Farmingdale players celebrate after ending West Islip’s 40-game win streak by pulling out a 10-9 win in the Long Island Class A championship game at Stony Brook University.
OK, be honest.
If I had told you in late March, when the season was just getting started, that two of Long Island’s three representatives in the state semifinals would have been Farmingdale and Bayport-Blue Point, what would you have said?
I thought so.
Well, it’s been that kind of season.
And there promise to be more surprises as we start the final week of the season.
Yesterday, of course, Farmingdale ended eight-time defending Suffolk County champion West Islip’s 40-game win streak by pulling out a 10-9 win in the Long Island Class A championship game at Stony Brook University. (In the photo at left, WI players react to the loss.)
That game headlines yesterday’s state quarterfinal contests played in New York and Connecticut and was among the main topics we discussed in our weekly tristate notebook for InsideLacrosse.com. We also run down the New Jersey Tournament of Champions semifinalists. You can check it out by clicking here.
Now, the state semifinal matchups we’ve been waiting for are set.
Here’s a rundown:
Wednesday, June 8 Downstate Semifinals
at White Plains High School
Class A: Farmingdale (Section 8 ) vs. Shenendehowa (Section 2), 3:30 p.m.
Class B: Garden City (Section 8 ) vs. Yorktown (Section 1), 5:30 p.m.
Class C: Bayport-Blue Point (Section 11) vs. Bronxville (Section 1), 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8 Upstate Semifinals
at St. John Fisher College, Rochester
Class A: Ithaca (Section 3) vs. Pittsford (Section 5), 3:30 p.m.
Class B: Jamesville-DeWitt (Section 3) vs. Irondequoit (Section 5), 5:30 p.m.
Class C: Cazenovia (Section 3) vs. Silver Creek (Section 6), 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 State Finals
at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Syracuse
Class A: Farmingdale/Shenendehowa winner vs. Ithaca/Pittsford winner, 11 a.m.
Class B: Garden City/Yorktown winner vs. Jamesville-DeWitt/Irondequoit winner, 1:30 p.m.
Class C: Bayport-Blue Point/Bronxville winner vs. Cazenovia/Silver Creek winner, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8 Semifinals
No. 8 Simsbury vs. No. 4 Fairfield Prep
No. 6 Ridgefield vs. No. 2 Staples
No. 5 Wilton vs. No. 1 Darien
No. 7 New Canaan vs. No. 3 New Fairfield
No. 12 St. Joseph vs. No. 1 Somers
No. 3 Joel Barlow vs. No. 2 Stonington
Saturday, June 11 State Finals
at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk
Class L: Simsbury/Fairfield Prep winner vs. Staples/Ridgefield winner
Class M: Darien/Wilton winner vs. New Canaan/New Fairfield winner
Class S: Somers/St. Joseph winner vs. Stonington/Joel Barlow winner
As noted, it will be Garden City vs. Yorktown in the Class B downstate semifinal on Wednesday.
Those premier programs will be renewing a tradition-rich postseason rivalry.
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