One of the most much-awaited annual matchups in the tristate region will be renewed tonight as Darien visits Yorktown at 7 o’clock at historic Charlie Murphy Field.

Darien, at 8-0 and coming off its first win over Manhasset since 2008, is riding high.

Yorktown (6-2), which suffered back-to-back one-sided losses to Chaminade and Smithtown West after a 4-0 start, has outscored its last two opponents 41-14.

There are several interesting matchups to keep an eye on.

First, Yorktown’s Marquette-bound playmaking attackman Conor Gately will be defended by one of the region’s top defenders, Cornell-bound senior Tony Britton.

Darien’s all-time leading scorer, Case Matheis, is likely to see more than one Husker defending him, most notably Hopkins-bound junior Trevor Koelsch and Syracuse-bound sophomore Austin Fusco.

The rivalry began in the 1990s when Darien coach Jeff Brameier, the first and only coach in Blue Wave varsity history, was looking to schedule a regional power to test his team — much like Yorktown did years earlier when it established rivalries with such programs as Wilton and Ward Melville.

Darien has won two straight against Yorktown, including last season’s meeting 9-6. Yorktown’s last win in the series came in 2009 when it won 9-6 at Darien.

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Unbeaten defending Section 1 Class A champion Mahopac visits Lakeland/Panas in a rematch of last year’s Section 1 Class A title game, won by the Pac 7-5. Game-time is 7 p.m. at Lakeland High School.

On Long Island, unbeaten Comsewogue (10-0) plays at Shoreham-Wading River (7-1) at 4:30 p.m. Also in Suffolk, Eastport-South Manor hosts Sayville at 7 p.m. and Rocky Point visits Bayport-Blue Point at 4:30 p.m.

The Nassau County slate is highlighted by a 4:30 p.m. game between host Lynbrook and Manhasset.

Somers will be looking for its second win against a CHSAA foe when it hosts Fordham Prep at 5:30 p.m. The Tuskers opened the season with a 14-6 win against Iona Prep, a team Fordham Prep rallied to beat 11-10 in overtime.

In Section 1 games, Horace Greeley plays at Pleasantville, Fox Lane hosts Harrison and Nanuet visits Suffern in 4:30 p.m. games while, in 5 p.m. action, Hen Hud hosts Brewster and Byram Hills plays at Rye.

In an intriguing FCIAC game, a senior-laden Joel Barlow team, off to a 5-0 start and coming off a surprisingly one-sided 17-4 win over Newtown, hosts Staples at 4 p.m. on Field J.

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108 Responses to “Tuesday, 4/24: Darien, Yorktown renew rivalry; Pac, LP meet again; Unbeaten Comsewogue visits SWR (7-1); Lynbrook hosts Manhasset; Byram Hills plays at Rye”

  1. BlueGold says:

    Is it true that our game Thursday vs JJ is at Somers? Anyone??

  2. Laxtime says:

    Lots of big ones today. Here are my picks…

    Darien 10, Town 6

    LP 11, Pac 10

    Wogue 9, SWR 7

    Set 11, Lynbrook 6

    Rye 7, Byram 6

    What does everyone think??

  3. Lax Novice says:

    As the Yankees like to say, it’s only a rivalry if the other team wins once in a while. Darien 14 – Yorktown 4.

    Over/under for points by the lock All-Americans Gately and Fusco tonight – 2 1/2

    Over/under for points by Matheis/Murphy/Seiler – 8 1/2

    Good luck to all.

    • Relax says:

      Why not throw weaver in.. LOL 2010 wasn’t that long ago yank

    • Relax says:

      How’s the crow tasting? LLLOOOLLL!!!!

    • justlaxin says:

      Game has now been split the last 4 years. I think that is rivalry worthy. Tom L would have loved it last night. Not calling out refs, but how do games get distributed. They seemed overmatched by speed of game last night. Trevor K did great job on Matheis. West has some shot. Gately is fantastic. Something to prove with all the Case hype? If Town can win faceoffs, they can beat anyone. In SMW and Cham, they barely had ball. SMW kid was like 17 of 19.

