It’s judgment day in high school lacrosse.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16State titles will be awarded in New York and Connecticut and the Tournament of Champions will be decided in New Jersey.

So let’s get right to it.

The New York boys title tripleheader at Growney Stadium on the campus of St. John Fisher College in Rochester features three marquee matchups.

Garden City, the only defending state champion to make it back to the finals, will battle Jamesville-Dewitt for the Class B crown in Game 1 at 11 a.m.

GC (18-3), which defeated the nation’s No. 2-ranked team, previously unbeaten Niskayuna 10-9 in the semifinals, is looking for its sixth state title. Jamesville-Dewitt has won three state titles, including back-to-back championships in 2010 and ’11 when it beat Garden City each year in the finals.

Bronxville looks to become the third team from Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties) to win a state crown when it battles Cazenovia for the Class C crown at 1:30 p.m. Bronxville (22-1) has won 18 straight, including a 13-12 overtime triumph against defending Class C state champion Shoreham-Wading River in the semis. Cazenovia won the state title in 2011, in its first and only state final appearance.

Traditional powers West Genesee (15-5) and Ward Melville (21-0) meet for the sixth time in the state final in the nightcap of the tripleheader — the Class A title game — at 4 p.m. WM is looking to even it at 3-3.

The last time Ward Melville and West Genny met in the state title game was 1999 – a 13-12 double overtime win for Ward Melville. That was their third straight final meeting, with West Genny winning in triple OT 9-8 in 1998 and Ward Melville 8-7 in double OT in 1997.

New York’s girls championship tripleheader at SUNY Cortland starts at 9:30 a.m. as Farmingdale (Section 8) faces Baldwinsville (Section 3) in Class A. Brighton (Section 5) plays Christian Brothers Academy of Syracuse (Section 3) for the Class B crown at noon. The Class C final is at 2:30 p.m. as Mount Sinai (Section 11) plays Skaneateles (Section 3).

Connecticut will be holding its boys and girls state title games at Brien McMahon and Bunnell high schools, respectively.

The boys lineup at McMahon features Joel Barlow (20-1) vs. Wilton (20-9) in the medium-school division (Class M) at 11 a.m., followed by Staples (16-4) vs. Fairfield Prep (17-4) in the large-school division (Class L) at 1:30 p.m. and Weston (13-9) vs. St. Joseph  (12-8) in the small-school division (Class S) at 6 p.m. You can watch all three Connecticut state finals live on

Fairfield Prep has been to the state finals eight straight years, winning five of the last seven years, including four straight from 2006-09. This will be Staples’ second-ever title-game appearance, with the first coming in 1999 when it lost to South Windsor 11-8.

Wilton, the No. 17 seed, had to win an outbracket game just to make the tournament. The Warriors, who are looking for their third state title in the last three years, then defeated No. 1 Avon 15-9, defending Class M state champion Darien 7-6 and New Fairfield 10-3. Since the CIAC changed to a three-division format in 2006, Weston and St. Joseph have each won two titles.

The premiere airing of the Barlow-Wilton game will be on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum). The premiere airing of the Staples-Fairfield Prep game will be on Tuesday, June 11 at 9 p.m.  The premiere airing of the St. Joseph-Weston game will be on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 p.m.

The CT girls title tripleheader at Bunnell High School starts at 11 a.m. as  Weston meets Haddam-Killingworth. Greenwich and Darien then meet for at 1 p.m. in Class L and New Canaan meets Wilton 3 p.m. in Class M.

Second-seeded Don Bosco Prep (18-2) takes a 12-game win streak into today’s New Jersey Tournament of Champions title game against No. 1 Ridge (19-3), which has won 11 straight. Action gets under way at 5 p.m. at Kean University in Union.

Unbeaten Moorestown (24-0) takes on Shawnee (19-2) for the T of C girls title in the second game of the doubleheader at Kean at 7 p.m.

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131 Responses to “Saturday, 6/8: It’s title time in the tristate; rundown of today’s boys/girls final schedules”

  1. says:

    NY Class A girls final halftime: Farmingdale 3, Baldwinsville 2

  2. says:

    Wilton has scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead after one vs. Barlow in the CT Division M final.

  3. says:

    JD has jumped out to an early 1-0 lead vs. GC

  4. says:

    Halftime: Garden City 3, Jamesville-Dewitt 3. Syracuse-bound Jordan Evans ties it for JD just before the end of the half.

  5. says:

    Wilton leads Joel Barlow 7-2 after three. Henry Lee and Brendan Devane each have two goals.

  6. says:

    Five straight goals by Garden City in the third and the Trojans open up an 8-3 lead late in the period.

