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Dartmouth College-bound senior midfielder Jake Weil hopes to lead John Jay to its fourth straight win over rival Somers when the two-time Class B sectional finalists square off today at 6 p.m. at Somers.
Among the headlines from yesterday, Chaminade swept the regular-season series against CHSAA rival St. Anthony’s, winning 9-7. A likely Round 3 awaits the teams in the postseason.
Also of note, the upstart program at Islip got a breakthrough win as the Buccaneers beat Shoreham-Wading River 13-11; Rye continued its improved play, beating Horace Greeley 10-4; in Rockland, Suffern defeated Clarkstown South 7-3; and in Connecticut, Staples surged past previously undefeated Newtown 17-8, Greenwich got by St. Joseph-Trumbull 11-6 and Brunswick beat Avon Old Farms 12-7.
Today’s schedule is highlighted by a showdown between the last two Section 1 Class B champions, 2009 titlist Somers and last year’s champ, John Jay. The game, which will be played at 6 p.m. at Somers, could decide who will get the No. 4 seed (and a possible home game in the quarterfinals), with the loser of this game likely getting the fifth seed.
Last year, Somers fell to John Jay twice during the regular season and9-6 in the sectional final. Somers beat John Jay 14-9 in the 2009 sectional final after beating the Indians in the regular season. Somers is 10-4. John Jay is 9-5.
The John Jay-Somers was among the topics we discussed on our tristate lax segment on MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk” on Tuesday. In case you missed it, you can catch it by clicking here.
Elsewhere, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington start what could be an intense rivalry for years to come in a game that’s a makeup. Also of note, North Salem hosts Clarkstown North in a contest that was postponed by weather/field conditions twice and Fox Lane continues its rugged week of games that has already included losses to Rye and Byram Hills, when it faces Lakeland/Panas.
Ridgefield, fresh off its first win in program history against Yorktown, takes on Brien McMahon (10-2), in a matchup of the No. 3 Tigers vs. No. 5 Senators in the latest New Haven Register weekly poll. You can check out that poll by clicking here.
In Long Island, West Islip and East Islip renew their rivalry in what could be an interesting game. The Lions are 14-0 and have won 35 straight. EI is 9-4 with a 15-6 win against Mahopac on its resume.
Also in Suffolk, Sachem North hosts Northport, Smithtown West is at Connetquot and Ward Melville takes on Walt Whitman.
Here’s the rundown:
Westhill at Darien, 4 p.m.
Sachem North at Northport, 4:30 p.m.
Pleasantville at Keio, 4:30 p.m.
Westlake at Blind Brook, 4:30 p.m.
Ossining at Sleepy Hollow, 4:30 p.m.
Newburgh Free Academy at FDR-Hyde Park, 4:30 p.m.
Byram Hills at Rye, 4:30 p.m.
Mahopac at Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Haldane at Kennedy Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Irvington at Dobbs Ferry, 4:30 p.m.
Clarkstown North at North Salem, 4:30 p.m.
New Canaan at Danbury, 4:30 p.m.
Bergen Catholic at Iona Prep, 4:30 p.m.
Ward Melville at Walt Whitman, 4:45 p.m.
Croton-Harmon at Briarcliff, 4:45 p.m.
West Islip at East Islip, 5 p.m.
Nanuet at Harrison, 5 p.m.
Smithtown West at Connetquot, 5 p.m.
Bay Shore at Commack, 5 p.m.
Carmel at Arlington, 5:15 p.m.
Notre Dame-Fairfield at Brookfield at BHS Stadium, 5:30 p.m.
John Jay at Somers, 6 p.m.
Stamford at Norwalk at Testa Field, 6 p.m.
Weston at New Milford, 6 p.m.
Fairfield Ludlowe at Wilton at Fujitani Field, 6:30 p.m.
Glen Cove at Bethpage, 7 p.m.
Trumbull at Hamden at HHS Turf, 7 p.m.
Ridgefield at Brien McMahon, 7 p.m.
New Fairfield at Stratford at Brunnell Field, 7 p.m.
Joel Barlow at Pomperaug, 7 p.m.
Fox Lane vs. Lakeland/Panas at Panas High School, 7 p.m.
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