It was a relatively light day for games yesterday, but there was no shortage of big news in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region.

It started bright and early in the morning. As we first told you here on Twitter, another sophomore standout from the tristate, made a college commitment.

Iona Prep faceoff specialist extraordinaire Mike Orefice gave a verbal commitment to accept a scholarship offer from one of the nation’s top-ranked D-I teams, Loyola. For more, be sure to check the full story posted here late last night.

As we also told you later in the morning on Twitter, another commitment was made when Eastchester senior Pat Guido, a three-year starter on defense, decided on Manhattanville. Be sure to check back for Pat’s thought’s on his choice.

Speaking of Eastchester, the big story coming out of yesterday’s game was the performance of EHS senior Tom Cirillo. The Salisbury University-bound star attackman had a career-high and school record nine goals in a 12-10 loss to Pelham, giving him a school-record 143 goals for his career. For more on that, including Tom’s thoughts on the record, check the full story.

In other noteworthy games, resurgent Rocky Point beat Huntington 9-3 and Suffern handled North Rockland 11-8.

Now, to today.

The big matchup is a 4:30 p.m. contest between defending FCIAC champ Darien, fresh off big back-to-back wins over Wilton and Torrey Pines (Calif.), and New Canaan, a team expected to contend for the top spot in the county.

In another showdown of FCIAC titles contenders, Ridgefield meets Staples.

For a look back at last week, and a look ahead to the Darien-New Canaan game and Darien’s Thursday showdown against Manhasset, be sure to check Joe’s segment with Shawna Ryan on MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk.”

In the Hudson Valley, there was also no shortage of eventful games to review and plenty of others to preview. For more on that, check Joe’s segment with Shawna here.

In Nassau County, Syosset visits Oceanside at 7 p.m. and Manhasset, fresh off its 11-10 OT win against John Jay, hosts Plainedge at 6 p.m.

The Suffolk slate is highlighted by a 4:30 p.m. game at Sachem East vs. West Islip.

Among the games of note in the Hudson Valley, Lakeland/Panas hosts Fordham Prep at 5 p.m. and Arlington plays at Mahopac at 4:30 p.m.

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27 Responses to “Tuesday, 4/17: After an eventful Monday, Tuesday slate is highlighted by New Canaan-Darien”

  1. LaxLessons.com says:

    Darien and New Canaan are tied 1-1  after one quarter.  Goals by West of Darien and Brainard for NC. 

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Darien leads 4-1 at the half. West had the first three goals of the game. 

      • LaxLessons.com says:

        Darien on top 7-1 after three. Matheis scored twice in the quarter after being held scoreless at the half.  

        • LaxLessons.com says:

          Final: 13-3 Darien. Matheis finishes with five goals, Weaver with three.

          • LaxLessons.com says:

            Darien 1 – 3 – 3 – 6 — 13
            NC 1 – 0 – 0 – 2 — 3

            Darien record: 6-0 (5-0 in FCIAC)
            NC record: 3-3 (3-2 in FCIAC)

            Darien scoring:
            Case Matheis – 5-0
            Henry West – 3-0
            Tim Murphy – 1-1
            Bobby Weaver – 1-0
            Sean Foley – 1-0
            Brendan Hathaway – 1-0
            Jamie Kerr – 1-0
            John Reed – 0-1
            Kevin Seiler – 0-1
            Kyle Cornell – 0-1

            NC scoring:
            John Brainard 1-1
            Matt Blasco 1-0
            Puck Richardson 1-0
            Mike Bossidy 0-1

            Darien goalie saves:
            Phil Huffard 8
            Hunt Bartram 4

            NC goalie saves:
            Tom Carey 12

            Darien takes on Manhasset in the Battle of the Sound – Thursday, 4/19 at Boyle Stadium at Stamford High School at 6pm.
            All proceeds for this game will go to Wounded Warrior Project and Stamford Youth Lacrosse.

  2. sec1 says:

    Most of Yorktowns close D not playing, 6-1 after 1

  3. sec1 says:

    Yorktown has started to empty bench mid 2nd. Town has used 4 different FO men, and won 80%. Half 14-1

  4. lax says:

    Yorktown Score?

  5. lax says:

    Yorktown Score

  6. Bobcats says:

    8-2 Byram at half over Harrison

  7. Relax says:

    Greeley & Jay all tied at 3 w/ 6:46 JJ gies emo & scores to make it 4-3 w/ 6:26 left in 2nd qtr. Greeley moves the ball well on O takes good shots & looks sharp until they cough it up w/ 4:50 to go. They get it back & at 3:30 JJ goalie makes a nice save Time Out 3:21 left Good Game

  8. sec1 says:

    Town end of 3, running time started in 2nd.
    19-2

  9. Relax says:

    Greeley ties it at 4 w/2:30 left in the half. JJ 4 HG 4 Greeley looks like they’re playing Well today

  10. sec1 says:

    Town 21-3 Final

  11. Relax says:

    JJ scores w/ 6:07 left in 3rd to make it 5-4 HG gets the ball & turns it over JJ scores again w/3:40 left in 3rd 6-4 JJ. HG misses the net w/ 2:23 JJ scores w/ 1:21. All JJ in the 3rd run off 3 straight to make it 7-4 until HG scores w/ 46sec left in 3rd 7-5 end 3

  12. Relax says:

    HG scores to make it 7-6 w/ 9:47left. Greeley goalie playing well. JJ missing the net until they bounce one bye him @6:23left they win the F/O & score at 6:13 2 quick goals make it 9-6. JJ winning 2nd half 5-2. Much better @ F/Os 10-6 w/ 5:26 left. This was a close game most of the way. 3 straight by JJ in 3mins make it 10-6. Good effort but JJ outplays HG throughout 2nd half. 11-6 on a rebound of a longstick shot. HG middies can’t match-up on GBs 12-6 w/ 1:59 on another transition goal. JJ calls TO. Try to stall the last couple mins. 12-6 final JJ

  13. Sailors Fan says:

    Yorktown 21 Hen Hud 3 (final). A nice bounce-back win (angry thrashing?) by Town after the Long Island trip to remind everyone that Town is still the best team in Section 1.

  14. sec12012 says:

    Mahopac needed ot to beat Arlington.wow

    • Pac Lax says:

      Pac was up 7-1 after 1Q. Arlington outworked them…. Sloppy game by both teams.

      • hmmmm says:

        I think pac is undisciplined and very easy to figure out. Watch many games throughout section 1 and saw them play wappingers and before there was a long break for an injury (ambulance). It was surprisingly close. In Class A, L/P stands alone. I think Come May, 1 thing will be consistant, Yorktown will win class b but all over there will be some surprises.

    • not surprised says:

      They needed two overtime periods

  15. Anthony says:

    LP 7, Fordham Prep 4

    Not a great effort for LP but a win’s a win.

  16. VernDaddy420 says:

    Town on 3, town on 3……

    1,2,3…TOWN!

    Solid W boys!

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