  7. says:

    End three: Garden City 11, Jamesville-Dewitt 5

  8. Syracuse says:

    Garden City exploded with an 8-goal third quarter and is 12 minutes from a second straight Class B state title. They lead 11-5.

  9. says:

    Final: Wilton 9, Barlow 4. Warriors win their 22nd state title and second in the last three years.

  10. Syracuse says:

    Garden City leads JD 11-6 with 5:40 left …

  11. Syracuse says:

    Stasco for GC. 12-7

  12. Syracuse says:

    Garden City up 12-7 with 2:52 left in 4th. Timeout

  13. Syracuse says:

    Cody George scores for GC, 13-7 lead with 2:41 left, an empty netter

  14. Syracuse says:

    Feiner for JD, 13-8 GC late …

  15. Syracuse says:

    Coach Finnell just got the ice bucket bath …

  16. Syracuse says:

    FINAL: Garden City repeats as NYS Class B champions, with a 13-8 win over JD. Blew open 3-3 halftime tie with 8-goal third quarter. I’ll provide stats later.

  17. says:

    Final: Garden City 13, Jamesville-Dewitt 8 GC wins its second straight state title.

  18. Syracuse says:

    Just some quick information on Cazenovia Central. They boast arguably the best attackman in upstate NY, Connor Cannizzaro. He has 85 goals and 37 assists. They also have another 100-point scorer in Ryan Cook, who has 78 goals and 28 assists. This is an extremely high-powered offensive team that is not deep but can and will run away from opponents if given the opportunity. Caz also employs a 3-3 zone defensively that it runs almost exclusively.

  19. Syracuse says:

    James Sullivan won 18-of-25 faceoffs for Garden City in the 13-8 win over JD. … Cody George led Garden City with five goals and an assist. Justin Guterding, Jack Worstell and Dale Stasco scored two apiece.

    Probably more importantly, GC shut down JD all-everything scorer Jordan Evans, limiting him to just a goal and an assist, while JD leading scorer Griffin Feiner was held to just a single goal.

  20. Syracuse says:

    GC stats …

    Cody George 5 1 — 6
    Justin Guterding 2 3 — 5
    Jack Wortsell 2 2 — 4
    Dale Stasco 2 0 — 2
    Ed Blatz 1 0 — 1
    Lucas Clay 1 0 — 1
    Jack Metzler 0 1 — 1

    Goalie Dan Dolan made 7 saves …

  21. says:

    Staples and Fairfield Prep tied 1-1 midway through the first of the CT Division L title game.

  22. Syracuse says:

    We’re under way in the Class C final. Bronxville wins the opening draw … Caz immediately goes into its 3-3 zone …

  23. Syracuse says:

    Cazenovia’s Cannizzaro, if you believe this, plays all over the field, literally. Attack, middie and defense …

  24. Syracuse says:

    Kyle Brown from PJ Brown on a bouncer … Caz up 1-0 with 8:16 left in 1st …

  25. Syracuse says:

    Henry Grass from Jack Grass and we’re tied 1-1 with 6:52 left in 1st …

  26. Syracuse says:

    Liam Lynch scores 6 seconds later, wins draw and takes it home. Bronxville up 2-1 …

  27. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville so far having no problem with Caz’s 3-3 zone, finding the seams at will …

  28. Syracuse says:

    Jack Grass from Will Duncan out front and it’s 3-1 Bronxville with 5:24 left in 1st. Timeout Cazenovia …

  29. Syracuse says:

    Brewster Warble from Henry Grass and it’s 4-1. Bronxville doing whatever it wants …

  30. Syracuse says:

    Eric Pass has made several nice saves here in the 1st for Bronxville …

  31. Syracuse says:

    Henry Grass from Jack Grass and it’s 5-1 Bronxville with 3:02 left in the 1st. Eric Pass has continuously frustrated Cannizzaro and Cook for Caz …

  32. Syracuse says:

    Combined 6 points so far from the Grass brothers and we haven’t yet reached the end of the 1st …

  33. Syracuse says:

    End of 1, Bronxville leads Cazenovia Central 5-1. Grass brothers feasting. Pass incredible in net. Cannizzaro and Cook getting chances but Broncos closing down lanes and Pass is a wall …

  34. Syracuse says:

    Cook scores in first minute of the 2nd … It’s 5-2 Bronxville

  35. says:

    Staples has settled the pace and leads 5-3 midway through the second. Watch live on

  36. Syracuse says:

    Matt Behrens with a crank. It’s 6-2 Bronxville with 10:34 left in the half …

  37. Syracuse says:

    P.J. Brown answers for Caz … cutting deficit to 6-3

  38. Syracuse says:

    Cannizzaro finally gets going. It’s now 6-4 Bronxville … with 8:07 left in the half …

