the Hommocks Middle School.

  8. SWLAX says:

    Following Old Rugger’s lead, if big is by more than six:

    LP big
    Pac big
    Suffern big
    Yorktown big

    Greeley big
    JJ big
    Brewster big
    Somers big

    Rye big
    Put Valley big
    P’Ville big
    B’Ville by 3

    Just don’t see many of these games being close….

  9. Rui Girao says:

    Heard the Sleepy Hollow vs Put Valley game has been moved up to a 4pm start

  10. Lax Dude says:

    Upset special:

    North Salem 8 P’ Ville 7 in OT

  11. rob n big says:

    In the vein of big and small

    LP big
    Pac big
    Suffern small
    Yorktown big

    Ossining small
    JJ big
    Brewster small
    Somers big

    Rye big
    Put Valley big
    P’Ville small
    B’Ville small

    Rob and Big, Mr. Big, Think Big, Everything is big in Texas etc

  12. slacrosse says:

    Town 14
    Wapp 5




    Scars- 5




    Rye beats Pelham by a solid margin

    Byram Hills 10
    Bville 8

    PV 13
    SH 5

    Pville 10
    NS 7

  13. LAXFAN says:

    Thanks for the info on the Mamaroneck game…

    Great Post by rob and big..there is also Notorious B.I.G

  14. LI Lax says:

    WI 15 Whitman 10
    WM 9, Smithtown East 6
    Smithtown West 10, Sachem North 7
    Connetquot 14, EI 12

  15. IslandLaxpert says:

    I agree on all but I don’t think WI-Whitman will be that high scoring (at least on Whitman’s part) or that close. More like 13-4 WI. Just curious why you thought it would end up with a score like that LI Lax?

  16. ahslax says:

    Slacrosse: your prediction for the Arlington vs. Suffern game hurts…..I’m hoping it is going to be a lot closer than you predict.

  17. SWLAX says:

    slacrosse….byram has only put up more than ten goals twice all season..if they’re going to win this game, which I don’t think they will, it will be a low scoring affair…

  18. Old Rugger says:

    LI lax can you give any color on why you like Connetquot over EI. I picked EI by one but you have been calling them all season.

  19. LI Lax says:

    Connetquot is at home, they have a better defense and a top goalie. They also have one of the few faceoff guys in Suffolk who can hold his own against Hutchinson. They must be careful to not let EI get out in transition, as they have the major advantage in the midfield. But I don’t believe EI’s close defense can shut down McArdle and McQuade enough to win.

    As far as Whitman goes, they could easily get blown out but they can also match WI’s speed and athleticism. They will need to limit turnovers, especially the ones that allow WI to get unsettled opportunities, and contend well with WI’s strong ride, but they can score against WI’s defense.

    Also, I think Division-Plainedge will be a fairly close game, I’ll take Division by 3…GC by 5 or 6.

  20. Old Rugger says:

    Thks Li Lax did not know about Connetquot FOGO, figured it would be a run & gun game with EI having the advantage.

  21. slacrosse says:


    Sorry. I like Suff’s last win over Pac.


    Yeah, didn’t focus on their scoring so lower the score and still pick them to win by 1 or 2–but I could easily be wrong with this one. Guess we’ll see if strength of sched (for BH) gets them anything–and I do like their goalie!

  22. Doid23 says:

    Congrats to Justin Schneidman (Cortland/ John Jay) and Tim Kurpis (Gettysburg/ Yorktown) for making 1st Team AA in Division III. Saw some other local names on the HM list as well.

  23. Joe Lombardi says:

    West Islip has scored out to a 5-0 lead vs. Walt Whitman, Chris Kieser reports.

  24. Joe Lombardi says:

    Yoirktown and Wappingers are tied 1-1 in the first.

    West Islip leads Walt Whitman 1-0 after one.

  25. Joe Lombardi says:

    A goal by Chris Boera gives Pleasantville a 1-0 lead over North Salem. Zach Colangelo assisted.

  26. Joe Lombardi says:

    Mike Taurone gives Pville a 2-0 lead.

  27. Lax4Fun says:

    Hey Joe,

    Any update on Town or L/p?

  28. Joe Lombardi says:

    Yorktown leads Wappingers 6-1 after one.

    Pleasantville leads North Salem 5-1 after one.

  29. Lax4Fun says:

    Thanks Joe,

    As always you are doing an outstanding job.

  30. Joe Lombardi says:

    Connetquot leads East Islip, 5-0, in the first quarter, Chris Kieser reports.

  31. Joe Lombardi says:

    Yorktown leads 11-1 at the half. Kevin Interlicchio has three goals and needs one to tie the all-time school goals scored record of 178.

  32. Sec1 says:

    10-1 Town KI 3 goals

  33. Ed B. says:

    Brewster 4, Mamaroneck 1 after one period. Tim Meyer has 3 goals for Brewster. Hunter Pawloff has the Mamaroneck goal. Mamaroneck doing a poor job of marking in front of their goal and stopping the Brewster fast break. Mamaroneck committed a number of unforced turnovers. Game started late.

  34. Sec1 says:

    11-1 Half Town

  35. Joe Lombardi says:

    Pleasantville leads 6-1 at HT.

    East Islip has pulled within 6-3 in the 2nd.

  36. Joe Lombardi says:

    Byram, Bronxville are tied 5-5 at HT.

  37. Joe Lombardi says:

    Kevin Interlicchio scores his fourth goal of the game to tie the school record for career goals of 178 held by Paul Carcaterra. It comes early in the third quarter. Yorktown leads 12-1.

