We’re inching closer to the finals.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16Today is a huge day for sectional and conference semifinals in the tristate region.

In Section 1 in New York’s Hudson Valley, there are a total of 12 semifinals in boys and girls classes A, B and C. Among the featured boys matchups: No. 7 Lakeland/Panas at No. 3 Mamaroneck (4:30 p.m.) in Class A; No. 3 John Jay at No. 2 Rye (4:30 p.m.) and No. 4 Somers at No. 1 Yorktown (6:30 p.m.) in Class B and No. 3 Hen Hud at No. 2 Pleasantville (5 p.m.). For the complete boys/girls schedule, click here.

Section 11 (Suffolk) will be holding its Class A and B quarterfinals. Class A action features West Islip at Smithtown East, Connetquot at Ward Melville, Bay Shore at Northport and Sachem North at Smithtown West. Click here for the complete schedule.

Section 8 (Nassau County) has a semifinal-round tripleheader at Hofstra, starting with No. 1 Garden City vs. No. 4 Long Beach at 3:30 p.m. (Class B). For more on that game and the Class B foursome, click here.  

At 5:30 p.m., top-seeded Cold Spring Harbor plays No. 4 Mineola in Class C.

The final game features another 1 vs. 4 matchup, with top-seeded Massapequa taking on No. 4 Farmingdale, at 8 p.m. You can watch the game live on MSGVarsity.com.

FCIAC semifinal action is set for Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk (boys) and Dunning Stadium in New Canaan (girls).

The boys doubleheader features traditional rivals Darien and defending conference champion New Canaan in Game 1 at 5 p.m. and Ridgefield and Greenwich in Game 2 at 7 p.m. Here’s the complete boys/girls schedule.

Turning to New Jersey, unbeaten Delbarton starts state tournament action at home against Pope John XXIII.

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Today’s schedule/Postseason schedule

NEW YORK

* CHSAA boys

* CHSAA girls

* Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties) boys, girls (click on “Game schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)

* Section 2 (Albany area) boys, girls

* Section 3 (Syracuse area) boys, girls

* Section 4 (Binghamton area) boys, girls

* Section 5 (Rochester area) boys, girls

* Section 6 independents

* Section 8 (Nassau County) boys, girls (click on “Game schedule” tab and use the pull-down menu)

* Section 9 (Orange and Ulster counties) boys, girls

* 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

REST OF THE NATION

* Beyond the tristate region/boys

* Beyond the tristate region/girls

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71 Responses to “Tuesday, 5/21: Semis set for Section 1, 8, FCIAC; Section 11 has Class A, B quarterfinals; Unbeaten Delbarton starts NJ tourney play”

  1. LI Guy says:

    GC,Beach 2-2 after 1

  2. rtownlaxer says:

    Stuck in the office today, please post those scores! Thanks.

  3. laxrat876 says:

    Somers 11 Yorktown 8
    John Jay 9 Rye 4

    You heard it hear first!

  4. LaxLessons.com says:

    Smithtown East has jumped out to a 3-0 lead over West Islip after one period in the Suffolk Class A quarterfinals.

  5. LaxLessons.com says:

    Rye leads John Jay 4-2 midway through the second quarter.

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Rye leads John Jay 4-3 at the half.

      • LaxLessons.com says:

        5-5 late in the third.

        • LaxLessons.com says:

          John Jay, Rye tied 5-5 after regulation.

          • LaxLessons.com says:

            John Jay pulls out a 6-5 overtime win over Rye on a goal by Shawn Smith. Indians will play Yorktown or Somers on Thursday in the Class B final.

          • Indian J says:

            Congrats to Rye on what truly was an impressive season. I’m sure this was a battle. Interested in reading the details.

            Great win for Jay, you guys took a huge defensive stand to get back to your tradition of going to the sectional finals- again. Enjoy this !

    • Old Rugger says:

      Rye one Ot save away from winning! Congrats Rye on a hard fought game. The defense was very strong. Pushed the defense out so every pass was quickly contested. Good luck JJ

      • slacrosse says:

        Good D on both sides. Don’t overly crow too much about Rye but got to pay compliments to senior poles Tommy White( brother of goalie) and Brendan Wood and senior DM Jason Chin. Among others for next season, rising starting pole seniors Chavez (Syracuse), Regan and O’Brien are particularly talented. Rising jr Abate , DM/long stick middie will be a future star. Bennicassa , a senior Captain (Westminster PG/lacrosse)) and a very talented pole and hockey player could not play for most of the season as he was recovering from an injury.

        • sgelbard says:

          Had just been thinking poles and DM above for defense but of course there is Peter White who did a fantastic job in goal all season, one of the best shot-blockers in Section 1 and IMO the MVP for the Garnets.

  6. LaxLessons.com says:

    Lakeland/Panas leads Manaroneck 4-1 after one.

  7. ctlax says:

    Can someone give us FCIAC updates?

  8. LaxLessons.com says:

    North Rockland leads White Plains 6-1 at the half of the Section 1 Class A semis..

