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Junior midfielder Nick Grasso and Fox Lane start a pivotal week of four key contests with a game today against six-time Class C sectional finalist Rye, which has joined Fox Lane in Class B this season.
It’s Day 1 of what promises to be a real interesting week as the regular season winds to a close for varsity teams in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.
More on that in a moment.
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Now, to today’s slate.
Two of Putnam County’s top programs, Mahopac and Brewster, battle it out.
It’s going to be quite a week for Fox Lane. The Foxes face Byram Hills, Lakeland/Panas and Suffern all this week, starting today with resurgent Rye.
In Long Island, Manhasset’s offense is probably chomping at the bit after being held to three goals in its last game, but it was a win — 3-2 over Chaminade on Saturday. Today, ‘Set hosts Hewlett.
Fairfield Prep hopes to bounce back from a surprisingly one-sided 10-4 loss to Greenwich when it hosts Guilford today.
Here’s the rundown of today’s slate, with starting times:
Guilford at Fairfield Prep, 3:45 p.m.
Kings Park at Bellport, 4 p.m.
Fairfield Ludlowe at St. Joseph, 4 p.m.
North Rockland at Albertus Magnus, 4:15 p.m.
Hewlett at Manhasset, 4:30 p.m.
Mahopac at Brewster, 4:30 p.m.
Peekskill at North Salem, 4:30 p.m.
Edgemont at Irvington, 4:30 p.m.
Hastings at Saunders, 4:30 p.m.
Dobbs Ferry at Ardsley at Concord Road Elementary, 4:30 p.m.
Blind Brook at Croton-Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
Eastchester at Pearl River, 4:30 p.m.
New Paltz at Millbrook, 4:30 p.m.
Minisink Valley vs. Newburgh Free Academy at Mount St. Mary, 4:30 p.m.
Red Hook at Highland at Highland Middle School, 4:30 p.m.
Haldane at Fieldston, 4:30 p.m.
Pine Bush at Washingtonville at Middle School, 4:30 p.m.
Wallkill at Burke Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Saugerties at Scotia-Glenville, 4:30 p.m.
Fox Lane at Rye, 5 p.m.
Clarkstown North at Harrison, 5 p.m.
Valley Stream at Hempstead at Lincoln Park, 5 p.m.
Notre Dame-Fairfield at Newtown at Blue and Gold Staidum, 6 p.m.
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NCAA tournament schedule
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