  4. Cross Westchester says:

    They look good. I might flip the LP/Pac and Byram/Rye scores.

  5. slacrosse says:

    Darien 12 Town 5

    LP 11 Pac 9

    Rye small favorite over BH

  6. Relax says:

    Hey Joe: is ‘towns goalie who hurt his shoulder vs SW playing tonite? Any status on his injury?

  7. LI Lax says:

    Wogue 8, SWR 7 2OT
    Darien 14, Town 7
    Set 12, Lynbrook 2

  8. Old Rugger says:

    SWR 9 Wogue 8
    Darien 12 Town 8
    Pac 10 LP 9

  9. Relax says:

    Greeley 6 Pville 4 Pville only have 6 reserves they use 4 of them a couple LSM’s a Fogo/O mid. Lack of depth

  10. Relax says:

    7-6 greeley at half gotta pull for Pville 15 of their 16 players have played meaningful mins. They’re hangin tough. Good stuff fun game

  11. Relax says:

    9-7 Greeley as Pville scores w/ the buzzer sounding to end the 3rd. Both goalies had big saves as Greeley wins the qtr 2-1. All 16 Pville players have played crucial mins. Very Cool

  12. Relax says:

    12-8 final Greeley Pville needs to learn how to faceoff. They don’t get low enough. They got beat consistantly

  13. says:

    Brewster leads Hen Hud 9-8 in the fourth quarter.

  14. says:

    Yorktown leads Darien 2-0. Goals by Prestreau and Vercruysse. .

  15. Relax says:

    2-0 ‘town 6:29 left in 1st

  16. Relax says:

    Emo Darien ‘town goalie makes some big saves 2-1 west goal 2:23 left ‘town makes it 3-1 fusco scores 1:13 left town goalie on fire 3-1 after 1st

  17. Relax says:

    5-1 fusco & Mariano timeout Darien 10:43 left in half

  18. Sec12012 says:

    6-1 ytown keep it going boys.

  19. says:

    Brilliant no-look pass from Gately results in Vercruysse’s third goal, on a man up. Yorktown leads 7-2 with five minutes left. 

  20. Relax says:

    6-2 8:43left town goalie still playin great emo Darien 6:54 left in half illegal body ck. Bodies are flyin. Town gets it back when Darien throws it away. Darien takes a bad penalty 6:09left town scores as verracruz gets a hat trick 7-2 town 5mins left Darien another penalty town controlling the ball & score to make it 8-2 3:04left

  21. says:

    LP leads Mahopac 3-1 late in the second quarter.

  22. Relax says:

    Town leads 8-3 Darien scores on a weaver emo goal. 8-3 halftime

  23. Conor STATESly says:

    8-3 Yorktown at the half. Yorktown is playing as if they have something to prove. Loving the effort so far looking for a big upset

  24. Syracuse says:

    8-3 Yorktown at the half.

  25. slacrosse says:

    Go Town!!

  26. slacrosse says:

    Rye 6 Byram Hills 4

    • Tale of Two Half's says:

      Slow start for BH in the 1st half. Rye dominated 1st half possession . Its tough for any team let alone team like Byram that is (long on athletes/short on lacrosse players) to turn the ball over as much as they do/have and win against good teams. After the Byram coach shortened his bench considerably in the second half, the game was more indictive of where the two teams are

  27. Relax says:

    Town’s goalie really impressive! Tiny kid. Didn’t look like this when he was thrust into action vs SW. He’s been absolutely incredible. Some improvent. He’s up taking warm-ups 5mins left in halftime kids are fired-up for the 2nd half. Darien looking more like the red sox then the Yankees lax novice…

  28. Relax says:

    No letdown mins into the 3rd Darien has the ball after town controlled opening 2mins matheis goes 5hole 3:30 into the 3rd 8-4 town gets a penalty Darien scores w/7:08 left on 3rd uh oh here we go 8-5

  29. Gonzo says:

    Briarcliff 13 Westlake 3

  30. says:

    Fusco answers after back-to-back Darien goals. Yorktown leads 9-5 midway through the third. 

