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Before we get to today, let’s recap some of the playoff highlights from Tuesday.
Nassau County determined its three representatives in the Long Island Championship on Saturday at Stony Brook University:
Class A: Syosset snapped defending state champ Massapequa’s 34-game win streak with a 17-8 victory as Johns Hopkins University-bound Alex Concannon had four goals and four assists.
Class B: Manhasset beat defending Long Island champ Lynbrook 9-6 for its first county crown since 2010.
Class C: Cold Spring Harbor beat Mineola 16-8 and will nw play Babylon or Mattituck Saturday in the LIC.
Moving to Connecticut, the matchup for Thursday’s Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference is now set. It will be defending FCIAC and Connecticut Class M state champ Darien, the No. 3 seed, against No. 4 Ridgefield.
Behind five goals from Ryan Dunn, Ridgefield pulled away to beat Greenwich 13-6 in the semis. It was Greenwich’s first loss to an FCIAC team this season.
In the other semi, Darien avenged for a regular-season that ended its 34-game win streak, beating archrival New Canaan in another surprisingly one-sided 13-7 win as Colin Minicus had four goals and one assist and Hudson Hamill two goals and three asssists and goaltender Ryan Cornell made 14 saves. DHS also received outstanding defensive efforts from Mark Evanchick, Peter Doering and Daniel Traver.
In case you weren’t with us last night, NY’s Section 1 (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland counties) selected its All-Americans. Here’s our announcement of the selections, posted in the evening.
Now, to today.
Heading the action is the Suffolk final tripleheader.
For a backwards and forwards analysis of all three matchups, with individual matchups and more, check this preview on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
Now here’s the lineup of games today, highlighted by the Smithtown East vs. Ward Melville Suffolk (NY) title game, a first-round state playoff game between Section 2 power Niskayuna and unbeaten Warwick of Section 9 and a NJ non=public Group final showdown between two of the state’s top programs: Delbarton and Bergen Catholic.
Suffolk (NY) finals at Stony Brook University
Class C: No. 1 Babylon vs. No. 2 Mattituck, 3 p.m.
Class A: No. 2 Smithtown East vs. No. 4 Ward Melville, 5:30 p.m.
Class B: No. 2 Mount Sinai vs. No. 5 Sayville, 8 p.m.
NJSIAA Group Tournament
NJSIAA Non-Public A final: No. 1 Delbarton vs. No. 3 Bergen Catholic
NJSIAA Non-Public B final: No. 1 Morristown Beard vs. No. 2 Pingry
New York opening-round (sub-regional) state tournament games
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