When it comes to marquee matchups, today is perhaps the biggest weekday of the season so far.

Among the matchups: Darien vs. Manhasset; West Islip vs. Smithtown West; and Rye at Lakeland/Panas.

Let’s start with Darien and Manhasset.

Darien has a score to settle.

Make that three scores to settle.

The Blue Wave’s “Battle of the Sound” rivalry has annually been a highly contested affair.

But Darien hasn’t pulled out a win since 2008.

Darien enters the game 6-0. Manhasset is 5-1. Both are ranked in the Top 20 nationally.

This year’s battle will be played on a (somewhat) neutral field — Boyle Stadium in Stamford.

You can catch it live at 6 p.m. on msgvarsity.com and premiering on MSG Varsity Channel 14 on Saturday at 5 p.m., following the 3 p.m. “Lacrosse Live” game between West Islip and Ridgewood.

In other games in Connecticut today, Staples plays at Glastonbury, Cheshire hosts Simsbury, New Fairfield visits Weston and Joel Barlow hosts Newtown.

Also today, there’s an interesting storyline behind the 4:30 p.m. game at New Rochelle between a pair of upstart programs — the host Huguenots and Irvington. There will be four members of some of the Somers team that won four straight sectional titles from 2000-03 coaching on the sideline – Irvington head coach Drew Werney, New Rochelle head coach Brian Violante and assistants Rob Smith and Jon D’Ascoli.

In some of the other Section 1 games today, Mahopac visits Hen Hud, Rye plays at Lakeland/Panas (at Lakeland High School), Somers hosts Brewster, Kennedy Catholic visits Put Valley and Fox Lane plays at Byram Hills.

The Nassau County slate is highlighted by a 4:45 p.m. game between two of the top contenders in Class A — host Syosset and Massapequa.

West Islip and Smithtown West, who played an overtime game in last year’s Suffolk County Class A final, square off at 7 p.m. at Smithtown West.

Also in Section 11, Ward Melville plays at Sachem North.

Before we close for today, in case you missed the news yesterday, Garden City has taken over the No. 1 spot in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings.

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73 Responses to “Thursday, 4/19: Manhasset, Darien ‘Battle of the Sound’ highlights slate; West Islip, Smithtown West meet again; Section 1 slate includes Rye vs. Lakeland/Panas”

  1. LI Lax says:

    Predictions:

    Smithtown West 11, West Islip 8
    Manhasset 10, Darien 9 (OT)

  2. Geepers says:

    Lax Novice, weigh in here with your attitude. So we can make fun of you now, or when Ridgefield beats you later on, and you reach for excuses.

  3. Observer Lax says:

    Darien 9 Set 7 – Matheis will have breakout game after struggling vs Set last 2 yrs

    WI 8 SW 7 – great D beats great O

  4. Not Joe Lombardi says:

    Think this could be a statement day for a few teams that are ready to show who they are!

    West Islip- 11
    Smith West- 9

    Put Valley- 10
    Kennedy- 6

    Fox Lane-12
    Byram-9

    L/P- 8
    Rye- 6

    Brewster- 10
    Somers- 8

    Darien- 12
    Sett- 7

  5. Lax Novice says:

    People have spoken of how the Wave have pointed to Wilton as a revenge game this season. The Manhasset game is right on that level among opponents for Darien this season; the senior class is very focused on going out with a win against an always-tough Nassau Co. powerhouse. The Indians seem vulnerable with one of their best playing through injury, Ryan Mathews. Yet they’ve already shown that the program is still one of the best on LI and the country.

    Both teams will rely on stout defenses to be reliably efficient and keep the score low. If the Wave can keep it close late, putting the ball in the hands of #4 will make the difference. Good luck to all.

    Darien 8 – Manhasset 6

    Game time is 6pm at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. Proceeds from the admission fee go towards the Wounded Warrior Foundation and Stamford Youth Lacrosse.

  6. //////////////////////////// says:

    No way Somers will lose to Brewster.

  7. Old Rugger says:

    Its days like this when you wish you could be in 4 places at once and none of them be work.

    Smithtown W 11
    WI 9

    Darien 11
    Sett 9

    Pequa 10
    Syosset 9

    PV 11
    KC 6

    FL 9
    BH 7

    L/P 9
    Rye 7

    Somers 10
    Brewster 6

    Pac 11
    HH 5

    Pvill 10 (OT)
    Harrison 9

    • slacrosse says:

      Agree.

      I’ll take your picks except I’ll take Harrison over Pville 10-7.

    • slacrosse says:

      Darien/Sett

      Great match up with among others Darien pole Britton covering Maroney or Mathews and Sett pole Dunjivak covering Matheis

      Teams pretty even but edge to Darien on numbers of offensive weapons.