  31. Relax says:

    Frankie Fusco scores 9-5 darien gets a 2mins of penalties & town’s on the emo w/ 4:54 left in the 3rd Mariano gets his 2nd 10-5 town gets a penalty 3:51 left in the 3rf

  32. Lax Observer says:

    Fox Lane beat Harrison 10-8

  33. Syracuse says:

    Per Isaac Cass of MSGVarsity: “Yorktown blocking shots like a hockey team. This is max effort.” … Town killed off 2-man disadvantage late in the third and leads 10-5

  34. says:

    Yorktown leads 10-5 after three. Will start fourth with a man up on a one-minute cross check vs. Darien. 

  35. Syracuse says:

    Fusco from Gately, 11-5 Town

  36. Relax says:

    Town Gets out of being down 2men now they have an emo to open the 4th Frankie Fusco getshis 3rd 11-5

  37. slacrosse says:

    LP score?

  38. says:

    Mahopac and LP tied at 5-5 with time winding down in regulation.

  39. Relax says:

    Emo town they slash fusco town gets a penalty Darien makes it 11-6 4:51left

  40. Relax says:

    11-8 west 2:30

  41. Relax says:


  42. ourtime1956 says:

    Solid WIN for YORKTOWN!!! Guess they just needed a wake up call on LI…..very impressive performance on Charlie Murphy field by the boys tonight!!

  43. Syracuse says:

    Finals: Yorktown 11, Darien 9; L/P 6, Mahopac 5

  44. Blue White says:

    Congrats to Yorktowm, sounds like it was an amazing team effort

  45. says:

    Final: Yorktown 11, Darien 9

  46. Lax Observer says:

    Especially impressive for Yorktown doing this with a goalie who was no their starter when the season began. He obviously stepped up and has a bright future.

  47. laxr says:

    Fantastic performance for Town. Interesting contrast from last year, when they got smacked by all the CT teams, and played all of their LI foes down to the wire (except for Chaminade).

    • Relax says:

      Town did the smackin last nite & as much as I like Wilton look for ‘town to Smack that ct team. Don’t think they play Rfield but even w/ Roy at the helm they’d Smack them around to. Different level of play has begun. You won’t see the same ‘town team from the 1st half if the yr. They’ve made their adjustments w/ Fusco & Veracruyse & the new goalie is playing at a very high level to Stone matheis & crew time & again. Congrats Indeed!

      • laxr says:

        I don’t think that you will see this Town team consistently for the rest of the season. Last night was Town at their very best, and it’s simply not sustainable game after game. Also, you can bet that nobody will be overlooking them from here on out, as Darien did last night. This is why some people get frustrated with Yorktown; they win one big game, and all of a sudden they say they are going to smack everybody. Same thing happened in 2010 when they won an almost identical game against Chaminade, and look how that season turned out. The fact is that they caught fire against an unprepared Darien team (and shame on them for not taking Town seriously); I still think Darien takes at least 7 if they played 10 times (and before you jump on me for this, just look back over the archives and you’ll see Town fans saying this after every loss to a big time team). Please, just let their play from here on out do the talking, because I could do without hearing about this game for the next 3 years like that Town-Chaminade game from 2010.

        • Relax says:


          • laxr says:

            Nothing to do with the bus ride. It was clear that Town came out more prepared and playing harder; that’s a fact, and it has nothing to do with talent, nor was it representative of the way either team came out of the gates in any other games this season. I feel comfortable in saying this not only because its the truth, but because I’ve heard Yorktown fans say these things time and again. Don’t let the victory get in your heads or else more games of the Chaminade/Smithtown West variety are going to occur against Wilton, St. A’s,etc…Darien is a perfect example of getting overconfident after winning a few big games. And by the way, 11-9 isn’t nearly as much of a smacking as some of the other games in the series (and I can always use the glare from the stadium lights as an excuse in a night game, can’t I? 😉

        • Justlaxin says:

          Town actually beat Chaminade in 08 09 and 10. Just saying

      • Big Easy says:

        “Relax” Relax…great win for Town…glad to see them play well. Yorktown’s excuse last year after a beat down by Ridgefield (not a 2 goal victory, but a 14-8 thrashing) was similar to Dariens this year…kids were flat, game doesn’t mean anything because it’s out of state, etc. Town dropped Ridgefield this year, not the other way around. I am pretty sure that Ridgefield will add them ANY TIME they are willing. Ridgefield Lacrosse- 2011 Section 1 Champs

  48. slacrosse says:

    Wow–Great win Town!!

