It will be quite a seven-day stretch.

Capping it off next Monday (Memorial Day), the college lacrosse season wraps up with the Division I men’s championship game in Foxboro, Mass., ending a Final Four that includes Loyola (Md.), Notre Dame, Maryland and Duke.

We will also have championships determined and championship game matchups set up at the high school level this week.

There also promise to be some upsets.

We had one on a rain-soaked Monday.

Defending state Class A girls champion Northport fell to East Islip 8-7 in the Suffolk County quarterfinals.

They’ll be plenty more opportunities for some surprises today.

Considering the competitive nature of the FCIAC this year, nothing should come as too much of a surprise.

Defending champion Darien, though, is unbeaten in 12 games against FCIAC foes and enters the today’s semifinals as the top seed and the favorite.

The Blue Wave face fourth-seeded Ridgefield, the defending Class L state champions, in the second of two semifinals to be played at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. Game-time is 7:30 p.m. The teams met in the FCIAC final last year, with Darien winning 10-7. Darien took the regular-season meeting between the teams 14-11 on May 8.

You can watch the game at 10 p.m. on Thursday on MSG Varsity Channel 14 on Optimum. After that premiere, the game can be seen on On-Demand Channel 614 and msgvarsity.com.

Second-seeded Wilton and third-seeded New Canaan meet at 5 p.m. in the day’s first semi. It’s a rematch of the 2011 Class M state title game, won by Wilton 12-2. Wilton also won the teams’ regular-season meeting, 9-5 on April 5 in both teams’ season-opener.

Both squads are red-hot. New Canaan has won 11 straight since falling at Darien 13-3 on April 17. Wilton has won seven straight since a 15-14 overtime loss to Ridgefield.

A taped broadcast of the Wilton-New Canaan game can be seen starting later this week on Optimum on MSG Varsity On-Demand Channel 614 and msgvarsity.com.

The winners of today’s games at McMahon play in the FCIAC final on Friday night, May 25 back at McMahon.

You can check out a preview of today’s semifinals, featuring Joe and MSG Varsity’s Chad Cutler, that aired last night on “High School SportsDesk.”

Section 1′s semifinal-round field of games on Thursday will be set today.

Here are today’s quarterfinal matchups:

Class A

No. 8 Wappingers at No. 1 Lakeland/Panas, 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 North Rockland at No. 4 Mahopac, 4:30 p.m.
No. 6 Clarkstown South at No. 3 Arlington, 6 p.m.
No. 10 Mamaroneck at No. 2 Suffern, 5 p.m.

Class B

No. 9 Greeley at No. 1 Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 Rye at No. 4 Brewster, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Tappan Zee at No. 3 Somers, 4:30 p.m.
No. 10 Harrison at No. 2 John Jay-CR, 5 p.m.

Class C

No. 8 Putnam Valley at No. 1 Bronxville, 5 p.m.
No. 5 Pelham at No. 4 Byram Hills, 4:30 p.m.
No. 11 Hen Hud vs. No. 3 Croton, 4:30 p.m.
No. 18 Pleasantville at No. 7 Kennedy Catholic, 5 p.m.

For Joe’s take on the Section 1 quarterfinals, check out this segment from MSG Varsity’s “Lacrosse Monday” edition of “High School SportsDesk.”

There will be a Nassau County semifinal tripleheader at Hofstra University.

In Class A, top-seeded Massapequa faces No. 5 Port Washington at 5:30 p.m. In Class B, No. 2 Manhasset takes on No. 3 Wantagh at 8 p.m. The day starts at 3:30 p.m. with a Class C game between No. 1 Cold Spring Harbor and No. 5 North Shore.

In Section 11, defending Suffolk County Class A champ West Islip, the No. 1 seed, hosts No. 8 Northport at 4:15 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

In other Section 11 quarterfinals matchups: No. 10 Half Hollow Hills East plays at No. 2 Smithtown West  and No. 3 Ward Melville hosts No. 6 Smithtown East and No. 5 Bay Shore visits No. 4 Sachem North at 4 p.m.