  38. Sec1 says:

    Town 13-1 KI 5 Goals Breaks Alltime Record for Goals held by Paul Carc of 178.

  39. Joe Lombardi says:

    Kevin Interlicchio has scored his fifth goal and 179th of his career to break the school goal scoring record.

  40. suffern fan says:

    any update on the suffern game?

  41. Rye Guy says:

    Rye 6, Pelham 1 at the half.

  42. Joe Lombardi says:

    Connetquot leads 8-5 late in the third.

  43. Ed B. says:

    Brewster 6, Mamaroneck 4 after two quarters. Peter Conley scored twice in the period for Mamaroneck. Ryan Minsker and Kevin Ferrell each scored once for Brewster. Mamaroneck dominated the first ten minutes of the second quarter, tying the score 4-4, but Brewster got a few key saves from goalie Andrew Nicol and are up again.

  44. Joe Lombardi says:

    To clarify. He tied the record when it was 12-1. His fifth and record-breaking goal made it 13-1.

  45. lax-for-life says:

    Rye-Pelham score?

  46. Sec1 says:

    Town 16-4 Final

  47. Joe Lombardi says:

    Connetquot leads 12-7 in the third.

    Byram, Bronxville tied 6-6 after three.

  48. Ed B. says:

    Brewster 8, Mamaroneck 4 after three quarters. Tim Meyer and Paul Dingee score for Brewster in the period. Brewster goalie Andrew Nicol made four big saves. Mamaroneck not finishing their chances.

  49. Joe Lombardi says:

    Somers leads Scarsdale 16-7 late in the fourth.

  50. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Ward Melville 11, Smithtown East 9

  51. Joe Lombardi says:

    Connetquot leads East Islip 14-10 with 6:53 remaining in regulation.

  52. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Bronxville 11, Byram Hills 10

    Jim Stout of MaxPreps.com reports: 11-10 “Bronxville went out to leads of 10-6 and 11-7 in the fourth; BH back to 11-10 with 1:30 to play and got ball back on stick violation but shot from close trickled behind Bronxville goalie and out.”

  53. Joe Lombardi says:

    Chris Kieser reports that East Islip has pulled within 14-12 with 5:22 to go.

  54. Pac Man says:

    Pac beats White Plains 17-7. Pac was actually down 4-1 in the first quarter!

  55. John FANagan says:

    Witnessed KI make history today. Was a great sight to see.

    Anybody have any updates on Suffern-Arlington?

  56. Ed B. says:

    Brewster 11, Mamaroneck 6 final. Tim Meyer scored twice in the 4th quarter, finishing with 6 goals on the day. Brewster capitalized on their chances where Mamaroneck did not. Brewster defense was solid all game but Mamaroneck will feel like they mostly beat themselves.

  57. lacrossegeek says:

    Rye beat Pelham 9-5. Rye gave up 4 fourth qtr goals.

  58. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Somers 16, Scarsdale 7. Somers hosts Brewster in the Class B semifinals on Thursday.

  59. Syracuse says:

    Just a little information about the Arlington-Suffern game. I do not have a final score, but know that Arlington was forced to play minus several players today due to team rules/coach’s decision. I understand that 8 players, including 2 captains, were not permitted to play the first ghalf today because they didn;t show up for school on Monday. Several other players chose to skip out on a practice on Sunday. I won’t get into any more specifics than that, but Coach Connolly said rules are rules and if you break’ em, you don’t play. Period.

    If I get a score I will post.

  60. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Connetquot 14, East Islip 12

  61. Joe Lombardi says:

    Props to LI Lax for nailing the Connetquot-East Islip score in comment 14. For the record, I thought your West Islip-Walt Whitman pick was a bit too close in terms of margin, too. We’re waiting on that final.

  62. Laximus says:

    Syr –

    Unconfirmed but I heard Suffern beating Arlington 11-6.

  63. ossining dad says:

    Oss over Greeley 13-11. Hard fought game on both sides. Greeley was leading
    by 2 on two separate occasions but Oss fought back.

  64. ossining dad says:

    Sorry score was 13-12. Oss.

  65. NYmike says:

    FL girls beat Scarsdale 16-12 – – – And Greeley?? What happened? Ossining!!

  66. LaxHound says:

    Props to Ossining. Let’s face it. Everyone thought Greeley would win.

  67. townfan says:

    Yorktown girls and boys both WIN!!! Congrats——–bring on the next round!!! Congrats to KI —well deserved!

  68. NYmike says:

    No one gave Greeley a shot either – a quality team – I’m sure all their seniors showed up for practice. And Ossining? Nice win – both Greeley and Ossining gave us fits this year, superior teams with very little credit this year – well earned, boys, well earned. Fox Lane Dad

  69. Lax4Fun says:

    Congrats K.I. and Town.. Congrats to all the players today.(ON all teams) This is really what Lax is all about , Hard work, dedication, a little luck and a world full of fun. Heard Melville had a scare anyone see the game,? What about W.I. and also did anyone get an update on L/P South?. What are the second rd matchups? when are they?.

  70. laxman says:

    Plsntvlle 17, NS 2

  71. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Smithtown West 12, Sachem North 8

  72. laxman says:

    put valley score??

  73. Panther Pride says:

    Alex Aponte 3-5 for Pville.

    Zach Colangelo 1-4, Mike Taurone 3-0, Fraylick 14 saves.

    Nice job boys!

    Next up Put Valley I assume?? Anyone have a score on Put Val vs. Sleepy??

