It’s title time.

Among the headlines:

* Garden City, Shoreham-Wading River and New Canaan will be trying to win both boys and girls titles.

* The GC boys, making their third straight title-game appearance, last won a championship in 2000. The GC girls are looking for their seventh straight championship.

* Shoreham-Wading River’s boys, fresh off a big win over Bronxville in the downstate semis, are looking for their third title overall and first since 2007.

* Darien’s boys team hopes to win its seventh state title in the last eight years in the final game of the only four-year starter in school history, Duke-bound attackman Case Matheis, the Blue Wave’s all-time leading scorer.

* Ridgefield and Fairfield Prep meet in a rematch of last year’s Class L state title game, won by Ridgefield in overtime.

* There will be no team from New York’s Section 3 (Central New York) in the boys finals for the first time since 1979. Irondequoit, which upset two-time defending state champion Jamesville-Dewitt in the upstate semifinals, is making its first title-game appearance since losing to Yorktown in 1993.

Now, let’s get to today’s slate:


State championships


at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk

Class S

No. 1 Joel Barlow vs. No. 6 Somers, 11 a.m.

* You can watch the game streamed live on The premiere telecast of this game will air Tuesday, June 12 at 4 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14.

Class L

No. 5 Fairfield Prep vs. No. 3 Ridgefield, 1:30 p.m.

* You can watch the game streamed live on The premiere telecast of this game will air Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14.

Class M

No. 1 Darien vs. No. 3 New Canaan, 4 p.m.

* You can watch the game streamed live on The premiere telecast of this game will air Monday, June 11 at 10 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14.

* Click here for the complete Connecticut state boys and girls brackets

New York

at Faller Field, Middletown High School 

Class C

Shoreham-Wading River vs. Penn Yan, 11 a.m.

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Class A

West Islip  vs.  Ithaca, 1:30 p.m.

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Class B

Garden City vs. Irondequoit, 4 p.m.

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* Click here for the complete New York state boys and girls brackets

New Jersey

Tournament of Champions final

at Kean University

No. 3 Delbarton vs. No. 1 Bridgewater-Raritan, 7:30 p.m.

* Click here for the complete New Jersey Tournament of Championships semifinals, finals schedule


State championships


at Bunnell High School

Class L

No. 1 Cheshire vs. No. 3 Greenwich, 10 a.m.

Class S

No. 2 Granby vs. No. 5 Northwest Catholic, noon

Class M

No. 1 New Canaan vs. No. 3 Wilton, 2 p.m.

New York

at Cortland State

Class C

Shoreham-Wading River vs. Honeoye Falls-Lima, 9:30 a.m.

Class A

West Genesee vs. Penfield, noon

Class B

Garden City vs. Canandaigua, 2:30 p.m.

New Jersey

Tournament of Champions final

at Kean University

No. 1 Moorestown vs. No. 2 Chatham, 5 p.m.

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124 Responses to “Saturday, 6/9: Connecticut, New York will crown state champs; New Jersey TOC boys/girls finals doubleheader set”

  1. WestLax says:

    Looks like a Strong Island sweep.
    SWR 12. Penn Yan 6
    West Islip 10. Ithaca 7
    Garden City. 14. Irondequoit 9

  2. says:

    Matt Billy scores 29 seconds into the game and Joel Barlow jumps out to a 1-0 lead over Somers. 

  3. sec1 says:

    SWR 1-0 Brasco
    Also 1 min on Penn Yan

  4. sec1 says:

    SWR 2-0 man up Rotanz

  5. sec1 says:

    SWR 3-0 Rotanz

  6. says:

    Long pole Chris Hamilton scores in transition. Somers leads 2-1 with 2:41 left in first.

  7. sec1 says:

    SWR 3-0 end of 1

  8. sec1 says:

    4-0 miller from Higgins

  9. sec1 says:

    5-0 Rotanz
    PY had no answer on D and FO

  10. sec1 says:

    5-1 Davison 2:05 left in 2nd

  11. sec1 says:

    5-2 Davison Half

  12. sec1 says:

    5-3 Davison man up

  13. sec1 says:

    6-3 Rotanz from Higgins
    7-3 Bray

  14. sec1 says:

    End of 3 7-3 Penn Yan with the ball to start 4th man up with 53sec left on Penalty

  15. sec1 says:

    7-4 Gerhardt

  16. sec1 says:

    8-4 Higgins from Bray

  17. sec1 says:

    8-5 Owen

  18. sec1 says:

    9-5 Rotanz with big Goal from behind, his 5th

  19. sec1 says:

    10-5 Bray from Rotanz

  20. sec1 says:

    10-6 Mishefski

  21. says:

    Final: Joel Barlow 15, Somers 2. Falcons win their second-ever state title. First came in 2002. Barlow first winner in CT triple header. 