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105 Responses to “Tuesday, 5/22: FCIAC boys semis; Section 1, 11 quarterfinals set; Nassau semis tripleheader at Hofstra”

  1. Laxn says:

    Interested to hear everyone’s picks. Here are some for a few games I think will be close…

    FCIACs

    Wilton 10, New Canaan 8
    Darien 13, Ridgefield 9

    Section One

    Brewster 9, Rye 8
    Kennedy 7, Pleasantville 6
    Hen Hud 8, Croton 5
    Byram Hills 8, Pelham 6
    Somers 10, TZ 5
    Suffern 8, Mamaroneck 4
    Mahopac 9, North Rockland 6
    Arlington 10, Clarkstown South 6

    Nassau

    Massapequa 11, Port W. 8
    Set 9, Wantagh 8
    WI 11, Northport 7

    • hmmmm says:

      FCIACs

      Wilton 10, New Canaan 9
      Darien 13, Ridgefield 10

      Section One

      Brewster 9, Rye 7
      Kennedy 5, Pleasantville 9
      Hen Hud 8, Croton 4
      Byram Hills 8, Pelham 6
      Somers 11, TZ 4
      Suffern 7, Mamaroneck 4
      Mahopac 9, North Rockland 4
      Arlington 10, Clarkstown South 3
      Lakeland/Panas 10, Wappingers 4
      Nassau

      Massapequa 11, Port W. 8
      Set 10, Wantagh 7
      WI 11, Northport 7

  2. Greenie says:

    Here are my picks

    Section One

    Town 13, Greely 4
    Rye 8, Brewster 6
    Kennedy 5, Pleasantville 4
    Hen Hud 9, Croton 5
    Byram Hills 9, Pelham 7
    Somers 11, TZ 6
    Suffern 8, Mamaroneck 4
    Mahopac 10, North Rockland 5
    Arlington 9, Clarkstown South 3
    Lakeland/Panas 14, Wappingers 4

    Nassau

    Massapequa 11, Port W. 9
    Set 11, Wantagh 8
    WI 14, Northport 7

    FCIACs

    Wilton 11, New Canaan 10
    Darien 13, Ridgefield 11

  3. Blue White says:

    It’s Alex Whitten’s year for some hardware.

    Rams 13
    Warriors 10

    Blue Wave 15
    Tigers 11

    Final Rams 11 Wave 10

  4. lax1 says:

    Brewster-Rye game should be a hard low scoring game. Both offenses put up big numbers last week in against lesser opponents but this should be a classic. Brewster is more athletic and I think a little better skill wise however Rye seems to play a very good team game. To be honest it comes down to Faceoffs and Goaltending. Brewster is more atheltic at the X and on the wings however I give the nod to Rye in the cage. Brewster goalie has been below average at best throughout the season. I predict a one goal game either way.

    • X Factor says:

      lax1, I agree with your analysis for the most part. I’m not sure you are aware but Brewster’s regular faceoff guy is no longer on the team. I think “Dirty Harry Erickson” is goin to take most of the face offs. That could become an issue if Rye can keep it close.

      • slacrosse says:

        Haven’t seen Brewster play but just based upon their record and schools they’ve played vs that of Rye, Brewster should be a couple of goals favorite.

      • lax1 says:

        Um yea the kid hasen’t played all season for them so obviously I was talking about Erickson. The kid on Rye is very good from what I have seen but Erickson is hands down one of the best poles in the section and an probable AA selection. Should be a great battle tonight in Brewster.

  5. fan says:

    Yorktown 21
    Greeley 7

    The next two games for ‘town should be blowouts until the section finals

  6. LaxLessons.com says:

    Because four of the six Section 1 girls lacrosse semifinals scheduled for yesterday were postponed by rain and moved till today, the finals, originally scheduled for Suffern Middle School tomorrow, have been moved to Fox Lane High School in Bedford on Thursday.

    Here’s the order of games:

    Class C: Pearl River/Rye winner vs. Irvington/Byram Hills winner, 3 p.m.

    Class A: North Rockland vs. Lakeland/Panas, 5 p.m.

