Fairfield Prep players had plenty to celebrate earlier this week as the Jesuits easily handled Cheshire 12-2. Last year, Cheshire beat FP three times, including 9-8 in the Class L state final.
The average price of gas in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, is about four bucks a gallon these days.
Today, at least, lax fans in the region can get a little relief.
There are quite a few games involve teams in adjacent towns. Some are long established rivalries, others not so much.
Yesterday, a few games that fit that description turned out to be down-to-the-wire affairs as Greenwich rallied to beat New Canaan 10-9 and Somers won at Mahopac 8-7 in OT.
There are plenty of games today in which you won’t need to fill your tank to get there.
Among those matchups:
Great Neck North visits Great Neck South at 4:15 p.m., Irvington visits Hastings,, Mamaroneck is at Pelham, Dobbs Ferry hosts Ardsley and Eastchester hosts Bronxville at 4:30 p.m., Harrison hosts Rye at 4:45 p.m. and Scarsdale visits White Plains at 7 p.m.
There are also lots of big games on Saturday, including the battle of the nation’s top two teams, Haverford (Pa.) and Darien, as well as Manhasset and John Jay and Summit (N.J.) and Ridgefield, the 2009 FCIAC champ. (Ridgefield is looking to end Summit’s 51-game win streak.)
Now, here’s a rundown on what’s on tap for today — both near and far:
Babylon at Miller Place, 4 p.m.
Clarkstown South at Byram Hills, 4 p.m.
Mount Sinai at Kings Park, 4 p.m.
Suffield at Hall, 4 p.m.
Baldwin at Freeport, 4:15 p.m.
Great Neck North at Great Neck South, 4:15 p.m.
Bellport at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
Haldane at Millbrook, 4:30 p.m.
Wallkill at Nanuet, 4:30 p.m.
Ardsley at Dobbs Ferry, 4:30 p.m.
Peekskill at Pearl River, 4:30 p.m.
Harvey at King, 4:30 p.m.
Sayville at Shoreham, 4:30 p.m.
Cold Spring Harbor at Locust Valley at Centre Island, 4:30 p.m.
Floral Park at Mineola at Hampton Stadium, 4:30 p.m.
Southampton at Islip, 4:30 p.m.
Westlake at Briarcliff, 4:30 p.m.
Irvington at Hastings, 4:30 p.m.
Highland at Saugerties, 4:30 p.m.
Monroe-Woodbury at Delaware Valley (Pa.), 4:30 p.m.
Valley Central at Kingston at Dietz Stadium, 4:30 p.m.
Washingtonville at Middletown at Faller Field Complex, 4:30 p.m.
Pine Bush at Warwick, 4:30 p.m.
Carey at Lawrence, 4:30 p.m.
Bayport-Blue Point at Rocky Point, 4:30 p.m.
Herricks at Wheatley, 4:30 p.m.
Calhoun at Hicksville, 4:30 p.m.
Oceanside at East Meadow, 4:30 p.m.
Bronxville at Eastchester, 4:30 p.m.
Clarke at Island Trees, 4:45 p.m.
Rye at Harrison, 4:45 p.m.
Huntington at Hauppauge, 5 p.m.
Brien McMahon at Brookfield, 5:30 p.m.
Deer Park at Westhampton, 6:30 p.m.
MacArthur at Farmingdale, 7 p.m.
Scarsdale at White Plains, 7 p.m.
Uniondale at Long Beach, 7 p.m.
Friends Academy at Seaford, 7 p.m.
Patchogue-Medford at Walt Whitman, 7 p.m.
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