  8. Indian J says:

    Smithtown West 14 West Islip 11

    Manhasset 11 Darien 10

    Pequa 12 Syossett 10

    Kennedy 9 P.V. 8 well, would be something

    Byram 8 Fox Lane 6

    L/P 10 Rye 9

    Brewster 8 Somers 7

    Pac 14 HH 6

    Pville 8 Harrison 7

  9. WestLax says:

    Joe great job on all lacrosse information it makes things easy to follow evryone owes you a big thank you! That being said I am hearing Locust Valley has come along way this year what’s your take? Cold Spring Harbor will be their 1st test. See you at Darien Manahasset game tonight. I am thinking Sett in 2 OT’s 9-8.

  10. LaxLessons.com says:

    Put Valley leads Kennedy Catholic 2-1 after one.

  11. LaxLessons.com says:

    Mahopac leads Hen Hud 7-1 at the half.

  12. Relax says:

    Bobby D is dominating the game clearing & scoring 1-0 ‘sett

  13. sec1 says:

    1-1 Darien after 3 mins

  14. Relax says:

    2-1 ‘sett 7mins left 1st

  15. Relax says:

    3-1 ‘sett on an emo ‘sett’s outplaying Darien I’d be surprised if they lose. Darien’s goalie keepin it Fr being worse

  16. sec1 says:

    3-1 Sett after 1

  17. Beach Lax says:

    Somers beat Brewster 7-4. Sick game in goal for Chris cousinnn

  18. Relax says:

    ‘sett’s close D playing well Darien’s had the ball all of the 2nd but can’t get shots on the net & when they do ‘sett’s goalie saves Em, emo comin w/ 8:51 left. Darien’s penalties are hurting them. Sett blows the emo. Timeout Dariens ball 8:04 left in half 3-1 ‘sett Darien needs a score off this TO

  19. Relax says:

    Matheis gets a goal when ‘set blows a clear. Darien scores again to even it at 3 we got a game

  20. Relax says:

    4-3 ‘set but Darien comes back w/ matheis to tie it at 4. Set scores to make it 5-4 w/ 1:51 left in half Shootout in the making Timeout ‘set 1:39 left. Darien’s goalie playing well

  21. Lax2Lax says:

    St. John the Baptist 10, Kellenberg 5…final

  22. sec1 says:

    5-4 Sett Half

  23. Relax says:

    ‘set calls Timeout w 17secs don’t score off both Timeouts 5-4 at half. Darien’s goalie keepin it close

  24. Rebel Yell says:

    LP 11 Rye 3 … yeh boys

  25. Relax says:

    Set kills one penalty & gets another but Darien throws the ball OB. Set’s goalie playin unreal Bobby D is the best player on the field. Darien trips him & set scores. 6-4 set

  26. Relax says:

    Matheis scores but set comes right back 7-5

  27. sec1 says:

    7-6 Sett end of 3

  28. Relax says:

    Darien squanders an emo Bobby weaver scores to make it 7-6 he’s got a hat trick at least. He’s having a great game for Darien 7-6 after 3 both teams ramped it up a notch. BarnBurner!

  29. Relax says:

    Weaver scores again. Could be the player of the game. He assists on another Darien takes the lead & the momentum 8-7 great battles all over the field incredible game!

  30. Relax says:

    Weaver scores another goal! 9-7 Darien scores again 10-7 great turnaround. Never thought it would go this way Weaver & the goalie should get game balls 10-7 w/ 1:30 left. It’s pretty much over!

  31. SirLaxalot says:

    Darien wins 10-7. I seem to remember Joe picking Darien to win 9-7 on MSG Varsity on Monday. Nice prediction Big JL!

  32. westchesterlax says:

    Joe;

    I hate to be a party pooper but can you either eliminate all these meaningless predictions posted or create a separate space for them. These predictions are completely irrelevant, serve no purpose and only clog up this site for readers looking for actual scores. I think the only people interested in the predicted scores are the ones that write them. I for one am happy to see the game played on the field and not on the internet. Thanks.

    • Lax n stuff says:

      Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Hey buddy, the predictions are all posted well prior to the game. If you mix them up for real scores than you have problems no one here can help you with lol. The predictions are fun to read and one of the main reasons I come to this blog well before the games start. Notice too I used the word “fun.” That’s what sports should be all about. Get with the program!

    • Laxtime says:

      Come on – if someones writes “Manhasset 10, Darien 9” at 9:08 am the day of the game or the day before it’s obviously a prediction. I guess it wouldn’t hurt if they wrote “Prediction: Manhasset 10, Darien 9” but I don’t find it confusing at all. Obviously once the games start the scores are updates. Hellooooo.

    • slacrosse says:

      So lets see. Predictions “clogged” the site for you when you were seeking scores??? Really? How is that possible when the predictions ended around 10:30 AM!!!

