It’s Showdown Saturday Eve, and there are actually a few more games on the slate today than you might think.

Before we get to today’s game, a quick note about tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s Yorktown-Darien game will be dedicated to memory of Tom L.

If you are a lacrosse player or coach in Yorktown or Darien, then you knew Tom Lener. Tom L., who died last November, attended hundreds of games each year — high school, college, summer camps, you name it.

Though he himself never played or coached, he was as well-known in the area as many who did. I’m told the winning team will receive a trophy in Tom L’s name.


Here are Today’s Top 5, complete with predictions:

• Hewlett at Lynbrook, 7 p.m.: Hewlett (6-2) has lost to only Baldwin and Long Beach. Lynbrook  is 8-1.

• Glenn at Half Hollows West, 4:30 p.m.: Glenn (5-2) looks to rebound after falling to Smithtown West.

• Greenwich at Stamford, 4 p.m.: Greenwich, coming off a huge win over Fairfield Prep, looks to make it two in a row.
Prediction: Greenwich 13, Stamford 5

• Wilton at Danbury, 4:30 p.m.: The Warriors look to bounce back from an 8-4 loss to Darien.
Prediction: Wilton 9, Danbury 3

• Ossining at Nyack, 7:30 p.m.: It will be Friday Night Lights in this battle of Indians.
Prediction: Nyack 8, Ossining 6


New Canaan 14, Trumbull 6

Wilton 16, Danbury 2

Hicksville 11, Freeport 5

Half Hollow Hills West 9, Glenn 4

Port Washington 14, East Meadow 6

Smithtown West 11, Islip 4

Shoreham-Wading River 12, Eastport/South Manor 7

Nanuet 7, Haldane 0

Hastings tournament: Irvington 15, Peekskill 0

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19 Responses to “Friday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates”

  1. James says:

    Joe, I love the predictions, but the Connecticut lacrosse underclass is completely uncompetitive. It’s simply a matter of when the winning team – whether it’s Ridgefield or a noncontender like New Milford or Simsbury – calls off the dogs. The mismatch margin predictions here often don’t jive with reality.

    Wilton 17, Danbury 1
    Greenwich 16, Stamford 0

  2. ripo says:

    Why is Longo not playing for somers tomorrow

  3. Defense wins Championships says:

    Hey joe

    Did longo get hurt

  4. Wasabi says:


    This is slightly off topic, but could you repost the NYS playoff schedule. I saw it on here somewhere the other day, but I can’t retrace my steps well enough to find it. I think you had the whole thing broken down with Sectionals, Regionals, Semis and the Championship.

    Thanks and keep up the great work

  5. Joe Lombardi says:

    James –

    Of course, you’re right on that. But I picked Greenwich to beat Westhill 13-5. I think you get the idea I’m saying it’s going to be one-sided. I try to avoid picking margins greater than 10 goals or so if at all possible. Even in games with a running clock, that’s what they usual wind up being any way. And no point in picking an overly one-sided score for these type of games.

    Also, I will post news on the official status of Somers goalie Chris Longo for the Ridgefield game in a bit after I touch base with coach Lew Janavey.

  6. Joe Lombardi says:

    Wasabi –

    Here you go:

    Sectional playoffs
    Opening round: May 21 (at higher seeds)
    Quarterfinals: May 27 (at higher seeds)
    Semifinals: May 29 (at higher seeds)
    Finals: June 4 (at White Plains High School — The order of game is: Class C, followed by Class A, then Class B)

    State playoffs
    Quarterfinals: June 9 (at Albany and Hofstra)
    Semifinals: June 11 (at Middletown High School)
    Finals: June 13: (at Paetec Park in Rochester)

  7. GreenWhite says:

    Joe thanks for passing the info along about Tom L. That’s so nice to hear the Coach Braymeyer and Darien will be honoring him. It shows just how special this rivalry is and the respect the programs have for each other. Rah rah Blue Wave!

  8. Wasabi says:

    Thanks Joe. You da man.

  9. Syracuse says:

    Seriously. The fact that a Yorktown or Section 1 guy is being remembered AT an FCIAC school speaks volumes. I never met Tom L, but I know he did a lot for the game in his own way. Plus, if you ever need all-time Yorktown information, his site is the authority.

  10. Joe Lombardi says:

    Also, the winning team tomorrow will receive a trophy in Tom L’s honor.

  11. Defense wins Championships says:

    Hey syracuse

    you would have gottin along great with him,nicest man you want to me i do miss seeing and talking to him at games.

  12. Defense wins Championships says:

    nicest man you will ever meet screw that one up

  13. western says:

    somers goalie out for game vs Ridge. 19-6 R

  14. TigerTown says:

    Doesn’t matter. So now we win by 11 or 12 goals instead of 8 or 9.

  15. re:lax says:

    Agree with everyone on the Tom L memorial. As cuse said it speaks volumes that a Sec 1 guy is memorialized at an FCIAC venue. Kudos to both teams and play well tomorrow to honor the memory.

  16. Townielax says:

    Joe great job finding out about the Tom L Cup and getting the word out. I wadnt originally planning on making the trek to Darien but now that I know all this, I’m going to make sure to be there.

    Enjoy all the games Joe.

  17. Admiral says:

    Tom was to lacrosse, what Einstein was to physics! This is a fitting tribute to a man who loved these two towns, the kids that played the game and rivalry that has thrilled us all…..

  18. LAX says:

    Interesting article about Yorktown native Chris Cos leading the growth of Alabama lacrosse at Hoover.

  19. Joe Lombardi says:

    Good stuff, LAX. There are certainly great athletes at Hoover, which has one of the top HS football programs year-in, year-out in the nation. (As we know, that’s the direction lax is headed in — athletes rather than pure lax players.) Folks may remember Hoover from the MTV series, “Two-a-days.”

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