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Before we get to a busy day of huge games on getaway Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, here’s a recap, in case you weren’t with us on Twitter @LaxLessons.com or @Joe_Lombardi of one of the more eventful Section 1 (NY) final round tripleheaders we’ve seen.
The winners advance to the Saturday, May 30 state quarterfinals at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, NY against the Section 2/Section 9 first-round winners.
Class A: Mamaroneck 12, Mahopac 11, F/OT. Eric Greenberg’s sixth goal of the game won it OT for the Tigers, who took their third title last four years.
Class B: Yorktown 11, John Jay 9. The Huskers won their fifth straight sectional title and 38th overall as Billy Strassman scored four goals.
It was a spirited effort for John Jay, which lost to Yorktown 15-8 and 11-2 in the regular season.
Class C: Pleasantville 9, Bronxville 7. The Panthers defeated the four-time sectional and defending state champion Broncos in winning their first-ever state title.
Siena-bound 2016 D Jack Drillock held Henry Grass, leading all-time scorer in Section 1 history, scoreless, and netted the eventual game-winner with his long pole, making it 7-6 early in the fourth quarter.
Josh Della Puca had three goals and two assists for the Panthers, including his 100th career goal. Teammate Brian Reda had three goals.
On Long Island, there was a big upset in the Suffolk semifinals as Sayville beat Shoreham-Wading River on a game-winning goal by Ashton Bradley. Sayville will meet Mount Sinai for the title Wednesday at Stony Brook.
Kennedy Catholic (left) won the CHSAA City A title in dramatic fashion, 8-7 vs. Monsignor Farrell on Gerard Martirano’s game-winning goal with three seconds remaining.
There were also a full slate of NJSIAA semifinals games. For results and final-round matchups, click here.
Now, to today. And what a day it should be.
We have the class finals in one of the nation’s top leagues — Suffolk Class A. The winners advance to the Long Island championship games on Saturday, May 30.
Also today, Section 9 will be holding its three class finals, with the winners advancing to the state quarterfinals Wednesday, May 27 at Middletown High School.
Fordham Prep and Iona Prep meet for the CHSAA Metro AA title at 1 p.m. at FP.
Here’s a rundown of what we’re highlighting for today:
Section 11 (NY) Class A semifinals
No. 7 Smithtown West at No. 2 Smithtown East, 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 Ward Melville at No. 1 Northport, 4:15 p.m. at Veterans Park
CHSAA Metro AA title game: Iona Prep at Fordham Prep, 1 p.m.
Section 9 (NY) finals
at Faller Field, Middletown
Class B, Highland vs. Cornwall, 4 p.m.
Class C, Red Hook vs. Rondout Valley, 6 p.m.
Class A, Warwick vs. Valley Central, 8 p.m.
FCIAC opening-round games
No. 8 St. Joseph (5-5) at No. 1 Greenwich (11-0), 4 p.m.
No. 7 Wilton (6-5) at No. 2 New Canaan (10-1), 4 p.m.
No. 6 Staples (8-3) at No. 3 Darien (9-2), 4 p.m.
No. 5 Ludlowe (8-3) at No. 4 Ridgefield (10-1), 5:30 p.m.
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