  9. LaxLessons.com says:

    New Canaan, Darien tied 1-1 three minutes in. Goals by Stanton and Lindley.

  10. ctlax says:

    Is Darien playing a zone?

  11. LaxLessons.com says:

    Defending champ New Canaan leads Darien 2-1 after one in the FCIAC semis. Harry Stanton has both goals for the Rsms.

  12. LaxLessons.com says:

    Northport leads Bay Shore 18-4 aft three in the Suffolk quarterfinals.

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Final: Northport 18, Bay Shore 4. Northport has advanced to the Suffolk semis for the first time since 2006.

  13. LaxLessons.com says:

    Pleasantville holds.a 3-2 lead after one in the Section 1 Class C semis.

  14. LaxLessons.com says:

    Smithtown West leads Sachem North 10-5 in the third quarter of the Suffolk County Class A quarter finals.

  15. LaxLessons.com says:

    Lakeland/Panas and Mamaroneck headed to OT tied 6-6.

  16. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Bronxville 12, Croton 4 in the Section 1 Class C semis.

  17. LaxLessons.com says:

    Peter Conley scores the winner in OT. Mamaroneck beats Lakeland/Panas 7-6 and will play North Rockland in the Section 1 Class A final.

  18. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Ward Melville 16, Connetquot 1 in the Suffolk County Class A quarterfinals.

  19. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: New Canaan 5, Darien 3. Rams will play Ridgefield or Greenwich in Friday’s FCIAC final.

  20. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Smithtown West 13, Sachem North 8

  21. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to Jay on winning a hard fought good game. Rye had a clear shot to win in OT , J made the save and then converted on their possession. Good luck vs Town.

    Congrats to Rye’s seniors who played their butts off on the lax field and in other sports as well, some being 3 sport athletes. Good luck in college!

    Aside from a talented returning group the future is also very bright for Rye lax with numbers of talented kids coming out of the 8th grade and up that have risen thru the youth lax program.

  22. LaxLessons.com says:

    Halftime: Yorktown 5, Somers 2

  23. LaxLessons.com says:

    Ridgefield, Greenwich tied at 1-1 in the second FCIAC semi. Both teams playing zone.

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Greenwich scores two straight to end the second quarter and leads Ridgefield 3-2 at the half. Alex Moeser and Simon Mathias each have two.

      • LaxLessons.com says:

        Maryland-bound midfielder Will Bonaparte (Ridgefield) and Michigan-bound attackman Decker Curran (Greenwich) are injured and not playing.

  24. LaxLessons.com says:

    Ridgefield ties New Canaan 4-4 midway through third. Ridgefield has won just one faceoff.

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Brett Baker scores off a Cal Dearth feed and Ridgefield scores its third straight to go ahead 5-4 after three.

  25. LaxLessons.com says:

    Luke Finneran scores his second. Greenwich regains the lead 6-5 with 3:35 to go.

  26. Sailors Fan says:

    Tough loss for the Sailors. Pleasantville did what they had to do and played a great game. Good luck in the section finals.

    Some congratulations are in order, even with the loss. Senior Kevin McDermott set the Hen Hud single season scoring record with 65 goals, and tied the school career scoring record with 155 goals and 226 points.

    Matt Ledwin finished his senior season winning 284 of 340 face offs (83.5%), and topped out with 812 career varsity FO wins.

    Congratulations Kevin and Matt and thank you to all of the Sailors, especially the seniors, for a very enjoyable year!

  27. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Greenwich 6, Ridgefield 5. It will be Greenwich vs. New Canaan for the title. Second year in a row No. 1 seed has lost in semis.

    • Lax Novice says:

      And the 3rd time in four years, including 2010. New Canaan poised to become the first defending champion to repeat since Darien won three in a row 2004-2006.

      Was proud of how the Blue Wave competed this evening. Not the most eye-pleasing lacrosse game ever but good hard work by both teams and a fair result. Player of the game in my opinion was the New Canaan goalie, made all the stops needed while nursing a one-goal lead most of that time. Darien had their chances on the man up a number of times and scored their lone goal of the 2nd half while man up. Congrats to the Rams on a well-earned win. Good luck to both NC and Greenwich in the finals.

      I also had the pleasure of catching up with a famous TV analyst tonight, dutifully working hard but making time for an old Dad and kind enough to ask how his son was doing in college. Keep up the good work, young man.

      • LaxLessons.com says:

        Thanks for your excellent insights as always, Lax Novice.

        We thought you were referring to Joe when you mentioned TV analyst until we saw the “young man” part! Just kidding and thanks again.

  28. ctlax says:

    Why didn’t Bonaparte play? NC now plays the team they beat 12-0 for the FCIAC title? eh…

  29. LaxLessons.com says:

    Massapequa leads Farmingdale 9-3 after three in Nassau Class A semis.

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Nassau County semifinals – both finals:

      Massapequa 13, Farmingdale 4 (Class A);

      Cold Spring Harbor 12, Mineola 3 (Class C)

  30. Vin says:

    Will Section 1 games be televised live on MSG Varsity?

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