    Class B: Scarsdale/Fox Lane winner vs. Brewster/Yorktown winner, 7 p.m.

  7. sec1 says:

    Greeley 2-1 in 1st Town 4-0 on FO

  8. sec1 says:

    2-2 Town Mariano with the 1st
    Manning with 2nd
    Prestreau with 3rd
    Mariano with 4th and # 100

  9. sec1 says:

    5-2 Gately from Raniolo

  10. sec1 says:

    Town 5-2 after 1

  11. sec1 says:

    6-2 Fusco

  12. sec1 says:

    7-2 Town Prestreau

  13. sec1 says:

    8-2 Manning

  14. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Cold Spring Harbor 17, North Shore 3

  15. LaxLessons.com says:

    West Islip leads Northport 5-2 at the half.

  16. LaxLessons.com says:

    Hen Hud, Croton are tied 4-4 at the half. 

  17. LaxLessons.com says:

    New Canaan leads Wilton 3-2 after one.

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      New Canaan holds a 5-4 halftime lead over Wilton in the FCIAC semis. Five different goal scorers for New Canaan. 

      • LaxLessons.com says:

        New Canaan leads 6-5 after three.

        • LaxLessons.com says:

          Blasco gets his second, then Rhudy scores in transition. New Canaan leads 8-5 three minutes into the fourth quarter. 

          • LaxLessons.com says:

            Michael Bossidy scores his third. New Canaan on a big run. 9-5 NC leads Wilton with just under eight minutes left in fourth. 

  18. sec1 says:

    Town wins FO score in 6 sec 9-2 Mariano

  19. sec1 says:

    10-2 Nick Banatatibus

  20. Pvlax says:

    5-3 putnam valley down vs broxnville half

  21. sec1 says:

    10-3 Town

  22. sec1 says:

    Mariano from Gately 11-3 man up

  23. sec1 says:

    11-3 end of 3

  24. sec1 says:

    12-3 Gatley

  25. LaxLessons.com says:

    Ward Melville leads Smithtown East 8-2 in the third quarter.

  26. sec1 says:

    13-3 Prestreau from Mariano

  27. sec1 says:

    14-3 DP Peters from Marone

  28. sec1 says:

    15-4 Fatim Lajqui

  29. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: LP 17, Wappingers 4

  30. sec1 says:

    Town 15-5 Final

  31. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: New Canaan 11, Wilton 6. Rams advance to Friday’s title game. 

  32. James davidson says:

    Mamo:10 suffern:9 final

  33. LaxLessons.com says:

    Arlington, Clarkstown South tied 3-3 at the half.

  34. LaxLessons.com says:

    Scala, Bonaparte scored in the opening two minutes. Ridgefield leads Darien 2-0. 

  35. Green Town says:

    Somers – 14 Tappan Zee -2 Final
    11-0 @ Half

    Somers at John Jay should be another classic to see who loses to Town

  36. Indian J says:

    Jay vs. Harrison ?

  37. sec1 says:

    Brewster 4-2 at half, Bears with 2 late goals

  38. Green Town says:

    John Jay – 14
    Harrison – 4

  39. slacrosse says:

    Brewster getting better of GB. Erickson causing lose balls at FO with Brewster getting most of control

  40. Coach says:

    Mahopac NR score?

  41. sec1 says:

    Rye 4-4

  42. sec1 says:

    Rye 5-4

  43. slacrosse says:

    5-4 rye 7:40 left in 3rd

  44. slacrosse says:

    5-4 Rye end 3

  45. LaxLessons.com says:

    Back-to-back goals by Eppley and West. Darien cuts Ridgefield’s lead to 7-3 early in the third. Here come the Blue Wave. 

