Bethpage has been one of the biggest surprises in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region thus far this season.

The Golden Eagles have jumped out to an 8-0 start, led by the offense of Ryan Mahon and Jesse House and defense of Danny Chillianis.

Starting now, Bethpage will have a stretch of games in which it will be put to the test, with opponents including Manhasset and Hewlett, and today, Lynbrook, in a 4:30 p.m. game at Lynbrook.

Also among 15 games in Nassau, Cold Spring Harbor hosts Seaford at 7 p.m.

In Suffolk, Comsewogue, off to an 8-0 start (just like Bethpage), plays at Sayville (6-1) among eight games in the county.

The New Jersey slate is highlighted by three unbeaten teams facing stern challenges. Bridgewater-Raritan takes on Montgomery (4-2) and  Don Bosco faces Glen Ridge. Also of note, Lawrenceville (7-1) plays Seton Hall Prep (5-2).

Among the nine Section 1 games, Pelham hosts Scarsdale, North Rockland plays at Nyack, Ardsley visits Irvington and Dobbs Ferry hosts Hastings.

Greenwich hosts Stamford among eight FCIAC games.

In New York’s Ivy League, Hackley (4-1) hosts Poly Prep (3-2).

The girls slate is highlighted by a 6 p.m. Hudson Valley contest between 2011 state semifinalists Yorktown (4-3) and rival Lakeland/Panas (5-0-1).

Lakeland/Panas, which went 17-4 last season, defeated Yorktown 17-12 during the 2011 regular season.

In case you missed the news yesterday on Facebook, we’ve updated our Recruiting Review and Commitment Rundown to include the HS lax player known as “A-Rod,” Kennedy Catholic senior attackman Andrew Rodriguez, who has committed to the Division II program at the University of Tampa.

Needless to say, there are many other big games in the tristate region today. Scroll down to check the links to access the complete schedules. But if there’s a game you think we should have noted, by all means, be sure to post the info ASAP on the “Comments” portion of this thread.

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With the season rapidly approaching the midway point, we’d like to know which boys team you think has been the biggest surprise in the tristate area thus far this season.

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Today’s schedule

* Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties) boys, girls (click on “Game schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)

* Section 8 (Nassau County) boys, girls (click on “Game schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)

* Section 9 (Orange and Ulster counties) boys, girls

* Section 11 (Suffolk County) boys, girls (click on “Schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)  

* FCIAC (Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Association) boys, girls 

* SCC (Southern Connecticut Conference) boys, girls 

* SouthWest Connecticut Conference boys, girls

* CHSAA Boys (Click on team link for schedule)

* CHSAA Girls (Click on team link for schedule)

* New York City Boys (Click on team link for schedule)

* New York City Girls (Click on team link for schedule)

* New Jersey Boys (Click on team link for schedule)

* New Jersey Girls (Click on team link for schedule)

* New England Boys Prep Schools (Click on team link for schedule)

* New England Girls Prep Schools (Click on team link for schedule)

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10 Responses to “Wednesday, 4/18: Unbeaten Bethpage, Comsewogue, Bridgewater-Raritan and Don Bosco all have tough tests; Yorktown girls host rival Lakeland/Panas in matchup of 2011 state semifinalists”

  1. Girl Power says:

    The girls game at Yorktown will be a good one. Both these teams get after it whenever they play. I think Yorktown will pull out a much needed win after last weeks 1 goal loss at Fox Lane.

  2. Its 7:00 PM Do u Know where your scores are??? says:

    How about some score updates???

  3. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final in girls lax: Lakeland/Panas 15, Yorktown 7. Alexa Bonnes scored her 100th career goal for LP.

  4. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Bronxville 6, White Plains 4

  5. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Lynbrook 8, Bethpage 5

  6. Jersey Shore Lax says:

    Don Bosco beat Glen ridge 9-5

  7. Lax says:

    Mamaroneck 11 Eastchester 7

  8. Jersey Shore Lax says:

    How bout this – Westfield 9, Chatham 9. Can u say upset??

  9. LI Lax says:

    Comsewogue over Sayville 10-9 in 3OT

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