  22. sec1 says:

    SWR State Champs 10-6 over Penn Yan.
    This does not bode well for upstate.

  23. says:

    Next up in NY: Class A final between West Islip and Ithaca.

  24. says:

    Matt Brophy breaks the ice on the dead run. Fairfield Prep jumps out to a 1-0 lead over Ridgefield in the CIAC Class L title game. 

    • says:

      Timmy Kelly man-up from Sean Wilkinson. Ridgefield ties FP 1-1 with eight minutes left in the first. 

      • says:

        Matt Brophy answers for FP with his second of the day. 2-1 Jesuits with seven minutes left in the first quarter. 

        • says:

          Brophy gets his third. It’s 3-1 with 56 seconds left in the first.

          • says:

            Brophy scores behind-the-back in transition for his fourth goal. It’s 4-1 FP midway through the second. 

  25. sec1 says:

    Ithaca 1-0 Biondi

  26. sec1 says:

    WI playing like they just needed to show up and it was there’s.

  27. sec1 says:

    2-0 Andersen
    WI not clearing well, Ithaca rides well and moves ball well on O and dodges well

  28. sec1 says:

    Illegal stick on Ithaca 3mins
    End of 1st 2-0

  29. sec1 says:

    2-1 Smith from Aponte

  30. sec1 says:

    2-2 Aponte from Deluca

  31. sec1 says:

    WI 3-2 Reese from Wiserick

  32. says:

    Fairfield Prep leads Ridgefield 4-1 at halftime of the CIAC Class L title game. 

    • says:

      Timmy Kelly of Ridgefield gets the first goal of the second half off a fastbreak that started with a nice save by Winne. 4-2 Fairfield Prep with five minutes left in the third. 

      • says:

        FP answers with three straight goals. Jesuits lead 7-2 three minutes into the fourth. 

        • says:

          Timmy Kelly scoops one in on the EMO. It’s 7-3 FP with 4:55 left. 

          • says:

            Underclassmen exchange goals. Freshman John Edmonds for FP, soph Will Bonaparte for Field. It’s 8-4 FP with 2:40 left in fourth.

  33. sec1 says:

    WI 4-2 Deluca from behind

  34. sec1 says:

    4-3 Biondi man up

  35. sec12012 says:

    Will Ithaca win this game or will WI roll in the 2nd half???We shall see.Let’s hope this one goes down to the wire.

  36. sec1 says:

    4-4 Biondi
    Ithaca more athletic than WI
    5-4 Aponte from Reese

  37. sec1 says:

    6-4 Moore from Aponte sick

  38. sec1 says:

    WI 7-4 Deluca from Moore

  39. sec1 says:

    8-4 Moore from Aponte
    TO Ithaca

  40. sec1 says:

    WI 9-4 man up

  41. sec1 says:

    10-4 man up Aponte sick behind back

  42. sec1 says:

    10-5 Luzda

  43. sec1 says:

    10-5 end of 3rd, diff in the 3rd FO and Lax IQ

  44. sec1 says:

    11-4 Deluca from Wiseric

  45. sec1 says:

    12-5 Wiseric from Aponte

  46. says:

    Neil Gollogly pulls Ridgefield within 8-5 with just under two minutes remaining in the fourth.

    • says:

      Princeton-bound LSM Sam Gravitte scores in transition. Ridgefield cuts it to 8-6 with just over a minute left.

  47. sec1 says:

    WI 12-6
    Lawless from Donalson

  48. sec1 says:

    12-7 1:49 left

  49. sec1 says:

    WI State Champs 12-7

  50. Relax says:

    With GC as the only LI team left to play, It looks like a lock for a Strong Island sweep. This year LI was head & shoulders above every region in the country with GC leading the way. I wish GC & WI could play 1 more game!!!

  51. says:

    Under way: Darien and New Canaan in CIAC Class M title game. Nice saves by both goalies – Tom Carey (NC) and Phil Huffard (Darien).Scoreless

    • says:

      Tim Murphy gets the game’s first goal. Darien leads 1-0 midway through the first.

      • says:

        Cornell-bound Henry West scores off a rip on the run, then Case Matheis scores on an overhand shot. It’s 3-0 Darien with 2:45 left in first. 

        • says:

          Michael Bossidy goes behind the back then scores again moments later. New Canaan breaks the ice late in the quarter with two straight goals. Peter Lindley ends the run as quarter ends. Darien leads 4-2 after one.

          • says:

            Senior midfielder Jon Magnusson scores to give Darien a 5-2 lead 2:30 into the second. 