  46. slacrosse says:

    6-5 B 4:52 left R manup

  47. slacrosse says:

    6-6. 3:53 left

  48. slacrosse says:

    7-6 R 3:10 left

  49. sec1 says:

    Rye 6-6 3:45 left
    Rye 7-6 3:10

  50. LaxLessons.com says:

    Tappan Zee – 0-0-1-1—2
    Somers – 7-4-2-1—14

    Tappan Zee Scoring:

    Conall Lennon – 1- Goal
    Colby Cohen – 1- Goal

    Pat Lynch – 5- Saves
    Lian Lynch – 3- Saves

    Somers Scoring:

    A.J Cartelli – 2- Goals
    Tyler DeVito – 2- Assists
    David Rubenstein – 1- Assist
    Marc Fiocco – 2- Assists
    Chris Marasco – 1- Goal 1- Assist
    Mike Ashikari – 3- Goals 1- Assist
    Johnny Cegielski – 2-Goals 1- Assist
    Kevin Cousin – 3- Goals 1 – Assist
    Anthony Carpenter – 3 – Goals 2 – Assists

    Chris Cousin – 4 Saves
    Oscar Esquivel – 4 Saves

  51. Sec12012 says:

    Manhasset-Wantagh score please??

  52. slacrosse says:

    2:07 left B gets ball. 7-6 R

  53. slacrosse says:

    Rye intercepts clear and scores. 8-6 1;48

  54. sec1 says:

    Rye 8-6

  55. sec1 says:

    Rye 8-6 Final

  56. slacrosse says:

    Rye wins 8-6

    • slacrosse says:

      As expected, good, hard, close game by Brewster and Rye. Good luck to all the Brewster seniors.

      • Warrior says:

        It sure was…back and forth with alot of lead changes. Both teams battled all the way. Tough loss for Brewster.

  57. Relax says:

    Tell me Timmy Kelly scored his 7th goal on Darien. Please… Tell me

  58. LaxLessons.com says:

    Ridgefield holds on for a 12-11 win. 

  59. lax says:

    Mamo 10 Suffern 9

  60. LaxLessons.com says:

    Ridgefield coach Roy Colsey told his team after the win over Darien that he learned he has been elected to the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. 

    • Relax says:

      Congrats Coach Colsey! Love It! A ‘town product in the HOF & knocking off the odds on favorite B-wave for the fciac. It’s Double Dippin Indeed!! You got to win the states too! It’s your year! Great Job Tigers. Fans are rejoicing throughout CT & downstate NY! Some performance tonite. Timmy Kelly is Da MAN!!!!

  61. Don says:

    Wantagh 17, Set 11

    down yr for Set, congrats to Tagh

  62. lasets32 says:

    Have fun at Yorktown, Rye… :)

  63. LaxLessons.com says:

    Darien 0 – 1 – 5 – 5 = 11
    Ridgefield 5 – 2 – 1 – 4 = 12

    Darien Record: 16-2 overall (12-1 FCIAC)
    Ridgefield Record: 15-3 overall (12-2 FCIAC)

    Darien Scoring:
    Case Matheis 3-2
    Henry West 2-2
    Kevin Seiler 2-0
    Jon Magnusson 1-0
    Peter Lindley 1-0
    Bobby Weaver 1-0
    Corey Eppley 1-0
    Tim Murphy 0-1
    Tommy Lyons 0-1

    Ridgefield Scoring:
    Kelly 7-1
    Sean Wilkinson 3-2
    Scala 1
    Bonaparte 1-2

    Darien Goalie Saves;
    Phil Huffard 3

    Ridgefield Goalie Saves:
    Adam Winne 11

    Ridgefield will play NC in the FCIAC Championships Friday night at McMahon 7:30

    Darien will now have to wait for the State Class M playoffs to begin. First game Wednesday, may 30th.

  64. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to Ridgefield and New Canaan. Field, Canaan,Wilton and Darien—those are 4 VERY tough teams for sure.

    • laxr says:

      Probably the deepest the FCIAC has been in a few years. Goalie play the difference, although Huffard was hung out to dry on plenty of goals (and the last two were empty net). Pretty foolish play by Darien in the first half, shooting right into the stick of Winne. They have the talent to beat zones, but in both this game and the Wilton game last year, horrid shot selection has doomed them. I just don’t see how this problem hasn’t been adressed – it’s such a simple solution: shoot low or you get benched! Wilton and NC take notes! Zone up against the Blue Wave, and you will be in good shape. NC in particular, with Carey in goal, should like their chances.

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