Defending Class S Connecticut state champion St. Joseph-Trumbull hosts Brookfield at 4 p.m. (Photo by Jim Stout/

It seems clear at this point in the season, Darien is the clear team to beat in the FCIAC.

But who’s No. 2? There are plenty of contenders right now. Two of them are playing today.

New Canaan, which is 7-3, lost to Darien 11-5. Wilton, which is 6-3, lost to Darien 9-3.

It all adds up to what should be highly contested contest today as Wilton hosts New Canaan at Fujitani Field at 7 p.m.

Elsewhere in Connecticut, Ridgefield hopes to bounce back from its loss at Yorktown on Tuesday when it hosts Brien McMahon at 6 p.m. at Tiger Hollow Stadium. Fairfield Prep plays at Glastonbury at 5 p.m. St. Joseph-Trumbull hosts Brookfield at 4 p.m. and Trinity Catholic plays at Danbury at 4 p.m.

Fox Lane (8-3) looks to bounce back from a loss to Suffern when it hosts Briarcliff (5-5) at 4:30 p.m. at Fox Lane Memorial Stadium. Also at 4:30 p.m., defending Class B sectional champion Somers, which lost to John Jay for the second time this season, plays at Byram Hills in a matchup of teams hovering around .500. Somers beat the Bobcats 13-4 earlier this season.

Arlington, whose 10-1 start under new head coach Donny Connolly and assistant Steve Settembrino has created much discussion on this blog, has its second-best test of the season so far when it plays at Mahopac (7-3). In other 4:30 p.m. action, Ossining plays at Haldane, Putnam Valley hosts North Salem, Westlake visits Pleasantville and Peekskill is at John F. Kennedy.

Rye plays at Suffern at 5 p.m. and Lakeland/Panas hosts Brewster at 7 p.m. at Lakeland High School.

In CHSAA action, Chaminade faces St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony’s takes on Fordham Prep, Holy Trinity faces Kellenberg and St. Mary’s faces Archbishop Stepinac at 4:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., Iona Prep takes on Monsignor Farrell.

In Suffolk, Shoreham-Wading River and Mount Sinai have had some fierce battles in recent years. But this season, SWR (8-4) and Sinai (4-8) have opposite records. The teams meet at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Sinai. In other action, Sayville visits Huntington, Babyport-Blue Point plays at Half Hollow Hills West and Babylon hosts Rocky Point at 4:30 p.m. At 4 p.m., Miller Place hosts Deer Park. In 7 p.m. action, Bellport plays at Center Moriches, Islip hosts Hauppauge and Kings Park visits Eastport/South Manor. East Hampton hosts Elwood/John Glenn at 5 p.m.

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64 Responses to “Scoreboard Central: Thursday/5.06.10”

  1. D-Pac says:

    Looking forward to today’s game between Pac and AHS. If Pac D shows up they will win. If they don’t, and play like they did against Ossining and White Plains, they will lose. Pac must stop the AHS transition game. That is where they give up the most goals. Thompson must win majority of face-offs and offense must keep possession. Curious to see the big guy on AHS against Brando.

  2. Route 35 says:

    Considering the scheduling changes that were made previous to this season based on geographical regions; why do Westchester teams continue to play Rockland teams? Rye travels to Suffern today and I don’t see the benefit for either team. I think each team would be better off playing local competition at their respective levels.

  3. BigBadBear says:

    I need a game to go on Saturday afternoon…any recomendations?

  4. Conn Lax says:

    Can someone explain the classification system in Conn. When you say St Joe-Tumbul were class “S” champions what does that mean? Is it an A-Z system? How many classes do they have. It seems like a lot.

  5. slacrosse says:


    Maybe Pac/Guilderland, LP/Arlington or Rye/IP (Sat night).

  6. lax-for-life says:

    Route 35,

    Excellent point regarding today’s Rye at Suffern game. Only benefit is playing a competitive team, but is that a good enough reason?