  74. laxman says:

    pleasantville 17, NS 2

  75. Joe Lombardi says:

    The West Islip final was 16-4 WI over Walt Whitman, and Lax4fun, we won’t know the semifinal-round matchups till all the scores are in, albeit we do have nearly all of them already. As for Section 1, the semis are Thursday at the higher seed at 4:30 p.m.

    This link has the playoff schedules for the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region:

  76. LI Lax says:

    Pretty exciting game at Connetquot, I left WI after the first quarter and caught most of the game (got there with 5 minutes left in the first)…it was 5-0 Connetquot after 1 and then they had the lead out to 14-8 before EI stormed back again… Bertone for Connetquot probably won 80% of the faceoffs or close to it. Hutchinson didn’t even take all the faceoffs, they tried out a few different kids but nothing was working, Connetquot dominated possession and EI defense could not stop them, as anticipated. EI poles other than #7 could not pick up a ground ball and they often got stuck with mismatches on McArdle. When EI did have the ball, they were quite impressive for the most part, especially Wendel, who I think had 5 goals and made quite a few great dodges from up top using his great quickness. Rooney also had a very good game along with K Hutchinson, while Begley was not much of a factor. Oliveri made a bunch of very good saves which bailed out the Connetquot defense. McArdle was great…I enjoyed the last 3 minutes when he ran around the whole time drawing five flags against EI as they attempted to get the ball away from him.

    With a similar performance at the X against WI, it’s not out of the question that they could give them a game. They just need to keep the turnovers to a minimum. I still like WI, but I think only by three or four.

  77. LI Lax says:

    Suffolk Semifinals at 4 PM on Friday

    4 Connetquot at 1 WI
    3 Smithtown West at 2 WM

  78. laxhv says:

    Pac 17 -7 seniors took charge Brando in complete faceguard still 2g 3a Okie and Chase refused to lose. won all second half possessions Okie had some huge goals.Johnny McGuigs big time second half.Good job boys

  79. Jericho says:

    Division 16, Plainedge 8
    St. Dominic 8, Stepinac 7
    St. Mary’s 14, St. Francis Prep 2
    Iona Prep, SJTB 5

  80. lax watch says:

    leventhal had 6

  81. CT Lax says:

    Final from FCIAC semis: New Canaan 11, St Joseph-Trumbull 3

    Anyone have a Darien-Greenwich score?

  82. Casual observer says:

    IP was able to pull it together with a very solid 4th quater to take an 8-5 win over st. john the baptist. HUGE game from kaiser and #23 jack heffron. without those two, iona wouldnt have even been in the game by the time they got going in the fourth. a strong showing by steve trizano in the fourth and a soild overall game by the defensive unit. this team is a shell of last year offensively, which is no knock on this years team by the way considering how high powered IP’s O was last year, but the D has improved and should be able to lead the way to the state title game.

  83. Old Rugger says:

    Congrats Ossining. LI Guy great call on the EI game. Does anyone know what the JJ -Town girls final score was?

  84. PVlaxmom says:

    Boys- PV over Sleepy 11-5

  85. oss pride says:

    leventhal having 6 means nothing if he doesnt get back and play defense. It seems that he lets up more goals than he scores

  86. observer says:

    Interlichio, as I watched his goal being scored against a defense who had 4 of there players right on him, basically says what type of kid this is. The wappingers defenders were all over him and he ripped right through them and got the shot off and found the back of the net. I seen one of the coach’s of the other team go up to 22 and say something I am sure was positive. Good game with history sought!!!!!!! congrats Kev

  87. Joe Lombardi says:

    Here’s Thursday’s Section 1 semifinal lineup.

    All games are scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m., unless changes are requested.

    Section 1


    Class A

    No. 3 Suffern at No. 2 Yorktown
    No 8 Clarkstown South/ No. 1 Lakeland/Panas winner vs. No. 5 Mahopac

    Class B

    No. 4 Ossining vs. No. 8 Hen Hud/No. 1 John Jay winner
    No. 10 Brewster at No. 6 Somers

    Class C

    No. 4 Put Valley at No. 1 Pleasantville
    No. 6 Rye at No. 2 Bronxville

  88. Lax4Fun says:

    Thanks for all the update Joe,

    Thanks to all who sent in scores.. Thursday should be a great day. Does anyone see any surprises? any possible upsets, or games of interest.?

  89. Casual observer says:

    rye-bxville should be a pretty good game. panas-pac hs a chance to be a soild game as well

  90. South of 287 says:

    Mamo did not finish is understatement – trouble clearning as well and let up some easy walk in goals in Q1 off brewster clears – very disorganized and couldn’t find the back of the net. Brewster goalie played well but at least 5 balls hit him in the chest or stomach in frist half.

    Good luck to all the rest of the way.

  91. just a fan says:

    Congrats KI……….the Town community is proud of you. Lots of great players from the program and your at the top. Good luck to the Huskers!

  92. lax123 says:

    Pac 17- 7 Brando in complete faceguard still 2g 3a Okie and Chase T big shots and won all second half possessions.Bota big finish.McGuigs big second half.D played well shutting down WP transition game.Congrats boys keep going.

  93. slacrosse says:

    Rye 9-5 over Pelham.

    Good effort Pelham. They worked hard. # 14 scored 2 very sweet underarm, low/high goals near the end. #43 pole for them was pretty tough as well. Think 4 of 5 of P’s goals came on man-up situations in the 4th Q.

    Rye made a very substantial amt of all types of unforced errors which took away what I’d say would be a double digit amt of offensive possessions (and hopefully scoring opportunities).

    Am 100% confident Bville will see a substantially different team on TH.