  39. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville calls timeout with 6:43 left in the half up 6-4, but momentum has clearly switched to Cazenovia. Caz also will have the ball when we resume …

  40. Syracuse says:

    By the way, it is pouring at St. John Fisher … Bronxville still leads 6-4 …

  41. Syracuse says:

    Cazenovia has 23 shots so far. Pass has been outstanding for Bronxville …

  42. Syracuse says:

    Henry Grass with a layup after Caz D falls asleep … 7-4 Bronxville with 2:52 left …

  43. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville makes it 8-4, goal by Warble on assist from Duncan, 2:10 left

  44. Syracuse says:

    Cook from Cannizzaro and it’s 8-5 with 1:55 left …

  45. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville ball, timeout with 1 minute to play in the half up 8-5 …

  46. Syracuse says:

    Cazenovia has been rifling shots from all over. If Bronxville wins this, they need to erect a statue in Pass’ honor …

  47. Syracuse says:

    We are at the half and Bronxville leads 8-5. Pass has 9 saves, but almost all of them have been from in close …

  48. Syracuse says:

    Second half is under way and Cook promptly clangs the crossbar on the break …

  49. Syracuse says:

    Caz gets first EMO chance of the game …

  50. Syracuse says:

    Cook scores man up in first minute of the 3rd. Bronxville leads 8-6 …

  51. Syracuse says:

    Cannizzaro beats his man and scores, cutting it to 8-7 with 6:43 left in 3rd …

  52. Syracuse says:

    Warble scores off turnover. Bronxville lead 9-7 with 6 minutes left in the 3rd …

  53. says:

    End of three in the CT L final: Staples 8, Fairfield Prep 8. FP on a 3-0 run.

  54. Syracuse says:

    Cannizzaro has scored twice on 15 shots …

  55. Syracuse says:

    Jack Grass scores but it’s waved off because the head of his stick flew off … Bronxville still up 9-7

  56. Syracuse says:

    Cook nets his third. It’s 9-8 Bronxville with 5:14 left in 3rd …

  57. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville wins ensuing draw. Defenses have shown up in the second half for both teams …

  58. Syracuse says:

    Henry Grass on the quick from Jack Grass and it’s 10-8 Bronxville with 4:37 left in the 3rd …

  59. Syracuse says:

    Cook scores 8 seconds later from Cannizzaro and it’s 10-9 …

  60. Syracuse says:

    Henry Grass is 4-1 so far. Jack Grass is 1-3 …

  61. Syracuse says:

    Eric Pass now has 14 saves for Bronxville. The kid has been outstanding

  62. Syracuse says:

    Rain finally stops at St. John Fisher …

  63. Syracuse says:

    Cazenovia goalie Cross with huge saves in final minutes of the third. Bronxville goes into the 4th nursing a one-goal lead, 10-9 …

  64. says:

    Fairfield Prep has scored six goals on the first five minutes of the fourth to go ahead 11-8.

  65. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville needs to summon every last bit of it. Cazenovia has been poised to grab the lead for some time now, but Pass has stepped up. …

  66. Syracuse says:

    Stats through 3 quarters:

    Bronxville leads saves 14-6; Turnovers: Bronxville 13, Caz 7; shots: Caz 44, Bronxville 25; ground balls: Caz 29, Bronxville 22

  67. Syracuse says:

    P.J. Brown ties the game at 10 45 seconds into the 4th. Caz wins ensuing draw …

  68. Syracuse says:

    Cannizzarro gives Cazenovia it’s first lead since 1-0. It’s 11-10 with 9:28 left …

  69. Syracuse says:

    Pass with 15th save, but Caz maintains possession with 9 minutes left …

  70. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville turns the ball over. Caz calls timeout with 8 minutes left. Pass has 16 saves for the Broncos …

  71. Syracuse says:

    Caz outshooting Bronxville 49-25. Pass has 17 saves …

  72. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville ball, must clear. Timeout with 6:23 left. Caz leads 11-10

  73. Syracuse says:

    Caz steals … has ball with under 6 to play …

  74. says:

    Final: Fairfield Prep 14, Staples 8. Jesuits win their second straight state title and sixth in the last eight years. 8-0 run to end it.

  75. Syracuse says:

    Kyle Brown from Canizzarro. Caz leads 12-10 with 5:04 left ..

