It was a big day if you like the little guy.

In Section 1, No. 10 Mamaroneck defeated No 2 Suffern 10-9 in Class A and No. 18 Pleasantville, which beat No. 2 Dobbs Ferry in the first round, downed No. 7 Kennedy Catholic 15-6 in the Class C quarterfinals.

In Nassau County, Wantagh upended Manhasset 17-11 in te Nassau Class B semifinals to deny the Indians an appearance in the Section 11 finals for he first since 2000.

Now, to the FCIAC.

As we wrote in this space yesterday: “Considering the competitive nature of the FCIAC this year, nothing should come as too much of a surprise.”

Still, the fact nationally ranked and top-seeded Darien, which has just one loss (to Yorktown) and which has been to the FCIAC title game 13 times the last 16 years, lost to fourth-seeded Ridgefield 12-11 in the semifinals has to be considere da surprised. It was Darien’s first loss to an FCIAC team this season.

On the other side of the bracket, No. 3 New Canaan pulled away from second-seeded Wilton 11-6.

So we will have No. 3 vs. No. 4 in Friday’s title-game matchup back at Brien McMahon in Norwalk.

Here’s a look at the upcoming FCIAC final slate and Section 1 semifinal schedule:

FCIAC finals

Friday, May 25 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk

No. 3 New Canaan vs. No. 4 Ridgefield, 7 p.m.

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Section 1 semifinals

Thursday, May 24 at higher seeds

Class A

No. 4 Mahopac at No. 1 Lakeland/Panas
No. 10 Mamaroneck at No. 3 Arlington

Class B

No. 5 Rye at No. 1 Yorktown
No. 3 Somers at No. 2 John Jay

Class C

No. 4 Byram Hills at No. 1 Bronxville
No. 18 Pleasantville at No. 11 Hen Hud

Elsewhere on Long Island, the day went according to form, with all the higher seeded teams surviving and advancing. (And, in fact, Wantagh was seeded No. 2, Manhasset No. 3.)

In action today, No. 2-seeded Syosset battles third-seeded Baldwin at 5:30 p.m. in the spotlight game of a Nassau County semifinal Section 8 tournament semifinal tripleheader.  That’s the Class A game today.

In Class B, the nation’s top-ranked team, No. 1-seeded Garden City, takes on fifth-seeded Long Beach at 8 p.m.

The day starts with a 3:30 p.m. Class C game between No. 2 Locust Valley and No. 3 Friends Academy.

The winners of today’s games play for the Nassau County class championships on Tuesday, May 29.

In girls lacrosse, in case you missed it yesterday, the Section 1 girls championship tripleheader, originally scheduled for today at Suffern Middle School Sports Complex, has been moved to Thursday, May 24 at Fox Lane High School in Bedford

Here’s the lineup of games for tomorrow:

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.

Finally, congrats to Ridgefield boys coach Roy Colsey, who informed his team he’s been elected to the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame after last night’s big win over Darien.

Colsey, a Yorktown grad who was a four-time All-American at Syracuse University, starred in both the MLL and NLL. He guided Ridgefield to the 2009 FCIAC title and 2011 state championship.

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24 Responses to “Wednesday, 5/23: Quite a Tuesday for upsets; Colsey gets Hall of Fame nod; Syosset battles Baldwin in Nassau Class A semifinal; Section 8 Class B, C semis also set for Hofstra”

  1. IslandLaxpert says:

    Picks for Nassau semi-final games today:

    Syosset 9, Baldwin 8

    GC 15, Long Beach 6

    Locust Valley 8, Friends 6

  2. TB TOAD says:

    Congrats to Roy Colsey on two fronts!

  3. Relax says:

    Pleasantville proves records & seeding are meaningless. Entering the playoffs 3-13 the Panthers have sent Dobbs 14-2 when they played & Kennedy 14-3 packing. It shows that all the Hulla-Ba-Lew on this blog about certain teams & their conference records were laughable. Especially that NYS Sportswriters Ranking of Dobbs… LOL

  4. lax says:

    what time is the john jay game?

    • says:

      Here are the starting times for tomorrow’s Section 1 semifinals:

      Thursday, May 24 at higher seeds

      Class A

      No. 4 Mahopac at No. 1 Lakeland/Panas at Lakeland High School, 5 p.m.
      No. 10 Mamaroneck at No. 3 Arlington, 5 p.m.

      Class B

      No. 5 Rye at No. 1 Yorktown, 5 p.m.
      No. 3 Somers at No. 2 John Jay, 7 p.m.

      Class C

      No. 4 Byram Hills at No. 1 Bronxville, 4:30 p.m.
      No. 18 Pleasantville at No. 11 Hen Hud, 5 p.m.