      Please just ignore this site and go to games like you said.

  33. Indian J says:

    Huge win for Darien, Congrats to them.

  34. slacrosse says:

    Congrats Darien

  35. Jaybird says:

    Nice effort Darien. Congrats from John Jay.

    Great win for the Hudson Valley/Connecticut region vs. “Strong” Island, especially coupled with John Jay’s strong effort and outplaying Set for 3/4 of the game on Saturday.

  36. IslandLaxpert says:

    Now we can turn our attention to WI vs. SW. It’s 4-4 in the 3rd qtr

  37. One Who Knows says:

    What were stat lines of ‘Set game?

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Darien 1 – 4 – 1 – 4 — 10
      Manhasset 3 – 3 – 1 – 0 — 7

      Darien record: 7-0 (5-0 FCIAC)
      Manhasset record: 6-2

      Darien scoring:
      Bobby Weaver 4-1
      Case Matheis 3-4
      Tim Murphy 2-0
      Henry West 1-1
      Kevin Seiler 1-0

      Manhasset scoring:
      Dino Lavalle 3-0
      Quinn Moroney 0-4
      James Clarke 1-0
      Bryan Grimm 1-0
      Bobby Duvnjak 1-0
      Kevin Katzman 1-0
      Kevin Overlander 0-1

      Darien goalie saves:
      Phil Huffard – 11

      Manhasset goalie saves:
      Evan Molloy – 9

      Great crowd on hand at Boyle Stadium to witness this annual “Battle of the Sound” matchup.
      Game will be aired on MSG Varsity iO TV Channel 14 – Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. following the 3 p.m. “Lacrosse Live” game between West Islip and Ridgewood. The Darien-New Canaan game can be seen on iO Channel 14 on Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

      • X marks the spot says:

        Case had a lot of looks and hit a couple of posts, Set goalie made some saves when he shot high. One of Case’s goal was a beaut, breaking down #19 from X and squeezing a bouncer from a tough angle.

        Very impressive game. lots’ of passion on both sides

        • Ride the Wave says:

          I agree. Especially on Darien’s part. Lots of determination. Joe was spot on when he said on MSG Varsity that Darien’s seniors – Case, Britton, Weaver, West, etc. – would not be denied this time after three years of frustration vs. Set. They are fierce competitors and have been waiting for this game for a long time.

    • X marks the spot says:

      Was weaver #2? If so, had a great goal in 3rd, beating his SSDM from behind with a nice lefty jump shot.

  38. Observer Lax says:

    Byram beat Fox Lane 8-5

  39. LI Lax says:

    Tom Moore scores game winner for WI in OT, 7-6.

  40. Warrior says:

    Brewster loses to Somers 7-4. Very good game from both teams..It was 5-4 at the half , Somers leading. Brewster killed a two man down 3 minute penalty in the 2nd or 3rd qtr. Both Defenses and goalies played very well. Class B playoff should be awesome!!

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Brewster 3-1-0-0 — 4
      Somers 3-2-1-1 — 7

      Brewster scoring:

      Nick Dingee – 2 Goals 1 Assist
      Liam Daros – 1 Goal
      Shane Flattery- 1 Goal 1 Assist

      Saves:
      Ed Schoening – 15

      Somers scoring:

      Mike Ashikari – 2 Goals 2 Assists
      Alex Corpolong – 2 Goals
      Marc Fiocco- 3 Goals 1Assist

      Saves:
      Chris Cousin -13

      • Just sayin says:

        Was Erickson on Kevin Cousin?

        • sawitlive says:

          Erickson and Batemen are the best 1,2 defensive unit in the section. ferrentini, cousins and berardis have all been shut down by these guys. Great sticks great feet and great ability. Yes erickson was on cousins. Chris Cousin however is the lone star of this game. Incredible performance.

          • lax1 says:

            Goaltending was the difference here. Cousins was unreal in the 2nd half Brewster easily could have had enough to win and the brewster goalie looked like he was standing in quick sand. Iv never seen a goalie fall backwards on a 15yrd bounce shot. Is this mighty ducks w/ fulton reed shooting?? bad footwork

      • Warrior says:

        Brewster did have its chances in this game. Controlled the ball for a good part of the 3rd qtr and reeled off some good shots. Cousins came up with some real good saves.

  41. Huge Not says:

    Nice win for New Ro yesterday 9-7 over Irvington. New Ro looking good early in season.

  42. Old Rugger says:

    Pequa – Syosset game anyone have any commeents? I thought Syosset was the favorite? Its looking like Pequa the rising team in 8A. I haven’t seen them but relatives say Goalie very good, #21 great athlete (ground ball machine) and #29 a shut down close D-man.
    Say LI any reviews on the team?

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