  7. Old Rugger says:

    Bear how far you want to travel don’t know times but
    Chaminade @ Fairfield Prep
    Guilderland @ Mahopac
    Queensbury @ Byram Hills
    Put Val @ Hen Hud
    Iona Prep @ Rye
    Arlington @ LP

  8. Lax Novice says:

    I had thought Wilton would be a thorn in the side of the FCIAC with all the top teams coming to their field. Will they hit their stride against New Canaan? I tend to doubt it. If New Canaan tries to snipe the top corners, they’ll lose. If they bounce the ball at the net, they’ll win handily. (I’m not giving anything away since the entire NC team saw that happen in the Wilton – Darien game.) I’m counting on the latter.

    New Canaan 12 – Wilton 6

  9. Lax Novice says:

    To answer Conn Lax’s question, CIAC schools are divided into three sections for boys lacrosse, based on school enrollment size for last year (08-09), Class L (more than 765 students), M (485 – 764) and S (less than 485). St. Joseph’s is shown as 410, thus they remain in Class S. People much more experienced than I can tell you when they went to the school size alignment from the Division I – II system which is still currently in use for ice hockey, e.g.

    Other schools of note followed here include:
    Class L;
    Greenwich – 1,422
    Fairfield Prep – 917
    Ridgefield – 903
    Staples (Westport) – 896
    Cheshire – 850

    Class M:
    Wilton – 659
    Darien – 622
    New Canaan – 617
    New Fairfield – 513

    Class S:
    St. Joseph – 410
    Weston – 379

  10. slacrosse says:

    After the Town game this will be the start of AHS’s group of games vs. very tough competition. Good for their program and a real indicator of “where they are”, quality wise.

    I don’t know much about AHS’s quality but assuming they’re still “developing” their talent , if Pac plays up to their ability I’d expect them to win by 7-10 goals.

    Good luck to both teams.

  11. BigBadBear says:

    thanks rugger…nice list…first game seems like the best one, Ct a bit too far…Prep at Rye ought to be nice…Sla, are you going to be there?

  12. slacrosse says:


    Yeah but I can’t identify myself as too many bloggers want to kick my butt!!

  13. unbiased says:

    Arlington- 12 Pac- 9

  14. BigBadBear says:

    sla, not me dude…besides what do they know?

  15. ahslax says:

    Just watched the last half of the Town/Panas game, really talented offense, didn’t get to see much of their D. I think Arlington must have tired Town out (Just Kidding) I know this is bad watching lacrosse in the middle of the day and Slacrosse I think you could come out of the closet.

  16. scooter says:

    Mahopac 15 Arlington 8

  17. Old Rugger says:

    We know Everything (LOL)

  18. Syracuse says:

    I kind of like Arlington’s chances today, but have to agree a bit with Slacrosse. If Mahopac’s defense shows up, the Indians should win, but I’ll say the score will be more like 12-8.

    If Pac’s D doesn’t show — and it better because Arlington has very good skilled offensive players — the Admirals can win this game. Either way, it’s a great barometer for where Arlington really is.

    Last year at about this time White Plains beat Mahopac, so since many comparisons have been made between ’09 WP and ’10 Arlington, it will be interesting to see what happens, especially because Pac appears to be better this year than it was last year.

  19. Syracuse says:

    Also, Arlington attackman Opitz will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a collapsed lung against Wappingers on Monday. It will be interesting to see how that impacts a unit which is very familiar with one another and it will severely test Arlington’s depth up front.

  20. ahslax says:

    These next 2 games are as Syracuse says the barometer for Arlington, I haven’t seen Mahopac play, but from what I hear they want this game. Watched the Town/Lakeland game this afternoon (I am becoming a laxaholic, lax in the middle of the day) was very impressed with LP’s offense, they were all standouts. Since I watched the 2nd half of the game I really couldn’t comment on LP’s Defense but I am sure they are solid. Good luck to the boy’s today.

  21. Route 35 says:

    lax 4 life,
    I don’t think so. Rye could easily play a local game versus FL, Mamaroneck, or Bronxville? They are much more intriguing match ups that allow fans to attend and provide a bit of a preview of the weeks to come. I’m not really familiar with all the Rockland teams, but I’m sure they can find an opponent just as capable as Rye.

  22. slacrosse says:


    Wow,so sorry to hear about Opitz. I wish him a speedy recovery!

