Call it David vs. Goliath.
There’s Lakeland/Panas, coming off its first sectional championship since 2003, winning two of its playoff games in overtime. Then there’s West Islip, the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, which is looking for its fourth state title in five years.
The David vs. Goliath storyline is typified by what promises to be an intriguing one-on-one matchup between the nation’s most heralded high school player, North Carolina-bound senior attackman Nicky Galasso of West Islip, and 5-foot-1, 130-pound defenseman Andrew Fazio of Lakeland/Panas.
LP vs. WI is the nightcap of a downstate semifinal tripleheader today at Hofstra University. The three winners advance to Saturday’s state class championship games at Stony Brook.
Here’s a rundown of today’s semifinals, both downstate and upstate.
New York downstate semifinals
at Hofstra University, Hempstead
Class B: Section 2’s Niskayuna (17-4) vs. Section 8’s Garden City (17-3), 3:30 p.m.
Class C: Section 1’s Put Valley (18-4) vs. Section 8’s Manhasset (18-0), 5:30 p.m.
Class A: Section 1’s Lakeland/Panas (18-3) vs. Section 11’s West Islip (19-1), 8 p.m.
New York upstate semifinals
at Cicero-North Syracuse High School
Class B: Section 3’s Jamesville DeWitt (20-0) vs. Section 5’s Irondequoit (13-7), 3:30 p.m.
Class C: Section 4’s Corning East (16-4) vs. Section 5’s Aquinas Institute (17-3), 5:30 p.m.
Class A: Section 4’s Ithaca (18-0) vs. Section 5’s Fairport (18-2), 8 p.m.
Winners of today’s semifinals advance to the state finals on Saturday, June 12 at Stony Brook University: Class B (11 a.m.), Class C (1:30 p.m.), Class A (4 p.m.)
You can get in-depth, real-time updates on all three downstate semifinals at Hofstra, provided by the talented and hard-working Chris Kieser on the high school page at InsideLacrosse.com by clicking here.
Be sure to weigh in with your thoughts/opinions/insights as the games unfold as well.
Also, gang. The starting times for Saturday’s Connecticut state championship tripleheader at Brien McMcMahon in Norwalk have been finalized:
Class L: Fairfield Prep (17-5) vs. Cheshire (20-2), 1 p.m.
Class M: New Fairfield (19-2) vs. Darien (18-3), 3:30 p.m.
Class S: St. Joseph-Trumbull (15-6) vs. Weston (19-3), 10:30 a.m.
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