  94. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Lakeland/Panas 12, Clarkstown South 2

  95. Joe Lombardi says:

    John Jay led Hen Hud 7-4 at the half. No word yet on a final.

  96. huslky39 says:

    Congrats to Yorktown and Kevin Interlicchio. An extremely impressive record has been broke and there couldnt have been a better kid! Good job KI, now get your section title!

  97. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to all winning teams and good luck to all the seniors on the teams that came up short.

    Special congrats to KI on breaking the record!

    Good luck on Th!!

  98. Kid Admiral says:

    Suffern wins tough game over Arlington, 11-6, 3-2 after 1, 6-4 at half, 9-6 after 3. Game was closer then score indicates with score 8-6 late in 3rd. Suffern scores 3 goals in last 2:46 when Arlington had to start doubling ball. The key to suffern winning this game was the Suffern goalie had 22 saves. Arlington came to play and had a nice effort, playing all underclassman for the 1st half. If the admirals could have canned a few more shots it would have been very interesting. Suffern attack did a good job off ball finishing on cuts to cage. Nice job mounties! Good luck against Town.

  99. Joe Lombardi says:

    John Jay has widened the lead to 10-4 after three quarters.

  100. D=PAC says:


    Yes, a good comeback by Pac! Scary start with many miscues. It was the Benarbo show in the 3rd quarter where Pac outscored WP 8-1. When Pac uses it’s speed and attack the net they can give teams fits. Thompson was awesome on face-offs. The best defense is a good offense. White Plains hardly had the ball the whole second half and only scored 2 goals after scoring 5 in the first half. Pac needs to come out flying from the get go against LP. Can’t play the way they did in the first half. Get ready for a rumble on Thursday night. This is what it’s all about.

  101. Lax Fan says:

    Put Valley beat Sleepy Hollow 11-6… Kudos to Sleepy for a hard fought game and experience is what gave PV the upper hand…good luck to PV and great season by Sleepy

  102. slacrosse says:


    Yeah, good to see Bernabo making a big contribution on top of Brando. Sounds like a really solid effort after a tough start.

    Good luck Th.

  103. jeffreyp says:

    john jay 17-5 over hen hud. final.

  104. Joe Lombardi says:

    Here’s Thursday’s Section 1 semifinal lineup.

    All games are scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m., unless changes are requested.

    Section 1


    Class A

    No. 3 Suffern at No. 2 Yorktown
    No. 5 Mahopac at No. 1 Lakeland/Panas at Lakeland High School

    Class B

    No. 4 Ossining at No. 8 No. 1 John Jay
    No. 10 Brewster at No. 6 Somers

    Class C

    No. 4 Put Valley at No. 1 Pleasantville
    No. 6 Rye at No. 2 Bronxville

  105. scooter says:

    I like town over suff 14-6 and guess what? Pac over Lakeland 12-10.

  106. NYmike says:

    Put Valley over Pville
    Bronxville over Rye
    LP over Pac
    Suffern over YT
    JJ over Ossining
    Somers over Bster

  107. Lax Novice says:

    Final – Greenwich 8, Darien 7

    FCIAC final New Canaan v. Greenwich Friday 5/28 7:30pm

    Great job by the Cardinals a well-deserved victory.

  108. Laxtime says:

    That’s a huge upset. Remember, Greenwich lost to Ridgefield 16-7 or whatever it was during the regular season. Unbelievable job by Scott Bulkely in his first year as coach to beat his old team that looked unbeatable! Anyone who was there, please provide color.

  109. LI Guy says:

    Garden City 12, Long Beach 4

  110. slacrosse says:

    No offence to Greenwich but would say Darien losing to Greenwich could be among the most shocking upsets I’ve heard about this season!!! Can’t believe it!!!

  111. LI Lax says:

    It is probably the biggest upset of the season, bigger than the two Suffolk upsets.

  112. P&G says:

    Mamo and Arlington, nice year – I honestly mean that. Hopefully there is an understanding what it takes to compete at the next level. Beating weak sisters is often ego boosting, but not necessarily the best thing for long term development.

    Have to hand it for Arlington for scheduling anyone that would play them. That is the path to the next level.

  113. Mlaxin says:

    Brewster held Mamo to 6 goals??? What happened?

  114. Joe Lombardi says:

    Great story at Greenwich where first-year head coach Scott Bulkley, a former Darien star who was an assistant coach with the Blue Wave during their run of five straight state titles, beats his former team tonight in the FCIAC semifinals after defeating the defending FCIAC champs, Ridgefield, in the quarterfinals. One of the major developments of the season in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region for sure.

  115. slacrosse says:

    LI Lax,

    Agree. Unbelievable!!

    What do you think happened with the Palasek brothers at Hopkins?

  116. purple pride says:

    JJ sloppy in the first 2 quarters, give Hen Hud credit for playing a good first half. However the Refs made some very questionable calls I might add. Picked it up big time in the third quarter and ended up with a very big lead. Hen Hud’s Goalie did play very well and their man-up was pretty nice looking. One other note JJ starting defensemen Greg Symth got hurt, nothing serious I believe, I think something to do with his neck.

  117. Joe Lombardi says:

    FCIAC final

    Friday, May 28
    at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk

    No. 3 New Canaan vs. No. 5 Greenwich, 7:30 p.m.

  118. slacrosse says:


    Agree. Arlington did end up playing a number of top teams which gave them a good measuring stick as to where they need to get to. Frustrating for other teams likNot sure about Mamo but know WP had a much tougher schedule last season.