  23. Old Rugger says:

    Cuse like your 12-8 pick Pac.
    NC 10 Wilton 6
    FL 12 BCliff 7
    Rye 9 Suffern 8 (even though Rye could find a game on this side of river this should be a game.)
    PV 15 NS 6

  24. ahslax says:

    Syracuse: he just got released from the hospital and I hear he’s going to be at the game today, kids a trooper.

  25. update says:

    8-2 Mahopac somewhere in the second quarter

  26. scooter says:

    Wow. I must say that I’m very impressed with the Mahopac score

  27. P&G says:

    Scooter, why? cause you drank the maroon kool-aid? Arlington is having a good year, but can’t compete at those levels.

  28. Lolaxin says:

    Agreed P&G,

    I dont get caught up in the talk that Mahopac lost to WP last year about this time stuff. This is a much different Mahopac team, the offense is multi demensional and top notch. The defense has been suspect mostly the midfielders but Hamilton and Perrillo are very good.. if you thought that Arlington would outgun Pac your out of your mind.

  29. update says:

    17-6 mahopac

  30. arlington says:

    Wow great can’t wait until arlington plays panas and now JJ? come on they have beaten only 2 teams with a winning record. why do people keep saying they are going to upset teams?

  31. lax-for-life says:

    Rye 13 Suffern 9, final

  32. scooter says:

    Nope. A lot of talk was how good Arlington played against Yorktown and how it was going to be a pretty close game. In fact unbiased picked them 12-9 on here.

  33. Fox Trot says:

    Fox Lane 8, Briarcliff 6

    Conor Morris 2, 2
    Cameron Stephens 10 saves

    Foxes are now 9-3

  34. Route 35 says:

    Route 35, an interesting and well thought out name. That is why I selected it many weeks ago. Please consider an alternative. Proper blog etiquette. If you have been using this name Route 35 on Laxlessons for a longer period of time, my apologies.

  35. ahslax says:

    Pac played great kudos to them. Arlington has had better games and could have played better no doubt, but hey Saturday is another day and maybe another Arlington team will show up then the one today.

  36. SirLaxalot says:

    Somers/Byram score, info??

  37. ctlax says:

    Wilton – NC updates?

  38. FriarTuck says:

    St A’s 14, Fordham 7

    Colin Clive 5, 0
    Tom Schreiber 2,2

    Score was 10-0 at HT

  39. Score says:


    Have a little more faith in your buddies…..

  40. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to Pac for a good large margin win that that I had expected (thought +7-10 goals) they should get assuming they played well vs a developing team like AHS. Pac just must “bottle” this strong win and take it forward into the playoffs.

    I hope AHS doesn’t get too down with this large margin loss as they are actually fortunate to be playing tough teams which will bring out the best in the players (not that AHS could not have played better which may be the case). It will also be a gauge as to what the team needs to do to develop into a top team in Section 1.

    Good luck to both teams going forward.

  41. Indian J says:

    Jay v. Greely score ?

  42. Lax Dude says:

    Looking for score BH vs. Somers??

  43. GaelWins says:

    Kennedy 18, Peekskill 3

    Jimmy Wilson 3-3
    Tyler Trodden 3-0

  44. Just sayin says:

    Heard Somers won by like 10 goals but dk the score…

  45. tuskerfan says:

    Somers won 15 – 3.

  46. slacrosse says:

    Rye 13-9 over Suffern.

    Good effort by Suffern. Couldn’t remember all their kids but Allegra was tough and their goalie (Bergstol) made some good saves. Their D played well and pretty physical doing pretty well on ground balls. Must be all those hockey players on the team.

    As for Rye, as in the RCDS and BH games the offense continues to fire on all cylinders with scoring continuing to come from all starting middies and attack kids. Today it was an all Junior show with goals coming from McReddie (M) 1, Barton (A) 4, Chapman (M) 2, O’Callaghan (M) 3, and Boneventura (M) 3. Great to know these really good players will be back next yr.

    Must say that this was not one of Rye’s better D showings as in the previous games. In particular basic slides were missed which led to goals. Ground ball pickups could have been better in various segments of play inc. on some FO situations.

    Interestingly with 4; 37 remaining in the game and the score 13-7 Dooley brought in the back-up goalie and many kids that had seen little previous playing time. Guess he felt the game was in hand and wanted these kids to get some playing experience.