  49. Sailors Fan says:

    Nice win for the Huskers. Congrats!

  50. Henry says:

    Somers -11
    Fordham Prep-4

    Ready for Thursdays SHOWDOWN!!!!

  51. Fan2 says:

    Town really played well tonight. Congrats.

  52. Indian J says:

    Thats the win Yorktown needed. Congrats!

  53. Relax says:

    Somebody’s back in the Top 20 Quick:60

  54. LaxLessons says:

    Darien 1 – 2 – 2 – 4 — 9

    Yorktown 3 – 5 – 2 – 1 — 11

    Darien Record: 8-1 (6-0 in FCIAC)

    Yorktown Record: 7-2

    Darien Scoring:

    Henry West 4-0

    Jon Magnusson 2-1

    Case Matheis 1-3

    Bobby Weaver 2-0

    Tim Murphy 0-2

    Yorktown Scoring:

    Frank Fusco 3-0

    Connor Vercrysse 3-0

    Nick Mariano 2-0

    Conor Gately 0-4

    Brian Prestreau 2-0

    Joey Raniolo 1-1

    Darien Goalie Saves:

    Phil Huffard – 8

    Yorktown Goalie Saves:

    Austin Grahm 16 saves

  55. says:

    Fordham – 1-0-0-3–4
    Somers – 4-3-3-1–11

    Fordham Scoring:

    Andreychak – 2 Goals 1 Assist
    Smith – 1 Goal
    Grinnell – 1 Goal

    Saves – Gowan- 12
    Shapiro -3

    Somers Scoring:

    Chris Marasco – 3 Goals 1 Assist
    Kevin Cousin – 2 Goals 1 Assist
    Alex Corpolongo – 2 Goals
    Marc Fiocco – 1 Goal
    Mike Ashikari – 1 Goal 2 Assists
    Tim Cousin – 2 Goals

    Chris Cousin – 5
    Oscar Esquivel -2

  56. Relax says:

    What makes tonite’s win by ‘town really special is… No one picked them to win in laxlesson’s predictions. Most people picked ‘town to get smoked by the wave. It shows that like the sign says in the Mt Vernon Knights’ BBall locker room, “tradition never graduates” ‘town’s tradition is second to none in sect.1 lax. Up & coming programs are fun, but traditiona powerhouses like ‘town are special. Congrats kids, coaches, family & fans. Murphy Magic was in effect tonite!

  57. mr.Reality says:

    Arlington over putnam valley 15-6….solid 4 quarters for the admirals.

    • upstate says:

      That is an impressive score. Good for them, they needed it after their murderers row schedule to start the year.

  58. Old Rugger says:

    1st Congrats to town I didn’t see this commin. Ytown goalie played great. Ytown attack moved the ball cleanly and crisply and found the cutters or created too many slides for Darien. Darien goalie not his best game (lots of 15 yarders). I’d bet the stats have Ytown almost 2-1 in GBs.
    Gately looked better than Matheis today (It might have something to do with #18 on Ytown)
    Somers and JJ have their work cut out for them.
    A good section one win!

    • slacrosse says:

      The Town/Somers game should be a great game Th–good luck to both teams.

    • slacrosse says:

      From what I’ve read it seems like Town played “out of their minds”–ground balls, putting the body out to block shots, etc, etc, etc! Aside from basic high level lax skills on show if there is any credence to saying sometimes the team who wins “wanted it more”, maybe it applied to Town last night.

