It’s Day 2 of Columbine’s journey from Colorado to the heart of the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region.

After a hard-fought 8-5 loss to Yorktown yesterday at West Point, the Rebels face John Jay today at 6 p.m. in Cross River.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16The outcome of this one should provide a barometer of what fans can expect Saturday for the annual, unofficial Section 1 regular-season game of the year between Yorktown and John Jay.

While the Huskers and Indians are battling it out Saturday, Columbine will wrap up its trip with a game against Fordham Prep.

Back to today.

Putnam Valley, which last beat Somers in 2004 when it won the Section 1 Class C title game against the Tuskers, visits Somers in a 1 p.m. game (note the late change in starting time). You can watch the game in the Westchester/Hudson Valley/Connecticut region on Monday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum) and on MSGVarsity.com.

Fans who attend that game, may also want to take a short ride over to Mahopac, since the Indians are hosting traditional non-secton rival Northport at 4:30 p.m.

Section 1 Class A title contenders Arlington and Lakeland/Panas square off at 5:15 p.m. at Arlington High School.

Brewster opens its season at Tappan Zee at 2 p.m. and North Salem and Hen Hud square off at 5 p.m. on the new turf field at Yorktown High School.

Action in Nassau County starts early once again today as last year’s Class A title finalists are in action. Massapequa hosts New Hyde Park at 10 a.m. at Burns Park. Syosset hosts South Side at 11 a.m. at Skelos Field. At 1 p.m., Jericho faces Freeport at Robbins Lane Park in Syosset, Friends Academy visits Lynbrook at 4 p.m. at South Middle School in Lynbrook and Long Beach hosts Hicksville at Long Beach Middle School at 7 p.m.

Turning to upstate New York action, Jamesville-DeWitt plays at Homer and Irondequoit hosts
Pittsford.

In girls lacrosse, defending New York state Class C champion and nationally ranked Shoreham-Wading River opens its season by playing at Kings Park.

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There will be no shortage of mega matchups on Saturday, March 30, including La Salle at Garden City, Chaminade at West Islip and Yorktown at John Jay.

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* Section 10 (Potsdam area) boys, girls

* Section 11 (Suffolk County) boys, girls (click on “Schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)

* New York City boys

* New York City girls

CONNECTICUT

* CIAC (Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference) boys

* CIAC (Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference) girls

NEW JERSEY

* NJ boys

* New Jersey boys (Public/Parochial)

* New Jersey (Public) girls

* New Jersey (Parochial) girls

NEW ENGLAND

* NE boys

* NE girls

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* Beyond the tristate region/boys

* Beyond the tristate region/girls

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32 Responses to “Thursday, 3/28: John Jay is next up for Columbine; Northport visits Mahopac; Arlington hosts Lakeland/Panas; Busy day in Nassau”

  1. slacrosse says:

    Watch out for Putnam Valley! They have some very good players and are well coached. Will definitely contend for Class C and could ruin the day for some Class A teams.

  2. LaxLessons.com says:

    Somers leads Put Valley 4-3 after one

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      6-3 Somers at halftime Marasco and Rubenstein each have two goals for Somers

      • LaxLessons.com says:

        Somers leads 9-5 after three.

        • LaxLessons.com says:

          Somers wins 12-7

          Marasco, Corpolongo and Rubenstein each scored three goals

          • LaxLessons.com says:

            Final stats:

            Putnam Valley — 3-0-2-2—7
            Somers — 4-2-3-3—12

            PUTNAM VALLEY Scoring:

            Johnny van de Veerdonk – 2 Goals – 2 Assists
            Kevin Fitzsimmons – 1G
            Mike Walsh – 1Goal 1 Assist
            Mike Adamski – 2 Goals
            Rick Denike – 1 Goal 1 Assist

            Saves
            Kevin Christopher — 19

            SOMERS SCORING:

            Justin Corpolongo – 1 Goal
            Timothy Cousin – 1 Goal 1 Assist
            Marc Fiocco – 1 Goal 3 Assist
            Chris Marasco – 3 Goals
            Alex Corpolongo – 3 Goals
            David Rubenstein – 3 Goals 2 Assists

            SAVES:
            Nik Genualdo – 11

  3. Ram Tough says:

    Huge win for Clarkstown North today 6-5 over Briarcliff. MSG Varsity was there! Pumped to watch it.

