Senior crease attackman Brett Emanuel and Somers host two-time defending Section 1 Class C champ Putnam Valley today in a game that was scheduled for yesterday, but postponed by thunderstorms. Somers won the 2009 Class B sectional title.
We’re just a day away from Woodstick, gang.
The nation’s longest uninterrupted high school lax rivalry will be resumed tomorrow night at 7 p.m. as Manhasset hosts Garden City in the 120th meeting of the Woodstick Classic.
If you plan on going to the game, be sure to arrive early to get a parking spot — and a seat for that matter.
Also, in case you haven’t heard, the game will be broadcast live on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum).
Now, to today’s slate. West Islip, fresh off its dramatic 7-6 overtime win against Ward Melville (in case you were away in Peru or somewhere – a game decided when Duke-bound senior goalie Kyle Turri scored on an end-to-end drive), is back in action. The Lions host Northport.
Also in Suffolk Class A, Smithtown West, which was thoroughly impressive in beating Sachem North on Tuesday, hosts Walt Whitman, which features one of the region’s premier talents, another Duke-bound player, midfielder Myles Jones. Did we mention the Bulls have a Duke-bound player of their own in senior attackman Kyle Keenan.
(I’ve just been notified that we’ve set a record for most uses of the phrase “Duke-bound” in a limited span of text.)
Also of note in Suffolk, Ward Melville hopes to bounce back from the WI loss by playing a talented Connetquot team that features Hopkins-bound defenseman Michael Pelligrino.
In Section 1, Bronxville, off to a 9-0 start, hopes to beat Mamaroneck for the second time this season. The Broncos won 10-6 in Game 2 of the season on April 6.
Also of note, Dobbs Ferry is back in action after Wednesday’s huge win over New Rochelle. The Eagles host neighbor Hastings at 4:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Eagles, a first-year varsity program, prevailed in overtime against New Rochelle 10-9 in a league showdown. Dobbs won it when Sean Hays scored off a feed from Darien Bica.
Here’s a rundown of today’s slate.
Longwood at Bay Shore, 4 p.m.
Westhill at Trumbull at McDougall Stadium, 4 p.m.
Lindenhurst at Riverhead, 4 p.m.
Farmingdale at Massapequa at Burns Park, 4 p.m.
Half Hollow Hills East at Patchogue-Medford, 4 p.m.
Glen Cove at Wheatley, 4:15 p.m.
Albertus Magnus at Pearl River, 4:15 p.m.
Suffern at Warwick, 4:15 p.m.
Island Trees at Friends Academy, 4:15 p.m.
Ossining at Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
Saugerties at Millbrook, 4:30 p.m.
North Salem at Kennedy Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Pelham at White Plains, 4:30 p.m.
Hastings at Dobbs Ferry, 4:30 p.m.
Irvington at Saunders at Tibbetts Park Field, 4:30 p.m.
Carmel at Haldane, 4:30 p.m.
Edgemont at Ardsley, 4:30 p.m.
Bronxville at Mamaroneck, 4:30 p.m.
Northport at West Islip, 4:30 p.m.
Baldwin at Syosset, 4:30 p.m.
Copiague at Sachem East, 4:30 p.m.
Sewanhaka at Plainedge, 4:30 p.m.
Putnam Valley at Somers, 4:30 p.m.
Brentwood at Half Hollow Hills West, 4:30 p.m.
Elwood/John Glenn at Sayville, 4:30 p.m.
Harborfields at Rocky Point, 4:30 p.m.
Levitton Division at South Side at Skelos Field, 4:30 p.m.
Uniondale at MacArthur, 4:30 p.m.
William Floyd at Commack, 4:30 p.m.
Long Beach at Hicksville, 4:30 p.m.
Chaminade at Kellenberg, 4:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity at Iona Prep, 4:30 p.m.
Brunswick at Hill School, 4:30 p.m.
Connetquot at Ward Melville, 4:45 p.m.
Floral Park at North Shore at Glenwood Landing, 4:45 p.m.
Port Washington at Calhoun, 4:45 p.m.
East Meadow at Herricks at Herricks Community Center, 4:45 p.m.
Clarke at Mineola at Hampton Stadium, 4:45 p.m.
Valley Stream at Hempstead at Lincoln Park, 5 p.m.
Jericho at Great Neck South, 5 p.m.
East Islip at Sachem North, 5 p.m.
Joel Barlow at Immaculate, 5:15 p.m.
Walt Whitman at Smithtown West, 7 p.m.
West Babylon at Middle Country, 7 p.m.
Clarkstown South at Tappan Zee, 7 p.m.
Daniel Hand at Cheshire, 7 p.m.
New Fairfield at Newtown at Blue and Gold Stadium, 7 p.m.
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