      • Relax says:

        They wanted it more & They played better. “out of their minds” not so sure. They raised their level of play & switching Fusco & Veracruyse probably helped, which means they have great coaching

  59. slacrosse says:

    Yes Lax Novice does “have his days”.

    I agree that one games doesn’t make a season for sure and any team that goes into the next game after a big win, over confident, could be in trouble (wonder if Darien could have been somewhat over confident coming into this game?).

    Lots more tough games for both teams to show how good they are including tough Section 1 games + St Anthony and Wilton for Town and St. Anthony and Ridgefield for Darien,

    Of course the ultimate goal for both teams is to win their respective Sections/Leagues and win the CT and NYS championships.

  60. says:

    UNC-bound goalie Eddie Gilman of Hen Hud scored a goal in yesterday’s 10-8 loss to Brewster. Hopkins-bound Matt Ledwin was 16 of 21 on FOs.

  61. Lax Novice says:

    It’s nice to be wanted. lol

    I’ll probably write my thoughts on last night’s big UPSET win by Yorktown tomorrow when I get the chance, but I wanted to make sure it’s clear that IMO Yorktown was the better team last night and executed their game plan better than Darien did and deserved to win.

    I wanted to ask if anyone had the official totals on the penalties and EMO goals/opportunities from last evening. The story in MSGV by Issac Cass has some asterisked but misses at least two EMO goals by Yorktown last night that were described in the highlight video. I’m more interested in the percentage of scores to opportunities, esp. in the 2nd quarter when the game was blown wide open. Thanks in advance.

    I agree with most of the comments on the Abbott and Costello officiating duo, although I don’t think those guys being assigned was any accident. What I want to know is where the 3rd guy went. I know taxes are high in Yorktown Heights, but if you have trouble scraping together enough $$$ for three officials, let us know and we’ll pass a hat or something.

    • mr.Reality says:

      Section one like the fciac assigns the officials…A 3rd ref can be added if the host school requests it. Officials are scheduled before the season begins in most cases….

      • Lax Novice says:

        Presumably in Section 1 coaches evaluate officials and have the discretion to either approve or disallow specific men from working their teams games, and Yorktown is the preeminent boys lacrosse program in Section 1, correct?

        The point is that if I’m looking for my team to play with an edge and be extremely aggressive in its approach, I’m not looking for the most knowledgeable and experienced officials I can get, and I’m certainly not looking for the three-man setup that is standard in the post-season and most beneficial to keep up with the pace of play for two of the top teams in the region. Finding two guys who couldn’t keep track of basic stuff was a stroke of genius on Yorktown’s part. Please remind me the last time a game was played in Section 1 when substitutes ran off their bench, across the substitution box and engaged in a shoving contest with opposing players on the field of play after a ball rolled out of bounds by the opponents sideline without penalty.

        I’m going to watch the replay, probably Saturday, to check on some of the things that led to the Husker’s victory. Darien has now gotten off to very slow starts in their three most competitive games, 1-1 vs. New Canaan, 1-3 down to Manhasset and now Yorktown after one quarter. Some basics on defense for the wave simply didn’t taken care of. Allowing a sniper like Frank Fusco to run free to his strong left-hand side to shoot on the run within 15 yards is simply unacceptable. A review of the boxscore shows one goal from Case and eight from the midfielders, I’d like to see upon review what allowed that to occur, if only to see what we can expect from other teams going forward. The inability to do anything with the 6 on 4 in the 3rd quarter was the real momentum changer in my view, not getting the game closer on the scoreboard at that point was simply a killer. Allowing one even strength goal in the 2nd half (a Fusco hands-free snipe) wasn’t enough to makeup for the hole dug in the 2nd quarter, how that occurred will be interesting to see.

        Also interested to know how Case’s 1-3 for 4 points was being handled while Conor Gately’s 0-4 for 4 points was total domination. That sounds like the kind of math that lets Ridgefield claim an 8-8 win over Manhasset in their scrimmage.

        Hope Somers requests three officials for Yorktown’s game tonight. They also ought to keep a copy of “Lacrosse for Dummies” down by the scorer’s table, just in case.

