Just a few days after taking over the top spot in the national rankings, Garden City hosts Massachusetts power Duxbury at 1 p.m. Duxbury beat Jamesville DeWitt 10-8 on April 14. JD, of course, is the team that’s beaten GC in the state finals the last two years.

Also in Nassau, Manhasset looks to bounce back from its loss to Darien when it plays at Bethpage at 11 a.m. Bethpage is coming off its first loss of the season (to Lynbrook).

The leading Class A team in Section 8, Massapequa, plays at John Jay, 5 p.m. John Jay performed well in a game against Manhasset a week ago, building an 8-3 halftime lead before falling in overtime.

Niskayuna and Somers renew their rivalry at 6 p.m. at Somers. Niskayuna beat Somers last year after Somers won 10-9 in overtime in 2010.

Niskayuna, which failed to make the state tournament for the first time since 2005 last season, is led by a potent attack that features one of the nation’s top-ranked seniors, Penn State-bound Matt Sexton, and North Carolina-bound junior Luke Goldstock, who already has registered 35 goals and 15 assists this season.

You can watch the premiere broadcast of the game on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on MSG Varsity iO Channel 14. After the premiere, you can catch it anytime on On-Demand Channel 614 or msgvarsity.com.

Ridgefield, off to a 6-0 starts, plays fellow unbeaten Summit (NJ) in a high-noon showdown. After Summit beat Ridgefield 10-5 last year, an impressed Ridgefield coach Roy Colsey began employing the  zone defense run by Summit’s Jim Davidson. Ridgefield went on to win the Class L state title.

Also at noon, Staples plays at New Canaan in an FCIAC encounter.

In a couple of Section 1 vs. Connecticut clashes, Lakeland/Panas plays at Greenwich at 11 a.m. and Bronxville visits at New Fairfield at 2 p.m.

Within Section 1, Fox Lane visits Brewster and Horace Greeley hosts Harrison in a pair of 11 a.m. games and Pleasantville plays at Putnam Valley at 1 p.m.

Today’s MSG Varsity “Lacrosse Live” game pits a West Islip team coming off a huge overtime win over Smithtown West against New Jersey’s Ridgewood, which opened the season by beating Delbarton in OT. The game will air live on iO Channel 14 and will be streamed live online at www.msgvarsity.com/livecast for Optimum subscribers. Non-Optimum subscribers can watch it on WLNY-TV 55.

The Suffolk County slate is highlighted by the 11th annual Louis Acompora Memorial Tournament that Northport is hosting at Veterans Park in East Northport.

The main matchups are:  Bayport-Blue Point vs. Eastport-South Manor at 11 a.m., Ward Melville vs. Connetquot at 1 p.m.  and Corning vs. Northport at 3 p.m. For the complete schedule, click here.

Also of note in Suffolk is a 1 p.m. game between Rocky Point and host Shoreham-Wading River.

The prep schedule is highlighted by a 1:30 p.m. game between Hotchkiss and host Brunswick at the King Street campus.

Weather shouldn’t be much of a factor during most of the day. The latest forecast calls for  a chance of showers late in the afternoon through the evening, but the heavy rain coming our way shouldn’t arrive till well after midnight.

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65 Responses to “Saturday, 4/21: Now No. 1, GC hosts Duxbury; Pequa plays at John Jay; Nisky visits Somers; Ridgefield set for Summit in battle of unbeaten; West Islip battles Ridgewood; Acompora Tourney at Northport”

  1. Billy Bobcat says:

    Byram Hills is taking on Group 1 NJ Kinnelon today at 1:00PM. Should be a good game.

  2. LaxLessons.com says:

    Duxbury has jumped out to a 2-0 lead against Garden City a minute into the game.

  3. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Sayville 6, Harborfields 5

  4. LaxLessons.com says:

    Manhasset beats Bethpage 14-6. Dino Lavalle had four goals and assist. Evan Molloy made nine saves for Set.

  5. Relax says:

    Huge college upset…Navy beats #6 Hopkins 8-2 Sam Jones w/ the Hatrick RJ Wickham w/ 18 Saves great way to end his season! Go Navy!!!

  6. LaxLessons.com says:

    Garden City has pulled away for a 10-3 lead over Duxbury after three quarters. The Trojans trailed 2-0 in the first minute of the game.

