We started a week that wraps up today with Cinco de Mayo (not to mention the Kentucky Derby) by spotlighting three games this weekend.

One was completed last night. The other two are today.

A strong second half lifted Yorktown to a 14-10 win over Lakeland/Panas and its 20th Charlie Murphy Cup in the 23-year history of the event. The Huskers, who trailed 8-6 at halftime, outscored the Rebels 8-2 in the second half.

Nick Mariano had four goals and three assists, Conor Gately three goals and two assists and Connor Vercruysse three goals for Yorktown, which has won six straight.

So now, we turn to today.

We start, of course,  with the granddaddy of them all in high school lacrosse.

The 121st Woodstick Classic.

Garden City, which beat Manhasset twice last season (in the Woodstick Classic and the Nassau County Class B title game), enters the 4:30 p.m. game as a solid favorite. The unbeaten Trojans remain the nation’s top-ranked team. You can watch the game live on MSG Varsity iO Channel 14, starting at 4 p.m., with the pregame show hosted by Keith Irizarry, and on msgvarsity.com.

The third spotlight game of the weekend is a 2 p.m. clash between three-time CHSAA champion and national power St. Anthony’s against another national power, Darien, winners of six Class M Connecticut state titles the last seven years. Game-time is 2 p.m. at DHS Stadium.

Also of note in Connecticut, Chaminade visits Fairfield Prep at 4 p.m. at Fairfield University’s Lessing Stadium and Ridgefield hosts Brien McMahon at 6 p.m. at Tiger Hollow Stadium.

In a contest between contenders in the FCIAC and Section 1, New Canaan visits John Jay at 7 p.m.

Long Island meets New Jersey as Shoreham-Wading River visits Mountain Lakes in a noon game.

Also of note in the Garden State, Shawnee plays at Bridgewater-Raritan.

In a New York vs. Massachusetts showdown, Niskayuna plays at Duxbury.

Section 1 meets Section 9 when Clarkstown South hosts Minisink Valley at 6 p.m.

Dobbs Ferry’s unbeaten start will be on the line when it plays Pelham (10-1) at 7 p.m. at Glover Field.

Rivals reunite when Horace Greeley hosts Fox Lane at 3 p.m. Ten of the last 11 meetings between the teams have been decided by three goals or less.

You can catch the premiere broadcast of the game on Tuesday, May 8 at 4 p.m. on MSG Varsity iO Channel 14. After the premiere on Channel 14, you can watch the broadcast on On-Demand Channel 614 and msgvarsity.com.

Bacause of a lack of available officials today, the Bronxville-Somers game thatnhad been scheduled for today has been moved to Monday at 5:30. Today’s morning SATs have resulted in a high number of games starting at 2 p.m. or after.

There are also some big games in the prep school ranks. Avon Old Farms visits Trinity-Pawling and Choate hosts Berkshire School.

Needless to say, there are many other 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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* 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)

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

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* 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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64 Responses to “Saturday, 5/5: Woodstick Classic set for Garden City; Darien hosts St. Anthony’s; Chaminade visits Fairfield Prep; John Jay hosts New Canaan; Fox Lane, Greeley renew rivalry; Clarkstown South hosts Minisink Valley; Dobbs (11-0) takes on Pelham (10-1)”

  1. slacrosse says:

    Anyone know time of game for Somers/Bronxville today? Thx

  2. MrNorth says:

    Anyone know the time of pac vs Suffern game today?

  3. sec1 says:

    Darien 2-04:50 left in 1st

  4. sec1 says:

    2-1 Darien
    Weaver is not dressed

  5. sec1 says:

    3-1 Case with the Goal end of 1

  6. sec1 says:

    3-2 Darien

  7. sec1 says:

    3-3 6:40 in 2nd

  8. LaxLessons.com says:

    Darien leads St. Anthony’s 3-1 after one.

  9. sec1 says:

    3-3 Darien Half
    Weaver out with separated shoulder.

  10. sec1 says:

    4-4 Darien West

  11. sec1 says:

    5-4 St Anthony

  12. sec1 says:

    6-4 St Anthony # 25 FO winning everything 2nd half

  13. sec1 says:

    6-5 St Anthony
    Darien with a man down goal

  14. sec1 says:

    6-6 Case from behind

  15. sec1 says:

    7-6. St Anthony 2.5 sec in 3rd

  16. sec1 says:

    Henry West makes it 7-7

  17. sec1 says:

    8-7 Darien Linley with his 2nd from West

  18. LaxLessons.com says:

    Greeley leads 2-1 over Fox Lane after one. 

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Greeley leads Fox Lane 5-4 at halftime. Brandon Gell (Greeley) and Adam Markhoff (Fox Lane) each have two goals. 

  19. sec1 says:

    8-7 Darien
    St Anthony TO 29 sec left

  20. sec1 says:

    Darien 8-7 Final

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Darien 3 – 0 – 3 – 2 — 8
      St. A’s 1 – 2 – 4 – 0– 7

      Darien Record: 12-1 (9-0 in FCIAC)
      St. Anthony’s Record: 11-2

      Darien Scoring:
      Henry West 3-1
      Case Matheis 2-2
      Peter Lindley 3-0
      Jon Magnusson 0-1
      Tony Britton 0-1

      St. Anthony’s Scoring:
      Sean McDonagh 2-2
      Dillon Malloy 2-0
      Matt Chanenchuk 1-2
      Chris Huglen 1-0
      Brian Sherlock 1-0

      Darien Goalies Saves:
      Phil Huffard – 16

      St. Anthony’s Saves:
      Eric Caliendo – 9

  21. slacrosse says:

    Nice “statement win” for Darien and comeback game after loss to Town.

