Junior attackman Conor Gately hopes to help Yorktown improve to 3-0 when the Huskers play at Shenendehowa.
A mix of rivalry games and intriguing tests for regional powers against out-of-state teams highlight today’s slate.
As far as rivalries go, Darien and Greenwich square off at 3 p.m. in Greenwich. Last year, of course, the Cardinals stunned Darien 8-7 in the FCIAC semifinals after falling to the Blue Wave 9-2 in the regular season a week earlier. Adding intrigue, former Darien player and assistant coach Scott Bulkley is in his second year as the Cardinals’ coach.
Also at 3 p.m., neighboring Northern Westchester rivals Horace Greeley and Fox Lane meet at Fox Lane Memorial Stadium in Bedford.
In Suffolk, Ward Melville, which a week ago beat Garden City, faces another big test when it takes on Smithtown East at 2 p.m.. The outcome could provide a better idea as to who could be in better position to try to end West Islip’s run of Suffolk Class A crowns.
Garden City faces its second straight out-of-state foe when it hosts national power St. Paul’s of Maryland at 10 a.m. The Trojans are fresh off a big win over San Ramon Valley of California, a team that will face another regional heavyweight when it plays today at 5:30 p.m. at John Jay.
Both Somers and New Canaan suffered significant graduation losses. The Tuskers, who have lost a pair of one-goal games to start the season, host New Canaan at 6 p.m.
Yorktown and Shenendehowa, from Clifton Park near Albany, renew their rivalry today at 1:30 p.m. today at Shen.
Also of note, Lakeland/Panas, the defending Section 1 Class A champ, plays its second game in two days when it faces Suffern at the Suffern Middle School. If you’re at a day game and looking for a night game to attend, you may want to check this one out at 7:30 p.m. The game will also be shown on MSG Varsity Channel 14 on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
As we get set to run down the slate, don’t forget, as always, gang, to post updates and info on the game or games you’re attending.
Queensbury at Kingston at Dietz Stadium, 9:30 a.m.
West Islip at Bay Shore, 10 a.m.
West Babylon at Copiague, 10 a.m.
Brentwood at Lindenhurst, 10 a.m.
Lawrence at Bethpage, 10 a.m.
Herricks at Calhoun, 10 a.m.
Valley Stream at Freeport at Cleveland Avenue Field, 10 a.m.
Connetquot at Middle Country, 10 a.m.
Baldwin at Oceanside, 10 a.m.
Southington at Amity, 11 a.m.
Westlake at Croton-Harmon, noon
Red Hook at Valley Central, noon
Nanuet at Putnam Valley, 1 p.m.
Mamaroneck at Weston, 1 p.m.
Yorktown at Shenendehowa, 1:30 p.m.
Walt Whitman at Commack, 2 p.m.
North Babylon at William Floyd, 2 p.m.
Northport at Riverhead, 2 p.m.
Norwalk at St. Joseph, 2 p.m.
Brien McMahon at Stamford, 2 p.m.
Half Hollow Hills East at Longwood, 2 p.m.
Newburgh Free Academy at Highland at Highland Middle School, 2 p.m.
Danbury at Westhill, 2:15 p.m.
Darien at Greenwich, 3 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Keio, 3 p.m.
Brunswick at Loomis Chaffee, 3 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Fox Lane, 3 p.m.
Walt Whitman at Commack, 3 p.m.
Westminster at Deerfield, 3 p.m.
Avon at Woodstock Academy, 4 p.m.
Fairfield Ludlowe at Staples, 4 p.m.
Brookfield at Newtown at Blue and Gold Stadium, 4 p.m.
Glastonbury at Wilton, 4 p.m.
Byram Hills at Brewster, 4 p.m.
Holderness at Taft, 4:15 p.m.
New Canaan at Somers, 6 p.m.
Briarcliff at Ossining, 6:30 p.m.
West Haven at Stratford, 6:30 p.m.
Lakeland/Panas at Suffern at Suffern Middle School, 7:30 p.m.
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