  7. randy says:

    Kennedy 10 Haldane 3 Final

  8. LaxLessons.com says:


    Garden City 10, Duxbury 5

    Delbarton over Mountain Lakes 17-7

  9. Laxit says:

    Brewster beat Fox Lane 12-6

  10. LaxLessons.com says:

    Darien beat St. Joseph’s-Trumbull 17-3.

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Darien 3 – 9 – 4 – 1 = 17
      St. Joe 1 – 0 – 1 – 1 = 3

      Darien record: 8-0 (6-0 FCIAC)

      Darien Scoring:
      Henry West 4-0
      Kevin Seiler 3-2
      Case Matheis 2-3
      Bobby Weaver 1-2
      Tim Murphy 2-1
      John Reed 1-2
      Jon Magnusson 0-2
      Kyle Cornell 1-0
      Peter Lindley 1-0
      Harry Gillespie 1-0
      Sean Foley 1-0
      Clay Barker 0-1
      George Gregory 0-1
      Mitch Wisinski 0-1

      St. Joe Scoring:
      Evan Keator 1-0
      Tom Jullian 1-0
      Joe Maccantonzo 1-1

      Darien Goalie Saves:
      Phil Huffard 2
      Hunt Bartram 3
      Christian Miller 3

      St. Joe Goalie Saves:
      EJ. Antorro 8
      Tim Braddick 4

      Darien travels to play Yorktown in a big rival matchup in the annual Tom Lener Memorial game – Tuesday, 4/24 @ 7pm.

  11. lax fan says:

    any news on ridgefield summit

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Summit won the battle of unbeatens 10-5,outscoring Ridgefield 4-0 in the fourth quarter and 6-1 in the second half. Ridgefield had jumped out to a 3-0 first-quarter lead.

  12. Vutnam Palley says:

    Putnam Valley 10 Pleasantville 9 final

  13. Lions Den says:

    WI 9, Ridgewood 5

  14. sec1 says:

    JJ 5-2 end of 1, all JJ

  15. slacrosse says:

    Jay score?

  16. sec1 says:

    JJ 7-4 Half

  17. Relaxh says:

    1-1 Somers/Nisky 5:29 left Chris Cousins unreal in the goal!

  18. Relax says:

    2-1 Somers 2:40 left in 1st Nisky ties it w/2mins left somers calls timeout 1:19left in 1st. They control the ball w/ 3 shots but no goal. Nisky’s goalie crossed the midfield twice in the 1st qtr. Risky Nisky

  19. LaxLessons.com says:

    Somers and Nisky tied 2-2 after one. Chris Cousin has been outstanding in goal..

  20. Relax says:

    Timeout Nisky 1:55 into the 2nd. Nisky’s Goldstock scores 2:35 of the 2nd 3-2 Nisky. Nisky’s controlling the ball Cousins bails out Somers in the nets again & again. 7:30 left in the half Somers on the attack & they score w/ a goal by carpenter 3-3 7:03 left

  21. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Greenwich 9, Lakeland/Panas 8, OT

  22. Relax says:

    Somers can’t take advantage of 1st emo. Nisky scores w/4:13 left. Sexton assists he is Very Good! 4-3 Nisky scores again Baccardi gets his 2nd goal 5-3 Nisky Scores to make it 6-3 Maloney scores w/2:18 left in the half. Cousins got his stick on it but it trickled in

  23. sec1 says:

    JJ 9-8 Final

  24. Relax says:

    7-3 Nisky somers answers 7-4 Baccardi gets his hat trick w/ 25secs left in the half 8-4 Nisky calls timeout

  25. LaxLessons.com says:

    Eastchester beats Scarsdale 6-5

    Cirillo scores 150th goals for Eastchester. Has 151 for his career.


    22, Rob Lalli 1 goal 1 assist

    8, Tom Cirillo 4 goals 1 assis

    11, Rob Carinci 1 goal 1 assist

    5, Anthony Salla, 1 assis

    2, Joe Arcidiacono 16 saves


    15, Jake Dorf 1 goal

    25, Cliff Geib 2 goals

    26, Spencer Repp 2 goals

    16, James Felix 2 assists

    4, Connor Wolf 10 saves

    Q1- E2, S1
    Q2-E1, S2
    Q3- E1,S1

  26. Observer Lax says:

    Greeley 8, Harrison 5

  27. Relax says:

    9-4 Nisky scores 10secs into 3rd & again at 1:29 in 10-4 Baccardi’s 4th

  28. sec1 says:

    Nisky 8-4 Half

  29. Relax says:

    11-4 Nisky in control 12-4 4:40 left in 3rd Maloney has a hat trick Somers can’t beat Quinn Nisky’s goalie until 48secs left in 3rd 12-5 after 3

  30. Relax says:

    Somers controls the opening of the 4th but can’t beat Quinn until 6:11 left 12-6 they beat Quinn again to make it 12-7 at 4:27 left they make it 12-8

  31. LaxLessons.com says:

    Nisky leading 12-8 with four minutes left. Somers on a 3-0 run with two goals by Ashikari.