  76. Syracuse says:

    Canizzarro scores 9 seconds later. It’s 13-10 Caz with 4:55 left …

  77. Syracuse says:

    Less than 4 mintues to play. Cross with big saves for Caz. They lead 13-10 …

  78. Syracuse says:

    Caz going man up with 3:09 left …

  79. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville has life. Jack Grass scoots around the cage and scores, making it 13-11 Caz with 2:06 left …

  80. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville wins the faceoff …

  81. Syracuse says:

    1:24 left. Bronxville ball. Timeout. Caz leads 13-11 …

  82. Syracuse says:

    Correction. Caz ball. Bronxville has to double everyone …

  83. Syracuse says:

    Canizzarro turns it over. Bronxville has it …

  84. Syracuse says:

    Bronxville going man up with 1 minute to play down 2 …

  85. Syracuse says:

    Cross with a huge save. Caz has the ball with less than a minute left …

  86. Syracuse says:

    Cook draws two penalties. Caz has the ball, man up with 17 seconds left …

  87. Syracuse says:

    FINAL: Cazenovia Central defeats Bronxville 13-11. Caz outscored the Broncos 8-3 in second half, including 4-1 in the 4th and outshot them by 2-to-1 ratio for the game … Caz wins its second Class C state title in three years …

  88. slacrosse says:

    Great play by play Cuse.

    Look forward to you analysis of the game.

  89. Syracuse says:

    Cazenovia is simply relentless on offense. They shoot from all over the map. Picture Yorktown, but with more emphasis on the quick shot. They outshot Bronxville by 2-to-1 ratio. Pass played a phenomenal game. I don’t know if Bronxville got tired, but it seems like they struggled like Yorktown did vs. Nisky late. Lots of turnovers, but also, to be fair, many great saves by the Caz goalie Cross … I’ll provide stats later …

  90. Syracuse says:

    Cook had 5 goals, and Canizzarro had 4 goals and 3 assists for Cazenovia …

  91. Syracuse says:

    The Class A state final between Ward Melville and West Genny is under way … Expect a defensive battle …

  92. Syracuse says:

    Mazzone gives Ward Melville a 2-1 lead midway through the 1st …

  93. Syracuse says:

    Bruckner ups Ward Melville lead to 3-1 …

  94. Syracuse says:

    Jake Depes scores off ensuing faceoff. Ward Melville is up 4-1 and West Genny has called timeout with 4:04 left in the quarter … Ward Melville is outshooting Genny 9-1 …

  95. Syracuse says:

    Brendan Hegarty goes solo and it’s 5-1 Ward Melville …

  96. Syracuse says:

    Ted Glesener scores for Genny. It’s 5-2 Ward Melville …

  97. Syracuse says:

    Hegarty scores 16 seconds later off loose ball. Alone on crease. It’s 6-2 Melville with 2:27 left in 1st …

  98. Syracuse says:

    6-2 Melville after 1 …

  99. Syracuse says:

    Bucaro unassisted. Melville up 7-2 with 9:54 left in 2nd …

  100. Syracuse says:

    Kepes with his second. It’s 8-2 Melville and looking like a blowout is on the horizon …

  101. Syracuse says:

    Mazzone and another makes it 10-2 Melville …

  102. Syracuse says:

    Melville was two men down but killed it off. They have been killing clock here late in the 2nd …

  103. Syracuse says:

    Hegarty cranks one home with less than a second remaining. It’s 11-2 Ward Melville and if West Genny isn’t careful much of the second half could be running clock …

    • says:

      After three, WM now leads West Genny 15-3. Running clock in effect. Hegarty 4-1, Bruckner 2-2 for the Patriots.

  104. says:

    End 1st : NJ T of C final: Ridge 2, Don Bosco 1

  105. Syracuse says:

    Ward Melville now emptying the bench up 15-3 in the 3rd quarter …

  106. Syracuse says:

    15-4 with 7:40 to go in the 4th …

  107. Syracuse says:

    Conor McAvoy. WM up 16-4. Running clock restarts …

  108. Syracuse says:

    Less than 3 minutes to play. Ward Melville on its way to first state title since 2000 …

  109. Syracuse says:

    FINAL: Ward Melville wins 16-4. Absolute clinic.

  110. says:

    Darien, New Canaan and Weston all won CT girls state titles

  111. says:

    Bosco, Ridge tied 4-4 after three in the NJ T of C final.

  112. says:

    Weston leads St. Joseph 2-1 after one in the CT Division S final.

  113. says:

    Weston leads St. Joseph 6-2 at the half of the CT Division S final.

  114. says:

    St. Joseph has rallied to tie Weston 7-7 after three.

  115. says:

    Final: Weston 9, St. Joseph 8. Trojans take their third CT Division S state title since reclassification in 2006.

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