    So on the whole a good win and continued “mo” going into the IP game on Sat night.

  47. Indian J says:

    I looked on Laxpower instead of the JJ site. Have been busy guys, sorry-

    Nice win for Mahopac. Arlington can now get ready for the likes of Lakeland/Panas and John Jay.

  48. mr lax says:

    Final score on the Brewster – lakeland/panas game.

  49. BigBadBear says:

    I’ll take 8 6 against Fox Lane..good effort boys

  50. Laxit says:

    Hen Hud beat Croton 12-6

    Ossining beat Haldane 16-2

  51. ryefan says:

    I have been really impressed with rye’s offense lately and especially the attackman number 6, they are really getting hot at the right time

  52. Wilton/NC says:

    New Canaan 10
    Wilton 9

    Wilton had a 7 – 4 lead in the 3rd qtr. but NC fired back in the 4th with a nice run.

  53. slacrosse says:


    Agree. Briggs Barton (Jr) is developing quickly into a “real deal” attackman. Lethal shot menu and has demonstrated a great affinity to distribute the ball for assists if he’s covered or spots an open man. Think he’s around at least 6’2″ and maybe still growing and getting stronger.

  54. D-Pac says:

    Congrats to PAC. Everything that I said needed to happen, happened. The D played a great game and the pressure was taken off them by the ball controlled offense. Thompson ruled on face-offs and needs to keep that up in the sectionals. They actually had a few transition goals and used their speed. It was 14-4 with about 8 minutes left when the second team O came in and scored 3 goals. The second team D gave up 2 goals. Parrillo, Brereton and Fetzer were solid on D. McGuigan made some key stops to keep any hopes of AHS coming back. They must play the same game on Sat night in order to beat an always dangerous Guilderland.

  55. ReLaxin says:

    LP- 11 Brewster-7
    After spotting L/P 6 goals Brewster started to play. It was 7-1 at the half. Brewster had its chances to pull it closer with under 2 minutes. L/P scored the last goal with 1 sec left. Nice comeback for Brewster even in a loss.

  56. slacrosse says:

    Hey, real good effort by Brewster. I would have thought that LP would have put a heavy beating on them!

  57. D-Pac says:

    Wow, what a surprise. This year is so wacky. Brewster must have played the best game of their lives and Lakeland played the worst. To only beat them ny one more goal than they beat Town is unbelievable. Get ready for a pounding on Sat against Arlington. Lakeland 18-2.

  58. rebelsLAX says:

    Brewster showed some real heart but still were no match for my Rebels! Brew goalie helped keep them in the game in the second half with some great point blank saves. i am a bit ashamed by our empty net goal with 3 seconds left when the brewster goalie was doubling. Im sure it will be addressed.

  59. SWLAX says:

    Wait, L/P was up three and with one second left they scored a goal? I bet that young man got an earful from the coach…

  60. Can't figure it out says:

    Lakeland beats Town, Town beats Pac, Pac beats Somers, Somers beats Lakeland. Pac crushes Arlington, Town plays them 9-3. Class A is going to be fun this year. Who will come out and play for the crown????? Your guess is as good as mine. It will come down to who wants it more. All three contenders have similar records.

  61. slacrosse says:

    Rye wore small blue stickers on their helmets showing numbers # 7 and # 19 in memory of the two Suffern baseball players tragically killed in that car crash. Understand the refs were wearing the same. A tough memory that I know must still be in the hearts and minds of those lacrosse kids and the whole Suffern community.

  62. slacrosse says:

    Come on Somers. Take the “mo” from today and chase Nisky back to Section 2 with a nice win tomorrow!!

  63. justhavefun says:

    BigBadBear: Agree on the Briarcliff/Fox Lane game, the Bears played well and looked like they were having fun – heard that the day they played P’ville the boys had just come from a wake for one of their classmates moms – tough to get your head into the game after that

  64. BigBadBear says:


    thanks for those words, terrible story….if we can just “have fun” for four quarters, we will be ok…and speaking of fun, the Briarcliff Lacrosse Alumni Brodeo is currently in the planning stages…

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