University at Albany-bound defenseman Tyler Fahey and Yorktown host Brewster in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1 Class B playoffs. Yorktown is looking to make the sectional final for the 32nd straight year.
The desired destinations are as follows:
• Suffern Middle School, Thursday, May 26.
• Middletown High School, Thursday, May 26.
• Brien McMahon High School, Friday, May 27.
• Hofstra University, Tuesday, May 31.
• Stony Brook University, Wednesday, June 1.
Those are the sites and dates of the Section 1, Section 9, FCIAC, Section 8 and Section 11 championship games, in that order.
Who will be there?
We’ll have a better idea after today, with a full slate of action in sections 1, 9 and 11 and the FCIAC.
The FCIAC Tournament, which begins and ends in less than a week, starts today at the home fields of the four higher-seeded teams.
Fourth-seeded New Canaan (11-5) hosts No. 5 Wilton (10-6) in what may be the most highly contested of the games. New Canaan won the teams’ regular-season meeting 10-8.
Also keep an eye on the game between sixth-seeded Brien McMahon and third-seeded Ridgefield — a battle of 12-4 teams. Ridgefield won the regular-season encounter 12-9.
In Section 1, the quarterfinals in classes A and B are today. Class C will be played tomorrow.
The game of the day pits Rye, winners of 11 straight, at fourth-seeded John Jay, the defending Class B sectional champion.
One of these teams will see its string of consecutive sectional title-game appearances end. Rye has made it six years in a row (all in Class C). John Jay has been to seven straight finals (in classes A and B).
John Jay won the teams’ regular-season meeting 10-6. But that was April 5, and Mike Daniello was in action for the Indians. The Hopkins-bound attackman was sidelined for the remainder of the season after re-aggravating a hamstring pull a week and a half after that game.
John Jay coach Tim Schurr told me this week that there’s little chance either Daniello or the Indians’ other injured starters — midfielders Jimmy Morris and Tom Beck — will return to action, even if the Indians play up to the June 11 state title game.
Also of note in Class B, Hen Hud and Somers renew what was once one of the premier rivalries in Section 1. (The teams met four straight years in the Class C sectional final from 2000-04, with Somers winning each year.) This contest features an intriguing game within a game as Hen Hud sophomore Matt Ledwin, one of the section’s premier faceoff specialists, battles Binghamton University-bound senior Anthony Lombardo of Somers.
In Class A, two games should be especially interesting: Mamaroneck vs. Suffern and Lakeland/Panas vs. Arlington.
Suffern (14-2) is the top seed, but Mamaroneck (9-8) is the lone team to beat Bronxville this season, and against mutual opponent North Rockland, Mamaroneck won 10-2 while Suffern won 7-2.
Lakeland/Panas beat Arlington 14-3 early in the season, but Arlington (11-5) finished strong, winning six of its last seven, while the defending sectional champion Rebels (9-8) have dropped four of their last six.
In Suffolk County, we’re flagging the Class B quarterfinal between fifth-seeded Huntington and No. 4 Islip. Huntington won the regular-season meeting 10-7, but Islip is playing at home, as the seeds indicate, and is coming off a 7-6 loss to a Comsewogue team that’s unbeaten. In addition, the Buccaneers beat Shoreham-Wading River during the regular season. Should be a real good one.
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The amount of score updates we’ve received here from throughout the region once again this season 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 well under way.
Also, don’t forget, folks. The NCAA tournament swings into its second week in division I, II and III — both men’s and women’s. For the brackets, scores and more, click here.
Now, without further ado, here’s today’s rundown:
Section 1 Tournament
No. 6 White Plains vs. No. 3 New Rochelle, 10 a.m.
No. 8 Mamaroneck vs. No. 1 Suffern, 11 a.m.
No. 5 Lakeland/Panas vs. No. 4 Arlington, 11 a.m.
No. 10 Scarsdale vs. No. 2 Mahopac at 11 a.m.
No. 5 Rye vs. No. 4 John Jay-Cross River, 11 a.m.
No. 6 Tappan Zee vs. No. 3 Nyack, 1:30 p.m.
No. 9 Hen Hud vs. No. 1 Somers, 2 p.m.
No. 10 Brewster vs. No. 2 Yorktown, 2 p.m.
Section 9 Tournament
No. 7 Middletown at No. 2 Pine Bush, 11 a.m.
No. 5 Kingston at No. 4 Warwick, 1 p.m.
No. 6 Monroe-Woodbury at No. 3 Valley Central, 6 p.m.
Section 11 Tournament
No. 5 Huntington at No. 4 Islip, 11 a.m.
No. 7 Sayville at No. 2 Shoreham-Wading River
No. 6 Harborfields at No. 6 Eastport-South Manor, 12:30 p.m.
No. 8 Miller Place at No. 1 Comsewogue, 1 p.m.
No. 8 Ludlowe at No. 1 Darien, 1 p.m.
No. 7 Staples at No. 2 Greenwich, 1 p.m.
No. 6 McMahon at No. 3 Ridgefield, 2 p.m.
No. 5 Wilton at No. 4 New Canaan, 5 p.m.
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