  4. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: North Rockland 11, Valley Central 3

  5. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Northport 16, Mahopac 3

    • Terpslax says:

      Wow – I thought Mahopac was supposed to be good. I don’t think Northport cracks the top 15 or 20 on the island

      • LiLax says:

        Northport is pre-season ranked #4 in Suffolk “A” Conference heading into 2013 – behind West Islip, Ward Melville, and Smithtown West. Suffolk “A” Conference is toughest public school conference in the nation.

        • LaxMom says:

          Northport was there to win..played mostly there starters all game ..third string didn’t get in to the way end..

  6. Indian J says:

    Who’s got the updates for John Jay vs. Columbine tonight ?

  7. Bear says:

    Brewster 17 Tappen Zee – 2

  8. slacrosse says:

    J updates?

  9. The Admiral says:

    Arlington just wraps up an 8-7 win over Lakeland/Panas.

    Close game throughout and amazing all around team effort.

    Great win for the program!

    • Indian J says:

      This game was supposed to start at 6 pm.

      • Sports Guy says:

        the game started at 6:00 like advertised. JJ was up 7-4 at half. Shawn Smith had 2, Beck 1, B Lee 1, F Bostwick 1, A Duffy 1 and Lambert. They looked pretty good for their first time out. Columbine looked pretty good had a couple nice players, 22 is big and fast.

        JJ went with the dual headed Skluth brother combo to handle the face-offs and they did pretty well. Regardless who took of who took the face there was always two poles out there for the scrum.

        Yorktown’s team was there taking in the action.

  10. Laxxxx says:

    Wasn’t there but heard John Jay beat Columbine by a goal. Cell service there is non existant so hopefully somebody who was there will post details later.

  11. HV Lax says:

    Joe Lombardi just posted 13-12 JJ over Columbine as the final score on Twitter.

  12. Sailors Fan says:

    Hen Hud 15, North Salem 7 (final). Thanks to the Huskers for letting the Sailors borrow their new turf as our field undergoes repairs.

  13. RiseUp says:

    LaxPower has it John Jay 13 – Columbine 12 final

  14. Indian J says:

    A little to close for comfort, but we knew that Columbine was good. Did Columbine ever lead ? Or was it that they caught up at the end. Do tell …

    • Old Rugger says:

      Indian J, J always led but I wouldn’t say columbine caught up. Game went in runs, Jay up by 3-4 goals then Columbine would claw back, then JJ would get up 3-4 again and Columbine would come back. J Defense too slow around tha cage, 2-3 wrap around goals that should not have happened. Shurr will correct. #22 and #10 on Columbine legit players.

  15. slacrosse says:

    Good J got this “1st game” win under their belt like Town. Did not think it would be only a 1 goal win or that Columbine would score nearly that many goals off Jay’s D!

  16. Jaybird says:

    Congrats JJ on a hard earned win. Now let’s take care of business Saturday! (And maybe tighten up the D a bit?)

  17. Demarest says:

    Cl South beats Pine Bush 8-2.

  18. Sectionio uno says:

    I was at Somers and JJ yesterday. Couple of thoughts.
    PV is a much improved team some good players ( Not studs) on offense. Bronzo very good on defense. Goalie is steady and they are well coached. Some turnovers ,if they work on then they are a story in class c.
    Somers did some good things to make up for there mistakes. They are well balanced on offense and A Corpolongo may be one of the top middies in the section. Attack is very athletic and play very hard.
    JJ was very good on offense and between the lines. Face- off guys were tough and battle hard. I was surprised to see so many breakdowns on defense close to the goal. Hard to tel about the goalie because of the way the goals were scored. JJ- Yorktown should be a better barometer for those two squads. Hats off to Columbine . solid team with some good athletes.

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