The Empire State Games are ready for Day 1. And it will be quite a day of action, indeed. There are no less than six scholastic men’s lacrosse games on tap for today at Canisus College in Buffalo, with teams from each of the six regions — Hudson Valley, Long Island, Central, Adirondack, Western and New York City — each playing two games.
Opening ceremonies for the 32nd annual extravaganza were held last night at the University at Buffalo Stadium. While the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region experienced severe, damaging thunderstorms, including near tornadoes in the northwest hills of Connecticut, Northern Westchester and Springs in East Hampton on the East End of Long Island, conditions were just fine in Buffalo, with the opening ceremonies held under cloudy skies and no precipitation.
Action starts today at 9 a.m. today when Long Island faces Western. Long Island’s second game is a 4 p.m. showdown against Hudson Valley, which starts ESG play at 11 a.m. vs. Adirondack.
Long Island is going for its fifth straight gold medal and seventh in the last nine years.
Here’s a look at today’s schedule at Canisius:
Western vs. Long Island, 9 a.m.
Hudson Valley vs. Adirondack, 11 a.m.
Central vs. New York City, 1 p.m.
Hudson Valley vs. Long Island, 4 p.m.
Central vs. Adirondack, 6 p.m.
New York City vs. Western, 8 p.m.
For a look at the complete schedule of games, click here.
To check out team rosters for all six regions, including Long Island and Hudson Valley, click here.
Be sure, as always, to weight in with any info/scores if you’re on hand for the action today.
Also, gang. Paul Wilson from SportsFive.net informed me that they plan on having updates on all the ESG men’s lax games. So be sure to check that out starting today by clicking here. For the direct link to the live blog updating all the lax action, click here.
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