          • Blue White says:

            NC needs to settle down and spin the rock. Guys seem a little too amped and are trying to do it all on O

  52. sec1 says:

    IRon 1-0 miller

  53. sec12012 says:

    2-0 irondeqouit

  54. sec1 says:

    Ironde 2-0

  55. sec1 says:

    2-1 George from Dwyer

  56. sec1 says:

    2-2 Berkery from Dwyer

  57. sec1 says:

    2-2 end of 1

  58. says:

    West becomes Darien’s first two- goal scorer. It’s 6-2 Blue Wave midway through the first. 

    • says:

      Case Matheis leaves game with 5:59 left in second after taking a hard hit to the midsection on a double team. 

      • says:

        Lindley with his second in transition. Darien leads 7-2 with 4:58 left in second. Timeout New Canaan. 

        • says:

          Matheis is on the bench with his helmet off. Out for the remainder of half. Status for rest of game TBD. Darien leads 7-2 late in second.

  59. sec1 says:

    TO 2-2 Ironde is very good GC feeling the pressure, if not for Marion who just made two great saves and more they would be down.

  60. sec1 says:

    Ironde just had ball in GC for 6:30 min, GC with un forced errors

  61. sec1 says:

    2-2 Ironde will start the 3rd man up for 55 sec.
    All Ironde in the 2nd, if not for Marino they could be down by 3.

  62. says:

    Looks like Case Matheis will give it a go in second half. He looks eager to get back out, though clearly still feeling effects in hip area.

    • says:

      Case Matheis is starting the second half. Third quarter just under way.

      • says:

        Matheis leaves game just 1:30 into third after taking a stick check. Matheis’ high school career may have ended. 

        • says:

          John Brainard scores for New Canaan off a feed from Peter Kraus. Darien leads 7-3 with four minutes left in third. 

  63. sec12012 says:

    gc trails 3-2 early 3rd.

  64. sec1 says:

    Ironde 3-2

  65. sec1 says:

    3-3 Guterding from Dywer

  66. sec12012 says:

    all even at3

  67. sec12012 says:

    trojans get lead

  68. Relax says:

    What’s up with GC?

  69. says:

    Kraus with a blast on the run. New Canaan pulls within 7-4 55 seconds into the fourth quarter.

  70. sec1 says:

    4-3 GC end of 3, GC with ball man up 48 sec non release

  71. sec1 says:

    GC 6-3 both man up

  72. sec1 says:

    6-4 miller

  73. sec12012 says:

    6-3 trojans now.

  74. sec12012 says:


  75. sec1 says:

    7-4 savage

  76. sec1 says:

    8-4 Savage

  77. sec1 says:

    9-4 empty net

  78. sec1 says:

    10-4 empty net

  79. sec1 says:

    11-4 empty net

  80. Relax says:

    Strong Island Sweeps Staes!!!! Fantastic! That’s what I call a HotBed!!! Nice job SWR, WI & GC!!!!

    • Relax says:

      Winning a State Championship means SO much more in NY where if you don’t win your section, you’re out. There’s none of the lose your section/county & you still get a bid to states. It’s lose & go home. Makes you wonder about a team like CSH who played as well as anybody vs SWR or Syosset who gave WI as good a game as anybody too. Winning NY means mote then any other State & the 3 LI schools are truly VERY SPECIAL!!!

  81. sec1 says:

    11-4 GC State Champ
    Goalie was the possible diff, better team won.

  82. says:

    2006 LI champs. A – West Islip. B – Huntington. C – Cold Spring Harbor. 

    That was the last time LI swept the three state title games before this year.

  83. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to all the LI teams on their sweep today.

    2 comments on Shorham Wading River:

    1) On the opening FO won by Notre Dame bound middie Brasco,a terriffic player, he went to goal and scored. Unfortunately he was decked (cross check not in the head but he hit it going down) and had to leave the game with waht turned out as a concussion–out after maybe 10 seconds!! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    2) Wondered why they didn’t win Class C last season–didn’t realize they were in Class B then. Even though in C now coming into the Bville game they played teams including, Garden City, Sayville, Comseqogue,Huntington, Mountain Lakes (NJ)–a perennial NJ power, Cold Spring Harbor. A great advantage over Bville (who in fairness did play a tougher schedule vs last season) in terms of being “toughened up” for a key play-off game by a brutal schedule.

  84. Chill-Laxin says:

    L.I. Does it again.

    Congrats to W.I, G.C. S.W R.

    Cuse why don’t you ever see West Islip play Garden City? Now that would be a great game.

    Cuse why is section 11, 8 so dominate over section 1 the pasdt decade or so?

    It seems Yorktown is the only consistant team to come out of section , but after they win region they get bounced by G.C. or another team from that section.

  85. CIB says:

    IQ got frustrated and started playing dirty, the coach and team showed their true colors as a low class team when IQ had a Blatant illegal check to the head. Coach high fived the kid as he went into penalty box.

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