  119. From the Stands says:

    Nice game, John Jay. Great how this team shares the scoring and tonight they managed it without the usual assists provided by Will O’Donnell. Here’s to seeing JJ’s #15 back on the field soon.

  120. Cards Lax says:

    Greenwich jumped out to an early lead and never looked back with the exception of a very brief period at the start of the third when Darien was up by one. Half-time score was 5-5. Greenwich hit a few pipes and let them back in it. Greenwich’s defense was phenomenal. Matheis was held to 1,0. West played great for Darien the last few minutes of the game were thrilling. Feeney had some insane saves. Sands, Feeney, West, and Benitez all played great tonight. Greenwich had a balanced offensive attack: the sophomore Stafford played well, as did Dickson, Fraser and Foote.

    This is not the same Greenwich team that they beat 10-4 in early April. They can play with New Canaan for sure this time around. If Feeney plays like he did tonight in the finals, Greenwich has a good chance of wining their second FCIAC Championship.

    Great game all around, no calls for Greenwich. They have to play their opponent and the refs in every game. 1:16 second to go, a senior captain defnesemen for GHS throws a check on a kid with two hand on his stick and gets all shaft, flag down. New Canaan had better be worried right now. Hats off to Darien but the last two FCIAC hamps went down on the road to the finals…

  121. daddy says:

    did O’donnel play for jj tonight?

  122. Bird's the Word says:

    Great job Greenwich! Congrats to our own “Coach B,” Scott Bulkely!

  123. daddy says:

    What happened to odonnell from jj?

  124. laxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    O’donnel did not play, not sure what happend though.

  125. LaxItUp2010 says:

    Will O’Donnell did not play at all for JJ, heard he is out for the rest of the year. Also looked like their big defenseman Smyth was injured in the HenHud Game, was wearing an icepack on his neck the entire second half.

  126. D=PAC says:

    Thanks for the good luck wishes

    NYMIKE- No way Town loses to Suffern

    Scooter-From your lips to God’s ears!

  127. purple pride says:

    Symth will be fine for Thursday’s game I believe, most likely will not practice tomorrow.
    O’Donnell is done for the year.

  128. slacrosse says:

    purple pride,

    Wow, shame about O’Donnell. Great player and hope he recovers quickly.

  129. SirLaxalot says:

    Great job everyone tonight. The scores and info from LI Lax, the Connecticut guys (led by CardsLax) and all the Section One folks at the many quarterfinals was tremendous!! The scores here were up not minutes, but in many cases hours before I saw them any where else!

  130. relax says:

    Cards Lax, don’t know what you were seeing, but i’m about 99% sure that the penalty was called because he hit the Darien guy’s helmet.

    A very good game overall, and Greenwich played fantastic, particularly Feeney, Sands, Dunster, and Dickson. The reasons Greenwich won were quite simple. 1. they dominated faceoffs and possession. 2. Feeney played out of his mind, making 3 or 4 unbelievable stops in the 4th quarter. 3. Darien was a bit flatfooted on both sides of the ball today. On offense, Matheis did a nice job of creating space of the dodge, but Greenwich slid very early and the rest of his teammates weren’t really moving much. On defense, the back side defense was shaky, and Dunster ran right by his defender several times.

    The pipe tendencies were flipped from last game, with Matheis hitting two in the last couple of minutes, one of which was so close I almost thought it touched the net.

    Bulkley seems to have turned the corner with his team, and I think they have a great shot at finally winning class L. As for Darien, they are still the best team in Connecticut, but it just wasn’t in the Cards tonight (pun intended).

  131. Lax Novice says:

    Before my memory lapses, let me attempt to summarize the reasons for Greenwich’s huge win over Darien tonight –

    Possession time was easily 2 to 1 in Greenwich’s favor, mostly due to their domination of the face-off X. I hope I get this young man’s name right, #13, Daniel Noskin, owned whomever Darien threw out there tonight, at least 75%, maybe more.

    Darien got behind 2-0 and 4-1 before finally settling down to get to a 5-5 halftime. The Wave seemed uncharacteristcally over amped and nervous, throwing the ball away on the opening clear for a lay-up in the 1st minute.

    A key strategy employed by Coach Bulkley seemed to serve to shut off the seniors Brian Gleason and Brian Annechino, making Darien beat them with the other 4 on offense. Case Matheis drew the outstanding Adam Sands for the most part.

    Winning the opening draw of the 2nd half, Darien ran a play that finally freed Annechino for what might have been his only goal to give the Wave their only lead at 6-5. But patient possessions by the Cards led to well-executed shots in close for the most part, other than a couple of big-time rips by #40, sophomore Todd Stafford.

    Goaltending on both sides was extraordinary. Andrew West was his typical brilliant self but could not stop the onslaught of attempts and possession time by himself. Dan Feeney of Greenwich was every bit as good, especially in the last 5 minutes, not something Darien was counting on. Feeney’s Irish luck also served him well late, Matheis had three posts by my count, including two in the last minute on the man-up.

    Any assertion that the officials had any effect on this contest is absurd. I believe there were two or three flags the entire game, including a one-minute slash to a helmet (which apparently looks a lot like a shaft from the Greenwich side of the stands) giving the Wave an EMO with about 1:30 left. The only call close to controversy was an earlier Matheis inside roll dodge where the shot hit under the crossbar and came straight down, the ref was in perfect position right on top of the play to rule that the ball did not cross the line.

    With that last-gasp man-up situation, Darien got a good shot that Feeney saved, lost possession, gained it back, called time out, set up Matheis from X and he hit the pipe. Darien had one last chance with 17 seconds left and Case hit the crossbar again and the ball rolled out of bounds on the sideline with 0.1 left on the clock, no time to do anything.