  32. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Niskayuna 14, Somers 8. 

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Niskayuna 2-6-4-2—14
      Somers 2-2-1-3—8

      Niskayuna Scoring:

      Lucas Maloney – 5 Goals
      Luke Goldstock – 1 Goal 4 Assists
      Matt Sexton – 1 Assist
      Tanner Macivor- 1 Goal 1 Assist
      Justin Piccardi – 4 Goals
      Blake Pfohl – 2 Goals

      Saves :
      Evan Quinn – 10

      Somers Scoring:

      Marc Fiocco – 2 Assists
      Alex Corpolongo – 2 Goals
      Mike Ashikari – 2 Goals 2 Assists
      Johnny Cegielski – 1 Goal
      Kevin Cousin – 1 Goal 1 Assist
      Anthony Carpenter – 2 Goals

      Chris Cousin – 18

  33. LI Lax says:

    I gotta hand it to Jay, I did not think they would stay with Manhasset and I didn’t think they’d beat Pequa. Great win.

    Acompora Results:

    WM 12, Connetquot 0; BBP 14, ESM 12; Northport 12, Corning 10

  34. Laxtime says:

    Nice win for Bronxville – 17-8 over New Fairfield. Big test for Bronxville this week at Lakeland.

  35. westchester 4321 says:

    Since the lacrosse world is bigger than Sections 1, 8 and 11 and CT, NJ, here are a couple of interesting scores from today;

    Ithaca 11, Irondequoit 8
    Jamesville-DeWitt 13, West Genesee 11

  36. WestLax says:

    Section 1 weekly rankings
    1. Yorktown
    2. John Jay
    3. Lakeland/Panas
    4. Mahopac
    5. Somers
    6. Brewster
    7. Bronxville
    8. Suffern
    9. Byram Hills
    10. Clarkstown South/Eastchester

    • Indian J says:

      With potential to shuffle every two games. Section 1 seems pretty volatile right now, Jay was struggling for three straight games before doing well in two games with LI teams that are accomplished this season. Somers beat John Jay but then had two tough games with Ridgefield and Niskayuna. Town needs that statement win and you wonder if they don’t get it, will that affect them going in to the section one championships?

      Class A in LI seems like in could be somewhat hard to call. Smithton West has to figure out they are in fact good enough to beat WI. Melville and Massapequa ? Does Massapequa’s loss to Jay mean that their taking Chaminade to O.T. is yesterday’s news ?

      Can anyone beat Garden City ? Chaminade ? Summit ? When is Darien vs. Ridgefield ?

      • Lax Novice says:

        Darien visits Ridgefield Tues., May 8th, 6pm at Tiger Hollow Stadium. This week, the Tigers visit Wilton on Thurs., April 26th at Wilton in a big FCIAC matchup prior to the John Jay game on Saturday. And Darien makes its way to Charlie Murphy Field to continue its annual series with Yorktown this coming Tuesday evening, 7pm.

    • slacrosse says:

      Town/Jay (tie based upon J’s play vs Sett and Pequa)
      LP (couple losses but vs tough comp)
      Pac (wins but relatively easy sched so far)
      Bronxville (relatively easy sched so far–tests to come)



      Byrum Hills
      Putnam Valley
      Dobbs Ferry

  37. LAX says:

    Remember this is a Massapequa team that was up by 2 goals in the late 4th against Chaminade before dropping it in OT, by that standard HUGE win for JJ.

  38. Observer Lax says:

    Given JJ losing to Somers and JJ playing Yorktown and Manhasset down to the wire, you would have to think Somers has a shot vs. Town on Thursday.

  39. Aint Gonna says:

    Sorry, Somers D will not be able to stop Huskers O.
    Coach Lew cannot win against Town, look at the history!!!

  40. 22222222222 says:

    Yes it was a Pequa team that went OT with Cham,it was Cham wosrt game of the yr.

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