We’re coming off quite a week — and weekend — for Connecticut lacrosse, as was detailed last night on “Lacrosse Monday” on MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk.”

But it could be that we ain’t seen nothing yet.

After all, consider what’s on tap for today — both on the boys and girls side in the Nutmeg State.

In a rematch of last year’s FCIAC title game, defending champion Darien visits Ridgefield. Both teams have just one loss overall (Darien fell at Yorktown, Ridgefield lost at Summit), and are unbeaten in the FCIAC.

That means the loser of this game will likely draw the No. 2 seed in the FCIAC tournament — meaning a likely semifinal-round game against Wilton, a team Darien beat by just two goals and Ridgefield by just one.

Game-time is 6:30 p.m. at RHS’s Tiger Hollow Stadium.

The Darien-Ridgefield game isn’t the only battle for first place in the FCIAC today. The Greenwich and New Canaan girls teams will both take 12-0 records into a 5 p.m. meeting at New Canaan’s Dunning Stadium. Both teams are averaging 16-plus goals scored per game.

You can watch the game live on msgvarsity.com. The premiere broadcast on MSG Varsity iO Channel 14 can be seen on Wednesday at 4 p.m. After that, you can watch it anytime on On-Demand Channel 614 and msgvarsity.com.

The Greenwich/New Canaan girls game will be a doubleheader with the New Canaan boys, who host Brien McMahon at 7 p.m. New Canaan has won six straight since losing at Darien on April 17.

There was no shortage of big games last week in the Hudson Valley, as also detailed last night on “Lacrosse Monday” on MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk.”

Elsewhere, Iona Prep, coming off a 10-4 win over Fordham Prep, hosts John Jay, which is looking to bounce back from a10-5 loss to New Canaan.

In a matchup of two of the top contenders in Section 1 Class A, Suffern plays at Mahopac at 4:45 p.m.

Fox Lane, coming off a big 9-7 win over rival Horace Greeley, hosts Byram Hills. Greeley, meanwhile, plays at Somers at 7 p.m.

Turning to Nassau, one of the the the top contenders for the Nassau Class A title, Syosset, plays at Farmingdale at 4:30 p.m.

The Suffolk slate includes a 7 p.m. game between Northport and host Walt Whitman and 4:30 p.m. games between visiting Sachem East and Ward Melville and host West Islip and Lindenhurst.

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40 Responses to “Tuesday, 5/8: Darien, Ridgefield boys, Greenwich, New Canaan girls have FCIAC showdowns; Suffern, Mahopac collide; Iona Prep hosts John Jay; Syosset takes on Farmingdale”

  1. Playoff Fail? says:

    I believe if the math is correct. And the sectionals started today.
    In A Right now it would be
    1-Suffern
    2-North Rockland
    3-Lake/Panas
    4-Mahopac

    In B
    1-Yorktown
    2-Rye
    3-JJ
    4-Somers

    Not looking good for playoff matchups???

    • laxxguy says:

      Where are the section finals this year? Has that been announced yet?

    • MrNorth says:

      The playoff picture will look entirely different 7 days from now. North Rockland has a chance to be a top 4 seed and bump arlington 1 spot down like New Rochelle did last year but you never know. Arlington will end up with less wins but will have 5-10 extra bonus points compared to North Rockland. Below are seedings based on today only with no predictions of wins and bonus points.

      seedings as of today

      4.36-Lp
      4.2-Suffern
      3.63-New Rock
      3.46-Pac
      3.46-Clarkstown South
      3.08-Arlington

      There are so many tough games for most teams left and these seedings will be altered dramatically, based on bonus points to be earned alone, not to mention if a team like arlington gets to 9 wins along with 16-18 bonuse points. North Rockland and South will drop by next week due to lack of bonus points I believe..The only 2 teams safe are Lp and Suffern IMHO.

  2. Sec12012 says:

    fail-In a most likely you get lp vs mahopac and in b town vs jay.I dont know what team you root for,but…

  3. LaxLessons.com says:

    Darien leads Ridgefield 4-0 after one.

  4. BH says:

    BH downs Fox Lane 9-3.

  5. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Iona Prep 16, John Jay 13

    • Sec12012 says:

      wow,anybody at the game with some insight?I know by later there will be plenty of comments.What has happened to Jay,while Town is vastly improved from the first game of the season.

  6. LaxLessons.com says:

    Halftime: Darien 8, Ridgefield 4

  7. Pops says:

    Pac and suffern was 4-4 at half. It was 10-8 late in game with pac in the lead. Game was sloppy on both sides due to weather. Tons of penalties. Ugly game. Despite most opinions that LP is superior in A, there are at least 4 teams that can win if playing their best next week. Pac was up 10-5 and suffern had a mini run to make it close. Anyone know who controlled face offs in pac/Lp game? Evans did well against mcnally today.

    • Sec12012 says:

      Pops-My prediction for sectionals.Champs-Lp,Town,Bville.Lp will play nisky,unless shen beats them(doubt it).Lp can win that game,but then runs into WI or SW.Town will play gc and they only chance they have is they play perfect from start to finish.I dont know too much about C,but I think Swr beats bville if and when they play.

