It was a relatively light Thursday, but there were some interesting results as updated on our “Gameday Thursday” thread.
* Iona Prep, coming off a tough one-goal loss to rival Fordham Prep, held off Rye 10-7.
* Garden City won 14-7 against California’s San Ramon Valley, which next plays on Saturday at John Jay.
* South Side handled Bethpage 9-3.
* Yorktown improved to 2-0 going into Saturday’s game against Shenendehowa by beating upstart Arlington 11-4.
* The first-ever Carmel-Mahopac game in lax was played. Though the Indians, as expected won easily (14-1), the rivalry promises to grow into a big one sooner rather than later.
* Byram Hills continued its strong start by edging Horace Greeley 6-4 while Pleasantville beat rival Briarcliff 7-3.
Now, to today’s schedule.
Headlining the action is the season opener for Lakeland/Panas, which became just the third team to beat Yorktown in the sectional finals since 1979 last year. (In the above photo, the Rebels are shown celebrating that win.) They host Hen Hud at Walter Panas High School in Crompond. L/P has a quick turnaround, returning to action tomorrow with a big game at Suffern.
In Long Island, two-time Class C state champ Manhasset has a 4:30 p.m. game at Malverne and will be off tomorrow, allowing the Indians to scout the Darien/Greenwich game on Saturday. (The Indians play at Darien on May 5.)
In Connecticut, Ridgefield, fresh off a one-goal win at Somers in Northern Westchester, plays at Trumbull.
National power Salisbury, arguably the best team in the Nutmeg state, opens the season with a home game against Berkshire.
Also of interest, Daniel Hand, a team that perennially finishes at or below .500 but opened the season with a one-goal loss to defending state champ Cheshire, plays at Fairfield Prep. If Hand finishes close again, it could potentially have a shot at what could be a breakout season by recent standards.
Here’s a rundown of what’s on today’s slate in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region:
East Islip at Patchogue-Medford, 4 p.m.
Daniel Hand at Fairfield Prep, 4 p.m.
Massapequa at MacArthur, 4 p.m.
Comsewogue at Huntington, 4 p.m.
Babylon at Westhampton, 4 p.m.
Mount Sinai at Deer Park, 4 p.m.
Wheatley at Hewlett, 4 p.m.
Syosset at Hicksville, 4:15 p.m.
Nyack at Clarkstown North, 4:15 p.m.
Clarkstown South at Pearl River, 4:15 p.m.
Plainview JFK at Uniondale, 4:15 p.m.
Lynbrook at Glen Cove, 4:15 p.m.
Plainedge at West Hempstead, 4:30 p.m.
Fairfield Warde at New Milford, 4:30 p.m.
Great Neck North at Sewanhaka, 4:30 p.m.
Manhasset at Malverne, 4:30 p.m.
Sayville at Rocky Point, 4:30 p.m.
Islip at Center Moriches, 4:30 p.m.
Elwood/John Glenn at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
Carey at Elmont, 4:30 p.m.
Great Neck South at Kennedy Bellmore, 4:30 p.m.
Mepham at Wantagh, 4:30 p.m.
Hempstead at East Meadow, 4:30 p.m.
Hen Hud at Lakeland/Panas at Panas High School, 4:30 p.m.
Bronxville at Pelham, 4:30 p.m.
Peekskill at Albertus Magnus, 4:30 p.m.
Kings Park at Southampton, 4:30 p.m.
Saunders at Ardsley, 4:30 p.m.
Hastings at Edgemont, 4:30 p.m.
Friends Academy at Clarke, 4:30 p.m.
Eastchester at White Plains, 4:30 p.m.
Levittown Division at Roslyn, 4:45 p.m.
New Rochelle at Irvington, 5 p.m.
Mamaroneck at Scarsdale, 5 p.m.
Eastport/South Manor at Hauppauge, 5 p.m.
Ridgefield at Trumbull at McDougall Stadium, 5 p.m.
Port Washington at Long Beach, 7 p.m.
Mineola at Cold Spring Harbor, 7 p.m.
North Shore at Seaford, 7 p.m.
North Rockland at Tappan Zee, 7 p.m.
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