Junior midfielder Frank Buffalino of Syosset is among the players from the nation’s No. 1 lax hotbed, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, looking forward to a big week. The Braves, who are coming off an 8-7 double-OT win against Hicksville, have three games this week.
It promises to be an interesting week capped by a couple of big showdowns.
On Saturday, Darien takes on Haverford (Pa.) in a matchup of the consensus top two ranked high school teams from sea to shining sea. The game, part of the third annual Checking for Cancer Classic in Hanover, Pa., promises to be, well, a classic.
Later in the day, John Jay and Manhasset renew their rivalry when the state Class B powers meet in Cross River.
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There are also plenty of much-awaited games before Saturday, including Ward Melville at Smithtown West in Suffolk Class A on Tuesday and Wilton at Darien in the FCIAC on Thursday. To name just a couple.
Enough look ahead.
Let’s get to what’s going on right here, right now.
As in today.
Headling today’s slate is the fourth meeting between defending Connecticut Class L state champion Cheshire and Fairfield Prep in the last two seasons. Cheshire won all three meetings last year, including in the state final.
Here’s a complete rundown of the schedule.
Cheshire at Fairfield Prep at Alumni Field, Fairfield University, 4 p.m.
Miller Place at Bellport, 4 p.m.
Trumbull at Fairfield Warde, 4 p.m.
Albertus Magnus at Suffern at Suffern Middle School, 4:15 p.m.
Highland at FDR-Hyde Park, 4:15 p.m.
Pearl River at Edgemont, 4:15 p.m.
White Plains at Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.
Ossining at Croton-Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
Mahopac at Wappingers, 4:30 p.m.
Bayport-Blue Point at Elwood/John Glenn, 4:30 p.m.
Tappan Zee vs. Monroe-Woodbury at Torne Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Sewanhaka at Plainedge, 4:30 p.m.
Eastport/South Manor at Comsewogue, 4:30 p.m.
New Rochelle at Saunders, 4:30 p.m.
Wheatley at Jericho, 4:30 p.m.
Harborfields at Center Moriches, 4:30 p.m.
Hastings at Ardsley, 4:30 p.m.
Peekskill at Kennedy Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Great Neck North at New Hyde Park, 4:30 p.m.
Haldane at North Salem, 4:30 p.m.
O’Neill at Newburgh Free Academy, 4:30 p.m.
Wallkill at Millbrook, 4:30 p.m.
Pelham at Nanuet, 4:45 p.m.
Scarsdale at Nyack at MacCalman Field, 4:45 p.m.
Brookfield at Bethel at DeSantis Field, 5 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Clarkstown South, 5:15 p.m.
King at Westhill, 5:30 p.m.
Wantagh at Seaford, 7 p.m.
Guilford at Daniel Hand, 7 p.m.
Wilbur Cross at West Haven at Ken Strong Stadium, 7 p.m.
Old Lyme at Branford, 7 p.m.
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