      • Hansel says:

        Nisky is dirty. It would be a huge upset if LP beats them.

        • FAN says:

          Nisky has one quality win, Section 2 outside of Shen and upcoming Burt Hills program is weak. LP would handle Nisky.

          • slacrosse says:

            Nisky is always very tough. Their win win over Jamesville-Dewitt was very strong as well as a 1 goal loss to a strong Duxbury team.

            They will be a very tough game for LP.

          • slacrosse says:

            somers score?

        • Sec12012 says:

          you from sec 2 hansel??Nisky needed ot to beat shen recently a team that wasn’t at same level of Town.I realize comparing scores means nothing,but Lp will have a chance.Either way,WI or Smithtown West will run right though sec 2 or 1.Yorktown wasn’t able to come close to sw on that day 14-4..ouch

        • pops says:

          Agreed! Nisky way better then all Section 1 teams, but anything can happen in this great sport.

    • Pac Man says:

      Pac wins 10-8

  8. LaxLessons.com says:

    New Canaan girls win battle of 12-0 teams vs. Greenwich 12-10 as Sarah Mannelly scores five. Will they meet again in FCIAC playoffs?

    • Card bard says:

      If Greenwich beats Wilton on Saturday, yes, these two are well placed for a rematch — in the FCIAC finals. The depth and balance of the Cards couldn’t overcome the strength of NC’s two rock stars last night. The FCIACs will be another day.

  9. LaxLessons.com says:

    Darien leads Ridgefield 14-11 with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

  10. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Darien 14, Ridgefield 11. Blue Wave deal Tigers their first FCIAC loss.

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Darien 4 – 4 – 4 – 2 — 14
      Ridgefield 0 – 4 – 3 – 4 — 11

      Darien Record: 13-1 overall (9-0 FCIAC)
      Ridgefield Record: 11-2 overall (7-1 FCIAC)

      Darien Scoring:
      Henry West 4-2
      Case Matheis 2-5
      Peter Lindley 4-0
      Tim Murphy 2-2
      Kevin Seiler 1-0
      Tony Britton 1-0
      Jon Magnusson 0-1

      Ridgefield Scoring:
      Kelly 5-0
      Wilkinson 1-5
      Scala 2-0
      Riley 3-1

      Darien Goalie Saves:
      Phil Huffard – 16

      Ridgefield Goalie Saves:
      Adam Winne – 18

      Darien has two regular season games left Trinity Catholic and Stamford.
      Ridgefield travels to New Canaan for a big FCIAC game on Thursday.

  11. Sec12012 says:

    Pops-I think you underestimate lp.You say better than all sec 1a teams-your right.town would beat nisky,but lp isn’t far behind town.

    • Pops says:

      Don’t over estimate the murphy cup and the historic rivalry dating bck to when the players from lakeland were actually from the same high school. The young soph goalie who has been playing well struggled. It was bound to happen. LP is no where close to Town. I have seen them both play live 5 plus times. No disrespect but Town is considerably more talented then LP.

  12. LaxLessons.com says:

    Greeley – 2-2-0-2–6
    Somers – 3-5-2-3–13

    Greeley Scoring:
    Corey Ekstrom – 2 Goals
    Jack Gladstone – 1 Goal
    Tommy Sadik-Kahn – 1 goal
    Jack Grossman – 1 goal
    Brent Lubein – 1 goal
    Brandon Gell – 2 Assists

    Noah Weissman – 1 Save
    Doug Giusek – 7 Saves

    Somers Scoring:
    Marc Fiocco – 1 Goal
    Mike Ashikari – 1 Goal 2 Assists
    Alex Corpolongo – 1 Goal
    Chris Marasco – 2 Goals
    Kevin Cousin – 4 Goals – 1 Assist
    Anthony Carpenter – 4 Goals 4 Assists

    Chris Cousin – 6 Saves
    Oscar Esquivel – 1 save

  13. Disbelief says:

    A lot of people have counted this Iona Prep team out but now they are finally healthy only the second time all year that the whole team has played together. JJ was looking very strong from the start and were up 8-4 at one point in the second half. Orefice was huge from Iona going 18-33 from the X. Also Iona’s attack between Wooters, Fee, and Trizano had 11 goals who finally have clicked together with Wooters back. Iona can play with anyone in the county except for Town.

    • Not Sure About That?? says:

      Disbelief, I’m not sure winning 54% of the teams faceoffs is considered “huge” ? Give 3 faceoff wins to JJ and they have the advantage. I think there were many other variables that played in Iona’s victory,

  14. Justlaxin says:

    Town beat Iona in a scrimmage by a ton. Maybe 18 5. Manning won most faces leading to goals. Face offs are a problem for JJ. Any other insight into this game. The team I saw scrimmage Town was not too great

  15. Stickhead says:

    can we get some color from the JJ fans as to what happened yesterday …seem out of character for them to score 13 and more out odd for a team built on D to give up 16…7 goals in the 3rd?? Any JJ fans at the game with any insight (other than a great job by IP obviously–congrats to them)

  16. Northlax says:

    Sounds like a mess! Is town worried now?

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