Mahopac visits Putnam County rival Brewster today at 4:30 p.m.
They’ll be talking about it for a long time to come.
The two teams that have met for the Suffolk Class A title the last six years, one of which — West Islip — has won four state titles during that span, going into overtime in a regular-season game in name only.
It quickly became the stuff of legends as Duke-bound senior goaltender Kyle Turri went from end to end to score the game winning goal as the Lions escaped from Ward Melville with a 7-6 win on what was quite a day for games.
You can read Newsday’s Bob Herzog’s story on the game and check out the video of the “the play” by clicking here. Also, be sure to catch “the play” on the Thursday premiere of MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk,” co-hosted by the talented and hard-working duo of Jared Greenberg and Shawna Ryan, at 6 p.m. on Channel 14 (Optimum). The show reairs at 9 p.m.
As if that wasn’t enough — and my goodness, don’t you think it ought to be? — Darien battled back from early 3-0 and 5-2 deficits to win another overtime thriller, outlasting two-time defending New York CHSAA champion St. Anthony’s 9-8 on a goal by junior midfielder Tim Murphy off a feed from junior attackman Case Matheis, who had a hand in all but two of the Blue Waves’ goals with two goals and five assists.
And finally, in clash of two of the nation’s top prep school programs, Lawrenceville (N.J.) pulled out a 9-8 win at Brunswick on a goal with time winding down.
As we look to today’s schedule, we want to first note the possibility of weather factoring into the mix.
Anytime thunderstorms are in the forecast, it’s important to wave a cautionary flag. Scroll down to our daily set of links to check out today’s weather forecast.
Today’s action is highlighted by a key FCIAC showdown between Wilton, coming off a one-goal win over defending conference champ Greenwich, and 2009 FCIAC champ Ridegfield at 4:15 p.m. at Tiger Hollow Stadium in Ridgefield.
Greenwich is also in action as the Cardinals face defending Section 1 Class A titlist Lakeland/Panas at 7 p.m. at Panas High School.
Also of note, Putnam rivals Brewster and Mahopac square off; Greeley visits John Jay; and Rye hosts Fox Lane.
Now, here’s look at what’s on tap for today:
Deer Park at Bayport-Blue Point, 4 p.m.
Southampton at Bellport, 4 p.m.
Miller Place at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.
Elwood/John Glenn at Sayville, 4:30 p.m.
Center Moriches at Babylon, 4:30 p.m.
Blind Brook at Croton, 4:30 p.m.
Ossining at Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
Briarcliff at Sleepy Hollow, 4:30 p.m.
Westlake at Keio, 4:30 p.m.
Byram Hills at Harrison, 4:30 p.m.
Islip at Eastport/South Manor, 4:30 p.m.
Harborfields at Rocky Point, 4:30 p.m.
Mahopac at Brewster, 4:30 p.m.
Putnam Valley at Somers, 4:30 p.m.
Carmel at Peekskill, 4:30 p.m.
Arlington at Wappingers at Roy C. Ketcham, 4:30 p.m.
Kennedy Catholic at North Salem, 4:30 p.m.
Horace Greeley at John Jay, 4:30 p.m.
Westhampton at Huntington, 4:30 p.m.
Seaford at Locust Valley, 4:45 p.m.
Fox Lane at Rye, 5 p.m.
Joel Barlow at Immaculate, 5:15 p.m.
Weston at Staples, 5:30 p.m.
Fairfield Warde at New Canaan at Dunning Stadium, 6 p.m.
Haldane at Hen Hud, 6:30 p.m.
New Fairfield at Newtown at Blue and Gold Stadiun, 7 p.m.
Kings Park at Comsewogue, 7 p.m.
Greenwich at Lakeland/Panas at Panas High School, 7 p.m.
Finally, the Woodstick Classic between Garden City and Manhasset, of course, is just around the corner. You can read more by checking out Bob Staak’s preview of the 120th edition of the longest continuously running high school rivalry in the nation at msgvarsity.com by clicking here.
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