Mercyhurst picked up a 14-4 win over defending national champion C.W. Post on Saturday in the Division II semifinals. Today, in the D-I quarterfinals, Syracuse hosts Maryland and Notre Dame plays Duke in a rematch of last year’s national title game, won by Duke.
So far, at least, when it comes to the playoffs in the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, the main story seems to be the fact that, for the most part, the games have been played at all in between all the rain — and sometimes torrential downpours.
There will undoubtedly be some memorable battles in the days to come as this week, the playoffs pick up in earnest on Long Island and sectional champions will be crowned in the Hudson Valley and the FCIAC championship will be decided in Connecticut.
Those were among the topics we discussed in our latest InsideLacrosse.com weekly rundown for the region. Be sure to check it out by clicking here.
Back to the rainy weather we endured last week.
It’s the reason the Section 1 Class C quarterfinals are being played today — not yesterday. More on that in a moment.
First, Monday’s Section 1 semis are set in classes A and B as a result of games played in yesterday. Ditto for Tuesday’s FCIAC semis.
So before we get to today’s slate, let’s check out what’s in store on Monday and Tuesday:
Monday’s Section 1 semifinals
No. 5 Lakeland/Panas at No. 1 Suffern, Tentative time 4:30 p.m., but subject to change
No. 6 White Plains at No. 2 Mahopac, Tentative time 4:30 p.m., but subject to change
Winners meet for the Class A title on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Suffern Middle School
No. 4 John Jay-Cross River at No. 1 Somers, 6 p.m.
No. 6 Tappan Zee at No. 2 Yorktown, 7 p.m.
Winners meet for the Class B title on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Suffern Middle School
Tuesday’s FCIAC semifinals
at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk
Games at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Ridgefield vs. No. 2 Greenwich
No. 5 Wilton vs. No. 1 Darien
Now, here’s the rundown of today’s games, with the winners advancing to Tuesday’s Section 1 Class C semifinals at the home fields of the higher seeds.
Today’s Section 1 Class C quarterfinals
No. 9 Croton at No. 1 Pleasantville, 11 a.m.
No. 5 Byram Hills at No. 4 Sleepy Hollow, 1 p.m.
No. 6 Irvington vs. No. 3 Dobbs Ferry at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry, 1 p.m.
No. 7 Pelham at No. 2 Bronxville, 2 p.m.
After today, we’ll also know what teams are heading to the Final Four in college lacrosse. In D-I games today (both on ESPNU), Maryland faces Syracuse at noon, followed by the quarterfinal between Notre Dame and Duke, a rematch of last year’s national title games. To check scores from yesterday and the entire men’s and women’s brackets, click here.
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