Before we get to today’s schedule, let’s look ahead.
Opening-round games were completed in Connecticut yesterday, and quarterfinal-action is set for Saturday, June 1. Among the June 1 matchups: Greenwich at Staples (Division L) and Wilton at Darien (Division M). Check the brackets and full schedule here.
Group champions were crowned in New Jersey yesterday, which awaits the start of the season-ending Tournament of Champions.
Now, to New York.
All six Long Island boys/girls championship matchups for this weekend will be set after today’s Suffolk Class A and B title games between Bay Shore and Ward Melville (Class A) and Sayville and Eastport-South Manor (Class B). Action is set for Saturday at Hofstra for the LIC boys tripleheader (state quarterfinals). Here’s the rundown.
In Suffolk title games yesterday, Ward Melville won its 23rd county crown — but first since 2000 — and Miller Place, in just its fourth year at the varsity level, took the Class B title. Here’s more.
Headling yesterday’s Nassau girls title tripleheader at Adelphi, Manhasset unseated rival Garden City, ending the Trojans’ run of seven straight state titles and eight straight county crowns.
Connecticut started its state tourney yesterday, and among the quarterfinal matchups now set for Saturday: Wilton at Darien (Division M) and Greenwich at Staples (Division L).
Let’s segue to today.
It may be the most anticipated first-round playoff game in New York state boys lacrosse tournament history.
And it became even more anticipated when yesterday’s scheduled Section 1 vs. Section 2 opening-round state playoff tripleheader was postponed until today because of the threat of severe thunderstorms.
Unbeaten Niskayuna, ranked No. 2 in the most recent Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings, faces No. 6 Yorktown, which accounts for six of the 10 Hudson Valley All-American selections that were made earlier this week, in a Class B first-round game at the University at Albany.
It’s a game that’s a tossup, and the votes in our latest “You make the call” poll illustrate just that.
The winner advances to the state quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1. (For boys and girls state tournament brackets in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, click here.)
Yorktown-Niskayuna is the first game of a Section 1 vs. Section 2 first-round tripleheader, followed by Bronxville vs. Glens Falls (Class C) and Mamaroneck vs. Shenendehowa (Class A). The latter matchup pits the two-time Section 1 champs against a Shen team (16-3) that dealt Yorktown one of its two losses.
Also today, Stepinac hosts St. Mary’s at 4 p.m. in the CHSAA Division A downstate title game.
Today we will find out who wins the Tewaaraton Trophy, college lacrosse’s version of the Heisman. Four of the five men’s finalists are New York natives. The five finalists are: Rob Pannell (Cornell), Marcus Holman (UNC), JoJo Marasco (Syracuse), Tom Schreiber (Princeton) and Lyle Thompson (Albany).
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