  22. LaxLessons.com says:

    Garden City leads Manhasset 3-0 after one quarter of the Woodstick Classic.

  23. LI Lax says:

    Total domination in the Woodstick. 6-0 GC at half. Manhasset with 1 shot on goal.

    Duxbury and Niskayuna are tied at 7 with under 3 remaining in a score of interest.

  24. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Hen Hud 10, Pleasantville 8

  25. LI Lax says:

    Duxbury wins 8-7.

  26. bwbski says:

    Any update on the Chaminade game??

  27. sec1 says:

    Mountain Lakes 5 SWR 3 Final

  28. LaxLessons.com says:

    Be sure to cast your vote in our brand-new poll question: What will be the outcome of the showdown between the two remaining teams that are unbeaten in FCIAC play — Darien and Ridgefield – at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Ridgefield’s Tiger Hollow Stadium.

    To vote, go to the right panel of this page. Then, scroll past the “New Comments” and “Popular” tabs and click on “Poll.” You will then see the poll questions and can cast your vote from the multiples choices, or, write in your choice if it’s not one of the choices.

  29. Pelican Brief says:

    Pelham, Dobbs tied 2-2 in 2nd qtr

  30. sec1 says:

    Update on JJ vs NC?

  31. Relax says:

    What a day for CT Lax. 1st Darien knocks off St A’s & then Prep beats Chaminade. A Quick:60’s Top 20 Just got Blasted by the Nutmeg State… LOL

  32. rob frances says:

    New Cannan 10 John Jay 5 Final.. JJ is way overated!!

  33. Laxtime says:

    Did Branca play in goal for JJ??

  34. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Trinity-Pawling 11, Avon Old Farms 10

  35. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to New Canaan.

    Gotta say don’t understand how Jay beats or comes within 1-2 goals of some very top teams (Manhassat, Ridgefield, Massepeaqua, Town, etc) and then loses to NC by FIVE goals!. Would have thought this to be a Jay win or at least a very close game?

    • laxxxx says:

      Not sure if you saw the Town v JJ game to start the year, but Town was a completely different team then. They played an awful game and honestly JJ looked better on that day. Now, Town is starting to show their true colors and no way is it a 1 goal game if Town plays up to their potential. From what I’ve heard, Sett has had a down year, as has Massapequa. Down years for them so they’re still good, just not the powerhouses they usually are. Didn’t see the Ridgefield game, but probably a combination of JJ having a great game and gameplan and Ridgefield having a poor game.

      • slacrosse says:

        Didn’t see that first game. Yeah Sett and Pequa may be somewhat down but still are two real strong teams so credit to J in those games.

        No doubt Town has seemed to hit a real solid high level of play which they can continue to build on moving into the playoffs with still 2 more signature games to play in Wilton and St Anthonys.

        Right now, on paper I’d have to go with Town to be at least a couple goals favorite in a Class B final vs most likely Jay or Somers–BUT anything can happen in a play-off game vs good teams like these.

        • Justlaxin says:

          Town outshot jj 43 to 17 in 1st game. Could have been a 8 goal game easy. Watch it again. Town was in total control after jj scored 1st 2 goals. Rematch should be 11 5 game or there abouts.

          • laxr says:

            Overconfidence will kill any team, whether they are the better team or not. Just ask Chaminade, or Darien.

          • slacrosse says:

            Agree that it “should be” something like that.

          • Indian J says:

            Jay led 6-4 in that game. Town took over after that, but it was at the very end of the third .
            Jay has a problem with O. They have players, but not the right package. “Sharing the ball” is not a game plan -it’s a metaphor. Their zone, which has in fairness , been extremely effective allows the other team to dictate and be patient and prevents Jay’s O from getting the transition and possessions they need to dominate. There may still be great plays that happen that are contrary to this, but the scores this season all have something in common. I don’t think anybody, or very few teams in the state, could beat them by more than 5 goals. However, anybody who’s decent and focused has a shot to beat them . Just the way the ball has been bouncing this season.

            Their D has been successful, but at times the medicine is just as harmful as the illness .

      • laxxguy says:

        laxxx, Massepequa’s only loss other than JJ was to then the #4 in the country Chaminade in OT and they were on the cusp of breaking into top 25 nationally, which is pretty good for them because they usually don’t get the national attention. Not exactly a down year when they’ve had 17 losses in the previous 3 seasons.

        • laxxxx says:

          As I’ve been told, Chaminade played quite possibly the ugliest game they could possibly muster. I didn’t see it so it’s all hearsay, but I believe the source since it was a college coach. Did not realize they’ve been that poor lately, but traditionally they’ve been a powerhouse. That’s how I meant it. But bottom line, the point I was making was that Pequa is not that good this year, despite what their record says.

          Justlaxin – You can say what you like about shots. Town couldn’t hit the cage and played very sloppy ball most of the game. Anyone can outshoot anybody, but it’s about getting good shots, not just ripping it from 20 yards out wide of the cage by 4 feet. Woulda, coulda, shoulda been an 8 goal game. Fact remains that it wasn’t. Different Town team playing now. Moving Fusco to midfield was a great move by Coach Marr. As I said, if they play up to their potential, no one in Section 1 beats them. But any given day…

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