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Colgate University-bound senior midfielder Forrest Walter and John Jay are looking to defend their Section 1 Class B title today at 5:30 p.m. when they take on Yorktown. This is John Jay’s eighth straight sectional final and Yorktown’s 32nd straight.
Time to crown our first sectional champions.
Section 1 and Section 9, you’re up.
Today at Suffern Middle School, two teams, Lakeland/Panas and John Jay, will be looking to repeat as Section 1 champs.
One other, Bronxville, is making its first title-game appearance.
Yorktown, making its 32nd straight title-game appearance, is looking to avoid losing in the finals for consecutive years for the first time since 1976.
Byram Hills hopes to win a title for the first time since 1987.
Section 9 also features some interesting storylines. Show the increased level of depth among teams, Minisink Valley, which went 14-2 and beat two Section 1 teams, did not advance to the finals, losing to Warwick Valley 9-8 in the semis.
So let’s get it going, gang.
As always, be sure to check in with score updates and your thoughts on what you see out there during what promises to be a memorable day.
Before we get to the rundown, we have a quick programming note. You can catch the Section 1 Class A title game on Sunday at 3 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optium). The Section 1 Class B championship game will air on Saturday at 3 p.m. on MSG Varsity.
You can get live, detailed updates from the Section 1 finals from the hard-working and talented Isaac Cass of MSG Varsity on Twitter @msgv_icass. Just click here to access them.
As if all that’s not enough, are some real good matchups in Long Island.
On Hofstra University’s North Soccer Field, an intriguing Section 8 semifinal doubleheader starts with Massapequa vs. Syosset at 3:30 p.m. in Class B, followed by Manhasset and Wantagh at 5:30 p.m. in Class B.
Hofstra is also the site of the third Flyers vs. Friars meeting at 7 p.m. at Shuart Stadium. We’re talking – obviously – about Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s for the CHSAA title. Chaminade is looking to complete its first three-game sweep of St. A’s since 2006.
Should be a fun day. And a memorable one.
Now, here we go:
Today’s CHSAA championship
No. 2 St. Anthony’s vs. No. 1 Chaminade at Hofstra University, 7 p.m.
Today’s Section 1 finals
at Suffern Middle School
No. 5 Lakeland/Panas vs. No. 2 Mahopac, 3:30 p.m.
No. 4 John Jay vs. No. 2 Yorktown, 5:30 p.m.
No. 5 Byram Hills vs. No. 2 Bronxville, 8 p.m.
Today’s Section 9 finals
at Middletown High School’s Faller Field
No. 4 Warwick vs. No. 2 Pine Bush , 8 p.m.
No. 2 Wallkill vs. No. 1 Saugerties, 3:30 p.m.
No. 3 Millbrook vs. No. 1 Red Hook, 6 p.m.
Section 8 semifinals
at Hofstra University, Hempstead
No. 3 Syosset vs. Massapequa, 3:30 p.m. (at North Soccer Field)
No. B1-2 Wantagh vs. No. B2-1 Manhasset, 5:30 p.m. (at North Soccer Field)
No.3 Seaford vs. No. 2 Friends Academy, 8 p.m.
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