    All in all an excellent display by both sides and a well-deserved win for Greenwich and Coach Bulkley. Also, somewhere Paul Burke is smiling.

  132. no_style_points says:

    Stylist; A lax fan who can talk him or herself into anything by incorrectly assessing a lacrosse team’s chances, by looking at historical data, other numbers and dates that have nothing to do with an upcoming game.

    You know, I don’t want to say, ‘I told you so,’ but…I told you so.

    I have to be honest, my favorite score report for today is Ossining over Horace Greeley and so this entire post is about the ‘stylists’ who couldn’t comprehend that this was a fifty-fifty toss up at best! lol.

    There was absolutely nothing leading up to this game that would suggest Greeley was either the favorite, or that they would walk by six or more, and yet, the hyperbole and bloggers had this game over before it was even played. One guy gave Ossining the nod and right now he looks like a genius.

    Everything that suggested Greeley was the favorite was built on style points and we all know THERE ARE NO STYLE POINTS!

    “Greeley played a tougher schedule, Greeley lost by three to whomever, Greeley has tough kids, Ossining didn’t blow out Sleepy Hollow, they lost to Hen Hud, and to start the playoffs, Ossining was shaky against Harrison, so obviously that must mean Greeley is automatically better right?’ Wrong.

    I have to harken back to a post by one of our fellow bloggers who claimed, ‘based on Ossining’s shaky outing against Harrison, Greeley is a lock for the semis.’ To which I warned, that ‘if Greeley looks past O there’s a good chance they can get ready for prom season nice and early’ and look at where they are. (Please feel free to send me accolades and kudos. lol.)

    Better yet, look at where Ossining is. The fact is, the better team won today, look at the score and it tells you everything you need to know. And still, the kudos and congratulations for that group are begrudgingly offered here with a dose of disbelief. Why? What is it that you don’t believe about them? Why is it that folks cannot grasp the fact that this team is capable of doing big things? Why are there so many people who try to put an asterisk next to everything they do right?

    And please don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting they get maliciously attacked or that they don’t get any respect. They’ve gotten some very nice posts here, many of them from parents and players from other towns, but I am suggesting that it is time to welcome them into the small circle of good teams and give it up to the guys because they’ve earned it.

    That group has done everything that has been asked of them this year. They have now won 13 out of 18 games, beaten good teams after losing heartbreakers. They could have folded midway through the season, but didn’t. They’ve most recently suffered having almost a third of their roster cut by the coach, the tragic death of a classmate (news 12 or lo hud) and through it all they’ve won and won and won. And every time they’ve been knocked down they’ve picked themselves up.

    I know, they don’t run away with games, nothing ever comes easy to them and they have shown the ability to disintegrate in a moment. And the reason why they are so often overlooked is because they don’t have style – their schedule is kinda boring, their offense is okay but not great, their defense isn’t ranked in the top ten, they don’t have a D1 prospect, they don’t have an AA…they are a lunchpail group (not really they have some prospects) and so that must mean they can’t win right? Wrong again. There are no style points and I don’t think this group would care if there were. lol.

    So what do we know about these guys at this point?
    They’ve already gone further than any stylists thought they would go, which is not only a testament to the team, but also testimony to what the belief on style points will get you. lol.
    They can come from behind to win.
    They’re comfortable playing close games in the fourth quarter.

    They’re one of the last four teams still playing.

    …not bad for a group with such a lack of style points! lol.

    Congrats to all of today’s winners, and job well done to all who tried and failed. Chin up fellas, your effort has been entertaining as well as inspiring.

  133. JJ-HH says:

    i dont know why JJ felt the need to keep scoring in the last 3 min of the game but i thought that was totally not necessary, but hen hud played a great first half, their man up did look very good as someone else said. But i would like to point out HH’s best pole, AJ Small, was not on Daniello due to injury. Also HH’s second best pole was out for academic reasons, not to say thats why they lost but im sure the second half would have stayed close like the first half was.

  134. Laxit says:

    Maybe John Jay was going for “style points” in those last few minutes bc everyone says they play down to their opponents so the final score “looked” good??? Just a thought.

  135. JJay says:

    I don’t think Jay was trying to run up the score or anything. Coach Schurr had the backups in for most of the 4th quarter, including some of the JV kids that he brought up for sectionals. I like to think that they were just making the most of their opportunity to play.

  136. laxified says:

    Congrats to all the winners but please,please stop with the IP run at the state title talk. We all know it is nothing more than a consolation bracket.

  137. Cards Lax says:

    Relax and lax novice
    You guys both have very good recounts of the game, minus the pipes that greenwich hit early that would have put them up 5-1 in the scond. Also not called were a hold that took the attackmen Feeney to the ground and a shaft across the throat to stop a midfielders drive. Obviously they didn’t effect the outcome in the end.

    There was almost no occasion to slide to Matheis as well. Sands shut him down. It’s funny to hear that Matheis and Gleason were shut off all game yet they were also sliding to Matheis early who was Sands match up. Annecino and Matheis were shut off for periods, not Gleason. Waine a short stick D mid actually shut Matheis down on one series with no slide help.

  138. daddy says:

    Joe when is all section meeting for section I?

  139. slacrosse says:


    Love your comments but on this one? Are you an Oss alum or something? That’s alot of space to take up making your points?

