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Briggs Barton and Rye hope to win their ninth straight game, but to do it, the Garnets must beat defending FCIAC champion Greenwich today.
It all started just seven short weeks ago with the first Saturday of the regular season as Garden City and Smithtown West squared off, with Garden City picking up a 6-2 win.
A week later, the Saturday slate was highlighted by showdowns between Garden City and Ward Melville, Yorktown and John Jay and Delbarton and St. Anthony’s.
Now, here we are, in New York State, at least, set for our final Saturday of the regular season. (Connecticut has one more regular-season Saturday to go after this one),
That went by fast, didn’t it?
It sure did.
But that’s the beauty of lacrosse.
It doesn’t drag on like some other sports and other seasons, and it always leaves players, fans and coaches wanting more.
That will undoubtedly be the case once again this Saturday.
If you’re home around midday, you can catch the contact between New Jersey power Mountain Lakes and Shoreham-Wading River live on MSG Varsity at 12:30 p.m. (Channel 14, Optimum).
Section 1’s hottest team, Rye, which has won eight straight, takes on defending FCIAC champ Greenwich at 2:30 p.m. at Rye. Greenwich (8-5) has wins over a pair of 11-3 teams — Ridgefield and Fairfield Prep — to its credit.
Somers will go for its fifth straight win when it takes on defending Class A sectional champ Lakeland/Panas as part of “Communities Collide to Support Our Veterans.” For more on the special day in store, click here.
Ward Melville, which has outscored its last two opponents 32-9, led by Tyler Hegarty’s nine goals and two assists and Will Mazzone’s three goals and six assists, hosts Sachem East in Senior Day.
Brien McMahon, coming off a tough 12-9 loss to Ridgefield, host New Canaan while Ridgefield faces neighboring Danbury.
Yorktown, which dropped a 14-8 decision to Ridgefield in its last outing, renews its rivalry with St. Anthony’s. The teams have split their last two meetings, with the winning team scoring exactly 14 goals in each of those games.
Before we run down the schedule, don’t forget to check in here with updates from the field with your mobile devices. You can post them directly as comments on this thread or, if it’s easier, email them to us at email@example.com.
The amount of score updates we’ve received here from that first Saturday to now has been truly remarkable. I’m sure that all you folks will even go above and beyond that now that the games have even more meaning and the postseason is about to start.
Speaking of the postseason, well, it is starting at the college level, of course. And today is Day 1. There are quite a few games on TV today on ESPN2, including Hofstra at Johns Hopkins at noon today, as well as ESPNU all day today and tomorrow.
For the men’s and women’s brackets and schedule, click here.
Now, here’s today’s varsity rundown:
Bay Shore at Sachem North, 10 a.m.
Northport at Lindenhurst, 10 a.m.
Deer Park at Southampton, 10 a.m.
Peekskill at O’Neill, 10 a.m.
East Islip at Half Hollow Hills East, 10 a.m.
Sachem East at Ward Melville, 11 a.m.
Conard at Cheshire, 11 a.m.
Kennedy Catholic at Haldane, 11 a.m.
Suffern at Fox Lane, 11 a.m.
Briarcliff at Sleepy Hollow, 11 a.m.
Dobbs Ferry at New Rochelle, 11 a.m.
Walt Whitman at William Floyd, 11:30 a.m.
Pearl River at Nanuet, noon
Mountain Lakes at Shoreham-Wading River, 12:30 p.m.
St. Anthony’s at Yorktown, 1 p.m.
Albany Academy at Arlington, 1 p.m.
Chaminade at Delbarton, 1 p.m.
Staples at Westhill, 1 p.m.
Norwalk at Darien, 1 p.m.
North Rockland at Brewster, 1:30 p.m.
Irvington at Edgemont, 2 p.m.
Wilton at St. Joseph-Trumbull, 2 p.m.
Stamford at Fairfield-Ludlowe, 2 p.m.
Byram Hills at Queensbury, 2 p.m.
Wallkill at Minisink Valley, 2 p.m.
Carmel at North Salem, 2 p.m.
Greenwich at Rye, 2:30 p.m.
Ardsley Tournament, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Nyack at Ardsley, 4 p.m.
Harrison at Horace Greeley, 4:30 p.m.
Smithtown East at Smithtown West, 5 p.m.
New Canaan at Brien McMahon, 5 p.m.
Danbury at Ridgefield at Tiger Hollow Stadium, 6 p.m.
Croton-Harmon at Ossining, 6:30 p.m.
Iona Prep at John Jay, 7 p.m.
Somers at Lakeland/Panas at Walter Panas High School, 7:30 p.m.
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NCAA tournament schedule
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MSG Varsity lacrosse coverage
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