        • Curious? says:

          Lax Novice, maybe I missed it, but did you blog your promised formal review of the broadcast that was to occur on Saturday?

  62. Laxit says:

    Lax Novice, if are seriously comparing the performances of Gately and Matheis on Tuesday then you need a copy of Lacrosse for Dummies ASAP. Case was 1-1 through three quarters when the game was decided. The Darien offense always runs through him. Not Tuesday thanks to Koelsch (who played by far his best game of the year), Austin Fusco and the Town slide packages. Gately was the playmaker who ignited the Yorktown runs that decided the game.

    OK, enough from me. Lax Novice, keep talking. As my grandfather said, when you are having an argument with a fool, don’t interrupt him.

    • Lax Novice says:

      I’d never interrupt you, but you have your facts wrong, unsurprisingly. Gately was 0-3 through three quarters, 0-4 for the full game and three of those were on EMO. So that’s zero goals, one assist for Gately at even strength Tuesday night and that was in the 1st 4 minutes of the game. I’d hope for more production from a prospective All American than that. This is why I’ll be looking for the penalties and conversions in extra-man situations on the replay, I suspect that’s where the game was won, mostly due to Darien’s ineffectiveness than anything the Huskers did.

      • m-fan says:

        So first it’s Yorktown specifically handpicking ref’s who will let Yorktown win. Then it’s you’re going to “review” the tape to see how it could be that the mighty Blue Wave could possibly be bested. Finally we get the winning statement that Yorktown didn’t really win it, Darien was just ineffective. Even managed to get your obligatory snark at Ridgefield in there. Haha. Priceless!

        • Lax Novice says:

          Glad you’re amused. Looking forward to May 8th at Tiger Hollow Stadium for the FCIAC regular season title and #1 seed.

          Sorry the facts don’t jive with what you want to conclude about Yorktown’s well-deserved win the other night. Gately was a minor factor in the Huskers upset win. What I have to see for myself since there is no published report of the penalties and conversions on the man-up is that I suspect that the margin was due to Yorktown being much more successful converting the EMO than Darien was. That’s all I want to see for myself on the tape. The soph goalie for Yorktown had a great night and is due full credit for his contributions to the victory. I suspect a viewing will show that Darien made too many unforced errors and Yorktown took advantage of all their opportunities, including the guys they had assigned to work the game, to get the upset. I’m sorry you didn’t quite comprehend that the first time.

          Looks as if Yorktown is riding that momentum tonight against Somers. Good for them, I hope they have a great run in the post-season.

  63. Observer Lax says:

    Gately had 5 assists according to the article on

  64. rlaxfamily says:

    I was at the Yorktown Darien game on Wednesday night. I invite all to watch the game tonight on MSG Varsity, then blog back you wisdom. My humble opinion, Yorktown outplayed Darien. Koelsch shut down Case and all of the Ytown defense played a outstanding game. Graham was the key to the defense for sure. Although I had some giggles over some of your explanations above as to why Darien lost and Yorktown won, not much was on the mark. Marr is a great coach but doesn’t have to power to pick specific referees for specific games(they don’t pay him that much to bribe officals, lol). It would be brilliant if it was planned but both the Ytown and the Darien coaches were screaming at one of the referees because what should have been changes in possessions where penalty calls where box time was served. Ytown bench (coach) received a penalty that put Ytown down two men. No, I don’t think Marr planned the field referees. One point above that I do agree with was that there was not call with the scuffle on the sideline. With that, Gately was well covered but was able to make some great contributions as the QB of the O. Darien looked past Ytown and Yorktown was prepared. Case, although a great player, was frustrated and it showed. He was slammed his stick on the ground, didn’t chasing down a gb, and was caught ball watching at one point. Off night, maybe? His one goal was a beauty. Darien was a bit stunned by the onslaught of the contributors and the debth of the Yteam. Yorktown needs to continue to play for the full 42 minutes (in my humble opinion once again) but in this case, the referee calls aided the Blue Wave to come within two. Watch and see tonight, for me this was really an 11-5 ball game with Ytown dominating from the very start of this game.

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