    1) Some of the Oss comments were totally inappropriate (Joe deleted them) so I had no interest in making any comments on them.
    2) Its real easy AFTER the Oss win to question how/why 99% of people came up with predicting HG as the winner!! Come on. W/O knowing the Oss players, it’s quite logical to me to bet on HG. Oss lost big to the better teams on its sched , had some close wins over mediiocre teams, and beat weak teams. HG beat better teams then Oss played and lost close games to top teams of a quality that Oss did not play. OF COURSE THIS DOESN’T GURANTEEE A WIN AS WAS THE CASE–but the way you “labored” over your point of the “stylists” that favored HG escapes me and is way over the top!! Strength of schedule doesn’t determine who will win but is, I think, ONE objective data point in assessing teams and their chances of winning.

    Of course its great for a lesser know team to get to this point and this will contribute to getting Oss more press, etc. Its a fact of life. You need to have good wins, record, etc. to get full recognition. Oss has really helped itself in this regard and people will want to start knowing about the players, etc.

    Again you’re a great contributor. But on this point let Oss earn its way into recognition as it is doing. They don’t need your help and I think your “style” stuff regarding other bloggers was incorrect.

  140. 10708 says:

    Hasn’t been much on it and just wanted to sat Bxville-BH game yesterday was a real thriller and what playoff lax should be. Both teams played with heart and hustle for 4Qs. Tied or w/in one goal either way for 3Qs and was 6-6 when a crazy 4Q started. Bxville appeared to put it away in middle of 4th Q with 4 unanswered goals, but BH responded in last 5 minutes with own 3 goal run. BH had the ball down 11-10 with EMU inside 1 minute and chance to tie but missed. Quality win for Bxville who will hopefully have some momentum to take to Rye. With all the talk of mismatches this season , this was a great match up for the quarter finals. Nice effort by BH, great game goalie. But now on to Rye. Go Broncos!

  141. no_style_points says:

    You know, I really love it when I stir stuff up. If there was one thing I could have done better this year, it is to have been more controversial. lol.

    No Slac, I’m not an Ossining alum. lol. You should know me by now and that I’m here to stir up trouble. lol.

    I know some about the O program because I’ve seen them play a few times this year and I’m nearby to O.

    My point all year has been that teams like O, Brewster is another example, are teams that are capable of winning on a given day and that looking past them, or even sluffing them off becomes easy and a trap. At this point anything can happen is all I’m saying and I’ve been clear on that all year. O happens to be a good candidate because they’ve risen out of nowhere and if you look at where they are now with Brewster, still alive, as well it bears out my point(s).

    I don’t think bloggers have been malicious toward those kids this year and as I mentioned earlier, they’ve received a lot of nice comments, which is cool, but they do get overlooked (like other teams). And when I saw that one lone blogger (aside from me!!) gave them a chance it presented an opportunity for me to raise some hell. So, here I am.

    Fact is, this game was microcosm to blogging in general and became a trap for folks who didn’t think it through. I’m not promoting O over any other team, I am promoting thorough examination of matchups. lol.

    Contrary to what you say, O does have good wins this year against good teams and even you at this point don’t recognize it, saying instead that HG has beaten better teams. Who? Whom? (I’m not sure) Guilderland? Fox Lane two times? If Greeley didn’t play Fox this year they might have had 4 wins. Byram Hills? I would give O a good chance if they played. O has been hot and cold all year, and folks like to see the cold and not notice the hot, but again, it’s not exclusive to them. lol.

    The tendency to use strength of schedule and such as a correlation to a team’s chances does not work – I’ve been consistent on that all year and now I am proven right. Same with Brewster and add in Suffern.

    You and many others will suggest that playing a tougher schedule does not guarantee success and in the next breath will fall back into the dogmatic predictions of picking a team because they’ve played a tougher schedule! lol. You just did it in your previous post! lol. You can’t have it both ways because that is a “soft” prediction and a way to cover yourself on both sides. Tsk, tsk.

    Go back to my previous posts and you will see that I was clear in warning folks about looking past underdogs, including, but not exclusively, O. It turns out the two teams are almost exactly, evenly matched and if they played again I’d give a slight edge to Greeley because of the revenge factor. But in a three or five game series I’m not as sure.

    As far as getting to know the guys on O, I honestly don’t think they care one way or the other. lol. They’re just a happy group of guys who play lacrosse and you will never see a team that has as much fun as they do. lol.

    But if you simply must know more, I suggest you do it quickly because tomorrow against John Jay is coming up fast. lol. That’s not to say O can’t win, but JJ is a whole other world. lol.

    Do not look past Brewster tomorrow!

    Slac, thank you, it’s always good to read your stuff!

    Have a great day everybody!

  142. Casual observer says:

    so anything other than class a in new york state is a consolation? now lacrosse may be an exception becuase of the parity between the classes but in all other sports class a(AA in football) are clearly the best and most A teams can beat most B,C, and D schools they way in the CHSAA the AAA schools can beat the AA schools. simply because your school is smaller and you are in a worse division then its a consolation ? c’mon now lets grow up.

  143. slacrosse says:


    Yeah sounds like a great game and probably the best to watch of yest. games. Incredible effort put out by both sides.

    Looking forward to the game tomorrow. Should be a good one.

    Go Garnets!!

  144. slacrosse says:


    Maybe some have been boastful in predictions but you have to pick winners and losers and hopefully be as objective as can be. If teams dont go face to face or have many common opponents, or where players are not “known” , SOS HAS to be considered. Waht else is there? Team spirit, coaches?

