It’s early, but things have been interesting so far.
To say the least.
Here are some examples.
In Nassau, Massapequa (above) improved to 2-1 by coming away with a 12-7 win against a Wantagh team that went 16-3 last year. Wantagh advanced to the Nassau County Class B title game against Garden City and features star goalie Jake Gambitsky, LaxMagazine.com’s inaugural Northeast Region player of the week for the 2011 season. The Pequa-Wantagh score is among you folks reported right here on yesterday’s “Gameday” thread.
And then, there’s Arlington in the Hudson Valley, which began the season on Tuesday by beating Section 1 perennial contender Brewster for the first time in program history.
If the first week-plus is any indication, fasten your seatbelts, gang. This could be a wild ride.
Today, among the many games on tap, first-year varsity program Carmel hopes to pick up its first-ever win when it faces Kennedy Catholic.
Iona Prep, which is eyeing a third straight Catholic state title, opens up against visiting Monsignor Farrell.
On Long Island, two-time defending CHSAA champ St. Anthony’s gets things started with a game against Kellenberg before its showdown against New Jersey power Delbarton, a game that will be shown live on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. (The game, originally scheduled for tomorrow night, was moved to Saturday.)
Here’s today’s complete schedule for the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region:
Bellport at Mount Sinai, 4 p.m.
Westhampton at Miller Place, 4 p.m.
Kings Park at Deer Park, 4 p.m.
Great Neck South at Sewanhaka, 4:15 p.m.
Minisink Valley at Pearl River, 4:15 p.m.
Carmel at Kennedy Catholic, 4:15 p.m.
Kellenberg at St. Anthony’s, 4:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity at St. Mary’s, 4:30 p.m.
Monsignor Farrell at Iona Prep, 4:30 p.m.
Pleasantville at Ossining, 4:30 p.m.
Croton-Harmon at Blind Brook, 4:30 p.m.
Hauppauge at Comsewogue, 4:30 p.m.
Plainview-JFK at Farmingdale, 4:30 p.m.
Uniondale at Port Washington, 4:30 p.m.
Bayport-Blue Point at Sayville, 4:30 p.m.
Huntington at Eastport/South Manor, 4:30 p.m.
Mineola at Jericho, 4:30 p.m.
Center Moriches at Elwood/John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.
Wheatley at Island Trees, 4:30 p.m.
Keio at Westlake, 4:30 p.m.
Wappingers at Hen Hud, 4:30 p.m.
Arlington at Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Pelham at Edgemont, 4:30 p.m.
North Shore at Kennedy Bellmore, 4:30 p.m.
Valley Stream at Malverne, 4:30 p.m.
Southampton at Babylon, 4:30 p.m.
Harborfields at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
O’Neill at FDR-Hyde Park, 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Briarcliff, 4:45 p.m.
We’ve talked quite a bit here about the April 2 showdown between Yorktown and John Jay. There’s another big one on Saturday – Garden City at Ward Melville at 2 p.m.
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Big City Classic, college schedule
The college lax spotlight will be on the metro area on Sunday as the New Meadowlands Stadium serves as the host site once again for the Big City Classic tripleheader. A showdown between Syracuse and defending national champion Duke highlights the slate. For the schedule of games, and the entire D-I slate (and results of games already played) for this week, click here.
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MSG Varsity coverage
New Jersey preview: Tune in Friday at 6 p.m. on “High School SportsDesk” on Channel 14 (Optimum)