  5. Relax says:

    LV 4 Friends 4 LV scores 3:41 3rd qtr. LV’s had the advantage so far this qtr w/ shots & possesion TO LV 7:47 left in 3rd 5-4 LV’s favor

  6. Relax says:

    #27 LV gets his 2nd goal LV 6-4. LV in control thru the 6min mark. Friends gets the ball on a call & cash it 6-5. 7:05 of the 3rd friends calls TO 3:43 left in 3rd 6-5 LV friends is playing better

  7. Relax says:

    LV hits a post Friends gets ball & an emo push. LV’s goalie’s made 2 big saves last mins of 3rd 6-5 LV. Tight, tough game. Both these teams can play. LV’s been better with a 2-1 3rd

  8. Relax says:

    Emo friends 2mins in they cash it 2:15 4th 6-6 great one on one move by #1 LV Fr the X around on the goalie’s stick side Nice! 7-6 Friends answers Will Sans 4:30 7-7 real good game. Unassisted #3 Harry Dellaserra friends 8-7 emo LV 6:35 left they need this emo. They turn it over friends clears all even. Friends Harry DellaTerra again 5:10 to play 9-7 friends. Friends again Will Sanz unassisted 4:19 left. 10-7 friends on a nice 5 goal run as O’Kane scores 11-7. 5 straight goals until #27 Alex Rawah makes it 11-8 hat trick for alex. TO friends 2:07 to play. Friends moves onto the Nassau C Final 11-8 5 goal run from when they were down 7-6 made the difference

  9. Relax says:

    Ryan Hunter 2:47 1st 1-0 Syosset diving back handed goal in front of the net very nice! Andrew Keith unassisted 2-0 4:47 in. Could be a long day for Baldwin. Pat Dillon gets Baldwin on the board 2-1. Ryan Hunter gets 2nd goal 3-1 Syosset 4-1 Hunter assists. Braves are on fire 3pts for Hunter. Kid’s a player. John Diaz unassisted Fr middie 5-1 1:47 left in 1st. Jon Camposa unassisted 6-1 Syosset after 1

  10. Relax says:

    Emo for Baldwin 30sec Push. Baldwin gets off 2 shots before syosset strips em. Ryan Hunter unassisted gets a hat trick 3:38 into 2nd 7-1 Syosset. Mike Ainbinder Baldwin makes it 7-2 5mins into 2nd. Andrew Keith gets his 2nd 8-2 6:40 into 2nd. Frankie Buffalino unassisted from mid flying downfield 9-2 7:20 into 2nd. Syosset’s goalie Ryan Feit has made a few spectacular saves. You can tell he’s the “real deal” TImeout Baldwin 2:05 left in the half

  11. Relax says:

    Mike Ainbinder 1:29 into 3rd unassisted 10-3 John Diaz gets his 2nd 11-3 Syosset 4mins into 3rd Ryan Hunter gets his 4th 5:10 into 3rd 12-3 Mike Ainbinder scores to make it 12-4. John Diaz gets his 3rd 13-4 6:13 into 3rd Ryan Hunter gets his 5th 14-4 3:15 left in 3rd Austin Valenti scores on a weak shot that I think was a pass. Can’t believe Ryan Feit let it in 14-5 Ryan Hunter gets his 6th with 36secs left in 3rd 15-5. 15-5 after 3

  12. Relax says:

    D-Man Derrick Darnulc scores for Baldwin Syosset has Matt Alessandri in goal 15-6. D-man Jesse Kressel scores for syosset followed bye another goal it’s 17-6 5mins into 4th Syosset plays reserves most of the 4th 17-7 After Baldwin scores with 2:30 left 17-7 final Syosset can play

  13. Relax says:

    1-0 Long Beach Joe radon 1:20 1st emo LongBeach Pat Berkery with the slash. LongBeach came to play Love It! 1-1Dwyer to Kennedy 5:55 2-1 savage Fr Kennedy 2-1 GardenCity after 1 GC is a SLOW starter. Pay attention Yorktown!!!

  14. Relax says:

    7-4 GC at half. They started winning FOs & guterding got hot. Dwyer was left completely uncovered on a come Fr behind goal. LongBeach is hanging in & GC’s not playing as good as they can. If a better team came at GC with their A-game tonite they’re season would be in jeopardy!

  15. Relax says:

    9-5 GC Connor Sofield scores for LB on an emo followed by a P Berkery goal 10-5 4:46 to play in 3rd another emo for LB some Big Hits GC fans are crying about the rough play. Kennedy 3:04 left in 3rd 11-5. It’s almost over for LB. They played hard. GC can be beaten. A better team playing like Junkyard Dogs can beat them. Another emo for LB. GC is playing a Lil dirty. 11-5 after 3.

    • CIB says:

      I was at the game and I didn’t see any GC fans crying, GC doesn’t play dirty, never has never will. LB has a lot of frustration, GC continues to beat them in Football and Lax.
      Did you ever notice that GC fans don’t come on here and talk S**t?

  16. Relax says:

    11-6 James Forkin the GC fans really make you pull for the other guys. Don’t think LB has the fire power emo Trojans they spread the field & dwyer scores w 7:08 left 12-6 I’m out. Hope ‘town gets tonite’s GC team & the huskers play like they did vs Darien

  17. Relax says:

    Berkery Fr dwyer 13-6 5mins left they are very good

  18. says:

    Garden City pulls away to beat Long Beach 15-7 in the Nassau Class B semis. GC will face Wantagh next week in the finals.

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