    Finally I dont get your comments about who certain teams have played? I was wrong in saying that HG had wins over top teams but they had pretty close losses vs many top teams. Strictly in terms of having to make a prediction I WOULD HAVE gone with them and teams with very tough scheds over teams like Oss all the time–Now that Oss has won, this data point obviously weighs into the thought on future predictions. A team like Bville also plays a pretty weak sched but they are know to have some top D1 players. A data point in Bville’s favor in terms of rankings.

    OK we’re done on this one and as you say lets focus on tomorrow’s games!

    Keep your posts coming. Great reading.

  145. Lax HV says:

    Feel that Pac vs L/P is an intriguing matchup .Double OT a couple of weeks ago Pac flying high after WP second half.Brando against Fazio.Two of the best middie lines in Section in Bernabo and Thompson and Hono and Prunty,Goalies are a wash both very good. Matchup very well.It comes down to who makes the least amount of mistakes.Good Luck Boys

  146. bluewavefan2 says:

    Relax and Lax Novice did do a very nice job summarizing last night’s Darien and Greenwich game. Congratulations to Coach Bulkley and the Cards on a very good win. Coach Bulkley and his wife have been great to Darien over the years and there are many kids on Greenwich that are good friends with Darien’s players. They deserve a bright spot in an otherwise tough season. As Relax and Lax Novice pointed out, Greenwich’s face-off advantage and ball control on offense put much pressure on Andrew West and the Darien defense. It also gave Darien’s offense very little time to produce. Bulkley’s understanding of the Darien system and the kids’ tendancies showed in his game plan. Greenwich’s goalie, Feeney also deserves tremendous credit. Matheis beat Sands and the short pole face-guarding him just as many times in this game as he did in Darien’s 9-2 win a week ago where he had 4 goals and an assist. While Matheis did score a goal and hit the pipes a few times after beating Sands, Feeney somehow stopped him, Gleason, and Frelinghuysen on point blank shots to prevent Darien from breaking it open as they have so many times this year. Good luck to Greenwich the rest of the way and now the Blue Wave can go back to repeating themsellves…one of the toughest things to accomplish in sports

  147. laxified says:

    Hey casual-

    They don’t play in a lesser division, they play in the same league as Cham and St A’s, and if you lose there you get another chance, that is consolation. No other sport or league allows the losers to keep playing. You’re either in the league or you’re not

  148. HuskerPride says:

    Congratulations to Kevin on his milestone, the honor couldn’t go to a nicer or harder working kid! Also wanted to give the Town Laxers a shout out on their “flow-hawks’!

  149. Syracuse says:

    I’m not overly surprised Greenwich beat Darien. When you put the biggest high school in the state enrollment-wise on the field with athletes all over the place and mix in a coach who knows what he’s doing, sooner or later something like this will happen. The question is: Can the Cardinals sustain this going forward?

  150. relax says:

    Though it is true that Greenwich is the biggest school in the state, the majority of their lacrosse players (from an absolutely stacked junior class) went to private schools, mainly Brunswick. This cancels out the size advantage, as guys like Stafford and Oberbeck (Brunswick), and Ardrey (Deerfield) are huge losses for the GHS program.

  151. green alum says:

    Semis: I came close on the AHS/Suffern and that was before we learned about the 8 players benched for AHS. Game was within two late in second half. As to Suffern v Town, I see a big and decisive win for Town. No answer for a Town O that is finally in stride and a D unit that is stingy.

    LP v. Pac: WP gave Pac a hard time–no doubt about it. LP is much deeper with a higher team IQ. Pac seems tougher and that counts for alot this time of year. See goalie match up in favor of Pac. Question is who picks up the GB’s and which Def makes the least amount of mistakes. LP has more O options but no one to cover Brando. OT is my call with LP on top.

  152. laxitup says:

    green alum
    Disagee about O Options.Pac has not only Brando as you said but Bernabo,Thompson,Foley,Bota and others.L/P rely mostlty on Hono and Prunty.Do agree on the D mistakes being big but see Pac in regulation by 2.

    Town Suffern I see a closer game than you think as I see a shutoff on KI especially in Emos which means the rest of the O has to step up which doesnt happen on a regular basis.See Town by 3 but would not be surprised in an upset.Imagine Pac Suffern rematch for Section .Anything can happen.Good luck to all

  153. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to McGee of WP who I believe broke WP scoring record.

  154. Casual observer says:

    incorrect laxified. there are two different classifications. there are AA and AAA. since AAA is only two teams they have the top two teams in AA play in thier semifinals. those teams however are AA teams not AAA. nice try though.

  155. Laxinupsec1 says:

    I’d rather see a pac town final, bigger rematch

  156. green alum says:

    laxitup: My pre-1/4’s post said Pac would be a different Team if Okie stepped up–he did in a number of ways. If he does it again, then I agree Pac has abetter chance. They are so up and down and LP is playing pretty consistent. I do not agree that Pac is deeper than Brando and Okie–other players are good but they are yet to show a playoff mentality and ability.

    As to Town and Suffern, I do nto believe it will be close. Several factors. First, Suffern cannot effectively shutoff KI without opening every and I mean every other door. Second, Remy L is starting to step up as he has done in years gone by in the playoffs–stat wise he is quiet early and the last two years played a significant role it Town’s success. Gately is moving the ball extremely well and appears to be comfortable taking over Lieberman’;s spot from last year. Schuldt and Mabus are due–make that over due. Porcelli and Mclee consistently find the net. Town had nine scorers in its last game and the starters were out minutes into the third (after KI got the 179). Suffern’s FO were miserable against AHS and AHS was within two late in the game. Just don’t see it but hey, you’re right, this has been a crazy season.

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